The 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.
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!
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.
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