Q: Who writes the books?
All of the books are written by authors in the Waterloo Region.
Q: Who curates the art in the books?
Individuals living with dementia create the art for our books through therapeutic art programs.
Q: Why is the art abstract?
Allowing individuals with dementia to curate art without constraints enables them to express themselves to their fullest potential and uphold dignity through the painting process. Readers can then interpret the art as they wish; images have a different meaning for everyone! Using abstract art also allows us to uphold the mature feeling in our books.
Q: I’m interested in writing for Marlena Books. Who do I contact?
Please fill out a contact form and we'll get back to you in 5 business days.
Q: I have an idea for a book title. Who do I contact?
We love connecting with our customers to hear about what they want to read! If you have an idea for a new story, please contact us and indicate "Book Idea" in the Message Box.
Q: I am a long-term care home interested in purchasing a bulk order of books, how do I connect with you?
If you are interested in purchasing over 5 books, please contact us and we will work directly with you to facilitate this sale.
Q: How can we partner with Marlena Books?
For partnership or affiliate inquiries, please click here to fill out a contact form.
Q: Can I volunteer with Marlena Books?
Yes! We routinely accept volunteers to assist with artwork facilitation and other tasks. If you're interested please fill out a contact form indicating that you're interested in a volunteer position.
Q: I live outside of Canada, can I order a book?
At this time, we only ship within Canada. Please subscribe to our newsletter for updates as we expand to other countries.
Q: Can I order a book in a language other than English?
At this time, we only print books in English. Please subscribe to our newsletter to hear about our new product developments.
Q: How do I make a purchase?
Click on “our books” at the top of Marlena Book's website. Next, if you click on the “catalog”, you will see all of our current products displayed. You may click on any of the books to read a short description and add them to your cart. You will then either be able to continue shopping, update your cart or check out. Happy shopping!
Q: How many days will it take for my package to be delivered?
Packages typically arrive 5-10 business days after you have placed your order. If you have not received your package from us, please do not hesitate to contact us. All packages are shipped by Canada Post.
Still have questions?
Please don't hesitate to contact us!