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The Literary Storefront: The Glory Years, Vancouver’s Literary Centre, 1978–1985

by Trevor Carolan

The Literary Storefront Trevor Carolan“When i think of Storefront I think of Gastown and the smell of patchouli and dope,” writes Sharon Thesen, “ … and a great caring for poetry. It was where I did my first reading.” The cultural centre, established by Mother Tongue publisher Mona Fertig was, for a time, a significant literary hub for socially conscious literary practitioners. Trevor Carolan’s detailed history of the store and its significance is
accompanied by numerous photographs and other archival materials.