Book Buyer in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Once upon a time there was a little girl who liked to read. She read all the time. Sometimes she would try to read through dinner. That never really worked, inevitably one of her 7 siblings would be sent to fetch her. They hated being sent and she hated being fetched but other than that, it wasn’t so bad.
Much to her surprise, the girl grew up. She went to University and studied Literature for a year, but she was shocked that the more she studied books the less magic they retained and soon she dreaded picking them up for any reason. To preserve the integrity of the wonderful books she had read thus far in her life – she quickly transferred into another program: Creative Writing. At first, this seemed like a good idea. Then she realized that every time she felt the magic of writing a story, she herself had to feel the magic sucking away every time her story was workshopped.
There had to be a better way.
Then one day, a few years and hundreds of miles later, she found the way: she became a bookseller. 17 years of experience later, she still feels the magic of books every day.
Soon she may give the writing another chance.