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Combine the human desire to know (Aristotle) with the joy found in good conversation (Montaigne) and a wish to share the results, and you have the idea behind why I host and produce The Biblio File.

"I want to learn as much as I can about 'the book,' and to communicate what I learn, to those who share my interest. The best way to do this, I figure - in addition to reading a lot - is to question and engage with authors, yes, but also book publishers, booksellers, book editors, book collectors, book makers, book scholars, book critics, book designers, book publicists, literary agents. Bibliophiles. People who, like me, love books."

The results are here for you to listen to.

Feedback or suggestions? Please email me at notabenebeale@gmail.com 

Sep 7, 2010

 

W. McAllister (Mac) Johnson is a retired professor of art history at the University of Toronto. Some years ago he donated his collection of close to 1000 scholarly, art historical titles to the Carleton University Library in Ottawa.  The collection is unusual in that it was assembled not by titles, but by...


Sep 7, 2010

Jack Rabinovitch is a philanthropist best known for founding the annual Scotia Bank Giller Prize (named after his late wife, Doris Giller, a former literary columnist and editor at the Toronto Star)for best Canadian novel. Rabinovitch, a reporter and speechwriter who later turned to business, making his fortune in food...