Bill Arnott’s Beat: Independents’ Day

bookstores shouldn’t exist. Brick-and-mortar bibliophile havens are retail models waiting to be business school case studies, “Why These Can’t Work.” TV narcissi could bleat indefinitely as to why they’d never invest in such ventures. But they do exist. And despite every reason why they shouldn’t, they thrive.

I was in one of these doomed locales, its interior walls a swathe of indigenous authors, poetry, and every stripe of an LGBTQ2S writers’ rainbow – a showcase of all that’s good in the world of books.…

Mill Cove Coffee in Miramichi

Ever since the Miramichi area lost the only bookstore it had several years back (due to fire), there has been a void for readers here seeking out the latest and greatest books to read. (There is an excellent used book store in Miramichi, The Book Nook). Kathleen and James Smith, the owners of Mill Cove Coffee in Downtown Newcastle have taken steps to alleviate the situation by offering a good selection of new releases, both local, national and international in its spacious location.…

Autistic Resources Miramichi’s Book Nook

Note: Check out the new Book Nook location at 1 Allen St. Douglastown (behind Northumberland Square Mall, formerly Sky-Tech and T&R Sports).

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I was on the Chatham side of the Miramichi River today looking for places that sell books due to the fact that we no longer have a dedicated book seller here in Miramichi since the Books Inn fire over two years ago.…