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Book-themed bar Famous Last Words to open in Toronto

14225540_303625980000592_5314173009901355387_nFor readers looking for a casual haunt to sit down with a good book and a drink (or writers looking for a few strong ounces of liquid creativity)‚ Toronto’s Junction neighbourhood will soon be home to a literary-themed bar‚ slated to open Oct. 14.

Famous Last Words – echoing CanLit legend Timothy Findley’s 1981 novel of the same name – will feature craft cocktails “with a literary twist‚” with book-inspired names like The English PatientCryptonomiconThe Perks of Being a Wallflower‚ and Fahrenheit 451. The bar’s bookish decor includes a Scrabble-tile-topped bar‚ bookshelf wallpaper‚ washrooms for Jane Austens or Oscar Wildes‚ typewriters‚ and‚ of course‚ plenty of paperbacks to browse on a bar-spanning book wall.