July 17 - UVic Books
I didn't expect a sale, and I was only killing time before the Green Drinks event on campus sustainability, but I picked up a few things at a mere 20% of face value:
- Myrna Kostash with Duane Burton, Reading the River: A Traveller's Companion to the North Saskatchewan River ($4.99)
- Helen Molnar and Michael Meadows, Songlines to Satellites: Indigenous Communication in Australia, the South Pacific and Canada ($4.99)
- Roy Miki, Random Access File ($2.19)
Honestly, I don't know what the deal is with bookstores and these cut-rate sales. It makes no sense to me. I'll gladly take these books off their hands, and I might go back tomorrow and pick up some others, but where's the return in this for the industry?
Myrna Kostash is a fond memory from my time in Edmonton. I saw her read a few times at Audrey's Books on Whyte Ave, when I used to go to such things regularly as a leisured grad student, so this book fairly leapt into my hands today. Kostash on the river running through Edmonton? How could that go wrong?