Coach House Books

Coach House Books is a Toronto-based publisher that publishes innovative poetry, literary fiction, drama and select nonfiction. Over the decades, Coach House has built an impressive roster of titles ideal renowned for adventurousness in both content and design.

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A Matter of Taste

A Farmers' Market Devotee's Semi-Reluctant Argument for Inviting Scientific Innovation to the Dinner Table

How did farmer’s markets, nose­-to-­tail, locavorism, organic eating, CSAs, whole foods, and Whole Foods become synonymous with "good food"? And are these practices … 137 View

Any Other Way

How Toronto Got Queer

Toronto is home to multiple and thriving queer communities that reflect the dynamism of a global city. Any Other Way is an eclectic and richly illustrated local history that reveals how … ; ; ; 369 View

Closer

Notes from the Orgasmic Frontier of Female Sexuality

We think of the modern woman as sexually liberated –- if anything, we’re told we’re oversexed. Yet a striking number of women are dissatisfied with their sex lives. Over … 169 View

Curry

Eating, Reading, and Race

Curry is a dish that doesn’t quite exist, but, as this wildly funny and sharp essay points out, a dish that doesn’t properly exist can have infinite, equally authentic variations. By … 120 View

Disfigured

On Fairy Tales, Disability, and Making Space

A CBC BOOKS BEST NONFICTION OF 2020, AN ENTROPY MAGAZINE BEST NONFICTION 2020/21, AND A NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK OF THE DAY (07/23/2022) Fairy tales shape how we see the world, so what … 257 View
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Dream States

Smart Cities, Technology, and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias

Is the ‘smart city’ the utopia we’ve been waiting for? The promise of the so-called smart city has been at the forefront of urban planning and development since the early 2010s, … 290 View

Haircuts by Children and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract

A cultural planner's immodest proposal: change how we think about children and we just might change the world. We live in an 'adultitarian' state, where the rules are based on … 218 View

Hard to Do

The Surprising, Feminist History of Breaking Up

From Jane Austen to Taylor Swift, Hard to Do breaks down the surprising politics of romantic love and its dissolution. Whatever the underlying motives – love, money, or mere masochism … 146 View
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Indigenous Toronto

Stories That Carry This Place

Rich and diverse narratives of Indigenous Toronto, past and present Beneath many major North American cities rests a deep foundation of Indigenous history that has been colonized, paved over, … ; ; ; 304 View

Mad Hope

stories by Heather Birrell

In the stories of Mad Hope, Journey Prize winner Heather Birrell finds the heart of her characters and lets them lead us into worlds both recognizable and alarming. A science teacher and former … 224 View

No Place To Go

How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs

This book is Number One in addressing the politics of where we’re allowed to "go" in public. Adults don’t talk about the business of doing our business. We work on one … 209 View
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On Nostalgia

On Nostalgia is a panoramic cultural history of nostalgia, exploring how a force that started as a psychological diagnosis of soldiers fighting far from home has come become a quintessentially … 161 View
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Rebound

Sports, Community, and the Inclusive City

“The virus exposed how we live and work. It also revealed how we play, and what we lose when we have to stop. ” For every kid who makes it to the NBA, thousands more seek out the … 169 View
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Rooms

Women, Writing, Woolf

From LAMBDA Literary Award winner Sina Queyras, Rooms offers a peek into the defining spaces a young queer writer moved through as they found their way from a life of chaos to a life of the mind … 176 View

Subdivided

City-Building in an Age of Hyper-Diversity

How do we build cities where we aren’t just living within the same urban space, but living together? Greater Toronto is now home to a larger proportion of foreign-born residents than any … ; 281 View