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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

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“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...

Day out with Thomas the Tank Engine Click here for more information.

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

Shelley Macbeth at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge is one of the most knowledgeable and passionate booksellers I’ve had the honour of meeting. They planned an author talk and book signing and it was one of the most successful events I have ever done. And I’ve done over 300 events! A truly amazing bookstore. — Sue Kenney, Author of My Camino

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Fall 2015 Course – BASIC CREATIVE WRITING

 

Let The Writing Fairy, Dorothea Helms, introduce you to the world of writing. If you are a closet writer or someone who dreams of following your passion for words, this is the course for you. Hundreds have already benefited from this course; many have gone on to win writing contests, be published, start freelance businesses, and even teach.

 6 Weeks – Tuesday, September 15th – October 20th, 7pm to 9pm    $180

Call store to register.

 

May 2nd is Independent’s Day…

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Authors for Indies Day: So far Blue Heron Books has confirmed this bevy of fabulous authors – Ted Barris, Gerry Fostaty, Terry Fallis, Helaine Becker, Katherine Govier, Andrew Borkowski, Deborah Kerbel, Stella Grasso, Sheila Dalton, Jennifer Dance Bowen, Helaine Becker, Ted Staunton

2015 Series of Fortunate (literary) Events — Winter/Spring

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Book Signing Event with Destiny’s Gate author Lee Bice-Matheson

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Saturday, December 6th from 1pm until 4pm drop by the store to meet Lee Bice-Matheson, author of Destiny’s Gate.

Live from a place of love. It conquers all that is evil.


Shaken by the haunting from Conall, Paige Maddison hopes to put it behind her. When Paige’s premonitions, nightmares, and ghostly visions return, however, she realizes there is no way of getting back to the normal she once knew. Try as she might to adjust to her new life at the O’Brien Manor, dark forces begin to brew on the grounds of the haunted O’Brien estate. Paige becomes the unwilling target of the Earthbounds, anguished souls who seek revenge and retribution. 

But where there is darkness, there is also light. Through an enigmatic string of events that has her questioning who she truly is, Paige soon learns that she is not only being watched over by guardians of both the spirit and mortal realms, but also being called upon by a greater power beyond her wildest comprehension. As her world is turned upside down, Paige faces a life-changing dilemma: Should she embrace her special gift and fulfill the destiny that is unfolding before her? Or will she succumb to the evil that surrounds her and deny her true identity? 

Destiny’s Gate, book two in the Paige Maddison Series, follows the young heroine on her personal journey of discovering inner strength, undying loyalty, and the profound power of unwavering love.

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Sue’s picks for schools….

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Blue Heron creates Celebri-dot for Quaker Village Public School as they celebrate International Dot Day

 

celebri-dotCelebrate Creativity,
Courage & Collaboration!

 

Dot Day September 15

 

Imagine the power and potential of a million people all around the world connecting, collaborating, creating and celebrating all that creativity inspires and invites. I hope you will join the growing global community of creativity champions using their talents, gifts and energy to move the world to a better place.

Peter H. Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds

 

Deep Blue by Jennifer Donnelly

book cover 1Deep in the ocean, in a world not so different from our own, live the merpeople. Their communities are spread throughout the oceans, seas, and freshwaters all over the globe.

When Serafina, a mermaid of the Mediterranean Sea, awakens on the morning of her betrothal, her biggest worry should be winning the love of handsome Prince Mahdi. And yet Sera finds herself haunted by strange dreams that foretell the return of an ancient evil. Her dark premonitions are confirmed when an assassin’s arrow poisons Sera’s mother. Now, Serafina must embark on a quest to find the assassin’s master and prevent a war between the Mer nations. Led only by her shadowy dreams, Sera searches for five other mermaid heroines who are scattered across the six seas. Together, they will form an unbreakable bond of sisterhood and uncover a conspiracy that threatens their world’s very existence.

April 26th Book Launch in store…

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Upcoming Events…

Thurs. Sept. 24th, 7:30pm Uxbridge Music Hall Books and Authors Night with Paula McLain, Elizabeth Hay & Andre Alexis
 

Sun. Oct. 4th, 11am Wooden Sticks Golf Club Books and Brunch with Lawrence Hill
 

Mon. Oct. 19th,, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Books with Wine and Cheese and Shilpi Somaya Gowda
 

Tues. Oct 20th, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Books with Wine and Cheese and Patrick deWitt
 

Thurs. Nov. 19th, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, Across Canada by Story with Douglas Gibson and Terry Fallis
 

Ted Barris on TV

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

September Book Club

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Book Club Favourite…

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