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

Cultural vandal gets 8 years
Remember that bogus British playboy who actually lived with his mom and was caught in possession of a rare Shakespeare folio? Said "playboy", Raymond Scott, has now been sentenced to 8 years in prison for his role in the "vandalisation" of said folio.

Kindle can't hold a candle to this
HuffPo's photo essay showing 9 of the worlds "most amazing" bookstores. And while we're at it, here are their favourite libraries and indie bookstores.

Book Celling
Artist Matej Kren builds rooms out of books.

Bookworm Baby
Yeah, she's been making the rounds, but she's just so cute I couldn't resist.

Dahl, Roald Dahl
According to The Telegraph, a new biography of Roald Dahl by Donald Sturrock says the children's author "led an extraordinary life in America during the Second World War as a philandering James Bond-style spy with a 'stable' of women."

129,864,880
According to Google Books, that's how many books have been published in the world. Here's how they got that number.

Superman to the rescue!
ABC news reports that a family in the USA who were facing foreclosure on their home have been saved from eviction after discovering a rare first-edition Superman comic worth $250,000 in their basement while packing up their belongings.

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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.

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