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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

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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!

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

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

Series of Fortunate (literary) Events 2015 Passport Click here for more information...

Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine Click here for more information.

Inspiration Station - Art Club for Kids Click here for more information.

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.


  • 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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Thurs. Nov. 19th, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Across Canada by Story with Douglas Gibson and Terry Fallis

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