Tag Archives: Vancouver

Bookstore Tourism : Vancouver

I haven’t spent as much time as I’d like in Vancouver, but the last time that I passed through I managed to pop-in at some of the city’s best bookstores. Fortunately, Travel Between The Pages follower Markus H. sent us … Continue reading

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Itinerant Bookstore Tourism

As an erstwhile itinerant bookseller, I continue to be ensorcelled by mobile bookstore projects. Iron Dog Books in Vancouver, Canada is another great example of bibliophiles who dreamed of owning a bookshop, but were temporarily stymied by exorbitant leasing rates. Instead of … Continue reading

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It’s all about the books

I loved this sweet, silly video about passionate bibliophiles from the suburban Vancouver BC secondhand bookstore chain The Bookman.  

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What’s In A Name

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Comics In Transit

The Vancouver-based non-profit comics collective Cloudscape Comics is behind a very clever project called “Comics In Transit”. They’ve commission single-page poster sized comics from twenty Canadian comic artists to be displayed on bus shelters around Vancouver, BC. Each work documents … Continue reading

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Stories Told In Wood

Some of us are well and truly over the artisanal everything movement. If that includes you, please enjoy this hilarious little gem from Vancouver, BC.

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Oh Brothers Where Art Thou

I was chuffed to be in Vancouver for the official unveiling of Brazilian street art duo Os Gemeos’ first Canadian and largest ever work. The enormous project for the 2014 Vancouver Biennale transformed six boring cement silos on Granville Island … Continue reading

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One City in Five Hours

I was looking for city maps for an upcoming Canada trip when I stumbled across a witty and entertaining series of hand-drawn maps with mini-guides. Each of the two dozen or so “One City, Five Hours” guides was illustrated by … Continue reading

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Vancouver to Mexico City by Subway

The webcomic site xkcd.com has developed an amazing map that links every subway system in North America. Based on this fanciful map, it appears possible to travel from Vancouver, Canada to Mexico City, Mexico completely underground. How neat is that? … Continue reading

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Occupy Libraries

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