April 11 - Salmon Arm

Two stops today while on foot, as the hospice worker visited with my grandmother. Oddly, one had the fiction divided into "men's novels" and "women's novels" sections - crime writing by Patricia Cornwall etc. were in the men's side - while the other had fiction divided by gender of the writer ("male authors" and "female authors"). I didn't find a transgendered section in either store, but Salmon Arm may not be That Kind Of Town.

From the Book Nook, a commercial second-hand store where I left all kinds of highly desirable things:
  • Sharon Butala, The Perfection of the Morning: An Apprenticeship in Nature ($8.50)
  • Aurian Haller, A Dream of Sulphur ($4 for this volume from a poet I don't know but who Rob Mclennan seems to like; Haller was born in the Shuswap, and this copy was autographed by him, two facts the store owner was disconcerted not to have learned before pricing the volume)
  • Theresa Kishkan, Red Laredo Boots ($8 - Transmontanus Books, a series edited by Terry Glavin)
  • ed. Christopher Plant & Judith Plant, Turtle Talk: Voices for a Sustainable Future ($5 - from The New Catalyst Bioregional Series, published out of Lillooet and including writers like Gary Snyder and Murray Bookchin)
From Churches Thrift Store, a charitable organization run by a collective of church societies, I picked up T. Alex Bulman's Kamloops Cattlemen (1972, from coast icon Gray's Publishing) for a dollar.

So which store do you think divided the fiction by gender of the writer, and which by gender of the reader?


fiona-h said…
Churches' Thrift Store?
richard said…
Do you mean that I missed the apostrophe, or do you mean that the thrift store did one or the other of the odd gender divisions? I assume you mean the apostrophe, you being you: technically it's the "Churches of Salmon Arm Thrift Store," so I didn't add an apostrophe when I deleted the middle three words, but I can't recall what the enormous sign painted on the outside said!
fiona-h said…
which one did the gender division?
richard said…
Yes, Churches did the "men's novels" and "women's novels" division. The other one had male authors and female authors.

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