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?

Comments

Keith Talent said…
In case you feel the need to buy yet more books the latest issue of Granta is devoted to nature writing.
richard said…
Thanks for the tip, Keith! I'll definitely look for that.

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