Something that recently came to mind thanks to discussions of the side effects of the transit strike written about earlier was the concept of the bookstore crawl.
I'd never heard of it before, but it seems like a good idea to steal. So I will.
When: February 14, 2009 - Noon to 6 PM
Where: Starting at the corner of Elgin and Somerset in Centretown Ottawa and ending at Nicholas Hoare Books on Sussex Drive, right across the street from the National Gallery and the Peacekeepers' Memorial.
If you want to suggest a stopover, there's a Facebook event listing that you can post to. Also, check out the Ottawa LJ Community Blog if you've an account at Livejournal. Run a search for the title "Bookstore Crawl" once you're there.
Hoping to see you!