Overheard in bookshops

BookRiot has a neat piece on things overheard in local bookshops. I once had a long discussion with Janet Inksetter at Annex Books about her choice to have a shelf tag that read “Canadian Literature Ends / Poetry Begins”. Then I published just that as a found poem in one of the early issues of the groovy zine “dig.”

Bookshops are wonderful places. Obviously, they’re full of books, which is enough to make them wonderful, but they’re also full of interesting people who love books. Our kind of people, in other words. And it’s always fun to eavesdrop on those people.

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