If It Gets Quiet Later On, I Will Make a Display

If It Gets Quiet Later On, I Will Make a Display

Nick Thran
$22.95


Essays, stories and poems on the interior lives of bookstores.

Nick Thran’s volume of essays, stories and poems is a quietly powerful meditation on a life of reading, writing and bookselling. Thran, who returned to bookselling when he moved with his family to Fredericton, NB, captures the rare magic of reading communities. Here, the bookstore itself sits in the middle of an expanding root system, connecting lives, nurturing interests and stoking passions. It is a place for both private daydreaming and the small talk that staves off loneliness. And it is the fertile ground on which so many authors—including Thran—find the courage to write.


 
“Thran slides between modes with a skilled, humble curiosity that whets and unfurls anything he turns his attention to. It’s a rare and lucky moment when poets like him give us prose like this.”
–Paige Cooper, author of Zolitude


Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889714489
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.5 in - 160 pp
Publication Date: 01/04/2023
BISAC Subject(s):: LCO010000-LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays,BIO026000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs,POE023040-POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Places 
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Essays, stories and poems on the interior lives of bookstores.

Nick Thran’s volume of essays, stories and poems is a quietly powerful meditation on a life of reading, writing and bookselling. Thran, who returned to bookselling when he moved with his family to Fredericton, NB, captures the rare magic of reading communities. Here, the bookstore itself sits in the middle of an expanding root system, connecting lives, nurturing interests and stoking passions. It is a place for both private daydreaming and the small talk that staves off loneliness. And it is the fertile ground on which so many authors—including Thran—find the courage to write.


 
“Thran slides between modes with a skilled, humble curiosity that whets and unfurls anything he turns his attention to. It’s a rare and lucky moment when poets like him give us prose like this.”
–Paige Cooper, author of Zolitude

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Nightwood Editions
ISBN: 9780889714489
Paperback / softback
5.5 in x 8.5 in - 160 pp
Publication Date: 01/04/2023
BISAC Subject(s):: LCO010000-LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays,BIO026000-BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs,POE023040-POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Places 
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