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Out and About with the Quill: Word on the Street Toronto

img_20160926_082552577_hdrThe sun was out and the weather was fine this Sunday as Tim and I made the trek to Harbourfront Centre in Toronto for Word on the Street. We were up bright and early (or … dark and early, really) to get downtown for our load-in time of 8:00 in the morning. We set up our table and got ourselves ready to meet Toronto’s reading multitudes.

Our lovely display, full to bursting with books for every taste.

Our lovely display, full to bursting with books for every taste.

Of course, we brought some hot-off-the-press books, like The Essential D. G. Jones and The Hobo's Crowbar.

Of course, we brought some hot-off-the-press books, like The Essential D. G. Jones and The Hobo’s Crowbar.

And no book festival would be complete without a few issues of The Devil's Artisan.

And no book festival would be complete without a few issues of The Devil’s Artisan.

Despite traffic woes and TTC service disruptions, we had a good-sized crowd. We set up behind the power plant, a bit of a ways away from the main action, but we were right next to the packed-to-bursting Toronto Star tent, and we really couldn’t complain about the fantastic view!

The beautiful Tall Ship Kajama was docked just across from our table.

The beautiful Tall Ship Kajama was docked just across from our table.

Don McLeod, editor of The Devil’s Artisan and all-around cool guy, came to help us man the book table and regale us with fascinating tales of his recent travels. We were also pleased to see some of our author friends, JonArno Lawson, Alec Dempster and Jim Johnstone, as well as a whole host of acquaintances from forty years in the book business. We were also pleased to make some new friends and meet some of our online followers in real life.

Of course, no trip to Word on the Street would have been complete without a few moments spent roaming the tents of other publishers to see what’s up.

You truly are spoiled for choice at Word on the Street.

You truly are spoiled for choice at Word on the Street.

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portraitThanks to all who came by and bought a book or just browsed our latest and greatest. It was such a treat to meet you all!

Cheers,sig


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One Response to Out and About with the Quill: Word on the Street Toronto

  1. Steven Buechler says:

    It was great to see you guys there!

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The Porcupine's Quill would like to acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts for our publishing program. The financial support of the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF) is also gratefully acknowledged.