Category Archives: book stores

Thrifting in the Outer Hebrides

My husband and I recently visited Scotland for the third time, this time focusing on the Outer Hebrides and the Isle of Skye. I knew from previous visits that Scotland is a haven for charity shops, with even the smallest … Continue reading

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Baker’s Books

Every once in a while you come across a little gem that you wish was closer to you so you could visit it more often. This is how I feel about Baker’s Books in the little town of Hope, BC, … Continue reading

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Support for the Arts – a Thrifter’s Conundrum

While in Victoria B.C. last week I visited two of my favourite places: The Turntable, a tiny used vinyl/CD shop with a massive collection of great music and Russell Books, Victoria’s answer to Powell’s Books in Portland. I’ll show you … Continue reading

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Penny Pinching in Portland

My sweetheart and I just got back from 4 days in Portland – the land of bicycles, parks, public transit and devotees of the “keep Portland weird” slogan. We didn’t drive our car once the whole time we were in … Continue reading

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Best Book Store Ever

As promised, I want to share a gem with you, one that I discovered last month on my trip to Victoria. Russell Book Store, 734 Fort Street, is AMAZING. Oh. My. Gosh. If I lived in Victoria, I would beg … Continue reading

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The Demise of the Book

On March 16th, the Vancouver Sun ran a story with this headline: Book Warehouse to close after 32 years. It almost made me cry. Another independent book store gone – just like Duthie’s which closed after more than 50 years … Continue reading

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