April Events at Another Story


Thursday 14th March

Author Event: Mommyblogs and the Changing Face of Motherhood

Another Story Bookshop and University of Toronto Press proudly present a celebration of May Friedman's "Mommyblogs".

For many women, the increasingly established online community of “mommyblogs” now provides a source of camaraderie and support that acknowledges both the work of mothering and the implications of its undertaking. Beyond their capacity to entertain, how have mommyblogs shifted our understanding of twenty-first-century motherhood?

In examining the content of hundreds of mommyblogs, May Friedman considers the ways that online maternal life writing provides a front row seat to some of the most raw, offbeat, and engaging portraits of motherhood imaginable.

May will be in conversation with members of the Toronto Feminist Mothers Group.

Refreshments will be served.
Please note the start time will be 7.30pm and not 7pm as stated on the e-vite.

Tuesday March 19th

Author Event: Conversations with George Luscombe by Steven Bush

"I don't train actors. I train citizens."
George Luscombe

CONVERSATIONS WITH GEORGE LUSCOMBE is George in his own words – talking about actor training and the development of ensemble, about citizenship and politics, about the relationship between boards and artists and about “the joy of living in your own experience.”
Steven Bush's book is a document about the evolution and character of Canadian theatre.  It is also a valuable book for anybody interested in the arts.  From the 1960s on George Luscombe was at the creative center of theatre in Toronto and in Canada.  He established the Toronto Workshop Productions and his work, productions and approach to acting redefined theatre in Toronto and Canada for three decades.
Steven Bush is a Senior Lecturer in Theatre at University College, University of Toronto.  He has 45 years professional theatre experience and has published three books.  Join us in store for a reading and Q&A with Steven.
Light refreshments will be served.




Thursday February 28th
 Join us on Feburary 28th at 7pm for 
 “What Are You Doing Here?  A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal”.

     In her first non-fiction book, Laina investigates how metal, hardcore and punk music and culture can serve as a liberating and empowering vehicle for Black women to express their individuality. Part memoir, the book includes interviews with Black women metal, punk and hardcore fans, musicians and industry workers about their experiences in the extreme music scene.


“Music journalist and hardcore metal devotee Laina Dawes uncovers black women’s voices and stories of participation in punk and metal.”Vice

 “How exciting is this? The book tackles the good, the bad and the ugly sides of being a black woman in the metal and punk scenes.”Afropunk.com

Laina Dawes is a freelance music and cultural critic and concert photographer from Toronto, Canada.  A former writer for Metal Edge magazine, her writings and photography can be found in the journal Coon Bidness, the anthology, Marooned: The Next Generation of Desert Island Discs and print and online publications and radio programs, such as Invisible Oranges, The Wire UK, Noisecreep.com, Bitch magazine, NPR, Toronto Star, Exclaim! Metal Underground.com, Hellbound.ca, CBC Radio, her blog Writing is Fighting and Blogher.com, where she is a contributing editor for the Race & Ethnicity section


                                                Presents the launch of
                   The Stamp Collector and Gift Days



Join Jennifer Lanthier and Kari-Lynn Winters for a celebration of their books “The Stamp Collector” and “Gift Days”.

Refreshments will be provided.

Friday January 25th – 6pm
Another Story Bookshop
315 Roncesvalles Avenue

Tel: 416 462 1104 


December 14th: Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry

Join us at the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives for the launch of Helen Lenskyj's new book, "Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry."

Gender Politics and the Olympic Industry identifies and analyses the historical and contemporary connections between the Olympic industry and gender, taking into account the variables of social class, race/ethnicity and sexuality. For more than 100 years, the Olympic industry has controlled global sport and shaped hegemonic concepts of sporting masculinities and femininities for its own profit- and image-making ends. The potential for exploitation and cooptation of women and disadvantaged minorities is great; the benefits few by comparison. The Olympics have a long and disturbing history of marginalizing women, Black people and people of colour, athletes from developing countries, and sexual minorities. Successful alternatives organized by these groups demonstrate that other ways of doing sport and doing gender are both possible and preferable.

Friday December 14th, 5pm-6pm

The Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives

34 Isabella Street, Toronto 

This event is fully accessible.


Thursday, January 24th, 7pm
 Another Story Bookshop presents a celebration of

Multiculturalism Within a Bilingual Framework:
Language, Race, and Belonging in Canada


Eve Haque

Featuring the author in conversation with 
Rinaldo Walcott 
Chair, Department of Humanities, Social Science and Social Justice Education, OISE

Cynthia Wright
School of Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, York University
Carrianne Leung
Coordinator of Writing & Learning Services at OCAD University

for more information call 416 462 1104 or email claire@anotherstorybooks.ca


Thursday November 29th, 7pm-9pm

Haiti's New Dictatorship
The Coup, The Earthquake and the U.N. Occupation

Join author Justin Podur in store on Thursday November 29th where he will be discussing his powerful new book, "Haiti's New Dictatorship".

Haiti’s New Dictatorship is the history of the past seven years, from the 2004 coup against Aristide to the devastating 2010 earthquake, revealing a shocking story of abuse and neglect by international forces. Justin Podur reveals the reality of a supposedly benign international occupation, arguing that the denial of sovereignty is the fundamental cause of Haiti’s problems.

A wake-up call to the international NGO and development community, Haiti’s New Dictatorship is essential reading for anyone concerned with justice in the global south and progressive development policies.

Justin Podur is an associate professor of environmental studies at York University. He is a writer on political conflicts and social movements, and has reported from numerous countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Pakistan, Haiti and Israel/ Palestine. He is a contributor to Empire’s Ally: Canadian Foreign Policy and the War in Afghanistan (2012).