By RACHEL DUNLOP
Get up close and personal with Vancouver literati at The Paper Hound Bookshop. Every Tuesday at 12:30 pm, the shop hosts the poetry reading series By the Book. It’s perfect for busy lit-lovers: the readings are just 10 minutes long. But plan to spend some time in the shop anyway—you’ll want to browse its assortment of used and rare (as well as some new) books. You won’t find heaps of yellowing, dog-eared paperbacks here, but rather a thoughtfully curated collection of well-cared-for tomes. The shop is a cozy size and the zig-zag bookshelves that partition the space give bookworms plenty of nooks to nestle into. It’s the perfect way to get some culture on your coffee break.