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Word on the Street Toronto

The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts the best selection of Canadian books and magazines you’ll find anywhere. You [...]

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Bookstravaganza 2013

  An exciting event for avid readers that showcases this fall’s must-read books, this special evening features a cocktail reception, bestselling authors, and more. Plus, every attendee will receive a fabulous gift bag filled with books and beauty products. Gift bag value over $100. Join us at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto on September [...]

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[Recap] Our 2nd Annual Blogger Love Event

One of the perks of my job is getting to put amazing literature in book bloggers hands. Reading their reactions to books that we, as a publisher, have watched grow from manuscript to a finished product is an outstanding accomplishment. Their voices and input makes a difference in helping to create buzz about novels that [...]

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Canada Reads 2013 Announcement

Yesterday at 11.30am a group of us headed down to the CBC offices in Toronto for the announcement of the Canada Reads 2013 contenders. We arrived early and got some good seats but as the time get closer to noon, the massive foyer of the CBC building started filling up with people. Everyone was buzzing [...]

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NaNoWriMo Write-in Roundup

At 9.30am this past Sunday morning, Cass, myself and some kind volunteers met at the RHC offices to set up for our first ever NaNoWriMo write-in. We had Crave drink tumblers, we have Hazlitt notebooks, Kelley Armstrong t-shirts, pens and postcards and books, oh so many books! We had barely finished laying out the goods [...]

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WIN Leonard Cohen Concert Tickets!

Hallelujah! Doesn’t that just stir your soul? Leonard Cohen is a creative genius. His voice is unlike any other artist, his writing is in a league of its own, to say nothing of his beautiful art. In case you haven’t heard, the esteemable Cohen is currently on a worldwide tour. And we have some terribly [...]

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Ontario Blog Squad

Ontario Blog Squad Meet-Up Recap

  See these women to your left? They know how to throw a party! This past weekend, I got the pleasure to attend their 2nd Ontario Blog Squad Meet-Up as a Random House of Canada representative. You’re probably wondering what a Blogger Meet-Up is… so I’ll set the scene for you: Setting: Toronto Pub Date: [...]

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Come Visit Us at WOTS Toronto

Thaaat’s right! The Retreat team will be at Word on the Street Toronto and Word on the Street Halifax this Sunday, 23 September. We’ll be talking about books, we’ll be giving away books, we’ll be excited to meet you and share our passion for books and reading! You can find us inside the Random House [...]

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The End of Growth Tour with Jeff Rubin & David Suzuki

Are you passionate about the environment? Do you want to help create and achieve a truly sustainable future? Well, do we have the event for you! Whether you’re in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg or Edmonton, Jeff Rubin and David Suzuki are coming to a town near you! When Jeff and David met in Vancouver this year, [...]

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Bookstravaganza Recap

  Last night I had the pleasure of attending the first ever Bookstravaganza, hosted by Chatelaine and Random House of Canada. An event that brought together book lovers at the Ritz Carlton to celebrate their love of reading. Over 200 people piled into the event and there was excitement in the air the second guests [...]

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