When I’m traveling away from Prince Edward Island I give myself permission to be more liberal in my media impulse purchases. Living here in the remotest edge of the country, there’s plenty of Danielle Steel to go around, but anarchist zines are few and far between. So I seize the moments. Here’s what I collected on last week’s trip to Toronto:
- From Function 13 in Kensington Market: an issue of Zoetrope: All-Story, a DVD of the Sydney Pollack documentary about Frank Gehry, and a copy of Objectified.
- From Type Books on Queen Street West: What’s the Matter with Albert? for Oliver, and Biking to Work (a very practical book full of useful information).
- From The Paper Place, next door on Queen Street West, a nice variety of coloured card stock for letterpress experimenting.
- From Steel City Surplus in Hamilton: a USB and cigarette lighter charger for my Nokia N95 (only $3.29!), some cable ties and a carabiner.
Along the way I also had a very nice stuffed naan at Dufflet Pastries, several very good cups of coffee at My Dog Joe in Hamilton, a decent Vietnamese meal at Little Saigon on the mountain in Hamilton, a fantastic vegetarian hotdog at Easterbrooks in Aldershot and saw Inception on the IMAX.