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?