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Sons&Lovers is a used bookstore based out of Vancouver, B.C.

Month: June, 2013

THANK YOU!

by Robyn P. Yager

Hello all!

Just wanted to send out a big huge THANK YOU, to coming to our pop-up sale, and a very special thank you to Sunday Morning Ice Cream – no better way to enjoy some ice cream than on a Sunday afternoon, in a coffee shop surrounded by some of our favourite books. Here are a few pictures of the set up in case you missed it, and we’ll be looking forward to the next one! Thanks again, happy reading, and a very big HAPPY CANADA DAY this weekend. Keep it a safe one, fellow readers.

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Summer Reading Pop-Up – 2013 Edition

by Robyn P. Yager

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Well, in case you haven’t been informed yet, it’s official. The 2nd Sons & Lovers Summer Reading Pop-Up is set for this Sunday June 23rd at Revolver Coffee on Cambie Street from 1-4pm, and this year we have help from a very special guest: Sunday Morning Ice Cream! Sunday Morning Ice Cream, is all about small-batch ice cream curated and delivered to your door every Sunday. It is the product of Genevieve Mateyko and we’re so lucky to collaborate with her.

We’re super excited for the event and would be much obliged if you would join us too
because you made last year so much fun.
See you this Sunday!

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by Robyn P. Yager

 

Par Noemie Lacarelle

book sculpture

by Robyn P. Yager

Book sculptures by 25 year-old artist Jodi Harvey-Brown.

Artist’s Statement:

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been making art.  When I was eight, my Grandfather gave me a set of artist’s pencils.  That was the beginning of my obsession with art.  I haven’t stopped since.  

I grew up in a small town in South Eastern PA.  After High School I studied art at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.  It was there that I discovered a love for 3D media.  

I have always enjoyed reading.  Books pull you into a new world.  Art lets you see that world.  It made sense to me that these two mediums should come together.  The books that we love to read should be made to come to life.  Characters, that we care so much for, should come out of the pages to show us their stories.  What we see in our imaginations as we read should be there for the world to see.  My book sculptures are my way of making stories come to life.

(via Library as Incubator Project)

When we think of books, we think of the pages and the words, but sometimes it’s hard to see the book – the actual THING – as a thing of art and beauty. Jodi takes an everyday object that we see as something to be specifically read and thrown in our bags for later reading and turns the item itself into a spectacular work of art.