Wandering the stacks with space superstars: Bookishness for August 19, 2013

“Once again I’m struck by the range of perspectives on the city… A novel and a memoir each tackle questions of identity; a volume of poetry connects an iconic Canadian artist to urban life; a book of photographs invites us to really look at the city around us; and a second novel paints an intimate portrait of a marriage. They all make for wonderful reading, and I congratulate these very fine writers.” City Librarian Jane Pyper on 2013’s Toronto Book Awards finalists.

The urge to wander
A visit to the Prelinger Library in San Francisco.

Yet another e-vortex into which you can disappear
We’re on Pinterest!

Celestial event
Mark your calendars, “Canadian space superstar” Chris Hadfield will be at the Toronto Reference Library on December 9th. Tickets available starting November 11th.

 A bonanza of excess
What to expect when you’re expecting the Ex.