Blue Heron Books is on my map. How could you fail in the book business with a name like Shelley Macbeth? She runs great events and never disappoints with hundreds in attendance. She knows each of her customers and their tastes. Shelley is that great combination of woman of letters and an entrepreneur. Her staff loves books and thrive on recommendations. —
Here is the list; follow this link for more information on the titles.
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison
The Great Escape by Ted Barris
The Orenda by Joseph Boyden
The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton
Doctor Sleep by Stephen King
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Perfect by Rachel Joyce
and Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa
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.
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
Elf on the OUR shelves…Start your family tradition
How does Santa really know who is naughty or nice? The answer is finally revealed in…”The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Tradition”. The Elf on the Shelf is an activity the entire family will enjoy. Based on the tradition Carol Aebersold began with her family in the 1970s, this cleverly rhymed children’s book explains that Santa knows who is naughty and/or nice because he sends a scout elf to every home. During the holiday season, the elf watches children by day and reports to Santa each night. When children awake, the elf has returned from the North Pole and can be found hiding in a different location. This activity allows The Elf on the Shelf to become a delightful hide-and-seek game.
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