Festival News: Find love at The Word On The Street

Last year, a festival visitor regaled us with her tale of finding love at The Word On The Street, and we were inspired!

Our visitor had seen a photo that was posted on our website of herself reading a book to her son at The Word On The Street. She contacted us asking if she could have a copy of it. We, of course, said yes! When she arrived at the office, she was so happy and overwhelmed because The Word On The Street holds a very special place in her heart. She told us that she and her husband had fallen in love at The Word On The Street. They spent their first date wandering the Festival together, and have been happily together for almost a decade. Each year, they return to the Festival with their son to celebrate both their anniversary and their son’s birthday — as it always falls around The Word On The Street!

After hearing her story (our hearts melted!) a light bulb went off in our heads — What better place is there for a booklover to fall in love then at The Word On The Street, a literary haven?! This year, we want to be your matchmaker! We are providing you with the chance to declare your love of books and your desire to find love at the same time — both very important pieces of information! Visit any of our 5 Information Booths, to pick up one of these buttons:

look for others wearing the same, and then, let the magic begin! Discuss your favourite Canadian books, attend an author reading, browse the largest outdoor bookstore — if this isn’t a recipe for a booklover’s perfect first date, we don’t know what is.

For those who would just like to declare their love of books, don’t worry we got you covered too. This button can also be found at each of our 5 Information Booths.

While you’re there, make sure to check out our other new merchandise items this year. We have an exciting selection for you, including t-shirts, coffee mugs, magnetic poetry and more! Oh my! As a not-for-profit organization, all proceeds from merchandise sales directly support our efforts to continue bringing Toronto a free, literary festival. Not only may you fall in love at The Word On The Street, and its guaranteed The Word On The Street will love you for your support!

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