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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Vancouver: Indie-Friendly or Indie-Foe?

Earlier this month, Sophia Books announced that it would be closing at the end of May. That same day, news came that Elfsar Comics would likewise be closing at the end of the month. Back in January, the last remaining … Continue reading

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Paperback Dreams

Several months ago, I recorded a PBS documentary about independent bookstores, a subject very near and dear to my heart. And yet, it took me until today to watch it. I think it was fear keeping it saved on the … Continue reading

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