Tag Archives: local

Another One Bites the Dust

Yaletown location of Book Warehouse closing Duthie Books. Sophia Books. Children’s bookstore Once Upon a Huckleberry Bush. Ardea Books (nee Sitka Books). All of these Vancouver bookstores closed within the past two years. And now the Yaletown location of Book … Continue reading

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One of a Kind

Went to the One of a Kind show today. Calling it a “craft fair” doesn’t do it justice — the exhibitors are ridiculously talented artisans, designers and craftspeople creating unique products from visual art and food to clothing and accessories. … Continue reading

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A Very Indie Christmas

Last week, I was surprised to hear that the Vasanji clothing boutique in Yaletown had closed down. Yaletown.ca wrote a great blog post about the store and the importance of shopping local this holiday season* if we want independent stores … 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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E-books, indies and the new reality — Day 1 of BookExpo

Book Expo America — also known as BEA — is one of the biggest events in the publishing and bookselling world, encompassing three days of educational sessions, author autograph sessions and an exhibit hall full of publishers showcasing their recent … Continue reading

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