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TYPE Books is expanding! Building on the success of their Queen Street West location, TYPE Books will be opening a second store in Forest Hill Village. Located at 394 Spadina Road, the store will be smaller than the one on Queen, but you can definitely expect a carefully curated “best of the best” approach to book selection, with the characterized and personalized sections that TYPE Books is known to offer. Aesthetically, the new store will have a Victorian wallpaper-inspired mural along one entire wall and a splash of deep red in the children’s section. You can see this for yourself on November 22 when the store opens.
Later this week, the TD Canadian Children’s Book Week will kick off and begin offering a number of events at public schools, libraries, book stores, and community centres all across the country. Now in its thirteenth year, the bilingual, national, and The Magic of Books-themed event will feature thirty authors, illustrators, and storytellers from November 17–24.
Full listing details after the fold.
Toronto Literary Listings
Tuesday, November 13
ART BAR POETRY SERIES presents Steve McCabe, Karen Mulhallen, and Andrea Thompson.. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West). 8 p.m. Free.
THIS IS NOT A READING SERIES presents Ann Marie Fleming and her new graphic memoir, The Magical Life Of Long Tack Sam. Gladstone Hotel Ballroom (1214 Queen Street West). 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Free.
THE MERCURY PRESS launches seven new books, including High Hat, Trumpet, and Rhythm: The Life and Music of Valaida Snow by Mark Miller; Imagination in Action, edited by Carol Malyon; The Closets of Time, edited by Beverley Daurio and Richard Truhlar; The Humbugs Diet by Robert Majzels; The Prison Tangram by Claire Huot; white by rob mclennan; and Booty: Hurricane Jane and Typhoon Mary by Brea Burton and Jill Hartman. Supermarket (268 Augusta Avenue (back room)). 7:30 p.m.
CANADA COUNCIL HERITAGE SERIES welcomes Afua Cooper for a reading. Maria A. Shchuka Branch, Toronto Public Library (1745 Eglinton Avenue West). 7 p.m. Free. 416-394-1000.
CANADA COUNCIL HERITAGE SERIES welcomes Bill Gallagher for a performance. Forest Hill Branch, Toronto Public Library (700 Eglinton Avenue West). 7 p.m. Free. 416-393-7706.
POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: JOHN RICHARDSON speaks about A Life of Picasso: The Triumphant Years, 1917-1932, the long-awaited third volume of his biography of Pablo Picasso. This book, which combines the critical astuteness, exhaustive research, and stunning narrative that characterized the first two volumes of this definitive work, covers a turbulent and prolific period in Picasso’s life, which culminated in his being acknowledged as the leader of the modern movement. Innis Town Hall (2 Sussex Avenue). 7–9 p.m. $5. Call 416-640-5836 to purchase tickets.
MAYA MERRICK is joined by Jessica Westhead, author of Pulpy and Midge, as she launches her new novel, The Hole Show. TYPE Books (883 Queen Street West). 7 p.m. Free.
BOOK LAUNCH: Theorizing Empowerment: Canadian Perspectives On Black Feminist Thought. Trane Studio (964 Bathurst). 6 p.m. Free. 416-922-8744.
VILLAGE WOOING READING of the Bernard Shaw play by actors Jim Mezon and Catherine McGregor. 7 p.m. Free. TheatreBooks (11 St. Thomas). www.theatrebooks.com.
BOOK LAUNCH: Firefly Books and David Mirvish Books launches new titles. David Mirvish Books (596 Markham Street). 6 p.m. Free.
Wednesday, November 14
LITERARY CAFÉ welcomes you to enjoy a whimsical lunch hour with Toronto Star humour columnist Linwood Barclay as he gets mysterious about his new novel, No Time for Goodbye. Bring your lunch or buy one for $5. Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street). 12:30 p.m. Free.
THE EDITORS’ ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (TORONTO BRANCH) presents Proofreading, a seminar which will provide an overview of professional proofreading. This two-evening seminar, to be held on November 14 and 21, looks at how this skill fits into the process of producing print documents of all kinds. And you’ll try your hand at proofreading short sample texts. Northrop Frye Hall (73 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Room 007). 7–10 p.m. $135 for members/$175 for non-members. Call 416-975-5528 or visit www.editors.ca to register.
UPTOWN AUTHOR SERIES presents Alan Bryce, author of Art Smart: the Intelligent Guide to Investing in the Canadian Art Market, to discuss how to determine the value of a piece of art and the inner workings of the Canadian art market. Q&A to follow. North York Central Library (5120 Yonge Street, Room 1). 7 p.m. Free. Call 416-395-5639 to register.
TIGHTROPE BOOKS launches Stacey May Fowles debut novel Be Good, and Fraser Sutherland’s Manual for Emigrants. There will also be performances by Tomboyfriend and DJ Ashley Olsen, and a reading by Dayle Furlong. Revival (783 College Street West). 7:30 p.m.
BOOK LAUNCH: Jane Maffini will be launching her latest work Too Hot Too Handle,and Barbara Fradkin will be launching her novel, Dream Chasers. Sleuth of Baker Street (1600 Bayview Avenue). 6 p.m. 416.730.9052.
Thursday, November 15
THE PLAYWRIGHTS GUILD OF CANADA’S first free lunchtime reading features Linda Griffiths, author of Age of Arousal (opening in Toronto on November 23rd). Just Us (490 Queen Street West). 12:30 p.m. Free.
