[intro music - ambient indie/electronic by composer James Ellercamp]
Rebecca Diem: Coming soon, READ THE NORTH, a podcast mini-series exploring CanLit, brought to you by Toronto’s favourite book festival.
Cory Doctorow: I've written some 20 books. I grew up in Toronto. I worked at the first Word On The Street at Bakka Books, back when it was on Queen Street.
Alana Wilcox: We're heading downstairs to the printing part of Coach House. [squeaky stairs]
Carolyn Taylor: You know, they were really point blank about it and said, 'Carolyn, we're living in a city where there are people who are intimidated to go into a bookstore.'
Anju Gogia: I've been doing this work for a very long time, and a lot of it has been behind the scenes, and a lot of it is really hard work. Bookselling is a grind, i