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

Stackers
Please enjoy: The avant-garde art of book stacking in stores of Japan.

Binders
The Designer Bookbinders International Bookbinding Competition for 2013 has been won by...(drum roll please)...Dominic Riley! Way to go, Dom! He takes home the Sir Paul Getty Bodleian Bookbinding Prize and a cool £10,000. Check out the winning design and other finalists here.

Peddlers
We've all heard of bookmobiles, but now Seattle has Books on Bikes.

Gitmobooks
NYTs reporter Charlie Savage has created a tumblr of Guántanamo prison library books for prisoners.

Propaganda
Ever wonder how books were made in Soviet-era Russia? Yeah, me neither. Nonetheless, you can find an answer in Kak Pechatali Vashu Knigu (translated: How Your Book Was Printed) a 1951 children's book.

Rebel Scum
Star Wars, meet William Shakespeare.

Diners
10 literary restaurants

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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 forthcoming in paperback from Tightrope Books in June 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