From an author to a bookseller: Happy Birthday Book City!
Book City was turning 40 this Saturday October 1st and they offered 30% off on ALL BOOKS in their four locations (fiction, non-fiction, children's books, guides, etc) all day long. Their ads must have been very effective! So many people went to check info on their website site that it crashed on the day before!
I loooove Book City, and not just because they've carried my guides from the beginning. Love the fun selection we can always count on in the front store, love the themed tables, love the deals, and above all, love the fact that they've been able to survive in a very competitive industry by being a strong presence in their neighbourhood.
As a gift to Book City and their customers, in the coming weeks I will post FREE excerpts of fours walks around the four Book City stores included in Toronto Urban Strolls 2. This should give you even more excuses to visit these fantastic independent bookstores!
So, below is my DANFORTH Back Lanes Stroll (Stroll #13 in Toronto Urban Strolls 2), which you can combine with a visit to Book City at 348 Danforth Avenue. (Posted Sept. 30, 2016)
Click here for THE BEACH Soothing Stroll (Stroll #12 in Toronto Urban Strolls 2), which you can combine with a visit to Book City at 1950 Queen Street East. (Posted Oct. 29, 2016)
By the way, my warehouse tells me that I'm down to 80 copies of the 5,000 copies I printed of Toronto Urban Strolls 2. I won't do a second edition just yet as I'm currently busy working on my new walking guide Toronto Street Art Strolls (to be released in Spring 2017). Another thing to celebrate!