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Don’t Panic! “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” picked for One Book, One Vancouver

During Sunday’s The World on the Street festivities, Vancouver Public Library announced that Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was voted in as the selection for One Book, One Vancouver, the city-wide book club. Read  the press release … Continue reading

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Vote now for Intrepid Pens in the Pepsi Refresh Challenge

A few months ago, Brain Candy Books profiled Intrepid Pens, an amazing reading and writing program for women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Intrepid Pens has applied for a Pepsi Refresh Grant, and needs your support. In order to receive … Continue reading

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One Book, One Twitter, Lots of Gods

“What I say is, a town isn’t a town without a bookstore. It may call itself a town, but unless it’s got a bookstore, it knows it’s not fooling a soul.” — American Gods I really liked the idea of … Continue reading

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Book Hero: Intrepid Pens

One of the coolest things about Twitter is the potential for serendipitous discovery of interesting and important projects going on in your own community. A week or so ago, one of my “online friends” re-tweeted a link with a call … Continue reading

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One Book, One Vancouver: Time to vote!

The Vancouver Public Library has opened up voting for the annual One Book, One Vancouver program, which is aimed at getting the entire city to read the same book and thereby increasing “our sense of community by creating a common … Continue reading

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The Gods are Crazy (and Scary): Week One of #1B1T and “American Gods”

I knew I should have taken that mythology class in university. Perhaps then I wouldn’t be putting down American Gods every few pages to look up obscure names on Wikipedia. But even if you don’t know your Bilquis from your … Continue reading

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“American Gods” selected for #1B1T

The people have spoken, er, tweeted, and the inaugural pick of the One Book, One Twitter Book Club will be Neil Gaiman’s American Gods. Although it wasn’t my choice, I’m excited to read American Gods, especially since the author is … Continue reading

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