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Event photos: Christian Bok as Santa, Mark Breslin with Ralph Benmergui

The book world is just starting to shake itself awake after the holidays, so here are a couple of photos from events that happened before the break.


Avast! Canada’s Dada bard has a Santa hat: Coach House published a revised edition of Christian Bök’s “univocular” work Eunoia, and celebrated the re-launch at Toronto’s Supermarket on Dec. 15 with readings from Andrew Pyper, Ken Babstock, Darren Wershler, Priscilla Uppal, and Bök himself, pictured here wearing the finest in Maple Leafs headgear. (Photo by Rick/Simon, courtesy of Coach House Books)

Breslin & Benmergui 2

We assume they’re laughing on the inside: JAZZ FM host and occasional comic Ralph Benmergui interviewed Yuk Yuk’s head honcho Mark Breslin at a This is Not a Reading Series event at the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto on Dec. 9 to launch The Yuk Yuk’s Guide To Canadian Stand-up (HarperCollins Canada). Above: Breslin (left) takes Benmergui step-by-step through the comedy “rule of three.” (Photo by Chris Reed, courtesy of HarperCollins Canada)