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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!

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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

Past Events

World Tour starts in Uxbridge … Dr. Norman Doidge, author of The Brain that Changes Itself and The Brain’s Way of Healing

 

 

 

 


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A Series of Fortunate (literary) Events 2014 Passport – Call the store to reserve your passport. Limited quantity.

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Find Momo in Uxbridge

Photo: Hey Ontario! We've posted the final tour dates for the last 5 stops of the tour! Really excited to finish up in my hometown Sudbury. Take a look at the link below for full details, and hit the ol' "Join" button if you think you can make it!</p><br /><br /> <p>(And for the East Coast folks, I'm really bummed there isn't time right now to visit the lovely east. We will travel out there some time sooner than later!)</p><br /><br /> <p>http://tour.gofindmomo.comAttention all dog lovers…and Instagram people….and, well, everyone, really. North America’s busiest border collie is coming to Uxbridge and it’s a REALLY BIG DEAL. Check out Momo on his FB page, or here:  http://tour.gofindmomo.com/ and you will see what I mean. Momo is an internet sensation!! And he will be ‘hiding’ in Uxbridge next week. If you recognize his location and travel there you will find a red envelope. Bring it to the event on May the 28th at Blue Heron Books in the studio at 7pm and redeem for a FREE book.

Steve Burrows launch of A Siege of Bitterns…a birder/murder mystery

20140505_122951Inspector Domenic Jejeune’s success has made him a poster boy for the U.K. police service. The problem is Jejeune doesn’t really want to be a detective at all; he much prefers watching birds.

Recently reassigned to the small Norfolk town of Saltmarsh, located in the heart of Britain’s premier birding country, Jejeune’s two worlds collide when he investigates the grisly murder of a prominent ecological activist. His ambitious police superintendent foresees a blaze of welcome publicity, but she begins to have her doubts when Jejeune’s most promising theory involves a feud over birdwatching lists. A second murder only complicates matters.

To unravel this mystery, Jejeune must deal with unwelcome public acclaim, the mistrust of colleagues, and his own insecurities. In the case of the Saltmarsh birder murders, the victims may not be the only casualties.

Book launch in the Studio…12 – 2 pm on Saturday, May 10th

Terry Fallis Book Launch

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On Monday May 12th at 7:30pm, Terry Fallis will be at Wooden Sticks to launch his new novel, No Relation, well ahead of its official May 20th release date. Terry will be interviewed by actor/director and former Uxbridge resident, Anna MacKay-Smith. Tickets are $35 (include $25 book, glass of wine and nibblies at the table.)

This is the story of a young copywriter in New York City. He’s worked at the same agency for fifteen years, and with a recent promotion under his belt, life is good. Then, one morning this copywriter finds himself unceremoniously fired from his job, and after he catches his live-in girlfriend moving out of their apartment a couple hours later, he’s also single. Believe it or not, these aren’t the biggest problems in this copywriter’s life. There’s something bigger, something that has been haunting him his whole life, something that he’ll never be able to shake. Meet Earnest Hemmingway.

What’s in a name? Well, if you share your moniker with the likes of some of the most revered, infamous, and sometimes dreaded names in history, plenty. This is Earnest’s lifelong plight, but something more recent is on his plate: His father is pressuring him to come home and play an active role in running the family clothing business. And as a complex familial battle plays out, Earnest’s inherited name leads him in unexpected directions. Wry, clever, and utterly engaging, No Relation is Terry Fallis at the top of his form.

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April 26th Book Launch in store…

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Darryl Sneath Book Launch…

All my sins

Floral, Big Bold Artworks – April 12th

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Fine Art from Private Collections….

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Upcoming Events…

Wed. Jun 15, 7:30pm, Blue Heron Books Studio, Book Club - The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd
 

Wed. May 18, 7:30pm, Blue Heron Books Studio, Book Club - The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami
 

Wed. May 18th, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, The Happiness Equation by Neil Pasricha
 

Tues. May 17th, 7pm, Royal Canadian Legion, 109 Franklin St, Uxbridge, Unflinching with Jody Mitic
 

Tues. May 10, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Dessert and Coffee with Jim Lynch and Helen Simonson
 

Sat. Apr. 30th, 10 - 5pm, Blue Heron Books Store and Studio, Authors for Indies
 

Apr. 24th - May 15th, Blue Heron Books Studio, I Love Art Books Exhibit and Sale of Children’s Book Illustrations
 
Sat. Apr. 23rd, 1 - 2:30pm, Blue Heron Books Studio, Shakespeare and Champagne with the Bard's Bad Boy - Kenneth Welsh
 

Ted Barris on TV

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

Book Club Favourite…

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