Today, the second day of Congress 2010, dawned cloudy with a little rain following a sunny Friday at Concordia University in Montreal. After arriving on Thursday to set up the booth, the book fair for Congress 2010 opened its doors Friday morning, and despite the cloudy weather today, conference attendees are browsing the variety of books that the publishers have set out for display.
Friday saw a lot of attendees and other interested people coming to the UTP booth to check out what new titles we have to offer. Several authors attending the conference dropped by to check out their, and other UTP titles. Medieval and Renaissance titles were popular yesterday, as well as David Adams Richards of the Miramichi by Tony Tremblay, who came for a visit at the UTP booth. And as always, Eleanor Harman's The Thesis and the Book draws many people's attention.
University of Toronto Press is promoting the launch of our new website at Congress 2010. UTP now offers electronic examination copies to professors previewing books for course use. For more information, check out www.utppublishing.com, or if you're attending Congress, come by the booth.
CTV Montreal is doing a feature on Congress 2010 on their local news program. Yesterday they interviewed Ronald Rudin, author of award-winning Remembering and Forgetting in Acadie, and the Academic Convenor for Congress 2010. Click this link to see the interview and check back to see their coverage all week long. You can also check out the UTP booth in the background.
Last night was the Canadian Society for the History of Medicine's annual Champagne and Strawberry book launch. Featured at this event were Jacalyn Duffin's History of Medicine, Second Edition, and Cheryl Krasnick Warsh's Prescribed Norms. Jacalyn was very pleased to see the UTP booth, as well as UTP at the launch.
UTP is at Congress until the book fair ends on Friday June 4th, 2010. If you're attending the conference, or in the Montreal area, come visit us at the EV Pavilion, Booths 22-25.