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Toronto book fair won't return for second year

Sorry, book lovers: There will be no new edition of the Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair, which debuted last November. Though the event's website still sets a November 20-22 return date, the organizers say they "were not able to secure a timely commitment from exhibitors regarding their participation for a second year," according to a statement.

Between 20,000 and 25,000 attendees were at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for last year's inaugural event. Despite appearances by 400 authors - most notably, Margaret Atwood, William Gibson, and Anne Rice - the festival drew lower-than-expected attendance numbers and mixed reviews.

Photo via Inspire on Facebook.


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