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Vancouver Magazine's 125 Reasons to Love Our City Right Now

If you've picked up the June issue of Vancouver Magazine then you've already checked out their "125 Reasons to Love Our City Right Now" feature.
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If you've picked up the June issue of Vancouver Magazine then you've already checked out their "125 Reasons to Love Our City Right Now" feature. It's a comprehensive look beyond clichés, a truly intimate look at the best things about this city of ours, from a true insider perspective (including Ayden Fabien Férdeline, Blaine Kyllo, Frances Bula, Jim Sutherland, Neal Giannone and others). Have a look at the online companion to the issue HERE and be sure to pick up a copy.

My personal favourite in their roundup is reason number 32, Because we value books. On this topic, they write:

Traditional book publishing’s been gutted by the Internet, yet Douglas & McIntyre soldiers on, the last major Canadian independent house standing. Book tours have gone the way of the dodo, and authors are told to do their own marketing—start a blog, use Facebook and Twitter— yet the Vancouver International Writers Festival grows bigger and better each year. Independent bookstores close, yet the quirky MacLeod’s remains a bibliophile’s treasure chest. And some of the country’s best writers—Steven Galloway, Ann Ireland, Lee Henderson, Zsuzsi Gartner, Madeleine Thien—got their start through UBC’s creative writing program, where nary a word is said about search-engine optimization. Books are dead? Long live books.





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