Yellowknife Book Cellar and NorthWords NWT for organizing the third annual Christmas book sale and signing, held this very afternoon. As always, it was a great opportunity to meet with local authors - and more importantly, local readers - pick up some books, and have them signed.
I was seated with Randy Freeman (photo above), author of Stories from Yellowknife a collection of historical snippets about our fair city. Randy used to have a popular weekly history column on CBC radio, which was the genesis of the book. He is planning a series of books with tales from across the North, and many of us are waiting for the next installment.
I also picked up Bill Braden's new book, The Evolution of Canada's Arctic Ice Road: On Good Ice, Lifeline to Gold, Diamonds and the Future. It includes Bill's most excellent photography, so I am looking forward to reading it.
And of course, my own book, The Ugly Truck and Dog Contest and Other Tales of Northern Life, was a part of the action. It was smack-dab in the middle of the book display (photo below).