One Year of A Most Agreeable Place

A Most Agreeable Place launched exactly one year ago today, so I’m just going to take a few minutes to mark the blogiversary.

Mary Stewart, ca. 1915 (BC Archives, D-07481).

Interestingly, one of the only posts I wrote about a woman turned out to be the most popular: Mary Stewart, a clerk at T.N. Hibben & Co. around the turn of the 19th century, was said to know more about books than anyone else in Victoria.

Seth Thorne Tilley (Vancouver Daily World, June 20, 1896).

The series about Seth Thorne Tilley, first bookseller in the Lower Mainland, was also popular. My article about Tilley was also a cover feature of BC History.

Third-most popular on the site was the running timeline that shows when each bookseller I’ve covered so far entered and exited the BC bookselling scene.

In its second year, Agreeable Place will feature many more interesting characters from BC’s bookish past. For now, thanks for following!


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