Roaming Bookstores and Seashores

. Roaming a bookstore is something akin to roaming the seashore for me. There is exhilaration and discovery, the heady smell that is unique to the location. My daughter loves to do both, too, as her blog post and Flickr pictures yesterday attest. Her enthusiasm for acquiring books reminded me of my recent visit toContinue reading “Roaming Bookstores and Seashores”

Cancelled Opportunities

Word has come down the pipe that this year’s BookExpo Canada and the Toronto Book Fair have both been cancelled. “Our focus on the publishing industry now centres on our event in New York, and we look forward to serving the needs of our customers in North America most effectively with a singular event,” saysContinue reading “Cancelled Opportunities”

SiWC Afterthoughts

Memories of SiWC 2008 —   Camaraderie Crush of people Laughter erupting Waiting for elevators Glue gun, glittery beads and feathers   Tired butts Feverish note taking Nerve-wracking interviews Moments of enlightenment Incredible presenters Sumptuous food Purple tights   kc dyer   Exhilaration Shock Theater script Daunting┬ádinner table companions Glimpses of genius “Glorious Mud”  Continue reading “SiWC Afterthoughts”