So this weekend writer Christy Ann Conlin and I headed across the province to attend the opening night festivities of a NEW bookstore in Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site. That’s right folks, an OPENING of an indie bookstore. In fact this weekend was Canadian Authors for Indies Day and Lexicon Books was hosting an opening night gala.
Of course being a publisher I scanned the shelves for Conundrum Press books and was not disappointed. In fact most of the new releases were face out, and the Milo and Sam mini was right there at the cash!
We were treated to readings by Nova Scotians Carol Bruneau, whose new book “These Good Hands” (Cormorant Press) is all about Camille Claudel and opera singer and writer Vivien Shotwell reading from “Vienna Nocturne” (Random House).
We stayed in the turret room of a charming inn, feeling like we were in a boat. Lunenburg is a gorgeous town with tons of history. Good luck to Lexicon books and owners Jo Treggiari, Alice Burdick and Anne-Marie Sheppard. We will be back….