Dropped in at Livres Chelsea Books last weekend located on the Old Chelsea Road, opposite Chelsea Town Hall. The bookstore is owned by Frances Curry and opened last fall. It is housed in a modest bungalow. The walls of every room on the main floor save for the kitchen are lined with books. Not surprisingly I left with an armful of books including firsts of Raymond Carver’s Elephant, William Vollmann’s The Atlas, Tim Lott’s Rumours of a Hurricane, and a charming little volume by Morley ‘Callaghan’ called The Varsity Story, illustrated by Eric Aldwinckle about U of T, worth nothing.
Frances mentioned that her father had recently written a book on his wartime experiences, and, at the advise of local writer Phil Jenkins had used the services of one Nicholas Chadwick to help get it published. I hope to interview Nicholas for The Biblio File.