March/April 2016 

The GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW features wine, spirits, craft beers, and gastronomical goodies from the best of Ontario's culinary community! Your ticket gets you a tasting glass to sample drinks and sampling tokens are available for tasty treats. The GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW is open attendees 19 years or older on Saturday, April 23rd from 12pm - 10:30pm and Sunday, April 24th from 12pm - 5pm at The International Centre, 6900 Airport Road, Entrance 6, Mississauga.

Follow the GOOD FOOD & WINE SHOW on Twitter @FoodWineShow, Facebook Good Food Wine Show, and Pinterest Food Wine Show.

Toronto's Green Living Show is celebrating 10 years! Bookalicious has a giveaway with a pair of passes for you and a friend to attend on any day or combo of days from April 15th-17th, 2016! Enter HERE and good luck!

Get your yoga fix at Canada's largest yoga experience boasting over 300 exhibits. 
Connect with The Yoga Conference & Show Facebook Page and follow them on Twitter @YogaConference. Namaste!

For everything about baby check out The Baby Show in Toronto! Get advice from experts and learn about services and products to take you from prenatal to post partum and newborn to toddler stages.  Find more info from The Baby Show Facebook Page and Twitter @BabyShowToronto.

For the month of March Amnesty International Book Club will be reading Sally Armstrong's 'The Nine Lives Of Charlotte Taylor' in recognition of International Women's Day. Guest host for this online book club discussion will be Ann Walmsley. Visit Amnesty Internation Book Club to find out how to become a member of the book club and read the discussion guide. Connect with Amnesty International Book Club on Facebook, Twitter @AmnestyReadsand join the Amnesty International Book Club group on Goodreads.



September 16, 2015


7:30 PM ET

Join the Amnesty International Book Club and download the discussion guide for Linda Spalding's "The Purchase" recommended by guest reader Esi Edugyan. 

Sign up for The Purchase Webcast live event on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM ET.

Amnesty International Book Club members will receive email details about future books, related causes and webcast discussions.

Follow @AmnestyNow on Twitter and like Amnesty Canada on Facebook

Listen to free podcast discussions about past Amnesty International Book Club books.


September 30, 2015

23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

6:00 PM 

Join Inanna Press for a special book launch celebration featuring

 "Between the Cracks She Fell" by Lisa de Nikolits

"Here Comes the Dreamer" by Carole Giangrande 

 "First Gear: A Motorcycle Memoir" by Lorrie Jorgensen

"The Homes We Build on Ashes" by Christina Park

This free event will feature readings, book signings, and refreshments.

An Evening of Poetry & Fiction with Tightrope Books & Ronsdale Press

September 2, 2015 

Ben McNally Books

366 Bay Street, Toronto

6:00 PM

Tightrope Books and Ronsdale Press present, "An Evening of Poetry & Fiction" featuring "Eulogy" by Ken Murray, "A Chronicle of Magpies" by Bruce Meyer, "The Arrow of Time" by Bruce Meyer, "A Token of My Affliction" by Janette Platana, and "The Theory of Light at Midnight" by Elizabeth Ukrainetz. Admission to this event is free.

                                              June Events 

“The Angel of Eden” Book Launch

June 23, 2015 

Indigo Books Bay-Bloor

Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. W. Toronto

7:00 PM


The Angel of Eden: Book Three in the Mesopotamian Trilogy 

by D.J. McIntosh

With Special Guests 

Toronto Star Crime Reporter Peter Edwards 

and Internationally Acclaimed Author Robert J. Sawyer 

Discussing 'Truth In Fiction' In

Conversation With Author D.J. McIntosh

 ELLE Canada VIP Event 

 June 24th, 2015 

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Airship 37

37 Parliament Street, Toronto

Ticket: $25

ELLE Canada presents the perfect GNO mix of beauty, books and wine featuring a beauty bar by The Ten Spot and Smashbox, wine by Girl's Night Out Wines and special guest, bestselling British author Lindsey Kelk. Guests will receive a gift bag valued over $60, including a copy of Kelk's new book "Always the Bridesmaid" from Harper Collins Canada. Get your ticket soon before the event is sold out!

 Author Summit 2015

June 6, 2015

Four Points By Sheraton 

6090 Dixie Road, Mississauga, ON

Publisher Production Solutions presents the first 

Author Summit 

with co-organizer Canadian Small Business Women 

Whether you're a self-published author or a writer-to-be, Author Summit 2015 can help you on the path to publishing and promoting your book(s). The Author Summit organizers have lined up industry experts and providers for this full-day event to bring you a unique and inspiring day loaded with opportunities to nurture your dream. Attendees can mingle with other writers and authors, network with industry experts, schmooze with colleagues and get inspired by attending one or even two of Author Summit workshops. 

Learn more details about this author event by visiting and buy your ticket here

Enter the Bookalicious Author Summit Giveaway for a chance at one free day pass which includes a morning workshop, an afternoon workshop and a catered lunch! All giveaway entries can get a 10% discount on workshop tickets by using the code"Bookalicious".


June 26 - September 7th, 2015 

Toronto Public Library Locations

Sign your children up for free to join the

 TD Summer Reading Club at the Toronto Public Library 

Kids in the club can participate in group activities, get reading recommendations, a book log book, stickers and more!

