Click on the books below to learn more or purchase or visit Indigo for their complete Sci Lit Week book list.

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  • Books
    • Anthropology
    • Astronomy/Space
    • Biographies
    • Biology/Medicine
    • Chemistry
    • Indigo Pick
    • Jesse's favourite
    • Math
    • Miscellaneous
    • Psychology/Brain Science
    • Science and Society
    • Science Books for Kids
    • Women in Science
Indigo Picks
ASAP Science
Fermat’s Enigma
The Better Angels of Our Nature
Adventures in the Anthropocene
Neanderthal Man
Packing for Mars
Utterly Amazing Human Body
An Astronaut's Guide To Life On Earth
The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea
The Worm
Indigo Picks
In the Shadow of Man
Indigo Picks
A Brief History of Time
Stuff Matters
Indigo Picks
The Gene
The Disappearing Spoon
Indigo Picks
Jesse’s favourite
A Short History of Nearly Everything
Jessie’s favourite
What If?
Uncle Tungsten
Rosie Revere: Engineer
Indigo Picks
Blackhole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space
The Botany of Desire
The Right Stuff
Caesar’s Last Breath
I love you Michael Collins
The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Indigo Picks
The Sixth Extinction
The Emperor of all Maladies
Thinking Fast and Slow
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
Nowhere Else on Earth
The Tiny Seed
Indigo Picks
The Hidden Life of Trees
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat
The Code Book
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
Pink is for Blobfish
The Double Helix
The Fabric of the Cosmos
Space Chronicles
The Demon Haunted World
Animal Hospital
Life on Air 
Pandora’s Lab
Here’s looking at Euclid
Women in Science - 50 fearless pioneers who changed the world
Professor Astro Cat’s Frontiers of Space
Indigo Picks
Lab Girl 
The Mismeasure of Man
Carrying the Fire
Surely You’re Joking Mr. Feynman
Bad Science
Indigo Picks
Indigo Picks
Gorillas In The Mist
Fuzzy Forensics
Indigo Picks
Indigo Picks
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Indigo Picks
Hidden Figures
Friend or Foe
The Elements
Indigo Picks
Ada's Algorithm
Indigo Picks
On the Origin of Species
On the Move
Indigo Picks
How the Mind Works
A Primate’s Memoir
The Darkest Dark
Do No Harm
Before the World was Ready 
Indigo Picks
Catching Fire
Ada Twist: Scientist
Indigo Picks
Thing Explainer
Indigo Picks
Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs
For Babies Series
Beyond infinity
Lucy’s Legacy
Indigo Picks
The Memory Illusion
The Selfish Gene
A Man on the Moon
Guns, Germs and Steel
Indigo Picks
My Beloved Brontosaurus
Shackleton’s Journey


For those of you who don’t have the time to read a whole book (because you’re too busy attending Science Literacy Week events).

  • Nat Geo News – stories by National Geographic filled with fun, quirky and otherwise exciting science stories
  • XKCD– I know, not really a blog.  Still, it proves that science is as funny as it gets.
  • IFLS – An awful lot of people “really love” science


  • AsapSCIENCE – Canadians Mitch Moffit and Greg Brown take you on a hilarious tour of the sciences on Youtube
  • Science Friday– Ira Flatow’s hugely popular radio show. Check out the whole website for more content too
  • Star Talk Radio – Neil DeGrasse Tyson rocks it with his late night DJ voice
  • Quirks and Quarks – Our very own Bob McDonald giving the scoop on the latest science developments
  • Stuff you should know – The title says it all!
  • The Body of Evidence – Medicine, Science and Debunking Quackery by Dr. Christopher Labos and Jonathan Jarry
  • Radiolab – “weaving stories and science into sound and music rich documentaries”
  • 60 second science – For those of you with literally a minute to spare, prepare to have your minds blown by Scientific American
  • The Story Collider – Science surrounds us. Even when we don’t notice it, science touches almost every part of our lives. At the Story Collider, we believe that everyone has a story about science—a story about how science made a difference, affected them, or changed them on a personal and emotional level. We find those stories and share them in live shows and on our podcast. Sometimes, it’s even funny.
  • Best of the WWEST – A series of interviews with women in STEM about their careers, inspirations, daily lives, etc., in order to amplify their voices and provide role models for younger girls to look up to.


  • NOVA – Consistently excellent, engaging and interesting science stories from the cutting edge of discovery.  Available on TV’s everywhere!
  • BBC Earth – Still the highest quality nature broadcaster out there, BBC Earth gives us unprecedented looks into the wide world of nature, many with the incomparable David Attenborough narrating too!
  • TED talks – Their slogan says it all, “Ideas Worth Spreading”. Learn about pretty much anything from some of the best thinkers and speakers anywhere.
  • Research2Reality – A Canadian celebration of the great research and scientists all across the country
  • Daily Planet – A great daily look at the science all around us.  Canadian to boot!
  • McGill Office for Science and Society– The McGill Office for Science and Society (OSS) is dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking and the presentation of scientific information to the public, educators and students in an accurate and responsible fashion