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On the town

Lexicon Books co-owner Alice Burdick shares insight into running an indie bookstore on Nova Scotia’s stunning South Shore


IT’S BEEN TWO YEARS since Lexicon Books opened its doors in picturesque Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a town best known for its tall ships and colonial architecture. Through trial and error, Lexicon’s co-owners – poet Alice Burdick, children’s illustrator Anne- Marie Sheppard, and author Jo Treggiari – have found a winning formula that balances the book-buying needs of local residents with those of the town’s thriving tourism industry. Burdick spoke to Q&Q about running a small-town bookshop.

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