It’s Friday, Savvy Readers, and you know what that means! It’s an all new edition of Bookmarks for you, filled with all the latest bookish news, links, and photos! Read on to catch up on what you missed this week!
1. Giller Prize Longlist Revealed
Image: Scotiabank Giller Prize
The Giller Prize longlist was announced this week! It’s an amazing list, with books like Transit by Rachel Cusk and We’ll All Be Burnt in Our Beds Some Night by Joel Thomas Hynes. See the full list here, and share your predictions in the comments!
2. You could live in the Brontë sisters’ childhood home!
The childhood home of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Bronte is up for sale! The 1802 home was converted into a café by the current owners, but is now on the market. Curl up with Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights in this historic home! Click here to read more about Yorkshire home.
3. Watch Now: New Trailer for Murder on the Orient Express
If you can’t contain your excitement for the movie adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, you’ll be happy to know a second trailer has been released! A murder occurs on the famous Orient Express, and detective Hercle Poirot must find the killer among the passengers. Click here to watch the tantatlizing new trailer! And be sure to read the book before the movie comes out!
4. The Toronto Book Garden Opens
Image: Metro News
The Toronto Harbourfront just got a bit more literary! This weekend, a new book-themed garden will open to the public. This garden will honour the past winners of the Toronto Book Award with an engraved stone with the authors’ names and winning books.
The garden will open at an unveiling ceremony this Sunday, September 24 at Queens Quay terminal. Click here for more details. And while you’re down there…
5. Word on the Street Toronto
This Sunday in Toronto is Word on the Street! In case you haven’t heard of it, Word on the Street is a celebration of literacy and the written word – a festival we can get behind! The day features author sessions, readings, workshops and lots of discounted books!
HarperCollins Canada will be having a HUGE book sale at the festival, so be sure to head down to the Toronto Harboufront Centre to see what deals you can find! Sound interesting? Click here for all the details. See you on Sunday!
That’s it for this week, Savvy Readers! We hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s book news. Share your thoughts on this week’s news on Twitter @SavvyReader or in the comments below!
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