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Tag: Events

Meet the Scott Brothers from W Network’s Property Brothers!

by Alisha
Events + Home & Garden / August 08, 2016

The stars of W Network's Property Brothers are coming home! Maple Ridge twins Jonathan and Drew Scott are back in town for two events this August. Don't miss your chance to meet the twins as they greet fans and sign copies of their bestselling book Dream Home

Upcoming Events
Chapters Metrotown • Friday, August 19 at 6PM
Click here for details.

Black Bond Books • Sunday, August 21 at 2PM
Click here for details.

Dream Home

Dream Home
The Property Brothers' Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House
Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
9780455715677 • $42.00 cl

"It's about time these guys published a book! In Dream Home, Drew and Jonathan Scott prove to be an authority on all things related to the home space. It's very informative, easy to navigate, and answers all the questions for those looking to fix or find their perfect home. Drew and Jonathan's personalities shine throughout, giving the guide a fun energy while also providing relatable advice and solutions for the homeowner."—Rachael Ray

Click here to read an excerpt!



Fierce Reads Takes TO!

by Melissa
Events + YA Fiction / October 02, 2015

Get excited! The Fall Fierce Reads Tour is stopping in Toronto, and it’s sure to be a fun-filled afternoon with four fabulously fierce authors.

Josephine Angelini, Leigh Bardugo, Emma Mills and Leila Sales will be at Indigo Yonge & Eglinton on Saturday, October 17th at 3:00 PM.  These four ladies will chat about their books, share stories and answer audience questions before signing their upcoming novels. And if you thought this event couldn’t get any better, I’m happy to tell you that Ariel Bissett—founder of BookTubeAThon and an overall fantastic YouTuber—will be hosting.

Unfortunately, I will be stuck here in Vancouver and will not be able to fangirl with the rest of you lucky Toronto dwellers, so if you are able to attend the event, we would love it if you could keep us in the loop by using the hashtag #FierceReadsTakesTO on social media. I will be living vicariously through you!

Just in case you are unfamiliar with these authors (FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF IMMEDIATELY), you can click the links below to learn more about these wonderful books and their writers.

Firewalker by Josephine Angelini (Worldwalker, #2)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

First & Then by Emma Mills

Tonight the Streets are Ours by Leila Sales

If you can’t make it to Toronto for this event (I empathize completely…), make sure you stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages next week as the #FierceReadsTakesTO Blog Tour commences! 10 of our lovely bloggers will be posting reviews, as well as Q&As with these authors, starting on Monday. You won’t want to miss this!


Ausma Zehanat Khan Toronto Book Signing

by Dan
Fiction + Mysteries and Thrillers + News / January 19, 2015

Join Canadian author Ausma Zehanat Khan for the launch of her critically acclaimed debut novel The Unquiet Dead, 6:00PM on January 28th at Ben McNally Books in Toronto.  

Ausma holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law (with a specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans), and was Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine targeted to young Muslim women. The Unquiet Dead, published by Minotaur last week, is a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice. Described by the Associated Press as "an outstanding debut that is not easily forgotten," it will linger with readers long after turning the final page.

The Unquiet Dead Book Launch
Ben McNally Books
366 Bay Street, Toronto

Wednesday, January 28 | 6:00 PM 

 

 

Praise for The Unquiet Dead:

"This whodunit is layered into events as recent as the Maher Arar affair or Toronto’s fears of “homegrown” urban terrorists. Khan, who holds a Ph.D. in international human-rights law, knows her subject, knows her hometown, and knows how to keep the suspense building. This is a writer to watch."
Margaret Cannon, Globe and Mail 

"An intelligent plot and graceful writing make "The Unquiet Dead" an outstanding debut that is not easily forgotten."The Associated Press

"Khan is a refreshing original, and The Unquiet Dead blazes what one hopes will be a new path guided by the author's keen understanding of the intersection of faith and core Muslim values, complex human nature and evil done by seemingly ordinary people."Los Angeles Times

"Khan’s stunning debut is a poignant, elegantly written mystery laced with complex characters who force readers to join them in dealing with ugly truths."Kirkus Reviews


Making Local Architecture: Brian MacKay-Lyons Book Launch Tonight

by Dan
Architecture + News / January 15, 2015

Join Canadian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons at the Dalhousie University School of Architecture at 7:00PM this evening for the launch of his new book Local Architecture: Building Place, Craft, and Community. Brian will be joined by architects Tom Fisher and Richard Kroeker for a panel discussion moderated by Christine Macy. A reception and book signing will follow. 

