Monday, 26 September 2011

Word on the Street 2011 - Kitchener

Yesterday daughter and I went to Victoria Park in downtown Kitchener, Ontario for The Word on the Street.  This was much larger than last year and I much preferred the set up.  This year, the booths were arranged in a large square with all the booths on the inside and we walked around the outside edge, rather than a main street arrangment as last year.  We didn't stop for any readings as the authors we were interested in, we had heard last week at the Eden Mills Writer's Festival.  Several of the booths features some of the same authors and publishers that I spoke with last week along Publisher's Way at the same Festival.

We did do very well with our book buying.  In total we spent $20.00 for the following:

Used books from The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region.  I bought these books with my father in mind.

All four by James Axler, from his Death Hands series.

Neutron Solstice
Pony Soldiers
Dectra Chain

Next we stopped at the booth set up by Chapters. My books as were marked down to $1.00.

Daemon by Daniel Suarez
The Amalgamation Polka by Stephen Wright
Clear: A Transparent Novel by Nicola Barker (had to buy this as the cover image insisted)
Very Valentine: A Novel by Adriana Trigiani (several bloggers that I follow rave about Adriana's books, and I had intended to read something by her)

These are daughter's selections from Chapters.  Four cost $1.00 and Vlad cost $5.99 .

Vlad: The Last Confession by C.C. Humphreys
Victorine by Maude Hutchins
Demon Chick by Marilyn Kaye
Indigara by Tanith Lee
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange

Kitchener Public Library was selling books that had been removed from circulation.  For myself:
Dancing Feathers by Christel Kleitsch & Paul Stephens
The Generals by Simon Scarrow (for my father)
The Machine's Child by Kage Baker

These are daughter's selections from the library:

Above Ground : A Jack Taggart Mystery by Don Easton
A different Kind of Heat by Antonio Pagliarulo
Chosen by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Reincarnation by Suzanne Weyn

Did you visit one of the venues for The Word on the Street ?  Which one, what did you think, which authors did you hear read?
Please leave a comment or a link to your post.

Report from Vancouver location:

Author Pam Withers post these comments at Tundra's blog, Talking with Tundra.


Sherrie said...

Hi Heather,
Looks like you and daughter got some great books. Wish we had something like this here. Sounds like lots of fun. My Needlework Tuesday is posted. Started a new doily. Have a great day!

Just Books

Paulina said...

Looks like you got quite a good haul from the festival! Sorry I missed seeing you at the Literacy Group booth I was there early in the day.