If you live in Victoria, and you still haven’t read my book A Garden in the Wilderness, you can now get it at Munro’s Books, Canada’s greatest bookstore according to Alan Fotheringham. You can also buy it at Cadboro Bay Books, Ivy’s Books and Tanner’s Books in Sidney.
But if you don’t want to buy the book, please borrow it from the Greater Victoria Public Library. They have a copy, and if seven people borrow it in the year, the library will purchase another copy.
Please patronize your local bookstores, but only if they patronize local writers. Bolen Books said no to my book, even on consignment. I know this sounds like sour grapes, but they will not stock Victoria Writers’ Society’s literary magazine Island Writer either. I say, go somewhere else to buy your books.
Chapters/Coles/Indigo might say no to my book as well, but they order from Calgary and Toronto and don’t have to say no to my face.