                                         May 2015 Events 

Timeless Tour 


Susanna Kearsley and Genevieve Graham

May 13th, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Wooden Sticks Golf Club

40 Elgin Park Drive, Uxbridge, ON

Historical fiction authors Susanna Kearsley and Genevieve Graham will be in Uxbridge, ON on their #TimelessTour stop to share their new novels "A Desperate Fortune" and "Tides of Honour". To be part of this one of a kind wine and cheese event with host Angie Abdou get your tickets from Blue Heron Books.

April 2015 Events

 Lori Lansens and Sara Gruen 

In Conversation With Global TV's Liza Fromer

April 21st, 2015 at 7:00 pm

 Toronto Reference Library, Appel Salon

789 Yonge Street, Toronto

Free author event with registration 

To register sign up using the Toronto Public Library's Eventbrite form. 


April 28th, 2015

Royal Ontario Museum

Peter F. Bronfman Hall

7:00-9:30 PM

Join author Deborah Cramer and ROM researchers Mark Peck, David Rudkin, and Oliver Haddrath for a moderated discussion with Dave Ireland about the world release of Deborah's new book  "The Narrow Edge" and an exploration on the impact the smallest creatures can have on the natural world. 

This event includes a book sale & signing and a post-event reception.

Purchase your tickets by visiting the ROM online.

Indigo Chapters Event

In Person: Gretchen Rubin

April 8th, 2015

Indigo Bay & Bloor, Toronto, ON 

7:00 PM

Join Gretchen Rubin, author of New York Times bestsellers The Happiness Project and Happier at Home, as she signs copies of her new book, Better Than Before: Mastering The Habits Of Our Everyday Lives. This is a free book signing and first come, first served.

Event Guidelines

Space is limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Gretchen will personalize copies with First Name ONLY.

NO memorabilia or additional items will be permitted. Book signing only.

NO video recording will be permitted. Candid photography will be permitted with assistance from the staff.

Special gift with proof of purchase from a Chapters, Indigo or Coles location of Better Than Before for the first 100 people on the day of the event.

See the Gretchen Rubin event invite on Facebook for more details.

March 2015 Events 


Royal Ontario Museum 

January 31-April 26, 2015

Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

 January 31-April 21, 2015

One of Canada’s most provocative authors, artists and cultural thinkers questions what our future holds with a collection of engaging and insightful art pieces on display at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art

The exhibition runs from January 31-April 26, 2015 at the ROM and from January 31-April 21 at MOCCA. Find out more details and get tickets from

The Narcissists Guide To Songwriting 

Marc Jordan 


March 13th, 2015

Liveact Theatre in Whitby Theatre presents 

world renowned Canadian songwriting talent 

Marc Jordan in concert and conversation!

Marc Jordan has written songs for Cher, Bette Midler, Natalie Cole, Diana Ross, Josh Groban, Jeff Healey and Joe Cocker, just to name a few, plus he's currently working on new material for Rod Stewart!  Can you imagine the stories Marc could tell? Well, now you can hear these stories for yourself in a special concert event!

Get your tickets for this interactive and entertaining event highlighting Marc's illustrious career as the creative genius behind many of the songs we all know and love!

Doors open at 5:30 pm. Buffet dinner served at 6:00 pm. Marc Jordan takes the stage at 7:45 pm. 

Visit the website to order your tickets and find out more details on the dinner and a show deal or call the Liveact Theatre office: 905-668-2229 or toll free: 877-426-5697 

Read about Marc Jordan's challenges dealing with dyslexia.

Follow @LiveActCa on Twitter

Like on Facebook

Subscribe to on YouTube

Literature For Life

March 10th, 2015

Fox and Fiddle on the Danforth 

Centennial College public relations students are hosting an evening event to #CelebrateImagination in support of the Literature For Life program!

Click here to get more event info and enjoy a great fundraising event with a live reading, raffle prizes, trivia scavenger hunt, themed food and drink, mingling and much more! Donations will go toward reading programs for young mothers to help them build literacy skills.

Read about Literature For Life's Women With Words Reading Circles Program and find out how sharing stories can encourage and empower young mothers and their children.

Follow @Literature4Life on Twitter 

Like Literature For Life on Facebook

Subscribe to Literature For Life on YouTube

February 2015 Events 

Author Andrew Pyper, Jenn and I just before we owned him at a game of Scrabble with the word "rooftops"!

The Book Lover's Ball and After Dark Party

February 5th, 2015

Toronto Reference Library 

The Toronto Public Library celebrates reading, readers and authors with their 10th Book Lover's Ball fundraiser and you can win a pair of tickets to their first ever After Dark Party

Check out the winner Jenn Annis' wonderful write-up recap of her evening partying at the After Dark Party! 

Follow @torontolibrary and @TPL_Foundation on Twitter

Like Toronto Public Library on Facebook

Subscribe to Toronto Public Library on YouTube

December 2014 Events


December 18, 2014

The Basement Revue

In support of Amnesty International's No More Stolen Sisters, Penguin Random House Canada releases a brave new anthology, Kwe: Standing With Our Sisters, edited by Joseph Boyden. 

All proceeds from the sale of Kwe will be donated to Amnesty International. The anthology is available for pre-order now in digital format for $2.99 wherever ebooks are sold. 

 Kwe is available in limited print edition at the Basement Revue at the Opera House located at 735 Queen Street East in Toronto on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Check out the Basement Revue Facebook Event for more details.

 A limited number of print editions will be available from Amnesty International's Book Club in the coming year.