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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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The Word on the Street is…

The Word on the Street — a “celebration of literacy and the written word” — comes to Vancouver this Sunday, September 26. This free community event draws thousands of book-lovers from across the Lower Mainland to the streets around the … Continue reading

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The Words Don’t Fit the Picture

Earlier this year, as part of the City of Vancouver’s Olympic-inspired public art program, many large-scale sculptures and installations started to appear throughout the city. This piece — The Words Don’t Fit the Picture — is my favourite. Created by … 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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Guerrilla marketing or corporate graffiti?

Just spotted this advertisement stenciled on the sidewalk outside the Vancouver Public Library in downtown Vancouver: Is it clever guerrilla marketing, or tacky corporate graffiti? I seem to recall an uproar last year when Barcardi Rum and Ikea each tried … Continue reading

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Vancouver Public Library Book Sale

I had no business being there. My pile of unread books is precariously high, teetering as tall as my 6’5″ hubby. I don’t need more books. But when the Vancouver Public Library has its semi-annual book sale, how can I … Continue reading

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