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The happenings in and around Cliffside Village Books

It’s That Time of Year Again

It’s the Christmas season and we have lots of wonderful goodies in the store that are worth checking out. This year, to mix things up a little, we’ve got gift bags perfect for the avid reader or writer in your life! We’ve got lots of treats that would make great stocking...

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Decorations of Christmases Past and Present

Every year I try to decorate with only what’s on hand. Usually that means books, but luckily books make for very versatile decorations. Christmas 2013: …I guess I was a grinch in 2013. Although, I distinctly remember having a Christmas open house at the shop so I must have...

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Side Gigs and Second Loves

I love books so much that I want to be part of every aspect of the process. I read them, I write them, and now I edit them too! This may come as a big surprise but running a second hand bookstore is not the most lucrative way to...

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Greetings and Salutations

As always, I am thrilled to have note cards featuring Clare Kirby’s fibre art. She has recently expanded her note card collection to include six of her more recent fabrications. To see more of Clare’s beautiful work check out her website or follow her on facebook.

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Some Minor Renovations

As you may know I have spent the past two days doing some minor renovations in the shop. I’m so used to minor renovations quickly turning into major ones that I was prepared for the worst. Luckily this time around that was not the case, everything went according to...

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The Dentist Approves

There is a lovely little dentist office, called Blossom Dental Care, at Midland and Lawrence. They wrote a very nice review of Cliffside Village Books on their website, check it out http://dentalimplantsscarborough.ca/local-reviews/read-cliffside-village-books/

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An Eloquence of Time and Space

  We had a wonderful poetry reading in the shop the other day. Author James Wylder read from his book An Eloquence of Time and Space, a Doctor Who themed poetry book. There were some old fans, some (relatively) new fans, and some soon-to-be-made-into-fans fans. All in all it was...

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Cliffside Village Writer’s Group

Last night I hosted the first of what will hopefully be many writer’s groups. I had to move some of the shelves around to make space for the tables and chairs but it was totally worth the effort (and to be honest it wasn’t that much effort). The group...

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A Year and a Week

One week ago today was the kind of day that should have been celebrated but I was so busy trying to read all the books in the shop before they sold that I totally missed it. My priorities are, I believe,  in fine order. To the point; Cliffside Village...

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A Bookshop Photoshoot

A couple weeks ago as I sat alone in the shop talking to myself, I decided it would be quite fun to do a photo-shoot. Having established the thought I promptly did nothing to further the idea. It seemed like that would be the best way to go about...

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