CANADA COUNCIL HERITAGE SERIES presents Shyam Selvadurai at McGregor Park Branch. McGregor Park Branch, Toronto Public Library (2219 Lawrence Avenue East). 7 p.m. Free. 416-396-8935.
DISCUSSION: Wayne Grady, author of The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region, and Professor A.P. Lino Grima, retired professor from the University of Toronto Centre for Environment, talk about the future of the Great Lakes. Hart House Library (7 Hart House Circle). Free. www.events.uoftbookstore.com
CANADIAN WRITERS IN PERSON welcomes George Elliott Clarke, who will be reading from his poetry collection, Black, and answering questions. York University (4700 Keele Street (Accolade West, Room 206)). 7 p.m. Free.
Friday, November 16
IV LOUNGE READING SERIES welcomes Nick Maes, Ron Charach, and Colin Carberry. I.V Lounge (326 Dundas Street West). 8 p.m. Free.
JOHN MIGHTON, author of The End of Ignorance and founder of JUMP math will have a talk, interview, and audience Q&A as part of the Toronto Reference Library’s 30th Anniversary Celebration. Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street). 6 p.m. Free. www.fiftymilesofideas.ca. 416 393-7131.
BOOK LAUNCH: Devon Code’s In a Mist (Invisible Publishing) at This Ain’t the Rosedale Library. Thea Lim, author of The Same Woman (Invisible Publishing) will also read. This Ain’t the Rosedale Library (483 Church Street). 7 p.m.
Saturday, November 17
THE EDITORS’ ASSOCIATION OF CANADA (TORONTO BRANCH) presents Introduction to the Publishing Process. This seminar will help answer the question, “What steps does it take to turn a manuscript into a printed book?” as it introduces you to the publishing process from the editor’s point of view. Northrop Frye Hall (73 Queen’s Park Crescent East, Room 007). 9–5 p.m. $140 for members/$180 for non-members. Call 416-975-5528 or visit www.editors.ca to register.
UP FROM THE ROOTS presents The 9th Annual When Brothers Speak Spoken Word Concert. The event will feature performances by Jamaal St. John, Ritallin, TUGGSTAR, and Ainsley Burrows, and will be hosted by Dwayne Morgan. The St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts (27 Front Street East). 8 p.m. $30-$40, St. Lawrence Centre Box Office. 416.366.7723 or www.stlc.com.
Sunday, November 18
LISA APPIGNANESI will be reading from her new novel, Mad, Bad, Sad (McArthur & Company), at Hoare’s High Tea. King Edward Hotel (37 King Street East). 4 p.m.
Monday, November 19
CANADA COUNCIL HERITAGE SERIES welcomes Wayne Johnston at the Pape/Danforth Branch. Pape/Danforth Branch, Toronto Public Library (701 Pape Avenue). 7 p.m. Free. 416-393-7727.
CANADA COUNCIL HERITAGE SERIES welcomes Alastair MacLeod at the Maryvale Branch. Maryvale Branch, Toronto Public Library, Parkway Mall (85 Ellesmere Road). 7 p.m. Free. 416-396-8931.
BRENDAN MCLEOD, winner of the three-day novel contest will be reading from his book, The Convictions of Leonard McKinley. Rivoli (332 Queen Street West). 6 p.m.
LISA APPIGNANESI will be reading from her new novel, Mad, Bad, Sad (McArthur & Company) at the Verity Women’s Club. Dinner in the library with discussion. Contact the Verity Women’s Club for ticket info. 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 20
ART BAR POETRY SERIES presents Brendan McLeod, Sue Chenette, and Celia Ferrier. Clinton’s Tavern (693 Bloor Street West). 8 p.m. Free.
YANN MARTEL AND INTERNATIONAL READINGS AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE present the launch of Life of Pi: Illustrated Edition, which features artwork by Tomislav Torjanac. York Quay Centre, Brigantine Room (235 Queens Quay West) 7:30 p.m. $8/free for IRAH members and students with valid ID.
CANADA COUNCIL HERITAGE SERIES welcomes Alastair MacLeod at the Locke Branch. Locke Branch, Toronto Public Library (3083 Yonge Street). 7 p.m. Free. 416-393-7730.
BOOK LAUNCH: The Glass Seed by Eileen Delehanty Pearkes. Joanna Manning, and Sue Kenney will join Pearkes for a reading. Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West). 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 21
LITERARY CAFÉ invites you to participate in a taping of CBC Radio’s Talking Books with Ian Brown. Bring your lunch, or buy one for $5. Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge Street). 12:30 p.m. Free.
UPTOWN AUTHOR SERIES presents Janice Kulyk Keefer, who will read from her latest novel. Q&A to follow. North York Central Library (5129 Yonge Street, Auditorium). 7 p.m. Free. Call to register at 416-395-5639,
CANADA COUNCIL HERITAGE SERIES welcomes Alastair MacLeod at the Richview Branch. Richview Branch, Toronto Public Library (1806 Islington Avenue). 7 p.m. Free. 416-394-5120.
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: Lorenz Peter’s Side Effect. Katharine Mulherin Art (1086 Queen Street West). 6:30 p.m. 416.534.2011.
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY: More to Keep Us Warm by Jacob Scheier. TYPE Books (883 Queen Street West) 7 p.m.