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Our New Contest

In contests on July 28, 2011 at 12:39 am

It's our new contest! At first glance these photos won’t seem like they have much to do with one another. Its your job in 350 words or less, to tell us a story of how these photos are connected. Send us your story by Sept 8th to with "Contest" in the subject line. We’ll judge them & pick a winner. Prizes you may ask? Books & notoriety, of course!



In uncategorized on July 20, 2011 at 7:56 pm
On this episode of Books For Breakfast, we introduce David K, out new online web producer, and his zombie nightmares. Also Kelly gives a review on Chronicles of Harris Burdick, rambling ramen noodle haikus, and Talking to Bookstores with Mandy at Waterloo’s Words Worth Books.

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The Notes:

David K has a nightmare of being a zombie.

Guelph’s own Artisanal got a review in Where to Eat in Canada (Oberon Press) by Anne Hardy.

Kelly gives a review on Chronicles of Harris Burdick (Houghton Mifflin) by Chris Van Allsburg.

Art on the Street in Guelph is happening this Saturday – July 16. Bookshelf alumni Dawn Matheson will be showing an installation entitled Slumber Party: Storytime Edition as part of the 1Mile2 Project.


Our round table discussion on what make a good bookstore. Some say smell. I myself say use of architecture.

We also dig into the quarterly magazine Lucky Peach by MomoFuku’s David Chang. Highlights include a centerfold info-graphic on how to prepare eggs and rambling ramen noodle haikus.

Our main feature is an interview as part of our Talking to Bookstores segment with Mandy at Waterloo’s Words Worth Books. What makes a great bookstore? Let us know.

This weeks bookclub recommendations are:

Curfew by Jesse Ball (Random House)

The City and the City by China Mieville (Random House)

The Feed by M.T. Anderson (Walker Books)

We talk a little of independent publisher Gaspereau Press and Dance with Dragons by Goerge R.R. Martin.

And we conclude this episode with a new contest. We will provide you with two distinct images and you have to come up with a story on how they connect in 350 words. Pictures and details to follow.