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Anonymous Bookshelf #5

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Book Mystery - Robin Skelton - The Hold Of Our Hands

Book Mystery – Robin Skelton – The Hold Of Our Hands

A few weeks ago I picked up this book in a used book sale. It was privately printed in 1968 by the late Victoria poet, UVUC prof and wiccan priest (witch) Robin Skelton. It is titled The Hold of Our Hands and is subtitled Eight Letters To Sylvia. Sylvia was Skelton’s wife. One hundred copies [...]

Ian Ferguson & Mark Leiren-Young - Reading

Ian Ferguson & Mark Leiren-Young – Reading

Touchwood Editions and Brindle and Glass Publishing hosted their latest At The Mike event at the Cornerstone Cafe in Victoria’s Fernwood district with featured writers Ian Ferguson and Mark Leiren-Young.  Ferguson read from How To Be A Canadian, the bestseller he co-wrote with brother Will Ferguson. Leiren-Young read from his debut book Never Shoot A [...]

Books Into Sculpture

Photographer Cara Barer turns old books into sculpture and then photographs them. Images here on the Telegraph website. More images at www.carabarer.com

Terence Byrnes - Closer to Home - Interview

Terence Byrnes – Closer to Home – Interview

Terence Byrnes LP: You have been taking photographs for many years, what drew you to writers? TB: Well, I’ve also been writing. My first collection of short stories was called Wintering Over, I published an anthology called Matinees Daily, wrote for many magazines, and, during a dark and busy period of my life, ghost-wrote other [...]

Patrick Blennerhassett - Monument -  Interview

Patrick Blennerhassett – Monument – Interview

LP: Monument’s characters are heavy drinking, drug abusing, amoral, racist, violent, misogynist young men yet somehow the reader remains interested rather than simply repelled by the characters. Was this a challenge when writing the book? PB: Definitely, I wanted people to be torn about cheering for Seth in particular. I wanted him to be an [...]

Brian Brennan - The Good Steward - Interview

Brian Brennan – The Good Steward – Interview

LP: Your latest book ‘The Good Steward: The Ernest C. Manning Story’ published by Fifth House (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) is just out. Can you summarize your subject? BB: The book is about a Saskatchewan farmer’s son who came to Calgary as a teenager in the 1920s to become a Bible preacher and ended up combining [...]

Gaspereau Press

Gaspereau Press

We at Literary Photographer world headquarters firmly believe that books as objects can be as just as important as books are to read. Gaspereau Press, in Kentville, Nova Scotia, produces some beautiful books. See the accompanying photo of two books from Gaspereau, Tim Bowling’s Fathom and Robert Bringhurst’s The Solid Form of Language. This from [...]

Abanaki Press' 1946 edition The Order of Good Cheer

Abanaki Press’ 1946 edition The Order of Good Cheer

A look at Andrew Merkel’s ‘The Order of Good Cheer’ published by The Abanaki Press in 1946.