Tag Archives: Toronto

Every Book Is A Surprise

The Monkey’s Paw is Toronto’s self-described “most idiosyncratic secondhand bookshop”. So it’s not surprising that owner Stephen Fowler commissioned the creation of the Biblio-mat random book dispenser. The automat for books arbitrarily metes out improbably diverse titles that would normally … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Canada, Tech | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Future of Print

Epilogue: The Future of Print is a wonderful short documentary about the world of books and print media. It’s also an affectionate and passionate encomium to printers, booksellers and books. The film, by Hanah Ryu Chung, is built around a … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Canada, ebooks, Writing | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Don’t Be Evil (or rude)

Somehow we missed National Etiquette Week (May 7-11), but thanks to Toronto’s Christopher Rouleau from The Urban Etiquette Project we can politely make amends. Back in December 2011, Rouleau launched the Toronto Etiquette Project, which involved a set of hand-out … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Tourism | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

We Love Margaret Atwood (even more)

The prophetic, bestselling author Margaret Atwood is galvanizing public support for striking library workers in Toronto, Canada, while challenging shortsighted proposed cuts to library budgets. This week, Ms. Atwood said that “People support libraries, but sometimes don’t understand that it … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Canada, Libraries | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

RedBall (not Bull) Project

New York City-based Kurt Perschke ia an artist who works in collage, print, sculpture, video and public installation. His best known work, the very fun RedBall Project, is a global, traveling street art project that has playfully infiltrated Chicago, Toronto, … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Asia, Canada, Europe, USA | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Bookstore at Night

Sean and Lisa Ohlenkamp, owners of Type bookstore on Queen Street in Toronto, Canada, spent many sleepless nights producing this charming little stop-motion video of their bookstore at night. They did have the assistance of a crew of twenty-five volunteers … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Bookstore Tourism, Canada, Film | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Toronto : The Good Bike Project

Urban dwellers are well acquainted with the sight of abandoned bicycles that stay locked to poles for months, rusting away and slowly being stripped of all of their parts. In Toronto, Caroline Macfarlane and Vanessa Nicholas decided to do something about it. … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Canada | Tagged | Leave a comment

The City Limits

Dominic Boudeault shot this wonderful timelapse montage titled Timelapse—The City Limits from late 2010 through early 2011 in Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Chicago and New York City.

Posted in Canada, Film, Photography, Tourism, USA | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Toronto Noir (for free)

Okay, I admit it, I didn’t know jack about John McFetridge until this year. That’s not too surprising; he’s not all that well-known below the 49th parallel. But that’s easily remedied; run out and get one of his books today. Not sure … Continue reading

Posted in Books, Canada | Tagged , | 1 Comment