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Fresh & Local: Your connection to Toronto's vibrant literary scene

Dear Readers,

We hope you’re having a splendid summer! Need some suggestions for your summer reading? Let Open Book: Toronto guide you to fresh and local reads from some of Canada’s finest writers.

SUMMER READING GUIDE

It's summertime and the reading can feel as easy as the livin' when you've got books as good as the ones in Open Book's Summer Reading Guide! What's more, you can enter to win a prize pack from Open Book and the publishers of these fine titles. The contest closes on July 13, 2012.

SHENIZ JANMOHAMED IS OBT’S JULY WIR
Sheniz Janmohamed is Open Book: Toronto's July 2012 Writer in Residence! Visit Sheniz's WIR page to read her blog and her answers to the Proust Questionnaire and to check out her reading recommendations. You can send your questions and comments for Sheniz to writer@openbooktoronto.com or post them directly to her blog.

July Book Giveaway: Open Book and TSAR Publications are giving away a copy of Sheniz's book, Bleeding Light. Click here for details.


READ TO ME
Have you checked out our new Read To Me series? It showcases those magical children’s books that kids will ask you to read multiple times and that you’ll love reading.

BECKY TOYNE: BOOKS AS CARETAKERS OF JOURNEYS
“I also learned as I packed that a library — in its curated presentation of one’s taste in literature, music, pop culture; one’s foreign travel and culinary adventure; one’s aspirations to learn about and master new disciplines and skills — is like an intimate version of Pinterest or Facebook.” Becky Toyne’s latest column looks at the stories our books tell about us and our journeys.

NICOLE BAUTE: STORIES AND ALBUMS
“As a writer, I have always loved old photographs and how they transport you back to a time and place, but without all of the details, leaving room for the imagination to roam.” In “Filling in the Blanks: Photography, Inspiration and Max Dean’s Albums,” Nicole Baute writes about the narratives within photo albums and the stories they inspire.

DALTON HIGGINS: LONG BOOKS IN THE AGE OF TWITTER
In “400+ Page Book City: The Place Where Old Schoolers and Long-Form Journalists Go to Die”, Dalton Higgins explains why he won’t read books over 400 pages long.

QUILLCAST
Quillcast, the podcast series from our partners at Quill & Quire, features behind-the-scenes conversations with authors and publishing insiders. In the latest episode, Tanis Rideout talks about her first novel, Above All Things (McClelland & Stewart), which tells the story of real-life mountaineer George Mallory and the wife he left behind in England.

ON EDITING, WITH ALANA WILCOX
This summer, we're talking to the editors who help writers shape their work into the very best version of itself. The first interview in the series is with Alana Wilcox, the Editorial Director for Coach House Books. Read the interview here.

TOP TENS
The June 2012 Top Ten lists are in! Visit Open Book's Magazine page to see which Canadian books were the top sellers last month at five of Ontario's finest bookstores: Bakka Phoenix, Ben McNally Books, Bryan Prince Bookseller, Northern Women's Bookstore and Type Books.

A SUMMER OF LITERARY EVENTS
Step out and enjoy summer in the city by taking in some fabulous literary events. Visit Open Book: Toronto's comprehensive Events Page for readings, launches and more.

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

All the Best,
Open Book

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