Making Local Architecture
Thursday, January 16
7:00PM (books for sale from 6:30PM)

Dalhousie University School of Architecture
5410 Spring Garden Road
Auditorium HA 19


Raincoast Authors at OLA Super Conference 2015

by Dan
Fiction + News / January 14, 2015

Raincoast Books will be at the Ontario Library Association Super Conference in Toronto again this year. Drawn & Quarterly cartoonist Seth is a keynote speaker on Wednesday January 28th, and you can meet a host of other Canadian authors at our booth (#417) — including Hilary Davidson, A.M. Dellamonica, Jess Keating, Ausma Zehanat Khan, Courtney Summers, Jillian Tamaki, and Peter Watts — on the Thursday and Friday. Stop by and say hello!


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 28TH

Seth: Keynote Speaker

SETH has been producing comic art for twenty years. His books include It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken; Wimbledon Green; and George Sprott. Apart from comics, he is the illustrator for the Lemony Snicket 'All the Wrong Questions' series. He is also the designer behind the 'Complete Peanuts' series. From his home in Guelph, Ontario, he does illustrations for numerous magazines, including The New Yorker.

Palookaville 22
Seth
ISBN 9781770461635 | $22.95 cl
Drawn & Quarterly | April 21

This installment of Seth's critically acclaimed one-man anthology features an autobiographical comic about his childhood, part four of his long-running Clyde Fans serial, a photo essay about a barbershop he designed, and a comic strip about the art of barbering.

 

Palookaville 21  
Seth
ISBN 9781770460645 | $21.95 cl
Drawn & Quarterly

Continuing the new semi-annual hardcover format for Palookaville in volume 21, Seth presents two very different autobiographical pieces, and the continuation of Part Four of the ongoing Clyde Fans serial.

 


THURSDAY, JANUARY 29TH

10:00AM Hilary Davidson (Booth #417)

HILARY DAVIDSON won the Anthony Award for Best First Novel for The Damage Done.That book also earned a Crimespree Award and was a finalist for the Arthur Ellis and Macavity awards. Davidson's short stories have been featured in publications from Ellery Queen to Thuglit and in many anthologies.

 

Blood Always Tells
Hilary Davidson
ISBN 9780765333544 | $29.99 cl
Forge Books

Dominique Monaghan just wanted to get even with her two-timing, married boyfriend, a washed-up boxer stuck in a toxic marriage to a dangerously spoiled socialite. However, an elaborate blackmail scheme soon lands her in the middle of an unexpected kidnapping... and attempted murder. But who is actually out to kill whom?

Available in paperback March 10, 2015


1:00PM Courtney Summers (Booth #417)

COURTNEY SUMMERS is the author of young adult novels including Fall for Anything, Some Girls Are, and Cracked Up to Be. She lives and writes in Canada, where she divides her time between a piano, a camera, and a word-processing program when she's not planning for the impending zombie apocalypse.

 

 

All the Rage
Courtney Summers
ISBN 9781250021915 | $21.99 cl
St. Martin's Griffin
Ages 12+ | April 14

In her hardcover debut, from the author of Cracked Up To Be and This is Not a Test, comes a powerful new young adult novel that examines the shame and silence inflicted upon young women in a culture that refuses to protect them.

 

This Is Not a Test
Courtney Summers
ISBN 9780312656744 | $10.99 pb
St. Martin's Griffin
Ages 13-18

When six teens are trapped inside their high school during the zombie apocalypse, they quickly discover the line between the living and the dead isn’t as clear as they think in this chilling story of survival from the author of Cracked Up To Be and Fall For Anything.


2:00PM Ausma Zehanat Khan (Booth #417)

AUSMA ZEHANAT KHAN holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law with a specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She is a former adjunct law professor and was Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine targeted to young Muslim women.

 

The Unquiet Dead
Ausma Zehanat Khan
ISBN 9781250055118 | $29.99 cl
Minotaur

IndieNext Pick January 2015

Ausma Zehanat Khan's haunting debut follows detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty as they investigate the death of a man who may have been a war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre.


