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Zoe Dickinson

Zoe Dickinson is a poet and lover of language, as well as a newly minted librarian with her MLIS from Dalhousie University. She now lives in Victoria, B.C., where she works at Canada's largest used bookstore, and gradually adds to her vast cardigan collection. Zoe is a literary omnivore, devouring everything from ancient poetry to contemporary romance to science fiction. The only genre she doesn't read is horror, because she is kind of a wimp. If Zoe had a superpower, it would be the ability to walk and read without bumping into anything. Her two favourite places are the beach and the library. Twitter: @zoeidadickinson

You Will NEVER Read All the Books – and That’s a Good Thing

We will never run out of reading material; don't stress, enjoy yourself.

Literary Magazines vs. Instagram: A Poet’s Perspective

Should prestigious literary publications get with the times and evolve around the new, social ways readers consume poetry?

When Used Books Attack: Cat Edition

A used bookseller shares some of the more horrifying/hilarious books about cats she's found in her store.

Forgotten Notes: Inscriptions Found in Used Books

A used bookseller shares some of her favorite found inscriptions.

Dictionaries to the Rescue: On the Importance of Words in a Post-Truth Era

In an atmosphere of confusing rhetoric and blatant falsehoods, the very act of defining a word is political.

4 Fantasy Must-Reads for Austen Fans

Excellent fantasy reads for Austenites!

An Ode to Bookstore Customers

A bookseller talks about what she loves about working with readers!

An Apology to All the Audiobooks I’ve Slept Through

An open letter to the audiobooks one reader has fallen asleep listening to.

How Not Being Cataloged Made My Bookstore Better

A used bookseller on how not having a catalog of every book in the store makes the store, and her brain, better.

Pen Names: Cheap Trick or Creative Tool?

Pen names: yay or nay?

5 Under-the-Radar Female Authors from Antiquity

Must-read female authors from antiquity.

Empty Shelves: My Weird Relationship with Book Buying

How years of not buying books has changed one reader's relationship to book purchasing now.

5 Great Classics I Discovered Browsing LibriVox.org

LibriVox.org is one of my all time favorite bookish sites, and I’m not alone. It’s featured in Nikki Vanri’s list of places to ...

Phryne Fisher is My Kind of Lady Detective

How Kerry Greenwood's Phryne Fisher unravels stereotypes about female detectives in literature.

Poetry-Genre Pairings: Where to Start If You Love…

Poetry recommendations based on the genres you love.