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Sunday, 1 March 2015

This Shelf Belongs To... Ashley Opheim!

Each month, Librairie Drawn & Quarterly invites a local author or artist to curate a shelf in the store. This March, Ashley Opheim has assembled a mesmerizing array of choices!

Ashley Opheim is the author of the poetry collection I Am Here and the founder and managing editor of Metatron Press. A graduate of Concordia University’s Creative Writing program, she is currently working on her first novel.

Here are Ashley's picks! We offer you a 15% discount on all these titles for the full month of March!

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (Tom Wolfe)
This is one of my all time favorite novels. For the young, wild and free.

Just Kids (Patti Smith)
A spellbinding celebration of life and devotion that inspired me to my very core.

The Essential Rumi (Rumi)
What can I say? Rumi was just so entirely tuned into the harmony of the universe.

Animalium (Katie Scott & Jenny Broom)
I love the largeness of this book, the amazing illustrations and its subject matter—the animal kingdom! It makes me feel like a kid!

The Book of Symbols: Reflections On Archetypal Images
It was love at first sight for me and this book. This is arguably the most ultimate of coffee table books.

A Woman Speaks (Anaïs Nin)
I love Anaïs Nin, and this book is a great introduction to the main themes in her writing. Notably: the struggle for wholeness, the artist as magician and experiencing our lives to the fullest possible extent.

New Tab (Guillaume Morissette)
My best friend’s first novel. An instant classic.

Coeur de Lion (Ariana Reines)
I feel dangerous and alive when I read Ariana Reines, and you will too.

The Diary of Frida Kahlo: An Intimate Self-Portrait
I would live inside the pages of this book if I could.

Wendy (Walter Kaheró:ton Scott)
This is a little bit of Wendy inside each and every one of us.

The Native Trees of Canada (Leanne Shapton)
There is something so special about this book and the way it makes me feel.

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