Introducing Read The North: A History of CanLit, As Told By Toronto's Favourite Book Festival

Read The North by The Word On The Street
It's the behind-the-scenes look into the workings of Canada's literary industry you've always wanted, a deep dive into publishing, bookselling, and writing. Tune in to Read The North, a history of CanLit, as told by Toronto's favourite book festival!Since 1990, The Word On The Street (a.k.a. "WOTS") has featured books by Canadian and Indi  ...  See more
Apr 26 2022

[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

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