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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Richard Fitzpatrick Books Moving Sale

Richard Fitzpatrick Books 242 1/2 Dalhousie at St. Patrick (Byward Market area).
Richard is being squeezed out of his premises by the landlord and he's having a huge... and I do mean a huge 60% discount on his books starting Thursday.
Here's a list of books I picked up from Rick's shop... hope you don't mind if I share the list with you. I don't get a chance to brag that much. Don't worry, I left tons of other cherries for ya to take home. The books I took home are all Can Lit, and as we all know, no one buys this stuff anyway, right? Ha! The sale is one till around the end of there's lots of time left.

One-Way Street, Marian Engel. (Signed, paperback.)
Larry's Party, Carol Shields. (First, Signed/Inscribed.)
Anthony Minghella, The English Patient: A Screenplay. (Signed by Michael Ondaatje.)
Portraits of Canadian Writers, Sam Tata. (Signed, softcover ed. by John Metcalf. A complement to my other 1st ed. copy, also signed by the late Sam Tata.)
125 Companions of the Order of Canada: Portraits by Harry Palmer. (The book nicely accompanies my original photo of Morley Callaghan that Mr. Palmer printed for me several years ago.)
Maclean's Magazine April 16, 1955. Complete in this issue a Maclean's $5000 novel award The Man with the Coat by Morley Callaghan.
Behind the Log, E.J. Pratt. (Signed, 1st.)
Alden Nowlan: Early Poems, Alden Nowlan. (Inscribed/Signed and annotated by book's photographer R.E. (Reg) Balch.)
Sixty Billion Humans, Hugh Hood. (Signed/Limited ed. #26 of 26 copies, Magnum Readings #3 (John Metcalf). And here I thought I had everything by Hugh Hood... My best 'find' of the day.)
Poems for Jessica-Flynn, Michael Dennis. (Signed. Early 4th book of poetry.)
Portrait, Michael Dennis. (Just because it was there.)
The Hole That Must Be Filled, Kenneth J. Harvey. (Signed.)
A Drifting Year, Dany Laferriere. (Signed/Inscribed. English translation by David Homel.)
Woman Reading in Bath, Poems by Anne Szumigalski. (Signed by poet / from personal library of John Newlove, also with his signature.)
Sometimes All Over, poems by Don Coles. (First published volume of poetry, author of the recently published Doctor Bloom's Story.)
Unit of 5, edited by Ronald Hambleton. 1st ed. (Early publications of poetry by Louis Dudek, P.K. Page, and Raymond Souster... in 1944! This was the first appearance in book form of all five of its authors. This copy was loved by its former owner as it is still in Near Fine condition with DJ.)


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