FEBRUARY 23, 2020

Join us for some readings at the Anansi Book Shop.

We are excited to return to the Anansi Book Shop at 128 Sterling Road for some new #Canlit prose! Our readings are a Pay What You Can event with all proceeds going to our readers. Support these great Canadian voices and we will share our cookies and brownies! There will be books for sale and you can even browse the shelves for some fantabulous Anansi reads.

Louise Ells will share extracts from her debut collection of short stories, NOTES TOWARDS RECOVERY from Latitude 46 Publishing. This collection “explores loss and the spaces around loss. At the centre of these stories are everyday women who must navigate these spaces and their shifting boundaries, often redefining themselves in the process.”

Carolyn Bennett brings her debut novel to Junction Reads. Published by Now or Never Publishing, PLEASE STAND BY takes us to a fictional radio station in Alberta with a protagonist on the brink of losing everything. This book promises to be a funny take on “CanCon, the east-west divide, and secrets that can kill.”

Laure Baudot’s debut collection of short stories is coming to Junction Reads! These stories are about the power of what goes unsaid – of the truths people keep hidden from each other, which guide their relationships and their decisions in unexpected ways. Published by Cormorant Books, we can’t wait to hear some of these “intelligent and perceptive” stories.

“Based on the true story of the Donnellys of Lucan Township, this epic novel is the iconic tale of the Old World and its sins visited upon the new.” We are looking forward to hearing Keith Ross Leckie read some extracts from this clever and enlightening take on a real life Irish Canadian family. Published by Douglas and McIntyre.