Gold Poetry And Golden Wine At The Box Of Delights Bookshop

Ben Bush Anderson

“A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us”, said one of our favourite authors, Franz Kafka. The Czech writer has long entranced readers with his searing wit, sensitivity, and impeccable storytelling. We believe that it is never too early to start on Kafka, so in celebration of his 133rd birthday this July 3 we recommend Matthue Roth’s brilliant retelling of The Metamorphosis for children, *My First Kafka: Runaways, Rodents, and Giant Bugs*.

Summer in Nova Scotia presents us with one vital question: which local book pairs best with which local wine? With a vibrant abundance of both to choose from here in the Annapolis Valley, we believe that we have married two of the region’s finest… Three Miles Plain native, George Elliott Clarke, furthers his reputation as one of Nova Scotia’s most accomplished poets with a new collection, *Gold*. These poems glisten much like Nova 7, a sparkling rosé produced by Benjamin Bridge. Enjoy a Gaspereau Press book and a Gaspereau Valley wine together on a warm, summer’s afternoon, and give testament to their marvelous, glittering partnership.

As part of an ongoing summer series, the Box of Delights Bookshop will be hosting a variety of authors on the sidewalk just outside the shop every Saturday from 1pm to 3pm. Spend time chatting with the participating authors, find out about their work, and take home a signed copy of their books. On July 2 we welcome Deborah Toogood, author of *Chasing the Phantom Ship*, and on July 9 you will have the chance to meet Valerie Mills-Milde, author of *After Drowning*.

Finally, on July 14, don’t miss your chance to see Christy Ann Conlin reading from her new novel *The Memento* at the inaugural Fireside Encounter up at the Ross Creek Centre for the Arts. This unique reading will take place outside, under the stars, around a campfire. Books will be available for purchase, and a signing will follow the event. Reservations required, ticket information can be found at

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