Every Tuesday afternoon, Torontoist rounds up the city’s literary news, including book deals, events, local sales, author happenings, and insider information from the book industry.
It’s only the third week of September and we’re already well into the madness that is the fall book season—for book lovers it’s one cocktail-filled night after another until December. And with the introduction of This Is Not A Reading Series’ TINARS for Tots program, which had a very successful inaugural event last Saturday morning, not only is The Literati staying up late, they’re waking up early as well.
Tonight author Edeet Ravel appears at The Gladstone Hotel to launch Your Sad Eyes and Unforgettable Mouth (Penguin Group Canada), remarkably one of two books she’s launching this year. The Quill and Quire cover star will be discussing her novel with Cynthia Good. Doors are at 7 p.m. for this free event.
Also this week, you can catch a double-press launch when Vehicule and Coach House pair up to present two new geographical non-fiction titles. Anik See launches Saudade: The Possibilities of Place, and Montreal author Mary Soderstrom comes to town with The Walkable City: From Haussmann’s Boulevards to Jane Jacobs’ Streets and Beyond. Both authors will give brief presentations from their new books, and the event is hosted by beloved Spacing publisher Matt Blackett, who will lead a question and answer period. Things get started at 7:00 p.m. at TYPE Books (883 Queen Street West), and you can catch an preview excerpt of See’s book in The Toronto Star that day.
Don’t forget that this Sunday is Word On The Street, arguably the most important day of the year for book geeks who love a deal. The event will pack Queen’s Park starting at 11:00 a.m. and will run until 6:00 p.m. Watch Torontoist for an in-depth preview post later this week, and check the WOTS website for the full schedule.
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