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Congratulations to Alice Munro

Click on the image for the story on Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature...

Click on the image for the story on Alice Munro winning the Nobel Prize for Literature...

2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize

fifteen dogs

Bookseller Shelley Macbeth of Blue Heron Books (Uxbridge, ON), recommended Andre Alexis 's Fifteen Dogs on 49th Shelf , and gushed that the novel was her pick for a Giller nomination this year!

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An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

- I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence.

- I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals - any animal you like - would be even more unhappy than humans are, if they were given human intelligence.

And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto vet­erinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change.

Blue Heron books pic The unpretentious atmosphere of Blue Heron Books with its comfy chairs, wood shelving and creaky floors lends itself to a long slow, browsing session, but under that sleepy atmosphere vibrates a strong pulse. The store has a quaint, old-fashioned look with an up tempo vibe, because there is always something happening. The store is a hub for the community and a bastion of calm chaos where everyone is welcome, even the local dogs that drop by with their owners for a treat from the tin kept under the front counter. 62 Brock St. W., Uxbridge, Ontario. 905-852-4282

Staff

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.

Shelley Macbeth

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.
shelleymacbeth@hotmail.com

Joy Coxworth

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!
joy@blueheronbooks.com

Sue Saunderson

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. sue@blueheronbooks.com

Shelagh Damus

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.  shelagh@blueheronbooks.com

 

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Maggie Finlayson

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.

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  • m.hodgson says:

    congratulations on being recognized as one of the top 10 book stores in Canada. Hard work does pay off.

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