Penguin Random House Canada at Inspire!


INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair is Canada’s book exposition for all things print and digital. This year’s instalment takes place November 13- 16, 2014 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The listing below highlights all of the events happening at the Penguin Random House Canada Indigo Booth, Booth #702 and 800 over the weekend.

Books will be for sale. We do not have any signing/book restrictions at our booth unless otherwise noted below

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Friday, November 14

10:00 a.m. CBC Hour – CBC personalities Peter Mansbridge and Terry O’Reilly signing copies of their books One on One and The Age of Persuasion

10:00 a.m. Children’s activities featuring Junie B. Jones activity sheets and Edie’s Ensembles paper dolls

10:30 a.m. CBC Hour – CBC personalities Gillian Deacon and David Halton signing copies of their books Naked Imperfection andDispatches from the Front

11:00 a.m. Kelley Armstrong signing copies of her best-selling novels Sea of Shadows and Omens

11:30 a.m. Story time with Gillian Deacon

12:30 p.m. Story time with Kyo Maclear reading Julia, Child

1:00 p.m. Kit Pearson signing copies of Penguin Canada’s Puffin Classics series

1:00 p.m. Children’s activities featuring Llama Llama

2:00 p.m. Roch Carrier signing copies of his iconic book The Hockey Sweater

2:00 p.mStory time with Meg Tilly reading The Snowy Day

3:00 p.m. Kristine Barnett signing copies of her bestselling book The Spark

3:00 p.m. Knitting Session with Debbie Macomber (for contest winners only)

3:00 p.m. Dr. Seuss Hour with Cat in the Hat and activity kits for The LoraxOh the Places You’ll Go

4:00 p.m. Debbie Macomber signing copies of her latest books

4:00 p.m. Lainey Gossip Bookclub – Elaine Lui shares her Book Picks for the season

4:00 p.m. Children’s activities featuring The Day the Crayons Quit activity kit and postcards for An Armadillo In Paris

5:00 p.m. Robyn Doolittle signing copies of her bestselling book Crazy Town

5:00 p.m. Children’s activities featuring Secret Life of Squirrels

6:00 p.m. Anne Rice signing copies of her latest book Prince Lestat

Anne Rice will be able to sign a maximum of 3 items per person, one of which must be Prince Lestat. She will be able to personalize only one item and will not be available for posed photos.


Saturday, November 15

10:00 a.m.  Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Sean Michaels signing copies of his winning book Us Conductors

10:00 a.m. Children’s activities featuring Maisy Mouse activity kit

11:00 a.m. Eric Walters signing copies of his latest books Rule of Three and Walking Home

11:00 a.m. Sample delicious recipe from Angela Liddon’s Oh She Glows

11:00 a.m. Meet the Characters, including Spot and The Berenstain Bears

12:00 p.m. Peter Robinson and Maureen Jennings signing copies of their latest bestsellers Abattoir Blues and No Known Grave

1:00 p.m. Neil Pasricha signing copies of his latest bestselling books The Book of AwesomeThe Book of Even More Awesome, and The Book of Holiday Awesome

1:00 p.mJoin Claire Cameron for a Book Club discussion of The Bear and her “survival” Book Club picks.

1:00 p.m. Dr. Seuss Hour with Cat in the Hat and activity kits for The LoraxOh the Places You’ll Go

2:00 p.m. Astronaut Chris Hadfield signing copies of his new bestseller You Are Here

2:00 p.m. Sample delicious recipe from Ina Garten’s newest cookbook Make It Ahead

3:00 p.m. Children’s activities feature Tundra’s Nancy Knows Memory Cards

4:00 p.m. Celebrate Margaret Atwood’s 75th Birthday with a birthday cake!

5:00 p.m. Bestselling author Sylvia Day signing copies of her books Bared to YouReflected in You, and Entwined in You

Sylvia Day will personalize a maximum of two copies, and autograph any additional copies.

Sunday, November 16

11:00 a.m. Elaine Lui signing copies of her book Listen to the Squawking Chicken

11:00 a.m. Sample delicious recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Plenty More

11:00 a.m. Jon Klassen activity kits for his bestselling books I Want My Hat Back and This Is Not My Hat

11:30 a.m. Jowita Bydlowska and Eva Stachniak signing copies of their latest books Drunk Mom and Empress of the Night

12:00 p.m. Tosca Reno signing copies of her latest book The Start Here Diet

12:00 p.m. Cybele Young reading from Nancy Knows

1:00 p.m. Bestselling author Deborah Harkness signing copies of her latest book in the All Souls Trilogy, Book of Life

1:00 p.m. Meet the Characters and Frozen activities

2:00 p.m. Sample delicious recipe from Michael Smith’s latest cookbook Family Meals

2:00 p.m. Dr. Seuss Hour with Cat in the Hat and activity kits for The LoraxOh the Places You’ll Go

4:30 p.m. Anthony De Sa signing copies of his latest book Kicking the Sky