Shelley Macbeth at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate booksellers I’ve had the honour of meeting. They planned an author talk and book signing and it was one of the most successful events I have ever done. And I’ve done over 300 events! A truly amazing bookstore. —
Each member of the Blue Heron team possesses a unique set of skills. Our wide range of literary interests and exceptional event planning make Blue Heron Books the heart of Uxbridge’s book loving community.
Involved with the store since 1992, has been at the helm since 2005. Knows her books, her authors, and her customers; amazing things happen when they all come together at one of the multitude of events the store hosts throughout the year. Pick a genre and you’ll get a solid recommendation. In the publishing world she has been called a book promotion machine.
Bookkeeper extraordinaire and general organizational goddess for the past two years. When not tallying columns in the back Joy enjoys first-rate crime stories, anything to do with horses, pop culture, music and good food porn (a.k.a. cookbooks). Resident egg lady and beekeeper!
Nothing stops Sue — not ankle surgery, not a broken wrist. She is determined with an ‘I’ll do it’ attitude that is to be envied. She is Blue Heron’s almighty ladyship of school books for all things school related. She has been know to sort books into the wee hours of the night when a calm quiet descends upon the usually busy store. Sue is happiest at her cottage where this little Energizer Bunny recharges the batteries that power her million dollar smile. firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer-in-residence, web-mistress and procurer of press releases, newsletters and publicity. She loves non-fiction that reads like fiction and the voyeuristic nature of biographies. Her inner rock-star had a work out recently with Keef’s Life and her long in the tooth biology degree was useful as she explored The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. No matter how many cities/countries she has knocked off her “I’m starting early ’cause I have a long way to go” bucket list, it never seems to get any shorter and she can’t believe she still hasn’t seen Paris! email@example.com
The greatest employee of all time, according to Shelley. She enjoys all things teen fiction, cookbooks and long walks on the beach. She’s also probably the most beautiful member of the Blue Heron Books. Away at University most of the time, Maggie will find her way back and behind the counter occasionally.
A grade 11 student at Uxbridge Secondary School, Laurel is an extra curricular activity aficionado with interests as diverse as rugby and dance. As comfortable on the stage performing musical theatre as she is curled up with a good read, Laurel has proven adept at thinking on her feet and brings with her a depth of reading knowledge. Hunger Games and the Clockwork Angel are two series that have captured Laurel’s interest of late. Laurel loves working with the other Blue Heron Books employees where work and fun always seem to go hand in hand. Laurel enjoys the opportunities she has had to meet authors and hear about their books and their journeys.
Caileigh is a grade 12 student at Uxbridge Secondary School. Her greatest love is running, as she spends most of her time training and competing in track and field; most notably in hurdles events. She also has a passion for music; she is classically trained in the flute, and finds fun in improvising on the ukulele. Caileigh is an agreeable and friendly addition to our staff. She loves reading books which feature strong heroines. She enjoys connecting with customers who have come from far and wide to visit the store.
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December Book Club
Seasonal Book Club Party - Talk books, buy books, steal books December 11th at Blue Heron Books 7:30pm
January Book Club
My Best Stories by Alice Munro Venue: Veronica's Place Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature