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Noticed: J.H. Gordon Books

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We are delighted to report that J.H. Gordon Books, a new independent bookstore, has opened in Hamilton. Located at 314 King Street East, J.H. Gordon carries new and used books, including "a good selection of literary fiction, fantasy, science fiction and mystery." More of a non-fiction fan? The store's website states, "Our non-fiction section is modest but growing with a focus on social sciences, science, history and biography."

Poets in Profile: Nicole Markotić

Find out what inspires, confounds and delights today's Canadian poets by following our Poets in Profile series.

Today Nicole Markotić, author of the new collection Bent at the Spine (BookThug), tells Open Book about the surprising results of writing "dumped" poetry, visiting the town dump and dumping (and retrieving) poems-in-process.

Nicole will be launching Bent at the Spine in Toronto at the BookThug Spring Launch on Tuesday, May 22nd at Supermarket. Please visit Open Book: Toronto's Events Page for details.

On Writing, with Drew Monkman

The May long weekend is finally here! As you head outside to enjoy the spring sunshine, you may find yourself wondering about the bird calls your hear or the flowers you find in bloom. Naturalist Drew Monkman's new book, Nature’s Year: Changing Seasons in Central and Eastern Ontario (Dundurn Press), is an almanac of key natural events that will help you fine-tune your attention to the passing of the seasons.

Today, Drew talks to Open Book about his new book, as well as the secret tricks of birders, cougar sightings and a worrying absence of bats.

Contest! Win one of three copies of Nature's Year: Changing Seasons in Central and Eastern Ontario. To enter, send an email to [email protected] and tell us your favourite sign of spring. The contest closes June 1st and is subject to the following rules.

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