Then, on Saturday night, the Canadian Booksellers Association held their annual Awards dinner for their fave books of the year. And yippy yahoo, A Porcupine in A Pine Tree won the Picture Book of the Year Award!
|The Toronto children's book store, The Flying Dragon (woot!) won Specialty Retailer of the Year.|
|Vikki VanSickle, bookseller and #Torkidlit Author, won the award for Young Bookseller of the Year!|
|Here she is, looking gorgeous accepting her award.|
|Here we are accepting our award from Eleanor of Mables Fables Bookstore.|
|I know everyone expects me to blabber on whenever they hand me a mike, but I surprised everyone by letting Werner take center stage and say our thank yous.|
|See how adoring I look??|
Of course I couldn't leave the stage without saying something......
|Here, with my hubby Karl and Diane Kerner, Publisher at Scholastic Canada.|
|And here with Susan Chamberlain, owner of Sarnia's fabulous The Bookkeeper, which won the Bookseller of the Year Award. Susan and I go waaaaaay back, to our days working at McClelland & Stewart. Don't ask how long ago that was.|
|This is my favorite shot of all. Yes, we were pretty chuffed. :)|