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Welcome to Meara's Room
Occupying the north-east corner of the store, Martha's Room contains Poetry (from Blake to BpNichol), First/Signed/Rare Editions (in the glass case by the window), Books on Books, and our book buying counter (11-4). It also graciously tolerates spillover from Claire's Room. You'll also find Periodicals and Pamphlets by the counter.
Why is it called Meara's Room?
Another of our favourite 'ghosts,' or people who haunt the shop on a regular basis, is Nialle's sister Meara, a local artist and student with a fondness for fantasy and science fiction.
One might suspect that this stemmed from the coincidence of two of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings films being released on two consecutive Meara birthdays, but it dates from earliest childhood, when Meara first demonstrated her infant language-acquisition skills by asking to be lifted up in Klingon. (Her request actually translated to "beam me up," but the accompanying raised-arms gesture clarified her words.)
Meara is an avid reader across genres, but this is her old favorite and probably where her upcoming novel will be shelved, too.
On display: our beautiful robot painting was a gift from artist Adrian Sandersfeld.
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