As some of you may have read, in last week’s Victoria Times-Colonist there was a nice piece about Gallowglass Books as part of a promotional insert on businesses in Downtown Duncan. The article was about Jeff and I (Alanah), and how we originally met. (Here’s the link [PDF] if anyone wishes to read it. Our thanks to Erin Morgan for the thoughtful article and to Agnes Caravati for the lovely photo!)
Anyway, one of the wonderful benefits of that article was all the people it brought into the store to congratulate us on our impending parenthood. We were particularly touched by Zoë, Mike and their gorgeous daughter Abigail who, despite only knowing us through a brief visit to the store last summer, came all the way up from Victoria today — Christmas Eve — to drop off a thoughtful gift for our baby. What an amazingly kind thing to do! We certainly hope they’ll stay in touch! Our thanks to them and many others for making this Christmas even more special for us.
And on that note, to all our customers and friends in Duncan and beyond, thank you so much for your patronage. We’re ever grateful and humbled that you continue to support our shop, and wish nothing but the best for all of you this holiday season and throughout 2010.
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This past summer, Google Street View cruised through southern Vancouver Island and caught some shots of the bookstore. Nice photos for us, and especially handy for people visiting from out of town and not sure what the store looks like.
Below, you can see the store’s front entrance on Ingram Street, and a peek at the side entrance in the Duncan City Square.
P.S. You can find the original source image at Google Maps here, and then use it as a starting spot to see the rest of our beautiful downtown area.
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Just a quick reminder that the store is open late through the month of December.
Monday – Friday: 9:30am – 8pm
Saturday: 10 – 6pm
Sunday: 12 – 4pm
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Looking for a new book to enjoy by a local author? Stop by the store on December 16th where you can meet Trish Bishop and check out The Question Journey.
Here’s the invite from Trish’s Facebook page for the event:
Hey, drop in and say hello at Gallowglass Books. It will be totally informal, pull up a chair and let’s have a chat, maybe a cup of tea and some yummies! A great respite from the holiday shopping craze:)
Time: 5:00PM Wednesday, December 16th
Location: 40 Ingram Street, Duncan, BC
If you want to call us in advance, or need detailed driving directions, go to this page. We’ll look forward to seeing you there! Meanwhile, to find out more about The Question Journey, be sure to check out its dedicated website where you’ll find all sorts of detailed information.
The book is available at Gallowglass Books anytime for $29.
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