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Drawn & Quarterly store gets visited by language cops

From Montreal’s The Gazette:

There are few commercial signs or posters in a recently opened Mile End bookstore, but one in particular appears to have upset a local resident.

That person formally complained to the Office québécois de la langue française, which dispatched an inspector Friday to check out and photograph signage at the Librairie Drawn & Quarterly on Bernard Ave. W. near de l’Esplanade Ave.

The complainant alleged there was too much English on signs, but on a visit yesterday, all a reporter could find in English only was an antique, hand-drawn paper clock on the door of the storefront.

The offending item, about 12 centimetres in diameter, says Open, Come In.


March 20th, 2008

2:23 pm

Category: Book news

Tagged with: bookselling, Politics