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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Community Profile: Ziggy Books

The Drive is home to a brand new bookstore with an interesting story of it's own to tell.

The owner, Kali Jones, was recently found herself in a dilema.
Her father passed away and left her and her stepbrother Frank with a staggering legacy - a private collection of well over 5000 books, mostly hardcover and non-fiction, all in nearly mint condition.
"He was just a collector and he wanted to encourage me to read, too."
The problem was, Jones spends most of her time since leaving East Vancouver, living in Sicily, and Frank calls Calgary home, so neither could afford to take over the library. What to do?
Open a bookstore on Commercial Drive!
She discovered that the store at 3rd and Commercial where the Money Mart was was available, and so they set up shop.
Not long after it opened, the store got a boost when a CBC reporter was passing by and dropped in.
The subsequent story definately helped business and the ecclectic selection has brought out a few serious collectors with varied and exotic tastes.
She's even making money online, shipping books she advertises to Europe and beyond.
Some of the topics you'll find include:

OCCULT * ESOTERICA * PHILOSOPHY *PSYCHOLOGY * ART * PHOTOGRAPHY * HISTORY * BIOGRAPHIES *SCIENCE * BEAUTIFUL COFFEE TABLE BOOKS * CHILDREN'S BOOKS

Jones, a visual artist, is also taking the opportunity to display some of her works as well.
The store is open 7 days a week from 11am -8pm.
1883 Commercial Drive (3rd and Commercial)
Tel. 604 723-5384

This store is only open until Christmas, so you need to get there soon.

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