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Behind the Lens with Brandon Alton

If you are looking to get inspired and motivated, then you’ve come to the right place. Brandon Alton is a prolific photographer...

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Soul Patch – A skateboarding book by Jacee Juhasz

Photographer and King Skate Mag contributor Jacee Juhasz recently released a book with his photography from the summer of 2020. Being fans...

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Covid Skateboarding with Jessy Jean Bart

Back in October, during the Montreal lockdown photographer Félix Renaud had a vision of a different world where the air was no...

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Ricardo Napoli – Photo Gallery

Ricardo Napoli is a Brazilian photographer and videographer who lived in New York city for 15 years and now lives in Toronto. ...

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AEW Champion Darby Allin Brings Skateboarding to Wrestling Ring

Skateboarding and pro wrestling really aren’t all that different. With either one, you’re risking injury to enjoy an activity that’s constantly frowned...

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SKATING FOR COMMUNITY WITH SASHA SENIOR

  “If you don’t give back to the community, especially with skateboarding, nobody will buy from you. It doesn’t matter how nice...

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VIDEODRUM.

Another great video by Montreal lensman Ben Lachance WithCharles DeschampsFrank NadonWill Phelan AndVince CormierMorgan DTAlex LopezGab VeniotMatil BrouillardCed VigneaultMarco PelletierSam DeschênesJF LessardJessy...

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Birling the Skatepark Effect

Wesley Lee, Drop down to 50-50. Cayer By Adam Wawrzynczak There was once a time when skateparks acted primarily as warm-up spots....

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Talking “Alright, Ok” with Elijah Berle

After repeated viewings in an attempt to digest everything in Alright, Ok, the latest video offering from Vans and director Greg Hunt,...

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Ninetimes in Houston // 12.1

Story and photos by Tommy Berlin On February 23rd, the Ninetimes crew traded in the cold Canadian winter for the warmth of...

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Don’t Waste Time ‘Zine // Issue 3

Over the course of the summer, many things changed for the worse, however, this summer was ideal for skateboarding. As many businesses...

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Introduce Yourself: Heidi Nogueria

Introduce yourself: My name is Heidi. I’m a trans woman and my pronouns are she and her. I’m a skateboarder from Brazil,...

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Matt MacLeod x Primary Skateboards

Over the years I had always wanted to do a photo exhibit, but I never really had a reason to do one....

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Birling the Archives

The Garden of the Provinces and Territories has been the go-to staple Ottawa street spot for decades. Skaters refer to it simply as...

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Cort Watt – Welcome to Goodnews

Story by Cort Watt Photos by Matt MacLeod In early March, right around the time Covid was starting to really hit, I...

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Malik Walker Interview

Introduce yourself. My name is Malik Walker. I’m 23, from Calgary, and now living in Vancouver. When did you move here? I...

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Tiffany Twisted Interview

Introduce yourself. My name is Tiffany Scott. I’m from Lubbock, Texas. I’m 29 and I have an eight-year-old daughter. How and when...

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Introduce Yourself: Meghana Iyer

Introduce yourself:  I’m Meghana Iyer. I’m 19 years old and I’m from Calgary. I’m a student at AUArts, and I really like...

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Nations at Tsuu T’ina

Nations Skate Youth held an Indigenous Youth Skateboarding Workshop recently with the Tsuu T’ina Youth Program, near Calgary, Alberta. While there were plenty of...

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New Brighton

Usually when I come back to Calgary, I end up staying with family south of the city limits. That means long drives...

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More on Junk Spots

Spots like this are great. You never know who will be there, what new junk will have turned up, and how it’ll...

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An Interview with Sasha Senior of Bliss Skateshop

— If you’re a skateboarder who has grown up with a local skateshop, you know how crucial they are to the scene....

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Five Photos with Ben Stoddard

As the second edition of Canadian Skateboarding – A Visual History has just rolled off the press and been released, we connected...

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THANKFUL

It seems to me that each year longer I spend on this earth, the more complicated things get. For me, for you,...

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So long Emilyside, we hardly knew you.

