I'm excited to be giving a presentation about early BC booksellers and stationers at the September 11 meeting of the BC Genealogical Society. The program starts at 7:30 p.m.
Since starting my research about early BC booksellers, I've been curious about why they were so often called stationers. True, most bookstores of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries sold stationery products in addition to books (as they do today). But it turns out that their proprietors' common title of "stationer" had a lot more… Continue reading The Stationarii