The Gospel is Non-Fiction in Toronto

Published November 1st, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

From Grant in Toronto:

The Toronto Public Library has 8 copies of the Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and guess what collection it’s under?

Non-fiction! Hooray!


By the way, why don’t authors bitch when their books are being “illegally shared” at the library? How is that not analogous to a musicians work being shared on the internet? You have my permission to buy and share the Gospel with as many people as you like. Spread the Word.

50 Responses to “The Gospel is Non-Fiction in Toronto”

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  1. Jennyanydots says:

    At least in the UK, as far as I know authors get royalties from library loans too. Probably only a couple of pence for every 100 borrows or something, but it’s more analogous to a musician’s work being shared on the radio.

  2. Jennyanydots says:

    Meant to say for every 1000. Unlikely to get rich from it anyway, even if all all of us go and borrow it from our local library once a month to bump up the figures a bit.

    And, yay, I got gold.

  3. storm petrel says:

    The library books could also get authors new fans, ever read one book by someone and then looked out for anything more of theirs after?

  4. kurt pastarson says:

    all obey the flying spaghetti monsters noodles of goodness, and buy the gospel now. sincerly-pastafariankurt

  5. Iron Bess says:

    Actually there is some kind of system in Canada where they do a check of the author and his/her books in libraries across the land, and they get a certain amount of money for them. As an author, you have to get your name on the list.
    So what are they filed under? Humour or religion?

  6. Len Guini says:


  7. Len Guini says:

    Dammit, Iron Bess. You cut me off. ;-)

  8. Iron Bess says:

    @Len Guini – ‘Dammit, Iron Bess. You cut me off. ;-)’
    I only cut guys off if they are either too horny or too drunk! :)

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