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Nora Bingham

Words

Nora Bingham lives at the edge of the forest and helps villagers get their word fix as the owner of Rare Bird Bookshop in Cumberland, BC. Growing up on Quadra Island she perfected the art of reading and walking at the same time, and now balances her appetite for books with roaming the woods and beaches of islands big and small. Nora is a lover of the written word in almost all its forms, and has a particular fondness for dictionaries.

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12

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Pre-loved: An ode to used books

Words by Nora Bingham
Photos by Meredith Rose
I have always loved reading, but fell hard for books when I was eight. We were living in an amateur’s converted barn with questionable heat and electricity,...

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11

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MATERIAL CREATIVE

Words by Nora Bingham
Photos by Meredith Rose
Creating beauty on the cutting edge.     When I arrived at Material Creative’s studio in Cumberland, an unseasonable rain was falling...

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10

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Heirloom Seeds: Connecting us to the past, present, and future

Words by Nora Bingham
Photos by Meredith Rose
The first time I ate an heirloom tomato I had my doubts. I was never a tomato lover. I’d seen too many sandwiches go down in the rough seas of a soggy...

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8

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Where Curiosity Meets Brilliance

Words By Nora Bingham
Article Photo By Jenn Dykstra
Observations of the Public Library.     Imagine a library. Books lining the shelves, open ceilings, and the wonderful smell of endless...

Volume

7

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Alternative Therapy

Words By Nora Bingham
Photos By Ron Pogue
Art and music provide space to explore, heal, and transform.     I was raised by an artist. She painted signs, designed graphics, papier...

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6

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Lost & Found

Words By Nora Bingham
Photos By Paige Owen
A visit to Nymph Falls provides poetic inspiration.     A light rain is trying to fall, but it’s more of a mist in the air that clings...

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