Authors at Harbourfront Centre will host a 30th birthday tribute to Toronto indie bookstore This Ain’t the Rosedale Library on Sept. 16. Torontonians are invited to celebrate the store’s longevity with readings from bill bissett, Lee Ann Brown, Eileen Myles, Stuart Ross, and Jowi Taylor. Jazz FM’s Jaymz Bee will host the event, and storeowner Charlie Huisken will talk about his three decades of bookselling.
The celebration will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in Harbourfront Centre’s Brigantine Room, and an after party will be held in the bookstore’s new neighbourhood of Kensington Market at Supermarket. (This Ain’t moved from its longstanding location in the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood in May 2008.)
It’s worth noting that the celebration will come only eight days after a more sober 30th birthday celebration: Pages’ send-off bash, Afterword: A Celebration of 30 Years, which will be held at the Gladstone Hotel on Sept. 8.