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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...

The Luminaries – 2014 Man-Booker Prize

luminaries “Sometimes – rarely – a novel arrives that is so good all you can do is shake your head in wonder. Brilliant in design, masterful in execution, and intensely pleasurable to inhabit, The Luminaries is a masterpiece, the work of a writer of apparently limitless range and talent.” —Peter Hobbs, author of In the Orchard, the Swallows

Lynn Coady wins Giller Prize

hell goingWinner of the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Shortlisted for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. With astonishing range and depth, Scotiabank Giller Prize winner Lynn Coady gives us eight unforgettable new stories, each one of them grabbing our attention from the first line and resonating long after the last. A young nun charged with talking an anorexic out of her religious fanaticism toys with the thin distance between practicality and blasphemy. A strange bond between a teacher and a schoolgirl takes on ever deeper, and stranger, shapes as the years progress. A bride-to-be with a penchant for nocturnal bondage can’t seem to stop bashing herself up in the light of day. Equally adept at capturing the foibles and obsessions of men and of women, compassionate in her humour yet never missing an opportunity to make her characters squirm, fascinated as much by faithlessness as by faith, Lynn Coady is quite possibly the writer who best captures what it is to be human at this particular moment in our history.
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

CBA LIBRIS BOOKSELLER OF THE YEAR - 2012 and 2014 Click here for more information...

Don Cavin One Day Workshop. Click here for more information...

May 1st Launch of the Foster Memorial Book. Click here for more information.

Terry Fallis Book Launch Event -- May 12th Click here for more information.

Blue Heron Books is a wonderful book store. Hardwood floors, comfy chairs and the best book selection you could ask for. Shelley and her wonderful staff know every book in the place, and can help you find exactly what you’re looking for–even if you don’t know what it is yet. Blue Heron is one of my favourite places to visit. — Erin Thomas

BHB Book Club

Our in-store book club was established in 2004 and is open to all. This constantly evolving group meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month at one of Uxbridge’s local restaurants for an informal and non-threatening discussion of each month’s pick.

Dinner, for those interested, commences at 6:30pm and the meeting starts one hour later at 7:30pm.

Sometimes the event can incorporate a theme from the month’s selection through a specially designed menu such as the Ukrainian meal chef Jeremy Buckingham created to complement A Short History of Tractor in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka (our November 2010 book club pick) or we will have the author join us to encourage a more in depth discussion. Angie Abdou joined our group in 2011 to discuss The Bone Cage just before the finals of Canada Reads.

This group is open to all.

Please note that all book club selections are 20% off for book club members.

6 Responses to BHB Book Club

  • Margaret Stack says:

    Congatulations on being named one of the Best Bookstores in North America, by the Globe and Mail.
    Well Deserved Attention!!!

  • Donn Thompson says:

    Hello BHB Book Club,

    I am looking to turn the “volume” up and found your bookclub here on the Blue Heron website. I attended a Bookclub as part of the Overseas Women’s Club in India and I am now returned to Uxbridge , Canada, my long time home. I was thrilled to find your Club in order to slake my thirst for a great literary discussion , once again. We wordies can never really be satisfied with a single serving of sentences. Your list of books looks interesting. Would you please acquaint me with the details for your next meeting, Dec, so I may purchase the book and mark the calendar. I am very excited to join with you for a fiction or non fiction feast. :)

    • Shelagh says:

      BHB Book Club didn’t have a specific pick for December. Our January pick is The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Details can be found on the site under book club, monthly pick. Use the search feature if you can’t locate via the menu at the top of the page.

      Shelagh

  • Patricia Robertson says:

    Just finished reading The Language of flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. A thoroughly great read so much so I had to share my experience with your wonderful book store. Thanks for the inspiration and suggestions. I am unable to attend in Uxbridge but enjoy your expertise on authors and titles. Patricia Robertson (cousin)

  • Genevieve Davis says:

    Do you sell “Urban Literature”?

    Many Thanks

  • Lou Clement-Hobbs says:

    I am interested in attending one of your meetings. Would you be kind enough to tell me where and when the meeting for October will take place…oh yes, and of course, the name of the book.

    Thank you.

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December Book Club

reading between the wines Seasonal Book Club Party - Talk books, buy books, steal books December 11th at Blue Heron Books 7:30pm

January Book Club

munro My Best Stories by Alice Munro Venue: Veronica's Place Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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Our May Artist

 

Marc Gagnon

  Temperature Rising Marc L. Gagnon is a full time artist who employs both the watercolour and acrylic mediums. He has been painting for over thirty years and holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Architecture. An long time elected member of The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, Marc's paintings have been Mr. Gagnon’s paintings have been exhibited in several juried exhibitions, including the 2004 - 6th International Water Colour Biennial in Mexico. He has been honoured with many awards for his work and has served as a juror various other exhibitions, including the 21st annual Toronto Watercolour Society Juried Spring Show. He is a sought after instructor and demonstrator of watercolour and acrylic painting working out of various venues in Southern Ontario including Loyalist College in Belleville and St. Lawrence College in Brockville

Upcoming in the Studio

  • March 8 – Vintage Art Anything, 1-5pm
  • March 22 – Fine Art Private Collections, 1-5pm
  • April 12 – Floral, Big Bold Artworks, 1-5pm
  • April 26 – 1-5pm & April 27– 11-4pm – BHAM Art Show & Sale – Pottery & Fine Art
  • May 3 – 10-5pm & May 4 – 11-4pm – Artists of Uxbridge Art Show and Sale

Ted Barris on TV

great escapePeter Mansbridge goes One on One with Ted Barris. Check out the interview here.
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