To own a piece of Robert Chaplin’s art is to own a piece of Vancouver’s history. His Chinatown art studio humbly says as much, with a roof covered in his handiwork (his self-professed personal Sistine Chapel).
A man of many crafts, Robert donated his collection of children’s books including a large print library edition of the famous Teeny Ted from Turnip Town, once featured in The Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest reproduction of a printed book ever published. Clearly, Robert’s a man with many stories to tell. Just our kind of guy. To better understand the inner workings of a mastermind, follow Robert’s blog here.
|A Good Book Drive is an annual book drive to bring stories to a new generation of readers, and support kids in need of new books. Running through the month of November, A Good Book Drive will be inspiring Vancouverites to purchase a new copy of their favorite kids’ book and deliver it to set locations throughout the city. At these drop off locations you can personalize your donation with a special bookplate, sharing the story of why that book is special to you. All books will be donated to this year’s book drive recipient, Frontier College Waiting Room Literacy Pilot Project. Share your favourite stories with A Good Book Drive on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.|