Tuesday, September 17, 2013

at The Fairmont Royal York
100 Front St W, Toronto, ON

Monday, September 30, 2013

at The Fairmont Hotel
900 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC


6:30 to 7:45 PM: Cocktail reception

7:45 to 9 PM: Bookstravaganza event

9:05 to 9:30 PM:  Book signing

Please call 1.877.422.2292 
Tickets are $30 + tax.

(Includes a 1 year subscription [12 issues] to Chatelaine – Canada’s #1 magazine, valued at $12.95)

If you love books, you’ll love Bookstravaganza.

Exciting events for avid readers that showcase this fall’s must-read books, these evenings feature a cocktail reception, bestselling authors, plus a gift bag filled with books and fabulous goodies. Gift bag valued at over $100.


Featured Authors in Toronto

Wayne Johnston

The Son of a Certain Woman by Wayne Johnston

The Son of a Certain Woman

by Wayne Johnston

Wayne Johnston was born and raised in the St. John’s area of Newfoundland. His nationally bestselling novels include The Custodian of ParadiseThe Navigator of New York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which was an international bestseller and will be made into a film. Johnston is also the author of an award-winning and bestselling memoir, Baltimore’s Mansion. He lives in Toronto.

Mary Swan

My Ghosts by Mary Swan

My Ghosts

by Mary Swan

Mary Swan’s first novel, The Boys in the Trees, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2008 and for the Amazon First Novel Award. She is the winner of the 2001 O. Henry Award for short fiction and is the author of the novella The Deep, a finalist for the Canada/Caribbean Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, and the collection Emma’s Hands. Her work has appeared in several Canadian literary magazines and anthologies, including Malahat Review and Best Canadian Stories, as well as in American publications such as Ploughshares, Harvard Review, Zoetrope and Harper’s Magazine. She lives with her family in Guelph, Ontario.

Featured Authors in Vancouver

Mary Novik

Muse by Mary Novak


by Mary Novik

Mary Novik’s debut novel Conceit, about the daughter of the poet John Donne, was hailed as “a magnificent novel of seventeenth-century London” by The Globe and Mail. Chosen as a book of the year by both Quill & Quire and The Globe and MailConceit was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller and won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Canada Reads named Conceit one of The Top 40 Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. Mary lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and can be found at

Roberta Rich

The Harem Midwife by Roberta Rich

The Harem Midwife

by Roberta Rich

Roberta Rich divides her time between Vancouver and Colima, Mexico. She is a former family law lawyer. Her first novel, the bestselling The Midwife of Venice, has been published to acclaim in thirteen territories, including the U.S., the UK, Germany, Spain and Brazil. Visit Roberta at

Rosie Daykin

Butter Baked Goods by Rosie Daykin

Butter Baked Goods

by Rosie Daykin

Rosie Daykin, owner of Butter Baked Goods, is a passionate home baker who had dreamed of opening a bakery since she was six years old. After a successful career as an interior designer, she transformed her favorite hobby into a phenomenal success story when she opened Butter Baked Goods in 2007. The bakery now operates in two locations in Vancouver B.C., and Butter’s baked goodies can be found at over 300 retail locations across North America. Rosie lives in Vancouver with her husband, Paul; their daughter, India; two fat cats; and a small dog.