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Nicholas Hoare Closure

This past week, Toronto bibliophiles received the shocking news that Nicholas Hoare, one of Canada’s preeminent independent booksellers, is retiring. His venerable Toronto bookstore will close April 1st after 23 years. Hoare’s two other locations, in Ottawa and Montreal, closed in 2012. Beloved for their hand-crafted wooden fixtures, expertly curated selections and knowledgeable staff, Hoare’s […]

Book Events, January 24-30

Toronto Events Dragnet Issue Seven Release Party. January 24 at 8pm. Online literature magazine Dragnet is throwing a release party for Issue. At 9:00p.m., Issue Seven contributors Ben Ladouceur, AG Pasquella and Lizy Mostowski will be reading their work from this issue. At 10 p.m. DJ’s Math Rosen and Messy Elliot will spin tunes that […]

Book Events, January 17-23

Toronto Events Indigo Exclusive: Melissa de la Cruz. January 20 at 1pm. Join bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz for a special talk and Q&A as she signs The Gates of Paradise, the final novel in the epic, heartbreaking Blue Bloods series. Indigo Yorkdale. A Reading of Zhush Redux: an OUTwrites Anthology. January 20 at 2pm. Readings […]

Book Events, January 10-16

Toronto Events In Person: Bryce Wylde. January 10 at 7pm. Join Bryce Wylde – renowned natural health care practitioner and the bestselling author of The Antioxidant Prescription – as he talks about how to assess the state of your health and achieve your fullest potential with his new book, Wylde on Health. Indigo Manulife Centre. Toronto […]

Open Book Toronto Interviews eBook Author Jeremy Lucyk

Open Book Toronto recently interviewed our eBook authors, Britanie Wilson and Jeremy Lucyk, authors of our eBook miniseries entitled Entering the Publishing Industry.  The first two books in this series, A Very Brief History of the Book Publishing Industry and The Editorial Department are now available on Amazon. The second part of this two-part interview is now up on Open […]

Open Book Toronto Interviews eBook Author Britanie Wilson

Open Book Toronto recently interviewed our eBook authors, Britanie Wilson and Jeremy Lucyk, authors of our eBook miniseries entitled Entering the Publishing Industry.  The first two books in this series, A Very Brief History of the Book Publishing Industry and The Editorial Department are now available on Amazon. The first part of this two-part interview is now up Open […]

Book Events, January 3-9

Toronto Events Poetry Sundays Political Art and an open mic. January 6 at 12pm. Ellington’s Cafe. Free. In Person: Ali Zentner, M.D. January 7 at 6pm. Meet obesity specialist Dr. Ali Zentner as she signs her new book, The Weight-loss Prescription, and shares a revolutionary plan to customize your diet and conquer the weight-loss battle. Indigo Manulife […]

Book Events, December 20-26. Happy Holidays!!

Toronto Events Poetic Justice Poetry Readings. December 20 at 9:30 pm. Saviari Lounge. Free Admission. Lunch + Learn: Warren Kinsella, the political strategist, talks about his new book, Fight The Right. December 20 at 12pm.  Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. Admission $25 (includes bag lunch). Queen Gallery Poetry Night II. An open-stage night of poetry […]

Book Events, December 13-19

Toronto Events Toronto Wordstage: Featuring Misha Bower, Barry Olshen, Tim Conley, and Hoa Nguyen. December 13 at 7:30pm. Toronto WordStage is a reading series dedicated to showcasing new and established talent in prose, poetry and drama. Q Space. Free Admission. Poetic Justice Poetry readings. December 13 at 8:30 pm. Saviari Lounge. Free Admission. Helen Jefferson Lenskyj Launching her […]

Toronto Women’s Bookstore Closure, and How Small Canadian Publishers Are Surviving and Thriving

The closing of Toronto Women’s Bookstore is a terrible loss for our community and for independent booksellers. While I lament and am saddened  by this news, there remains some positive news in the industry. Small bookstores do still exist in Toronto, like Type Books, Book City, Nicholas Hoare, and Ben McNally Books, among many others. […]

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