As a one-time publicist and a forever fan of books and reading, I can’t speak highly enough about Blue Heron Books and the community it rallies around visiting authors who, truly, are treated like celebrities. It’s no exaggeration to say that as someone who has attended her fair share of readings, Blue Heron’s are among the most magical and engaging. —
Paul Rouss – Vintage Guitars & Vinyl Album Art
Check out this Gibson Les Paul Jr. John Lennon Inspired by Model Rare Number 9 to be on display in the studio. Paul Rouss will be on hand to show it off and talk vintage guitars and vinyl album art with all you music buffs….
March 22 – Fine Art Private Collections, 1-5pm
Max Kalinowski – Polish Art
Rosanne Middleton – Pottery, Glass & Group of Seven Prints
April 12 – Floral, Big Bold Artworks, 1-5pm
Kathleen McParland – Large Floral Art
Max Kalinowski – Big Bold Art
April 26 – 1-5pm & April 27– 11-4pm – BHAM Art Show & Sale
Anne and Pedro León – Pottery & Found Art Images
Lauren B. Davis is the author of the bestselling and critically acclaimed novels The Stubborn Season, The Radiant City and Our Daily Bread, which was longlisted for the 2012 Scotiabank Giller Prize and named as a best book of the year by both The Globe and Mail and the Boston Globe. She was born in Montreal, now lives in Princeton, New Jersey and will be in Uxbridge on April 6th. Her latest novel, The Empty Room is a raw and groundbreaking journey to the depths of addiction.
Colleen Kerrigan wakes up sick and bruised, with no clear memory of the night before. It’s Monday morning, and she is late for work again. She’s shocked to see the near-empty vodka bottle on her kitchen counter. It was full at noon yesterday; surely she didn’t drink that much last night? As she struggles out the door, she fights the urge to have a sip, just to take the edge off. But no, she’s not going to drink today.
But this is the day Colleen’s demons come for her. A very bad day spirals into night as a series of flashbacks take the reader through Colleen’s past—moments of friendship and loss, fragments of peace and possibility. The single constant is the bottle, always close by, Colleen’s worst enemy and her only friend.
In this unforgettable work, acclaimed novelist Lauren B. Davis has created as searing, raw and powerful a portrayal of the chaos and pain of alcoholism as we have encountered in fiction. Told with compassion, insight and an irresistible gallows humour, The Empty Room takes us to the depths of addiction, only to find a revelation at its heart: the importance and grace of one person reaching out to another.
Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Elgin Park Drive, Uxbridge
Tickets are $25 (include full brunch)
In the studio on Saturday December 7th the furniture of Wilkins Design and Jeff Baker. These artists put an artist’s twist on reclaimed wood. Each piece is a meeting of form with function.
Books and Brunch with Maureen Jennings, author of the Murdoch Mysteries and a new historical mystery trilogy- March 9, 2014
***DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME WARNING*** CLOCKS SPRING FORWARD!!!!
March 9 at Wooden Sticks Golf Club at 11am. Tickets are $25 and include full brunch.
“Ignorance is not bliss. That’s the short and firm message in this terrific second Tom Tyler mystery from Maureen Jennings. Fans who mourn for the Murdoch tales of Victorian Toronto should not despair; he will return. But the Tyler series, set in Second World War England, shows all of Jennings’s talent for historical mystery. . . . With great historical detail, solid characters and a really good plot, this series is another winner for Jennings. Fans of the Foyle’s War TV series should rejoice.”
—Globe and Mail
Born in England, MAUREEN JENNINGS taught English before becoming a psychotherapist. The first Detective Murdoch mystery was published in 1997. Six more followed, all to enthusiastic reviews. In 2003, Shaftesbury Films adapted three of the novels into movies of the week, and four years later Shaftesbury (with CityTV, Rogers, UKTV, and Granada International) created the Murdoch Mysteries TV series which is now shown around the world, including on CityTV in Canada, the Alibi channel in the UK, and on most PBS stations in the United States. Her new trilogy, set in World War II-era England, got off to a spectacular start with 2011′s Season of Darkness.
About Beware this Boy: November, 1940. Tom Tyler, Detective Inspector of the small Shropshire Continue reading
New Date Added!!!!!
Great Valentines idea
The Great Escape Movie/Book Package
Fifty years ago, Hollywood delivered a much beloved classic that told an amazing story of ingenuity and perseverance that was wrapped up in an American flag. Much like the movie Argo, Hollywood took liberties with the who did what part of the story. Ted Barris has uncovered the story behind the story that has a strong Canadian connection and written The Great Escape: A Canadian Connection.
On February 2nd and February 9th, the Roxy Theatre and Blue Heron Books will bring together these two parts of the same story for an evening that will be engaging, entertaining and an education.
Pricing information $40 (Book and Movie).
Funnyman Colin Mochrie Book/Event Package SOLD OUT!
Colin Mochrie was born in Scotland and grew up in Canada. He is best known for his roles on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and This Hour Has 22 Minutes, and as host of Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader? He was influenced by the writings of Charles Dickens, Dr. Seuss, and Stephen King, and fulfilled his lifelong ambition to write a book after his agent forced him into it. The book, Not Quite the Classics, borrows from a well-known improv game. In the book Mochrie takes the first and last lines from familiar classics and re-imagines everything in between. With the same engaging humour he exhibits on stage, television, and film, he takes the reader in bizarre and hilarious new directions – Imagine Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick featuring a killer toupée. Imagine Sherlock Holmes doing stand-up and The Night Before Christmas with a time-travelling twist. This inspired collection is comical, quirky, and clever—classic Mochrie
Mochrie will be our guest author on February 4th at Wooden Sticks Golf Club. Tickets for the event are $35 and include a signed copy of the Not Quite the Classics and light refreshments.
Call store for tickets.
See what the Elves have cooked up at Blue Heron on Santa Claus Parade Saturday…
Come downtown for the Santa Claus parade and make a day of it. Blue Heron Books has something for everyone on November 30th.
Local television personality, Neil Crone, will be in store for the launch of his new book, Enter Laughing – the collection of his wildly popular newspaper column.
Neil will be joined by Terry Fallis, author of The Best Laid Plans and “Mr. August” of the Bare it For Books 2014 Calendar. Mr. Fallis will be selling and signing his own books, and recommending books by other authors. Author Vikki Vansickle, a former bookseller, will also be in the store offering her own recommendations to Blue Heron customers. And local author Ruth Walker will also join in the bookselling fun. The success of The Great Escape has filled up Ted Barris‘ appointment calendar but the Uxbridge writer may put in an appearance as well.
The Blue Heron Studio will be hosting one of its Art Rocks the Studio exhibitions from 10 – 5pm
Nov. 30th also marks Small Business Saturday in North America. In Canada, this event is called Shop the Neighbourhood. This day is set aside to remind shoppers of the importance of supporting small business, as well as benefits to the individual and the community.
An Evening with Rachel Joyce – author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
December 4th at Wooden Sticks Golf Club – 7pm
On a foggy spring morning in 1972, twelve-year-old Byron Hemming and his mother are driving to school in the English countryside. On the way, in a life-changing two seconds, an accident occurs. Or does it? Byron is sure it happened, but his mother, sitting right next to him in the car, has no reaction to it. Over the course of the days Continue reading
December Book Club
Seasonal Book Club Party - Talk books, buy books, steal books December 11th at Blue Heron Books 7:30pm
January Book Club
My Best Stories by Alice Munro Venue: Veronica's Place Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature