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.
You Will NEVER Read All the Books – and That’s a Good Thing
July 6, 2017
We will never run out of reading material; don't stress, enjoy yourself.
Literary Magazines vs. Instagram: A Poet’s Perspective
May 25, 2017
Should prestigious literary publications get with the times and evolve around the new, social ways readers consume poetry?
When Used Books Attack: Cat Edition
April 25, 2017
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
March 15, 2017
A used bookseller shares some of her favorite found inscriptions.
Dictionaries to the Rescue: On the Importance of Words in a Post-Truth Era
February 24, 2017
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
February 16, 2017
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
January 30, 2017
An open letter to the audiobooks one reader has fallen asleep listening to.
How Not Being Cataloged Made My Bookstore Better
January 9, 2017
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?
November 9, 2016
Pen names: yay or nay?