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book reading

Mary-Ann Yazedjian and Talia at Book Warehouse on Main Street

Independent bookstore celebration on May 2 joined by authors nationwide

Inaugural Canadian Authors for Indies Day launches May 2

Parenting advice: How to make teenagers read a book

Educator Howard Eaton gives useful advice on how reading impacts the young mind, and more importantly, how to encourage teenagers to pick up a book.