Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Showcasing Bakka Phoenix

Last night while I was watching the late night edition of news on CBC, a segment started about a new release of posthumous work by J.R.R. Tolkien called CHILDREN OF HURIN. After one shot I recognized a favorite bookstore of my husband's in his hometown of Toronto, the sci-fi/fantasy bookstore Bakka Phoenix. Not only is Bakka a sentimental spot for him, but it's also the store where my sister's former roommate is the manager. She's a very good friend of mine, too, in fact of our whole family, and I last saw her a month ago when she flew here to attend my father's funeral.

So I got rather excited to see that the segment had been taped in the store, and before too many heartbeats went by, there she was in glorious close-up, giving her store-manager opinion on an historic book release.

You can catch it on the link below. It's viewable in the box you'll see on the right under 'video clip.' Chris is the woman with the fantastic array of curls.

Ron Charles reports for CBC

Go, Chris, go!


Unknown said...

That is awesome, Julia. She must ber really pleased. :)

Julia Phillips Smith said...

She was glad that the store looked good, but she said, "They shot 40 minutes worth of footage, which translated to about 38 seconds of video." I believe the glamour wore off after the first ten minutes. But such is the price to pay for store PR. Personally, I think it was worth it. CBC could have gone to the sci fi/fantasy section of Indigo or Chapters or even World's Biggest Book Store, but they picked the independent store. Yay journalist Ron Charles!