January 15 - Volume Two

I'm not sure how they've done it, but Russell Books not only has remained viable enough to renovate and greatly expand its space on Fort Street, but a few years ago it also opened a second downtown location. Madness, but that's where I made my third and final bookstore stop of the day today:
  • Gilean Douglas, Kodachromes at Midday ($4.99, lovely BC poetry)
  • ed. Ann Gilliam, Voices for the Earth: A Treasury of the Sierra Club Bulletin, 1893-1977 ($9.99 and fanTAStic!)
  • ed. Hildegarde Hannum, People, Land, and Community: Collected E.F. Schumacher Society Lectures ($7.99; essays -- that began as lectures -- by people like Wendell Berry, Jane Jacobs, Thomas Berry, Winona LaDuke, Kirkpatrick Sale...)
  • Julia Harrison, Being a Tourist: Finding Meaning in Pleasure Travel ($5.99, academic but aimed at a slightly wider audience, from UBC Press)
  • John Hay, In Defense of Nature ($5.95, a classic 1969 text by the mentor of David Gessner, whose Sick of Nature was recently reviewed here)
  • Freeman King, Nature Rambles with Freeman King ($3.99, a slim volume of essays about spots around Victoria, by the legendary local naturalist)
  • ed. Yvonne Mearns Klan, The Old Red Shirt: Pioneer Poets of British Columbia ($9.99, an anthology from the Transmontanus series out of New Star Books)
  • Henry David Thoreau, A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers ($3.99)
  • Rita Wong, monkeypuzzle ($5.50, the first book from one of this province's most interesting and accomplished young poets -- as well as a super individual, not to be get all technical or anything)


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