3:00PM A. M. Dellamonica & Peter Watts (Booth #417)

A. M. DELLAMONICA is the author of Indigo Springs, winner of the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and its concluding sequel, Blue Magic. Her short stories have appeared in a number of fantasy and science fiction magazines and anthologies, and on Tor.com.

 

PETER WATTS is the author of the Hugo Award-winning short story The Island. His novel Blindsight was also nominated for a Hugo, and he has been described as "a hard science fiction writer through and through and one of the very best alive" by The Globe and Mail.

 

 

 

 

Child of a Hidden Sea
A. M. Dellamonica
ISBN 9780765334497 | $29.99 cl
Tor Books

A rousing tale of adventure and adversity, politics and personal trials, in the fascinating world of Stormwrack Archipelago.

Available in paperback June 2, 2015

 

 

Echopraxia
Peter Watts
ISBN 9780765328021 | $28.99 cl
Tor Books

Prepare for different kind of singularity in Peter Watts' Echopraxia, the follow-up to the Hugo-nominated novel Blindsight.

Available in paperback June 16, 2015

 


FRIDAY, JANUARY 30TH

10:00AM Jess Keating (Booth #417)

As an author and zoologist, JESS KEATING has been sprayed by skunks, bitten by crocodiles, and been a victim to the dreaded paper cut. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she spends most of her time writing books for adventurous and funny kids.

 

 

How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel
Jess Keating
ISBN 9781402297588 | $9.99 pb
Sourcebooks | Ages 9-12

Ana Wright's summer just got terrifying. She's finally getting used to living in a zoo (no, seriously-she lives with her family in an actual zoo), when she's assigned to work in the new shark tank. With her worst enemy.

 

 

How to Outrun a Crocodile When Your Shoes are Untied
Jess Keating
ISBN 9781402297557 | $9.99 pb
Sourcebooks | Ages 9-12

Ana Wright's social life is now officially on the endangered list: she lives in a zoo (umm, elephant droppings!?), her best friend lives on the other side of the world. All Ana wants is to fade into the background. Yeah, that's not going to happen.


11:00AM Jillian Tamaki (Booth #417)

JILLIAN TAMAKI is the co-creator of the graphic novel Skim, which was listed as a New York Times Best Illustrated Book of 2008 and was nominated for four Eisner Awards and a Governor General's Literary Award. This One Summer, her second co-authored work with Mariko Tamaki, was published in 2014, and spent more than a month on the New York Times bestseller list.

 

SuperMutant Magic Academy
Jillian Tamaki
ISBN 9781770461987 | $22.95 pb
Drawn & Quarterly | April 28

Jillian Tamaki is best known for co-creating the award-winning young adult graphic novels Skim and This One Summer—moody and atmospheric bestsellers. SuperMutant Magic Academy, which she has been serializing online for the past four years, paints a teenaged world filled with just as much ennui and uncertainty, but also with a sharp dose of humour and irreverence.


Hervé Tullet in Toronto October 8, 2014!

by Dan
Events + Kids / October 02, 2014

Mix It Up with Herve Tullet

Join Small Print Toronto in conjunction with Chronicle Books, the Avenue Road Arts School and Mabel's Fables on October 8th for a live event for kids with artist Hervé Tullet, the New York Times bestselling author of Press Here and Mix It Up!

Mix It Up! A Live Art Event for Kids 3-7 with Hervé Tullet
October 8 4:00PM - 5:00PM
The Great Hall

1087 Queen Street West
> Toronto, ON M6J 1H3
Tel: 647-341-5526

For FREE tickets go to: www.smallprinttoronto.org


Upcoming Events with Chevy Stevens

by Dan
Events + Fiction / June 13, 2014

Chevy Stevens Twitter Party

4:00 PM PST / 7:00 PM EST Monday, June 16th #ThatNight

Join Raincoast Books and St. Martin's Press for a special Twitter party with bestselling Canadian author Chevy Stevens to celebrate the release of her new novel That Night.

Follow #ThatNight on Monday, June 16th at 4:00 PM PST/7:00 PM EST to interact with Chevy and win prizes.

RSVP on Facebook


Google+ Hangout with Chevy

5:00 PM PST / 8:00 PM EST Wednesday, June 18th                         

Join Raincoast Books on Google+ June 18th at 5:00 PM PST/ 8:00 PM EST for a live on air event with Chevy. Log in and use the Q&A box to ask Chevy questions.  


