Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium
Little Sister's Book and Art Emporium, also known as Little Sister's Bookstore, but usually called "Little Sister's," is an independent bookstore in the Davie Village / West End of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, a predominantly gay community. The bookstore was opened in 1983 by Jim Deva and Bruce Smythe, and its current manager is Janine Fuller.
The bookstore is famous for being embroiled in a legal battle with the Canada Border Services Agency over the importation of what the agency has labeled "obscene materials". These materials, nearly all dealing with male-male or female-female sexuality, are routinely seized at the border. The same publications, when destined for mainstream booksellers in the country, have often been delivered without delay or question. Glad Day Bookshop, an LGBT bookstore in Toronto, has faced similar difficulties.
Its travails were fictionalized as a subplot of the film Better Than Chocolate. A feature-length documentary film by Aerlyn Weissman, Little Sister's vs. Big Brother (2002), has also been released about the bookstore. Fuller was also a coauthor with Stuart Blackley of the book Restricted Entry: Censorship on Trial, a non-fiction account of the Little Sister's battle, and wrote an introduction for Forbidden Passages: Writings Banned in Canada, an anthology of excerpts from some of the impounded works which was edited by Patrick Califia. Both books were published in 1995, and were awarded Lammys at the 8th Lambda Literary Awards ceremony in 1996.
The bookstore's co-owner, Jim Deva, died on September 21, 2014 at age 65.
- Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada (Minister of Justice),  2 S.C.R. 1120
- Spartacus Books, another bookstore in Vancouver with a wide "queer lit" section
- "B.C. Heroes: Janine Fuller". Vancouver Sun, March 3, 2011.
- "A tale of two bookstores". Xtra!, January 19, 2006.
- see Little Sisters Book and Art Emporium v. Canada (Minister of Justice) at paras. 12, 112 and 116
- "Censorship Trial Spawns Books". Cuir, March/April 1996.
- "Vancouver LGBTQ activist Jim Deva dead at 65". The Province, September 22, 2014.
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