Book Scene: Ethics and Events

OJ's book is out, and local booksellers are picking sides - to shelve or not to shelve, that is the question. According to a recent poll on abe.com readers and booksellers find it distasteful, so hopefully it won't be an issue for long - books that don't sell are a waste of space. Much like OJ.

In the US, the out-of-left-field National Book Award nominees and winners mirrored the small publishers coup here for the Gillers and GGs. So don't feel bad if your novels doesn't attract a big name publisher - the little guys are so now.

Events this week -

Thursday, the 23rd TINARS presents Homas Homer-Dixon, author of The Upside of Down, lecturing on "Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization" Innis Town Hall, 730-10p, 5$ (tickets at Pages).

This Sunday, Coach House Books launches The State of the Arts: Living With Culture in Toronto, volume two of the uTOpia series.

The event should be pretty sweet - it's at the Gladstone Hotel and will feature talks on 'official' and 'unofficial' art, craftiness, and music performances from More or Les, The Phonemes, and Scarborough A/V. 2-11p, 5$.


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