A long and complicated month, frankly, one in which the book purchases can barely be tracked, let alone itemized:
- Feb 1, Bolen's: Vancouver Matters, ed. James Eidse et al. ($21.95)
- Feb. 11, some chain bookstore in Brno, Czech Republic: Too Loud a Solitude by Bohumil Hrabal (277 Czech crowns, or about $14.50)
- Feb. 21, HDS Retail in the Frankfurt airport: The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland (10.80 Euros, or about $17.30)
- Feb. 21, HDS Retail in the Frankfurt airport: The Significance of the Frontier in American History by Frederick Jackson Turner (9.10 Euros, or about $14.60, one of those very stylish little volumes in the Penguin Books / Great Ideas series), and
- Feb. 21, Watermark in the Toronto airport: Saudade: The Possibilities of Place, by Anik See ($18.95).