Friday, May 31, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
By the way, my favourite all time movie? Smoke Signals. The movie is based on a short story in Sherman Alexie's collection Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Check out his most recent collection, Blasphemy.
Customer: What books could I buy to make guests look at my bookshelf and think: ‘Wow, that guy’s intelligent’?
You can check out more of these hilarious conversations at Parade. These are taken from the book (natch!) Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
When I was first presented Property: The True Story of a Polygamous Wife at sales conference, I couldn't believe that this was happening in Ontario and I had never heard about it before. Carol Christie has written her life married to the leader of the church and the years of abuse she went through at his and his son’s hands. As a woman who lived in fear and isolation for decades in an alleged cult, she wants the government to shut down the “church” and save those who still live there – including her youngest son. For more information on the movement to STOP polygamy go to www.stoppolygamy.com.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Ben McNally Books and La Maison Anglaise. Here's what she said about Ben's store:
Ben McNally Books: Toronto
If I could give an award for the most beautiful bookstore in North America, this one in Toronto's Financial District would win. With its soaring ceiling, elegant chandeliers, slender columns and leather wing chairs, Ben McNally looks like an idyllic private club for book lovers. Some dedicated bookworms have even tied the knot in the store. Beautiful as it is, the shop's biggest strength is its charming staff, who are adept at sussing out any visitor's interests and recommending what to read next. Seductive as their home base is, they also sponsor readings and events around the city.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
“In the Tree House by Andrew Larsen demonstrates another potential for the picture book, that of a parallel story enacted in the illustrations (ably provided here by Dušan Petričić). In a few perfect words, Larsen captures the idyllic nature of that summer. The turning point of the story is a blackout. I've never seen a picture book that so perfectly captures the pleasure of such an event. Larsen's text is full of delights, simple sensory details that capture a mood. To these crisply written words, Petričić brings his own rich dimension of narrative and character.”
Friday, May 10, 2013
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Tuesday, May 7, 2013
|Author Hilary Davidson|
The Events: Thursday, May 9,2013, Woodstock, ON, 2pm Woodstock Art Gallery / sponsored by Woodstock Public Library 449 Dundas St., Woodstock, ON, N4S 1C2 519-539-6761 This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, May 9,2013, Orangeville, ON, 7pm Centre Fellowship 375 Hansen Blvd., Orangeville, ON, L9W 0C2 519-942-9421 Tickets are $10 with proceeds going to the University Women Scholarship Fund.
Friday, May 10, 2013, Cambridge, ON, 9:30am Clemens Mill Library 50 Saginaw Parkway, Cambridge, ON, N1T 1W2 519-740-6294 This event is free and open to the public
Friday, May 10, 2013, Guelph, ON, 1pm Guelph Public Library 100 Norfolk Street, Guelph, ON, N1H 4J6 519-824-6220 This event is free and open to the public.
Friday, May 10, 2013, Brantford, ON, 4:30pm Brantford Public Library 173 Colborne Street, Brantford, ON, N3T 2G8 519-756-2220 This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, May 11,2013, Thornbury, ON, 1pm L.E. Shore Memorial Library 173 Bruce Street South, Thornbury, ON, N0H 2P0 519-599-3681 This event is free and open to the public.
Sunday, May 12, 2013,Orillia, ON, 1pm “Murder and Mayhem on Mother’s Day at Manticore” Manticore Books 103 Mississauga Street,Orillia, ON, L3V 1V6 705-326-7776 This event is free and open to the public.