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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.

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

Events

Fall 2015 Series of Fortunate (literary) Events – Line up revealed….

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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.

 

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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

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May 2nd is Independent’s Day…

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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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2015 Series of Fortunate (literary) Events — Winter/Spring

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2015 Winter/Spring Series of Fortunate (literary) Events

Call the store to reserve your tickets…first event is January 20th. We are so stoked to be the lead-off event for Norman Doidge’s WORLD tour!
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Book Signing Event with Destiny’s Gate author Lee Bice-Matheson

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Saturday, December 6th from 1pm until 4pm drop by the store to meet Lee Bice-Matheson, author of Destiny’s Gate.

Live from a place of love. It conquers all that is evil.


Shaken by the haunting from Conall, Paige Maddison hopes to put it behind her. When Paige’s premonitions, nightmares, and ghostly visions return, however, she realizes there is no way of getting back to the normal she once knew. Try as she might to adjust to her new life at the O’Brien Manor, dark forces begin to brew on the grounds of the haunted O’Brien estate. Paige becomes the unwilling target of the Earthbounds, anguished souls who seek revenge and retribution. 

But where there is darkness, there is also light. Through an enigmatic string of events that has her questioning who she truly is, Paige soon learns that she is not only being watched over by guardians of both the spirit and mortal realms, but also being called upon by a greater power beyond her wildest comprehension. As her world is turned upside down, Paige faces a life-changing dilemma: Should she embrace her special gift and fulfill the destiny that is unfolding before her? Or will she succumb to the evil that surrounds her and deny her true identity? 

Destiny’s Gate, book two in the Paige Maddison Series, follows the young heroine on her personal journey of discovering inner strength, undying loyalty, and the profound power of unwavering love.

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Upcoming Events…

Apr 26th, 11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club - Books and Brunch with Lori Lansens
 

May 2/3Sat. 10am - 4pm and Sun. 11am - 3pm Uxbridge Home Show and Sale In the Blue Heron Studio
 

May 2nd10am - 5pm Authors for Indies in store event
 

May 13th, An Evening with Susanna Kearsley, Genevieve Graham and Angie Abdou
7pm Wooden Sticks Golf Club

Ted Barris on TV

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

January Book Club

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Book Club Favourite…

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