Much like the rest of the country, skateparks in Vancouver have been closed for over two months now. Emilyside, the name coined...

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(Mostly) Alone

The self-indulgent journal of a self-filmed video part. By Cole Nowicki *** The tripod extends, one piece revealing itself from the other...

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An Interview with Kevin Lowry

— What’s that noise? What are you doing? I’m setting up a complete. I’ve got like two more bolts to go. It...

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WE’RE HERE!

On Sunday, March 8th in Vancouver, a host of community skate groups got together at Strathcona Park to celebrate International Women’s Day...

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AN INTERVIEW WITH ROWAN ZORILLA

When was the possibility of a pro model shoe first brought up with you? What’s that conversation like? When it was first...

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BIRLING THE PERSPECTIVE

By Adam Wawrzynczak The surroundings in which you find yourself can have a large impact on your perspective. A man holding a baseball...

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NORMA IBARRA PORTFOLIO // 11.3

— Along with a smile as big as her camera bag (it’s massive), Norma brings so much originality to the table. She...

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A MODERN SKATE OF MIND // 11.3

— Growing up as a male skateboarder in the late ’90s and early ’00s, I encountered next-to-no women in skateboarding, and I...

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ANNIE GUGLIA // 11.3

— Dedicated and passionate, Annie Guglia wants to share the joy of skateboarding with everyone. Despite a hectic travel schedule, she manages...

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SARAH KELLY // 11.3

— Within a short timeframe of meeting Sarah Kelly, it’s obvious the redeeming qualities that tend to garner respect are all there:...

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SHARI WHITE // 11.3

— Back in 2012 I met Shari White, and we became fast friends. She had recently moved to Vancouver from Gold Coast,...

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CHECKING IN WITH ALISON MATASI // 11.3

Alison Matasi, a.k.a. Nugget; if you skated Hastings Bowl in the early 2000s you would have seen her airing over garbage cans...

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SHOPKEEPER: ANTISOCIAL // 11.3

For over 17 years, Antisocial Skateboard Shop in Vancouver has been many things to many people. Firstly, of course, it’s a place...

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15 PER CENT // 11.3

This year’s Women’s World Cup of soccer went off. The level of interest, excitement and coverage seemed unprecedented. Not only was it...

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THE PILGRIMAGE // 11.3

Every year in May, hundreds of skaters from all around the world gather in Seattle for Wheels of Fortune (WOF) – the...

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CHECKING IN WITH JESSIE VAN ROECHOUDT // 11.3

From Winfield, BC, to making the big move to San Francisco in the late ‘90s, Jessie Van Roechoudt lived the skate dream....

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WALK THE PLANCHE: RAYSSA LEAL ISN’T A NUMBERS PERSON // 11.3

Eleven-year-old Rayssa Leal paid no mind to the numbers at Street League’s Los Angeles stop this past July. She took on and...

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KRISTEN LANDRY // 11.3

Interview by Kristin Ebeling Photo by Norma Ibarra Kristen Landry, or “Eastside Krispy” to the homies, is a humble and kind Vancouver...

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BOARDS, BEERS, AND BOOBS // BIRLING

Lizzie Whelan is a new face to the skate community and comes out to all our events with a tight squad who...

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ALL ABOARD // RECAP

Last weekend in Vancouver, Granville Island and the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition came together for a community celebration of skateboarding. For two full...

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SKATE WITH INTENT TO CHANGE // SWITCH

Recently, during the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition’s All Aboard Celebration of Skateboarding on Granville Island, a panel of skateboarders convened on stage for...

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KNOWING DIME

The other night, immediately after my first viewing of Dime’s “Knowing Mixtape Vol. 2,” I wrote down one line in my notebook:...

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STRAW POLLING: TRUCK PREFERENCES

Last week on Instagram, we asked: what trucks are you currently skating, and why? An impromptu straw poll of sorts. Polls obviously carry...

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KEEP THE DOOR OPEN // 11.3

Keep the Door Open I’m going to keep this brief, because I hope you’ll move onto to the rest of this issue,...

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ISSUE 11.3 PREVIEW

— — — — — — Plus: Introduction: Keep the Door Open One-Off: Kristen Landry Walk the Planche: Rayssa Leal Isn’t a Numbers...

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BIRLING THE FLOOD

By Adam Wawrzynczak There have never been more brands in skateboarding as there are right now. This is far from an earth-shattering...

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RILEY BOLAND: A CHARACTER STUDY // 11.2

Introduction and interview by Luke Callahan Photos by Liam Glass and Gordon Nicholas Character design is a practice common in the animated...

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BOBTAPES IN MONTREAL // 11.2

Photos by Ryan Lebel After skating in long johns on salted roads all winter in Halifax, it wasn’t hard to convince the...

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LATCHKEY KIDS IN PUERTO RICO // 11.2

Story and photos by James Morley I didn’t really know what to expect from a trip to Puerto Rico. It was the...

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BARCELONA THROUGH A PANORAMIC PERSPECTIVE // 11.2

Story and photos by Chris Fitzsimmons At the beginning of March this year, I travelled to Barcelona for 10 days to meet...

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FOUR CITIES, 100 NUGGETS // 11.2

Story and photos by Chris Fitzsimmons The spring season was a month into its stormy, wet weather and there had only been...

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THE HAND OF MA // 11.2

Saturday Night at Hastings Beach Words by Stepan Soroka Photos by Jeff Thorburn The locals at Hastings skatepark call our bowl “Ma.”...

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FRAMEWORK: TORONTO // PHOTO GALLERY

On Saturday, July 27th in Toronto, Dickies and Blue Tile Lounge teamed up to host the first Framework DIY workshop. A turnout of...

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THE BACKSTORY // LEE YANKOU // 11.2

This metal globe has occupied a high-traffic spot in Parkdale since 2005. It’s one of those places where things are set up...

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SHOPKEEPER // GOODNEWS // 11.2

We caught up with Matt Jensen to talk about his shop, Goodnews, and the Victoria scene. When did you open and where...

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WALK THE PLANCHE // EVOLUTION OF THE MUSKA // 11.2

From his inception as the ultra-marketable, kinked-rail grinding, unprecedented tailsliding aggressor known as “The Muska,” Chad Muska has gone from musician (Muska...

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‘ZINE SCENE // 11.2

Companies might want you to think that print is dead, because it saves them some advertising dough and let’s them control the...

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INTRODUCTION // 11.2

That Feeling It’s that feeling of relief after landing a trick you’ve been trying for ages. It’s that feeling of surprise when you...

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ISSUE 11.2 PREVIEW

— — — — — — Plus: Introduction: That Feeling The Backstory: Lee Yankou Walk the Planche: Evolution of the Muska Shopkeeper: Matt Jensen...

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DICKIES X MENU CURB JAM

Monday night in Vancouver, Dickies and Menu got together to host a good-times jammer at a wall-worn curb spot. Slides were slid,...

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VANS AVE SHOE LAUNCH IN NYC

Words and photos by Ryan Lebel The latest Anthony Van Engelen Signature Shoe was launched in NYC last week and Vans spared...

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“GREENED OUT”

Dig into “Greened Out”, a new video out of St. John’s, NFLD, from Jared Hawco. Afterwards, scroll down for an interview with...

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Check Out: Charlie Foubert

Age? 20.Hometown? Collingwood, Ontario.When and where was this part filmed? Vancouver. I moved there in May of 2018 and recently moved back...

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The Everlasting Elissa Steamer

By Cole Nowicki How does one remain relevant in the world of professional skateboarding? In a sport [sic] not governed by meritocracy,...

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HOUSE OF VANS // GALLERY

Thanks for a great time, Vans! All photos by Jeff Thorburn —

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ROOMMATES ON THE ROAD // 11.1

Story by Jake Cormier // Photos by Ryan Lebel After spending a few weeks here, you become very accustomed to the European...

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FEELING THE WORLD // 11.1

Dan Mancina in Calgary Words and photos by Jeff Thorburn Kevin Lowry, Evan Podliuk, and I arrived at Ramsay Elementary School in...

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MITCH BARRETTE // 11.1

Drop in on a short conversation between two guys that couldn’t skate more differently but are the best of friends. Interview by...

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SPY CAM // 11.1

A selection of some of the finest skateboard photos shot in Canada recently. —

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STOP DROP & ROLL RECAP

Last weekend in Vancouver, the 5th annual Stop Drop & Roll women’s skate contest took plaza at the Downtown Plaza. Women came...

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NOWHERE FAST // 11.1

Shopkeeper, with Wes O’Driscoll at Nowhere Fast in Edmonton Interview and photos by Tommy Berlin — For anyone who doesn’t know, where...

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TREMAINE GLASGOW // 11.1

I recently caught wind of some interesting work that Tremaine Glasgow is doing, and felt compelled to share some of his experiences...

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THERE WILL BE BOOKS WITH LIAM GLASS // 11.1

What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? One Day in the Life of...

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SK8 FAQ // 11.1

Being a skateboarder can be confusing. There seems to be a series of unwritten rules that govern the correct way to “be”...

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THE BACKSTORY // 11.1

Words and photo by James Morley We were midway through a weeklong trip to Puerto Rico (if you look closely you will...

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INTRODUCTION // 11.1

Addition > Subtraction What do you actually like? It can be a difficult and frightening question to answer, depending how who’s asking....

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ISSUE 11.1 PREVIEW

Here’s a bit of what to expect in our latest issue, on it’s way to your local skateshop now: — Plus: Introduction:Addition...

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THE SLICK APPEAL OF SLIDES & GRINDS

by Cole Nowicki It doesn’t require much to hold a skateboarding competition. On its most base level, all one needs is a flat...

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IT AIN’T TREASON: SKATEBOARDERS, SECURITY GUARDS, AND AN EXERCISE IN COMPASSION

by Cole Nowicki When it comes to skateboarding’s historically fraught relationship with security and authority in general—both sides are dicks about it....

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AN ODE TO JUNK SPOTS

They’re different from the quasi-renegade concrete pours on underused parcels of land that we call DIY parks. They’re different from modular parks...

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THE ARRIVAL OF ANDY ANDERSON

by Cole Nowicki Andy Anderson is pro. That’s a bit of information I wasn’t privy to until I tuned into the Tampa...

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JEFF THORBURN PORTFOLIO

Make a few moves in your adult life and you’ll inevitably end up with friends and family all over the place. Such...

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JAMES MORLEY PORTFOLIO

Words and photos by James Morley Over the past few years, the amount of time I have had available for shooting skateboarding...

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THE SOURCE AT THE COMPOUND

With a temperature of -30 in Calgary, The Source rented out The Compound YYC indoor park for a private session the other...

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AN INTERVIEW WITH ELIJAH BERLE

Within the confines of what looked like a chop shop you’d see in a car theft movie, mostly sheltered from a very...

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RYAN LEBEL PORTFOLIO

Being that we both grew up in the same city around the same time, it would only be truthful of me to...

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TODD FALCON IS DEAD (AND WE KILLED HIM)

Todd (1984 – 2018) is survived by his meticulously documented, confoundingly creative and (for him) frustratingly obscure 34 years spent on a...

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THE BACKSTORY // BOBBY WORREST

This past May, I found myself in Washington, D.C., for 48 hours. With such a short amount of time available, I thought...

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THE BACKSTORY // ADAM HOPKINS

So we were driving dirt roads in a small Mexican town trying to find this full pipe that we heard about. I...

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THE BACKSTORY // JARET ANDERSON

Winnipeg has seen an ass-ton of shredding over the years. From Jamie Thomas’ Back 5-0 on the Kelvin rail in a balaclava,...

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WALK THE PLANCHE // PRO AF

“We’re going to Black Bar tonight, you should come,” Karen’s friends implored. “There’s nothing special going on, just a couple of us...

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WALTZING IN CROATIA

In September of 2017, I released a full-length skate film, Stigma, in the small town of Nelson, BC. Shortly after, I heard...

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THERE WILL BE BOOKS // CHRIS MARLEAU

What was the first book you read as a teenager that made a mark on you? For some reason The Catcher in...