RSVP on Google+


Meet Chevy in Person!

2:00 PM Saturday, June 21st Chapters Nanaimo                         

Join us at 2:00pm on Saturday, June 21st at Chapters Nanaimo to celebrate the release of Chevy's highly-anticipated new book, That Night. This special event will include an interview conducted by Susan Juby, author of The Woefield Poultry Collective, followed by a book signing.

RSVP on Facebook


Jeffrey Brown in Toronto June 5th 2014!

by Dan
Events + Humour + Parenting / May 30, 2014

Meet Jeffrey Brown, the awesome, bestselling author of Darth Vader and Son and Vader’s Little Princess, as he signs copies of his new book, Kids Are Weird: And Other Observations from Parenthood, at Indigo Bay & Bloor on Thursday, June 5th 2014 at 7pm!   

 

In Person: Jeffrey Brown

Thursday, June 5th at 7:00 PM

INDIGO Manulife @ Bay & Bloor

55 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON, M4W 1A5
(416) 925-3536


Meet the Cast of Days of Our Lives!

by Dan
Events / March 14, 2014

Meet select members of the cast of Days of Our Lives for special book signings of Days of Our Lives Better Living in Toronto, Vancouver, and Edmonton next week. 


Toronto

Tuesday, March 18th at 7:00 PM
Chapters Queensway 

Cast Members & Author:
Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez), Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts), Drake Hogestyn (John Black) and Greg Meng (author and Co-Executive Producer of the show)

 

Edmonton

Thursday, March 20th from 7-9 PM
Chapters West Edmonton Mall, HMV Stage

Cast Members:
Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Horton), Lauren Koslow (Kate Roberts) and Drake Hogestyn (John Black)

 

Vancouver

Thursday, March 20th from 7-9 PM
Chapters Metrotown

Cast & Author:
Deidre Hall (Dr. Marlena Evans), Galen Gering (Rafe Hernandez) and Kate Mansi (Abigail Deveraux) and Greg Meng (author and Co-Executive Producer of the show)


Event Guidelines:

  • Space will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while quantities last.
  • Individuals must have a copy of Days of our Lives Better Living to be in line.
  • Will sign 1 copy of Days of our Lives Better Living per person (no other books). No personalization, autograph only.
  • NO memorabilia or additional items will be permitted for the signing including posters, clothing, other books, DVDs, CDs or any other item. Signing books only.
  • Candid photos only – there will be no posed photography.
  • Proof of purchase required from any Indigo, Chapters, or Coles. 

Hang Out with Marissa Meyer!

by Dan
Events + Vancouver + YA Fiction / February 21, 2014

Bestselling author Marissa Meyer is coming to Canada!

Marissa will be signing copies of Cress, the latest book in the Lunar Chronicles, and talking about her writing and the latest developments in the series in Vancouver on Saturday February 22nd (that's TOMORROW!), and Toronto on Monday February 24th.  

And if you can't come to the events in person (and even if you can!) Marissa will be online this weekend for a very special Google Hangout with fans. All the details are below....


Vancouver February 22:
2:00pm at Chapters Metrotown
4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
604-431-0463
Facebook

Toronto February 24:
2:00pm at North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto
416-395-5535
Facebook

7:00pm at Indigo Yorkdale
3401 Dufferin Street Unit #29, Toronto
416-781-6660
Facebook

Google Hangout February 22nd

Google+
10:00am PST/1:00pm EST

 

What the fans are saying about Cress:

"A wonderfully plotted series that not only has a gripping plot, but ridiculously endearing characters."A Glass of Wine

"These books exceed all expectations and every one of them has been better and more complex then the last."Conversations of a Reading Addict

"Oh. My. God. Marissa Meyer, you genius."Holes in My Brain

"I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! ... Marissa Meyer really is a storytelling genius, and I am so much in love with these science fiction re-workings of some of my favourite fairy tales."—Melissa, Mables Fables

"Cress is entertaining and thrilling, a brilliant continuation to this series of fairy tale retellings set in a distant future."Me on Books

"Cress is an intricately woven thrill ride that will make the reader want to flip right back to page one and start all over again once they're finished."Omfg!Books

"Oh wow, I didn't think the book would be this good! I'm really used to series dying down slowly after the first one but this series just keeps getting better and better!"Secrets of Lost Words

"This is the kind of series that you hope will never end"Xpresso Reads

 


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