Saturday, December 08, 2007

The Big Smoke

In Toronto, where we're finishing up with the LPG Sales Conference and SGM. Four days in the big city and nary a minute to go explore. I'd hoped to be able to manage a quick tour of a few more galleries, or hit a couple of bookstores -- check out Ben McNally's and see how many Biblioasis titles are on the shelves. Spend some time with a couple of friends. But it doesn't seem likely to happen.

Though it's been nice to get together with Kitty Lewis from Brick Books, and Ruth Linka from Brindle & Glass, Simon Dardick from Vehicule, Kitty Lewis from Brick Books, Brian Kaufman from Anvil. Many others. Meet with the sales force and the support staff and the rest of the LPG board. It's nice to have that reminder that there are others out there who've been through what you're going through, and likely much more; to spend a few hours with people who are as passionately devoted to what they are doing as this group is. There are times it's pretty hard not to be cynical, but this is not one of them.

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