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Thursday, March 29 at the Watermark Irish Pub

CBC Books is calling all book lovers to test their literary knowledge with its inaugural CBC Books Trivia Night on Thursday, March 29 at the Watermark Irish Pub in Toronto.
Hosted by Garvia Bailey from CBC Radio One's BIG CITY, SMALL WORLD, the event will feature a trivia competition (teams and individuals are welcome to sign up) with exciting prizes and participation by CBC personalities and notable authors. Admission is free - just bring a book to swap with your fellow bookworms. Unswapped books will be donated to a local charity.

To register a team of 4-6 people or as an individual (you will be assigned to a team) for CBC Books Trivia Night, please contact cbcbooks@cbc.ca by Monday, March 26, 2012. (Best team names and best dressed teams will be among those awarded!)

Date:               Thursday, March 29, 2012
Time:              7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Location:        Watermark Irish Pub                                                              
207 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON M5J 1A7
                         (416) 214-2772

Can't make it out? Participate online all day! Book lovers from across the country can test their knowledge online on Thursday, March 29 in the CBC Books National Trivia Game. Follow @CBCBooks on Twitter throughout the day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET, using hashtag #cbcbookstrivia. There will be questions posed every 30 minutes, with multiple prizes up for grabs.

About CBC Books
CBC Books features all of CBC's rich literary content across all platforms - audio, video and digital. This one-stop destination for book lovers includes in-depth information on books, exclusive interviews with authors, the latest news stories from the publishing world, book reviews, best-seller lists, discussions and blogs. It's an online meeting place where literary enthusiasts can find the books they want to read, connect with other Canadians who love to read as much as they do, and keep up on all of CBC's major literary events and programs such as Canada Reads, the Massey Lectures and Canada Writes.

About CBC/Radio-Canada
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio, television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight Aboriginal languages, plus seven languages for international audiences. In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of Canada.

For further information, contact:
Renee Weekes, Veritas Communications
P) 416-640-4155
C) 416-894-7209

Melissa Prince, Veritas Communications
P) 416-482-2669
C) 416-704-8733

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