Peterborough is a Community of Book Lovers, and It Shows Rosemary Ganley The Peterborough Examiner November 13, 2019
Peterborough is a community of book lovers and avid readers. HANNAH YOON/TORSTAR
Canadians read. They read, buy, borrow and talk books. Maybe on Kindle or Kobo, but just as likely in hardcover.
Every person not strap-hanging on the TTC is reading. In Peterborough, Knotanew and Mark Jokinen's, Hunter Street Books and that funky "By the Books" on Water, which specializes in used social-justice works, plus Happenstance and Lakefield Station Bookshop, all make us a bookish region. That's not even including Chapters or online shopping.
Although I miss the card catalogues at Trent's Bata Library, all that opened space serves more readers. At Peterborough Public Library, the one with the fine new art installation outside depicting a book cover blowing in the wind, I had an hour's free tutorial with a librarian, Laura, striving to make me more computer literate (starting with the deletion of multiple Facebook accounts).
As a nation, we avidly follow five new titles on radio every March, on "Canada Reads." Then we read all five to make up our own minds. Continue Reading >HERE<
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