Bookmarks: April 28th

It’s Friday, Savvy Readers, which means that it’s time for a new Bookmarks post! If you’re new to The Savvy Reader, this is where we share the fun book news, photos, and links that we’ve come across in the past week. And let me just say: there are some fun events happening across Canada this weekend! So, pull out your calendar and continue reading!

1. Authors for Indies Day is This Weekend

Authors for Indies April 29

Photo via: Authors for Indies

Did you know? This weekend you can support your favourite local author AND indie bookstore at the same time! For the third year in a row, authors participating in Authors for Indies will visit their local independent bookstore(s) and help out. It’s a great day full of author meetings and book buying — what more could you want on a Saturday afternoon? Don’t miss Authors for Indies this Saturday April 29th. Click here to find a participating store.

2. The Handmaid’s Tale Premieres on April 30th on Bravo

The Handmaid's Tale Bravo TV Adaptation

Photo via: CBC News

The TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood‘s Canadian classic, The Handmaid’s Tale, is premiering in Canada on Sunday. CBC News covers the road to its release here. Have you read The Handmaid’s Tale? Are you planning on tuning in?

3. Gabourey Sidibe Announces Upcoming Appearance in Toronto

Heads up, Gabourey Sidibe fans! The talented actress tweeted out this week that she’ll be in conversation with writer Anne T. Donahue in Toronto on May 15th. Gabourey will be chatting about her new book This is Just My Face (Try Not to Stare). Learn more about the book here.

4. Win: A Special Edition of The Women in the Castle

The Women in the Castle Jessica Shattuck Special Edition Historical Fiction Giveaway

You know we love to end these posts with something fun! This week we’re so excited to share that our friends at HarperCollins Canada are giving away a very special edition of Jessica Shattuck‘s The Women in the Castle. With a beautiful keepsake box and lots of extra material, you won’t want to miss out on a chance to win this. Click here to learn more about the book and here to enter to win it!

Alright, Savvy Readers! We have a busy weekend ahead of us. Let us know if you end up checking out Authors for Indies and/or The Handmaid’s Tale in the comments below or on Twitter @SavvyReader!


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