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June Updates from Open Book

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Dear Readers,

There's no better time for reading books (and about books!) than the lazy days of summer. Here at Open Book: Toronto, we're happy to provide you with all the hot, sunny, bookish goodness you could ever need. Read on to hear a bit about what we're up to lately and what we've got planned for the dog days of summer.

CSTORIES: ANDREW BORKOWSKI'S "THE TREES OF KLEINSALTZ" AND A CHANCE TO WIN AN iPAD 3

If you haven't heard about cStories, Canada's first ebook singles program, then don't waste a minute! Check out this exciting partnership between Thomas Allen Publishers and Cormorant Books, which makes great Canadian ebook singles available for download for just $1.99 each.

To celebrate this initiative, Open Book has published Andrew J. Borkowski's haunting story, "The Trees of Kleinsaltz" in our Open Book Magazine and on our websites. Don't miss the chance to sample this great story, completely free!

And if that wasn't enough, cStories is offering the chance to win a fully loaded iPad 3 with their Get Into Our Shorts contest. Be sure to enter before the contest deadline of Saturday, June 30, 2012.

IT'S TRILLIUM SEASON!

You can attend the live reading event featuring the finalists for the 2012 Trillium Book Award! RSVP to secure your spot at the Trillium Book Award Readings on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon Toronto Reference Library, 2nd Floor 789 Yonge Street, Toronto. To attend, please RSVP to erin@openbookontario.com by June 18th. See you there!

In addition, you have the chance to win a full set of this year's English- and French-language Trillium Book Award-nominated books! Click here to find out how to enter.

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE PASHA MALLA TALKS ABOUT RE-READING, BOOKSTEALING AND MORE

Open Book: Toronto is thrilled to host Pasha Malla, author of People Park and The Withdrawal Method as our June Writer-in-Residence. Check out some of Pasha's fantastic posts, including his thoughts on Re-reading and Bookstealing.

OPEN BOOK RECOMMENDS: SUMMER READING EDITION

Be sure to visit Open Book: Toronto through the final weeks of June to get recommendations from over a dozen independent Canadian publishers! Each house has sent their favourite titles of the season to make it easy for you to pick the perfect book for the dock, beach, backyard or safely air-conditioned living room. Check out our previous reading guide to get an idea of what's to come!

A SUMMER OF LITERARY EVENTS

Books don't go on vacation! All summer, all across the city, there are lots of exciting literary events planned that you won't want to miss. You can always check out Open Book: Toronto's comprehensive event listing for readings, launches and more.

And if you're looking to combine the best of summer with the best of books, don't miss debut author Samantha Bernstein's bonfire book launch in Dufferin Grove Park on July 8!

TALK TO US
We'd love to hear from you! Please send your questions, comments and suggestions to info@openbooktoronto.com

Stay tuned to Open Book: Toronto throughout the summer months for more fantastic interviews, reading recommendations, event listings, literary news and everything else you need to be a great Toronto reader.

All the Best for a Happy Summer,
Open Book

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