Books about real-life issues, people and history that will entertain as well as educate.

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Therefore Choose Life

The 1970 CBC Massey Lecture by Nobel Prize-winning scientist George Wald examines where we came from, who we are, and what is to become of us.

This Book is Broken

A spectacular oral and visual history of altrock phenomenon, Broken Social Scene.

Three Times a Day

Three Times a Day delves into an intimate universe full of flavors, colours, and beauty and offers more than 100 easy to make recipes.

Three Times a Day: Simple and Stylish

After the success of Three Times a Day, Marilou and Alexandre Champagne are back with a second volume featuring more than 100 brand new recipes.


An entertaining guide to living the richly frugal life by bestselling author and national columnist Marjorie Harris.

Thrifty Gardening

Gardener extraordinaire Marjorie Harris gives you the best tips and trade secrets on creating that perfect natural oasis the thrifty way.

Time Warped

"A fascinating and at times mind-boggling book that will change the way you think about time." — Financial Times

Travels Through the Golden State

A look at Southern California at a time when the United States is riven with debates about immigration, guns, and an economic crisis.

Twenty-First Century Capitalism

In his 1992 CBC Massey Lectures, economist Robert Heilbroner explores capitalism as both an economic system and a political order.

What Remains

A funny, poignant, and at times heartbreaking memoir about one mother and her love of beautiful objets — and how it ultimately proved destructive.


Adam Gopnik's 2011 CBC Massey Lectures is at once an enchanting homage to a season and a captivating journey through the modern imagination.