ForthcomingNew Releases

Staff Picks

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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...

The Luminaries – 2014 Man-Booker Prize

luminaries “Sometimes – rarely – a novel arrives that is so good all you can do is shake your head in wonder. Brilliant in design, masterful in execution, and intensely pleasurable to inhabit, The Luminaries is a masterpiece, the work of a writer of apparently limitless range and talent.” —Peter Hobbs, author of In the Orchard, the Swallows

Prizes

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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 2014 Passport Click here for more information...

Tea with Philippa Gregory on September 21stClick here for more information.

Ann-Marie Macdonald Event --Nov. 8thh Click here for more information.

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. — Julie (BookMadam) Wilson

Past Events

Books and Brunch with Mary Lawson (interviewed by Barb Pratt) – Nov. 17th 2013

 

 

2013 Books and Authors Night

Art Does Transform a Room – Check out these photos of the Studio during the Studio Tour…

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Photo credit: Marni Grossman

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Blood: The Stuff of Life by Lawrence Hill (Massey Lecture)

Blood runs red through all of us and carries the same life-giving energy to every human being. We’ve learned a lot about the science of blood, but it is as complex and mysterious as ever. Culturally, blood has a mystique all its own, and what it stands for – tribe, family, race, gender – has divided us since the beginning of time.

Blood pulses through our religions, through literature and the visual arts, and every time it pools or spills, we learn a little more about what brings human beings together and what divides us.

Renowned author Lawrence Hill takes us on a fascinating journey through the story of blood. Check out what the Globe and Mail had to say about Blood: The Stuff of Life

 

Wooden Sticks Golf Club,

Tuesday, October 8th

7 – 9 pm

$25

(Part of our Series of Fortunate (literary) Events – check out the passport here.

September 21st Street Art Party…

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Books and Authors this week….have you got your tickets?

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Thursday, Sept 26th at 8:00 pm at the Uxbridge Music Hall

Ted Barris

Linwood Barclay

Mary Swan

and Anthony De Sa

Tickets $20

Call the store for tickets 905-852-4282

2012 Books and Authors with Miranda Hill, Vincent Lam, Annabel Lyon and CS Richardson

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Temple Grandin and the Durham Region Cattlemen’s Association Event

Temple Grandin awes the Durham Region Cattlemen’s Association

October Book Club

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Book Club Favourite…

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Store Hours

  • Mon 10 - 6
  • Tues 10 - 6
  • Wed 10 - 6
  • Thurs 10 - 7
  • Fri 10 - 7
  • Sat 10 - 5
  • Sun 11-4

Books and Authors Night

Sept 25th This just in... Amanda Lindhout, author of A House in the Sky will be joining Miriam Toews, author of A Complicated Kindness, Kim Thuy, author of Ru and Elyse Friedman, author of The Answer to Everything on September 25th for Books and Authors Night in the Uxbridge Music Hall. Tickets on Sale now.
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Upcoming Events…

November 17th, Blue Heron Studio in conjunction with the Passionate Cook-- Chef Jamie Kennedyi, SOLD OUT   November 17th, 7pm Wooden Sticks Golf Club --  An evening with Meg Tilly, Meg Wolitzer and Lev Grossman - $25 (includes a glass of wine and nibblies)   November 22 Santa Claus Parade (note the date change!), In store story time and treats.   December 6th, In Store Book Signing with Destiny's Gate author Lee Bice Matheson1pm   December 7th, In Store Book Signing with The Stain author Charlene Jones1pm

Ted Barris on TV

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