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"It may call itself a town, but unless it's got a bookstore it knows it's not fooling a soul."

Felicitations, dear readers – and by readers I do mean bibliophiles everywhere.

My name is Matt and like my fellow blogsters (“blogsters”?), I work at York Explore Library and Archive. 448 more words

Please Don't Read Patrick deWitt's The Sisters Brothers

The esteemed Laura White of The Duck Store in Eugene, Oregon asked me to promote a book for Independent Bookstore Day. Now that’s tough. Asking an author to promote one book is like asking a CEO of a Fortune 500 Company which dollar is the favorite one he’s ever earned off the back-breaking labor of his minimum-wage employees. 609 more words


Patrick deWitt: Notes on a reading

Patrick deWitt wrote his first novel, Ablutions, in the form of second-person notes-to-self. The subtitle of that book is “Notes on a novel.” I took notes during deWitt’s Macewan Book of the Year appearance and tried to recreate the form. 889 more words

Reading In Edmonton

Review: Ablutions

This past week I finished reading Ablutions, the first novel by Patrick DeWitt — published in 2009 — who is better known now for his award-winning novel… 600 more words

Book Review

Recent Book Hauls

I said I would try not to buy as many new books this year, but we all knew that wouldn’t last. I’ve tried to at least make a push to read the books I buy right away so they don’t sit around for months or years on the shelf unread… great idea, hey? 119 more words


New Patrick DeWitt novel! New Patrick DeWitt novel!

If you haven’t yet read Patrick DeWitt’s marvelous The Sisters Brothers, you have until September to get on that, because the Oregon based writer has a new novel, and some exciting new cover art, coming our way. 123 more words


Ablutions, Soho Theatre

We sometimes talk about theatre that intoxicates; performance that, like a drug, invades the senses. But how often does it really achieve the warmth, the fuzziness, the edge of nausea that comes from one (or two, or three) too many drinks? 459 more words