Physically I mean. And not just reading, but scouting. For books. For reading culture. For that sublime turn of phrase.
How about the 36th annual Salon du Livre de l'Outaouais beginning 26Feb at various locations around Gatineau? This year's theme, “Lire de tout...partout!” couldn't be more universal with interesting roundtables, book signings and activities for young and old.
Or your neighbourhood bookstore? Though under threat by the Internet Goliaths, some independents, like Ottawa’s Books on Beechwood, are alive and well. In Seattle, 15,000 local Amazon employees are flocking to the independents—and in a nice ironic turn, a former Amazon senior editor who won big on Jeopardy jumped the corporate ship and started his own neighbourhood bookstore.
How about a writers festival? Charlotte Gray loves them, and shares some of the magic on her blog.
Some go to bars; some go to bookstores. You don't have to choose at the Wakefield Writers Festival-La Pêche, 8-10 May.
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