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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...

2014 Scotiabank Giller Prize

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“DZEEEEOOOoo! Just as hard as it is to make a theremin sing so it is hard to pull off a novel like this. But Sean Michaels does it. Us Conductors bridges body and soul, science and art, and like theremin music, it’s of this world and magical at the same time.”
—Ismet Prcic, author of Shards

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.


Book Launch – October 24th

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Kate Morton, author of The Forgotten Garden, coming November 26th

kate mortonWe are pleased to announce that Kate Morton, international bestselling author of The Forgotten Garden and The Secret Keeper, is joining our fall roster!

Tickets are $45 and include a copy of Kate’s new book, The Lake House as well as dessert and coffee.

November 26th 2015, 7pm at Wooden Sticks Golf Course

Call the store to reserve your tickets! 905-852-4282905-852-4282


Up Close and Personal with Will Ferguson — in the Studio on October 4th!

will fergusonOn Sunday, October 4th, at 7pm, G-Mom’s of Port Perry and Blue Heron Books are pleased to present an intimate evening with Will Ferguson, as he introduces us to his new book, Road Trip Rwanda. Funny, engaging, poignant, and at times heartbreaking, Road Trip Rwanda is the lively tale of two friends, the open road, and the hidden heart of a continent. Will Ferguson is a three time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and the Scotiabank Giller Prize winning author of 419. The event will take place in the Blue Heron Studio and will be moderated by Terry Fallis, bestselling author and another  winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour.

Tickets are $45, include a signed copy of Road Trip Rwanda ($34 value), refreshments and a donation to G-Moms of Port Perry on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.



Amnesty International Book Club…new titles for 2016

February 18     The Cellist of Sarajevo
April 21            Half-Blood Blues
June 16           China Dog and Other Stories
August 18        Sweetland
October 20      Three Day Road
December 16   Fall On Your Knees

Thomas the Tank Engine makes a stop in Uxbridge…. Aug. 14-16 & 21-23, 2015

thomas first storiesThomas the Tank Engine first appeared in the Railway Series of books by Reverend Wilbert Awdry and his son, Christopher. He endeared himself to children by coming alive in the pages of the books and later made the leap to animated superstardom in the television spin-off series, Thomas & Friends.

He is counted as a friend by many  Canadian children and this month Thomas is going to pay a visit to Uxbridge. This is one of only FOUR stops on the Canadian leg of his 2015 tour.

Besides having an amazing array of Thomas books on hand for the six day long Sidewalk Sale, Blue Heron will be participating in the BIA campaign to encourage little Thomas fans to enjoy their visit to Uxbridge with a Thomas-inspired game of I Spy (while the big Thomas fans get to explore the sites and shops of Uxbridge).  Game cards will be available at the Uxbridge Tourism Trailer by the YDHR.  The Grand Prize winner of four tickets to the final Thomas Train ride will be announced on Sunday, August 23rd.


Tickets available here.





Fall 2015 Series of Fortunate (literary) Events – Line-Up reveal….


Steve Burrows, award winning author of A Siege of Bitterns, will be in store on Saturday, June 20th. 2pm – 4pm,for the launch of his new novel, A Pitying of Doves


May 2nd is Independent’s Day…



Authors for Indies Day: So far Blue Heron Books has confirmed this bevy of fabulous authors – Ted Barris, Gerry Fostaty, Terry Fallis, Helaine Becker, Katherine Govier, Andrew Borkowski, Deborah Kerbel, Stella Grasso, Sheila Dalton, Jennifer Dance Bowen, Helaine Becker, Ted Staunton

March 29th Books and Brunch – Ian Hamilton and…Susan Philpott, author of Blown Red

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Upcoming Events…

Thurs. Sept. 24th, 7:30pm Uxbridge Music Hall Books and Authors Night with Paula McLain, Elizabeth Hay & Andre Alexis

Sun. Oct. 4th, 11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club Books and Brunch with Lawrence Hill

Mon. Oct. 19th,, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Books with Wine and Cheese and Shilpi Somaya Gowda

Tues. Oct 20th, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Books with Wine and Cheese and Patrick deWitt

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

Ted Barris on TV

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

September Book Club


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