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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

Toronto in 100 Beers

Discover Toronto’s wild, weird history and the 100 unique beers it inspired!

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.