August 9 - HUGGS booksale on Hornby Island

Alas, the reader who attends a charity booksale. It's tough to find time to choose carefully, because there's always an elderly woman using her elbows and counting on chivalry to excuse her ill-mannered behaviour, and a queue behind you, and more to see than you can possible manage. But I've been around enough of these sales now that I don't mind standing annoyingly still for long periods, and it paid off this time. For $20 (some of which was really a donation, on top of the amount they were asking for), I picked up the following:
  • Annie Dillard, An American Childhood
  • Gretel Ehrlich, Islands, the Universe, Home
  • ed. Susan Hiller, The Myth of Primitivism: Perspectives on Art
  • Tony Hiss, The Experience of Place
  • Bill Holm, Boxelder Bug Variations: A Meditation on an Idea in Language and Music
  • Robert Kaplan, The Nothing That Is: A Natural History of Zero
  • Kenneth Macrae Leighton, Oar and Sail: An Odyssey of the West Coast
  • ed. David Meltzer, The San Francisco Poets
  • Christopher Milne, The Open Garden: A Story with Four Essays
  • David Rothenberg, Why Birds Sing: A Journey into the Mystery of Bird Song
  • Maria Tippett and Douglas Cole, From Desolation to Splendour: Changing Perceptions of the British Columbia Landscape
  • Dorothy Wordsworth, Journals of Dorothy Wordsworth (World's Classics ed., by Helen Darbishire)
  • Jan Zwicky, Thirty-seven Small Songs & Thirteen Silences
Some real gems here, certainly, though likely a few things that might not get their spines cracked for some time!


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