Day 762: Children’s Book Bank

. To say books saved my life would be an understatement. My earliest memories are of my mom reading to me and my sister at bedtime. She’d act out all the parts and bring the stories to life right there in our tiny shared bedroom. I inherited her love of reading, and books like Charlotte’s […]

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Day 670: Honour code

Came across this cool bookstore sign in my online travels today. Not only is it a wonderful use of the honour system, but any effort to share the love of reading, gets top marks in my book (heh, see what I did there? 🙂 ) The sign also reminded me of a toll road I took […]

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Day 640: Book club

I sent a book to Africa today in a very unusual way. Let me back up a little. A few days ago, a friend told me about a line of T-shirts emblazoned with out-of-print classic book covers. I mean, classic novels + T-shirts = I’m in. So I checked out their website ( and found […]

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Day 366: Steel town

I see many familiar faces along my route from the subway to the office each morning, along with some familiar feet – bare feet. The feet are usually poking out from under a rumpled sleeping bag bunched up on the sidewalk. One pair I see almost every day belong to a man who looks very […]

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Day 316: Better world for books

I love books. I may have mentioned that, ahem, once or twice. I also love finding new places to buy or borrow them. And when I find a way to combine good deeds and books, well, break out the ticker-tape parade, my friends. So, imagine my excitement when I came across Better World Books, an […]

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Day 53: Book bound

Today I had my quarters ready for a top-secret phone booth mission (putting “surprise” coins into the return slots), but there was such a crowd beside the payphone I chickened out. You may wonder why the presence of spectators would prevent me from “seeding” the phones? I’m not quite sure. I guess I could just […]

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