Colson Whitehead at the AGO
Wednesday July 17 | 7:00PM - 8:30PM
Another Story Bookshop is pleased to support the Toronto launch of
The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead
Wednesday July 17 - Baillie Court, AGO
Special book & ticket combo ticket:
Talk + Book: Students $32 | Members $35 | Public $37
Admission only: 12/15/17
Click here to purchase tix
Featuring a conversation with Jael Richardson
Join Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Colson Whitehead for the launch of his latest book, The Nickel Boys.
Colson Whitehead is the author of The Underground Railroad, which in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review, as well as The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is also a Pulitzer Prize finalist and a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships. He lives in New York City.
Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Pluma Collective: A Reading from Filipino-Canadian Writers
Saturday July 20 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Filipino Heritage Month might be in June but we celebrate the diverse stories of Filipino-Canadians all year round! Join us at Another Story Bookshop for an intimate night of storytelling from the Pluma Collective, a collective of Filipino-Canadian writers in the Greater Toronto Area whose work spans genres and generations.
Hear from emerging and established writers like Maria Patricia Abuel, Nastasha Alli, Jennilee Austria, Miguel Leandro Gamboa, Yves Lamson, Alia Rasul, Eric Tigley, and Justine Abigail Yu.
Books by all writers will be available for purchase at the event.
We Three book launch
Thursday September 05 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Doors at 7 PM
Live Performance from Babia Majora at 7:30 PM
Chapter Reading at 7:45 PM
Book Signing at 8 PM
General Mingling until 9
There will be a Pay What You Can cover at the door ($5 suggested). All funds collected going to support the Native Youth Sexual Health Network.
No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Snacks will be available, with gluten-free, dairy free, and vegan options.
There is a stop gap ramp and e-door for entry, but unfortunately Another Story does not have a wheelchair accessible bathroom. The nearest no-stair bathroom is at Round the Horn, a block north from the location - there is an existing agreement that Another Story customers are welcomed there for bathroom use.
ASL is not currently planned but may be available on request.
Jasbina “Jassie” Dhillon has been sent to a performing arts-based summer camp, but she’s certain that she doesn’t have a single talent.
Jassie knows her parents are worried, since she’s struggling at school and failing at making any real friends. But camp seems just like it’s going to be more of the same, only without online TV shows to fall back on.
To Jassie’s surprise, she quickly connects with two other campers, a trouble-making poet named Syd and a shy guitarist named Ams. The problem is, Ams and Syd can’t seem to stand each other. To make matters even worse, Jassie is developing romantic feelings for both of them.
Just as Jassie is worried she may need to choose one over the other, Ams and Syd start to get along — a little bit too well. When Ams and Syd admit they have feelings for each other, Jassie is sure she’s missed her chance at both love and friendship. But then both share that they’re attracted to Jassie too.
Rather than letting themselves get stuck in a love triangle, the trio decides to all date one another. Instead of a couple, they become a triad.
The three spend the remainder of their time at camp learning how to build and maintain a relationship that’s unique to them. And they do it all while navigating gossip, jealousy, and preparing for the end of summer talent show.
Sister Language by Martha Baillie and Christina Baillie
Wednesday September 18 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Another Story Bookshop presents the Toronto launch of
By Christina Baillie and Martha Baillie
Wednesday, September 18th @7pm
292 Brunswick Ave
Free – all welcome
Featuring a reading by Martha Baillie and Christina Baillie, and conversation with Mike Hoolboom
Music by the Sister Language Quartet featuring Jonno Lightstone, Brian Katz, George Coller and Nick Fraser
Published by Pedlar Press
Michael Crummey "The Innocents"
Monday September 23 | 7:00PM - 9:00PM
The Innocents by Michael Crummey
Monday, September 23rd at 7pm
Gladstone Hotel - Melody Bar
1214 Queen St West
Free- all welcome
Published by Doubleday Canada
A brother and sister are orphaned in an isolated cove on Newfoundland's northern coastline. Their home is a stretch of rocky shore governed by the feral ocean, by a relentless pendulum of abundance and murderous scarcity. Still children with only the barest notion of the outside world, they have nothing but the family's boat and the little knowledge passed on haphazardly by their mother and father to keep them.
As they fight for their own survival through years of meagre catches and storms and ravaging illness, it is their fierce loyalty to each other that motivates and sustains them. But as seasons pass and they wade deeper into the mystery of their own natures, even that loyalty will be tested.
This novel is richly imagined and compulsively readable, a riveting story of hardship and survival, and an unflinching exploration of the bond between brother and sister. By turns electrifying and heartbreaking, it is a testament to the bounty and barbarity of the world, to the wonders and strangeness of our individual selves.
MICHAEL CRUMMEY is the author of a memoir, Newfoundland: Journey into a Lost Nation; three books of poetry including Arguments with Gravity, winner of the Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Poetry; and a book of short stories, Flesh & Blood. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the 2001 Scotiabank Giller Prize; and his second novel, The Wreckage, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His third novel, Galore, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Canada and the Caribbean) and was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. His most recent novel, Sweetland, was also a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Kai Cheng Thom "I Hope We Choose Love"
Saturday September 28 | 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Another Story Bookshop and Arsenal Pulp Press present the Toronto launch of
“I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girls Notes from the End of the World”
By Kai Cheng Thom
Saturday, September 28th @5pm
1101 Bloor St West
Featuring a reading by Kai Cheng Thom and special guests Anthony Oliveira and Gwen Benaway
Co-sponsored by The Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto
Free – all welcome
What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of faith?
In a heartbreaking yet hopeful collection of personal essays and prose poems, blending the confessional, political, and literary, acclaimed poet and essayist Kai Cheng Thom dives deep into the questions that haunt social movements today. With the author's characteristic eloquence and honesty, I Hope We Choose Love proposes heartfelt solutions on the topics of violence, complicity, family, vengeance, and forgiveness. Taking its cues from contemporary thought leaders in the transformative justice movement such as adrienne maree brown and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, this provocative book is a call for nuance in a time of political polarization, for healing in a time of justice, and for love in an apocalypse.
Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, and psychotherapist in Toronto. Her novel Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir was released by Metonymy Press in 2016. Her first poetry book, a place called No Homeland, and her children's picture book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea, illustrated by Kai Yun Ching and Wai-Yant Li, were both published by Arsenal Pulp Press in 2017. An essay collection entitled I Hope We Choose Love is forthcoming in 2019. Kai Cheng won the Writers' Trust of Canada's Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers in 2017.