Bring Your Book: Three Vancouver Authors Share their Favourite Places in the City to Read

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A glass skyline that reflects vibrant summer sunsets, moody forests of damp mist after a winter rainfall, a medley of languages that pass by on city sidewalks, and neighbourhoods of coffee shops, used book stores, produce markets and theatre all just a walk away from the water’s edge; Vancouver has many places that inspire stories. And many authors who have been inspired to write here.

We asked four Vancouver authors from the Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2017 list where their favorite places in the city to read are, and here’s what they said:

 

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Bring Your Book: Three Vancouver Authors Share their Favourite Places in the City to Read

Out On The Shelves, Vancouver’s Only LGBTQ2IA+ Library, Is Re-Opening

By Casey Stepaniuk

Queer book lovers in Vancouver have ample reason to rejoice this holiday season because Out On The Shelves, the city’s only library devoted to LGBTQ2IA+ books (and DVDs) is re-opening! The entirely volunteer-run library, where anyone can get a library card for free, has found a new home on UBC’s West Point Grey campus in the student Nest Building after being in transition for the last year and a half having lost their downtown space.

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Out On The Shelves, Vancouver’s Only LGBTQ2IA+ Library, Is Re-Opening

11 Spots to Unwind With A Book in Vancouver

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September 8th marks World Literacy Day and what better way to to highlight the importance of literacy around the world than by sitting down with a book in this fine city of ours! Here are a few places in Vancouver that you can curl up with a book:

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11 Spots to Unwind With A Book in Vancouver

10 ways to weather the weather; or, how to keep your chin up when it’s coming down

'Tis the season

It never rains in Vancouver except for maybe in November. And a bit in December and January. Well, and February too, but hey–you don’t have to shovel it!

Still, I struggle with our wet winters. Grey is grim when it’s showing on every channel. So I have perfected a strategy for keeping my chin up when it’s coming down.

Herewith, my Top 10 ways to lighten a dark day in Vancouver (with a request that you’ll share some of your own tips and distractions below):

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10 ways to weather the weather; or, how to keep your chin up when it’s coming down