Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

SHAUN SMITH'S SUNDAY SUNDRIES

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A WEEKLY ROUNDUP OF INTERNET CURIOSITIES FROM THE BOOK WORLD

Loaners
There is something sad (or maybe just crappy?) about a book that sits in a library never having been borrowed. Sad or crappy, there's something brilliant about making a gallery exhibit out of such books.

Small
A Japanese book of flowers called "Shiki no Kusabana", with pages measuring only 0.75 millimetres, is hoping for the title of the world's smallest printed book.

Don't
For a good little chuckle check out Jimmy Fallon's "Do Not Read" book list.

Poll
Thinking of going to work in the glamorous world of publishing? Some recent international salary-poll results from "Life in Publishing" scream: Don't do it!

Records
Graphic designer Christophe Gowans answers the question: What if best-selling record albums were books?

Cake!
The International Edible Book Festival answers the question: What if best-selling books were cakes?

Covers
Better late than never! I like graphic designer Shaun Hensher's tardy selection of "The Best Book Cover Designs of 2012".

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SHAUN SMITH is a novelist and award-winning journalist in Toronto, Canada. His young-adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in 2009 by the Dundurn Group. His book Magical Narcissism: Selected Writings on Books, Writers, Food, and Chefs is available on Kindle and is forthcoming in paperback from Tightrope Books in spring 2013. shaunsmith.ca

The views expressed in the Writer-in-Residence blogs are those held by the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Open Book: Toronto.

Shaun Smith

Shaun Smith is a novelist and journalist living in Toronto. His young adult novel Snakes & Ladders was published in January 2009 by the Dundurn Group.

Go to Shaun Smith ’s Author Page