Some time ago I donated an autographed copy of WEIT to the recently opened bar “Hitch” in Toronto. (It is, of course, named after the late Horseman.) Reader Veronica, a member of the Canadian Athiests, finally convened a group there for libations and the donation. She describes it on the Canadian Atheists website: “Canadian atheists go to Hitch“:
On Thursday, September 5, a bunch of atheists and an Anglican visited Hitch, a bar named after Christopher Hitchens, located in Leslieville (Queen and Leslie) in Toronto, ON. The crowd went there to drink, talk and have fun and to join me as I donated a copy of Jerry Coyne’s bookWhy Evolution Is True. Jerry Coyne sent me an autographed copy and included a sketch of a cat, which makes it a special gift to the bar.
(Photographs below by Joe)
Note my warning about not stealing the book!
Here’s part of the CA group: they’d better not comprise all the Toronto Atheists!
Veronica adds, re the picture below:
When this picture was taken, the “barmaid” was inserting WEIT upside down; she corrected herself and added WEIT to the bookcase to join books by other prominent writers including Christopher Hitchens and Salman Rushdie.
There’s a positive review of Hitch at blogTO, which praises its “exceedingly strong cocktails” and finishes with a general assessment:
Overall, Hitch is a great place to go for a stiff drink, delicious snacks, and good conversation. This bar truly embodies the idea of a salon. (The use of the word ‘salon’ in public is the first ever application of my liberal arts education. Take that, everyone who said Library Science was a waste!) I will definitely return to Hitch in the near future- but for the sake of the pate, leave the Baby Orajel at home.
h/t: Veronica for describing the bar and handling the book