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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

us conductors “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...

An Evening with Dr. Norman Doidge Click here for more information.

Inspiration Station - Art Club for Kids Click here for more information.

When you walk through the doors of Blue Heron Books you feel as if you’ve come home. The warmth and personal touch of Shelley Macbeth and her staff is exceeded only by the fabulous and extensive selection of books available. Young, old, and everyone in between will find the perfect book. Blue Heron Books is a true gem. — Kathy Kacer

Studio Events

2015 Inspiration Station – Art Club for Kids

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Darryl Sneath Book Launch…

All my sins

In the studio…


Fine Art from Private Collections….

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Congratulation to Ryan Lamoureaux

ryan lamoureauxRyan Lamoureux is our Youngest Uxbridge Arts Association member and has two pieces hanging in Blue Heron Studio in Uxbridge. He just won the 2013 Art Battle in Peterborough, where he is attending Trent University.
According to Ryan…

The 2013 Art Battle took place on November 21st at the Venue in Peterborough. There were two rounds of paint-battles (each round only 20min long). The top two voted by the crowd from each round moved onto the finals. The four finalists painted a second piece for the final round.
It was an amazing experience to be painting so fast in such a short period of time. The host announced the whole time and the crowd did a count down…so it was pretty intense.
Come the final round, it was crazy to look around at the other artists and realize that I was up against Art instructors and other people who had gone to school studying fine art! I was pretty excited, and now I get to go onto the upcoming provincial art battles and represent Peterborough there!

See what the Elves have cooked up at Blue Heron on Santa Claus Parade Saturday…

bare it for booksCome 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

shop the neighbourhoodNov. 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.

Art Rocks the Studio on Saturdays

The Blue Heron Studio is an ever-changing showcase for local artists. This Series of Fortunate (art) Events is a chance to get a head start on the Christmas season.

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Nov 16 – TEXTILES (10 – 5pm)


Nov 30 & Dec 1 – STEEL ART AND STONE SCULPTURE (10 – 5pm)



January Book Club


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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
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Upcoming Events…

Jan 20th 7pm Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Dr. Norman Doidge

Feb 22nd, 11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club -- Books and Brunch with Helen Humpheys - $25 (includes full brunch)

Mar 29th11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club - Books and Brunch with Ian Hamilton and Susan Philpott, $25 (includes full brunch)


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

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.