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Feb 19, 2016    0

I love independent bookstores and only wish there were more of them. The staff are knowledgeable, the selection of books is diverse, they champion good books that...

Feb 12, 2016    0

One of my earliest memories is of visiting the small book store near my house in NDG to buy Sweet Valley High books. Yes, I admit it. I started babysitting at age 11...

Feb 05, 2016    0

“Stories you read when you're the right age never quite leave you. You may forget who wrote them or what the story was called. Sometimes you'll forget precisely what...

Jan 29, 2016    0

When I was younger, going to the bookstore meant driving with my mother to Streetsville – a small neighbourhood in Mississauga, the Toronto suburb where I grew up....

Jan 25, 2016    0

To me, there are two non-negotiable ingredients required of any neighbourhood or town I would willingly live in: a decent pub and an independent bookstore.  The...

Jan 19, 2016    0

Hello booklovers coast to coast across Canada,

Yes, I'm channeling a memory of early Hockey Night in Canada broadcasts...

Apr 26, 2015    0

It’s been fifteen years since I moved from Chicago, Illinois to Scots Bay, Nova Scotia–uprooting myself from a city of six million to settle in a...

Apr 19, 2015    0

For those of us who grew up in southeast Vancouver, the local bookseller was the corner drugstore. You entered the front door of MacKenzie Drugs at 49th and Knight...

Apr 12, 2015    0

 When Authors for Indies asked me to write a blog post in support of independent bookstores, a flood of memories stepped forward. Some of the stores I recalled are...

Apr 05, 2015    0

 Want to understand a place? Go visit the local independent bookstore. Not only will it be the funkiest establishment in town, it’s usually the beating heart of the...

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