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"Like the anticipation of opening a new book."

This is the feeling that Carolyn Weaver has each time she prepares for a taping of Canada's first televised Book Club program, FINE PRINT: Where books can take you. This weekly TV program, in its fourth season, is a place where Canadian authors and high-profile guests share with the audience their love of a "good read." Martin Levin, Books Editor at The Globe and Mail has described the show as having "a populist warmth" while maintaining an "intelligent engagement of its panel of readers." Carolyn has made books on television both accessible and exciting. "I wanted to create a venue to share the excitement that Canadian authors were generating around the world, with the community of readers at home."

This same desire led to the launch of FINE PRINT'S book-based lifestyle magazine "FINE PRINT MAGAZINE" which supports the three television programs Carolyn now hosts. The magazine features high-profile Canadians sharing their particular literary passions. They share with the viewers and readers how books enhance their lifestyles.

Powered by a strong work ethic, high energy and a passion for books, Carolyn helped launch two new television programs Tech Books and the BioLibrary in the fall of 2002. "It is important that readers can turn on their favourite television channels and find an enthusiastic community of niche readers," says Weaver.

On Tech Books Carolyn explores with her viewers how technology has permeated almost all aspects of their lives. "We see the obvious places where we interact with technology in our daily lives but we are often unaware of how technology has indirectly impacted our lives – and that is where the most interesting stories are," says Weaver who worked at IBM as a Direct Marketing Specialist. Weaver developed an appreciation for the social impact of technology while working in Central America, with KMPG Peat Marwick at the time that the Internet took hold.

While living in England, southern United States, Central America and traveling through Europe, parts of the Soviet Union and Africa Carolyn develop a passionate interest in the lives of interesting people. On BioLibrary Carolyn introduces viewers to the lives of unique and fascinating personalities. Where else can one learn about the life of Thomas Harvey the pathologist who performed the autopsy on Einstein and decided to keep his brain?

Television not only keeps us informed and entertained but it reflects that which we are passionate about. Readers tune in each week to find new places where books can take them and to see where books have taken others.

 


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