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    Books, Snacks and March Break Plans

    Books, Snacks and March Break Plans

    We’re kicking off March break with a fervent nod to our childhoods. We’re hosting a book fair!

    Don't tell me you're not yearning for the days when you went to school book fairs with a pocket full of coins, wide eyes, and a burning desire to buy reading materials? Well yearn no more, fellow book nerds! Saturday, March 11th from 10am to 5pm we will be hosting the good humans from Little Ghosts Books, Happily Ever After Books, Aaron Millard Illustration and The Sidekick! Swing by and peruse works of horror, romance, greeting cards and much more! Not to mention some special spooky and romantic treats from our favourite Lured Bake Shop and fresh hot coffee from The Sidekick!

    For those of you who are interested in a little more details about these folks, I’ve put together a few words about our guests so you can plan your visit and check out their goods beforehand! 

    Little Ghosts: A Good Story Will Haunt You

    Little Ghosts

    Our pal and fellow small business owner Chris Krawczyk opened Canada’s first horror genre book shop in April of last year on Dundas St. West in Toronto. It’s an adorably spooky little spot with big black bookcases, a rolling library ladder and a 12 foot tall skeleton on the back patio. Little details pepper the shop with frightful intentionality; a wall of disembodied hands here, a coffin shaped mirror there. With a focus on small and independent works, Little Ghosts has created a wonderful and inclusive space for anyone seeking a literary thrill. 

    Happily Ever After Books: A Bookstore For Romantics

    Happily Ever After Books

    In the beautiful realm of unlikely friendships, Happily Ever After Books was introduced to us through Little Ghosts! Not having a brick-and-mortar shop themselves, Happily Ever After has done pop-ups at the horror book shop forming a perfectly adorable meeting of niche literary interests. A new business as well, owner Jenny believes in the life changing ability of books and hopes to deliver everyone their own style of happily ever after.

    The Sidekick: Comic Shop & Cafe

    The Sidekick

    A Leslieville, Toronto staple for the coffee and comic book curious! The Sidekick offers up a variety of in-house roasted coffees, drinks & snacks alongside their ever growing comic & graphic novel selections. Go for a coffee and a comic, stay for a beer and a sandwich!

    Aaron Millard: Illustration & Cards

    Aaron Millard

    Illustrator and pun enthusiast, Aaron creates whimsical greeting cards to surprise and delight any recipient. With their familiar characters and plays on words his work is adorable and fun.

    Looking to round out your Wolfe Island plans this weekend? Check out The Hotel Friday night for collaborative music with Joyful Joyful, Michael C. Duguay & New Hermitage. After you come to Fishtale on Saturday and buy a book & a cookie, consider sneaking in to see the Heather Haynes Art Exhibit when the Hotel opens at 4pm!