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“It’s an alternate way to learn and gain knowledge,” says Anne Marie Aikins, TPL’s community relations manager. “It harkens back to older ways of storytelling.”

Wednesday’s preview speakers included ADD/ADHD expert Dr. Kenny Handelman, Toronto Star columnist Catherine Porter, and TTC customer service officer Chris Upfold. CityNews anchor Francis D’Souza interviewed each living book to simulate the experience of “borrowing” from the Human Library.

The Nov. 5 lineup of 40 human books includes philanthropists, writers, entrepreneurs, disease survivors, gay rights advocates, street artists, and more. Some of the participants are fluent in other languages."