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May 23, 2016 | BY

Oh hi all, and a happy Victoria Day to you! I’m celebrating by eating a delicious Victoria sponge, courtesy of Mary Berry and DK! Baking with Mary...


May 16, 2016 | BY

Hello hello! This week is my first trip to sell the fall list. I’m off to Calgary to visit a few accounts, and probably to eat something...

Bookfair the Second!

February 15, 2016 | BY

Halifax was lovely (and oh! the lobsters!), but you know, seeing all the blossoms in Victoria might be even lovelier!   Smiling booksellers on both coasts are...


February 8, 2016 | BY

Just last week I was complaining about rain, but now I’m in Halifax, and you guys, the sun! I feel a little bit like a mole person,...

Tiki Time!

November 13, 2015 | BY

I was feeling a pretty uninspired to write my weekly blog post. The weather in Vancouver has been “meh” at best and absolutely soggy at worst. To...


September 21, 2015 | BY

  Hello from the beautiful Okanagan! I’m hanging out with my sister this week, in her gorgeous new house on the lake. It’s not all sunshine and...

Weekend Fun

July 27, 2015 | BY

Guess what I did this weekend! Watching fireworks ON A BOAT! Just like this: Except with less T-Pain, sadly. -Ali

Festival Weekend!

July 20, 2015 | BY

This weekend was the 38th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, so I was down at Jericho Beach Park ALL weekend, eating whale’s tails, listening to excellent music,...

Back in the Saddle!

June 15, 2015 | BY

Travelling season has begun again! This week it’s beautiful, sunny Kelowna for the BC Bookfair. At the very least I’m hoping for some delicious local wines, but...