Bookishness: Week of April 9, 2012

What we like to read in bed E-books, apparently. According to a just released Pew study of e-reading, American readers now favour e-books as their preferred method of reading in bed (at 45%, with books just behind at 43%).

Books to be devoured While the idea of eating a book after reading it makes me cringe, I will admit that the pasta book that tops this list of unusual book designs is quite lovely, and quite probably delicious.

What the stories look like Chip Kidd (and his skanky mic) on book design.


via Brain Pickings

Cormarama Tuesday night’s fundraiser for Toronto novelist and bookseller Derek McCormack promises music, merriment, and awesome raffle prizes. Plus, of course, the warm glow of giving (and booze). April 10, The Garrison, 1197 Dundas St. W, 7:30-midnight, PWYC/$10.

Jamaica 50 #1 The first in the Toronto Public Library’s Jamaica 50 series (a celebration of 50 years of Jamaican independence) kicks off this weekend with writer Peta-Gaye Nash at the Maria Shchuka branch, 1745 Eglinton Ave. W, Saturday April 14, 2-3:30 pm, free.