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Job Posting: Coordinator, Consumer Sales & Marketing

Coordinator, Consumer Sales & Marketing Penguin Random House Canada has an excellent opportunity for a proactive and detail - oriented individual to join the Consumer Marketing Development team as a Coordinator, Consumer Sales & Marketing on a one-year contract. We are looking for someone who: loves retail; is interested in consumer behaviour; and has a passion for books and storytelling, and a willingness to share this passion with others. This is a rare opportunity to play a key role in a new type of store: part gift shop, part book store...all R&D lab. In this role, you will work with the Project Manager, Consumer Sales & Marketing on initiatives that focus on three key areas that relate to the Penguin...

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Baseball is Back

A Toast to the Home Opener by Stacey May Fowles Baseball is back, my friends, and now that we’ve been reunited with our boys of summer, we're all busy making our summer plans. We’re inviting beloved friends to scheduled games, planning far away road trips to foreign stadiums, and parking ourselves at our favourite sports barstool. And we’re more than ready to finally see our roster trot onto their home field for the first time, and to carry out a marathon season that could go almost anywhere. This time of year, when you finally get to see the game back in your hometown (and your daily life) is nothing short of celebratory. It's spiritual and blissfully cheery. It’s a lovely...

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Bawse Bookstore

We got a #BawseBook makeover! Celebrating the amazing, talented and charming Lilly Singh and the launch of How to Be a Bawse, we've designed a bold new look for our shop. Stop by before April 12th to see the Bawse Shop for yourself!   Lilly touched down in Toronto and was greeted with a surprise Bawse takeover at Penguin Shop. The takeover features Singh’s new book, How to Be a Bawse, with a floor-to-ceiling design. Now the Toronto Bawse headquarters, the shop features Lilly Singh-branded book spines, special merchandising and a #BawseBook floor decal.   Interested in reading How to Be a Bawse? It’s an in-house favourite and our newest Penguin Pick! How to Be a Bawse By Lilly Singh...

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Celebrating International Women's Day

From Mary Wollstonecraft to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, this International Women's Day we are celebrating women of all backgrounds who have have taken up their pens and changed the world through their writing. Inspired by Adichie’s Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions we’ve picked out fifteen messages from the pages of our favourite books. These are writers that have both entertained and educated us, given us food for thought and challenged our assumptions - we hope you enjoy this banquet of books to pick and choose from.  1. Dear Ijeawele, Or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie“Teach her to read and love books. Books will help her understand the world... and help her in...

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5 Reasons to Spend Family Day Reading

Family Day comes by once a year, a sacred three-day weekend to spend precious time with our loved ones. If you're looking for activities to keep the kids entertained, put the games console away, and forget  about expensive outings - spend the time reading books together. Here's why: 1. Love and happiness. Reading a book together, or reading aloud to future readers, is a fantastic bonding experience and a chance to spend quality time away from distractions. Storytelling is a fundamental part of being human, and when we share books and stories, we learn about each other and about the world. 2. Science! It's no fairy tale that reading stories with kids is good for their brain development and language...

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