And days, wander around Nelson, there are 5 good bookstores here. By good I mean every bookstore has something you'd want to read, something good you haven't read, 5 good bookstores, in a city the size of Nelson, Calgary hasn't that many good bookstores, not by a longshot. It speaks well of the populace.

I pop into one store, looking, for nothing in particular, the girl working: "Everyone here is on Kootenay Time. Everybody has their own agenda. Things get done..."...I'd asked her about antique watches, not that I'm looking, but she's talking me out of watches. No one here wears a watch.

She refers me to a shop on Baker Street, maybe they have, go to the back, past all the new stuff for sale, and maybe I'll find what I'm looking for...

No, but easily just as good. Creepy dolls and Rosaries...

There's lots more here, religious kitsch, icons, rosaries, candlesticks, it's right up my alley, another discovery behind an innocuous Kootenay Shop.