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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


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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.

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. — Cathy Gildiner


Blue Heron Books is Canada’s Bookseller of the Year

(article by Shelagh Damus appeared in the Uxbridge Cosmos on Thursday June 7th)

“You need a fire in your belly,” says Shelley Macbeth, owner of Blue Heron Books when she speaks of the store’s recent successes.  First, recognized as one of Stuart McLean’s favourite bookstores, the shop was included on aCBClist of top ten books stores inCanadaand was listed among the 10 best books stores inNorth Americaby the Globe and Mail.  Macbeth then rode the wave of accolades to a spectacular finish winning its first Canadian Booksellers Association (CBA) Libris Award for Bookseller of the Year.

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CBA Libris Nomination – Bookseller of the Year

We are thrilled to be nominated for Bookseller of the Year by the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Awards. This is our second nomination in two years. Follow this link for a full listing of nominees.

Canadian Booksellers Association’s (CBA’s) Libris Awards recognize and celebrate the achievements of all of those people who create, promote and deliver to Canadian readers great books: the authors, the editors, the publishers, distributors, sales reps and, of course, the booksellers. By acknowledging their successes together, under one awards umbrella, CBA reinforces the idea that creating outstanding literature is a collaborative effort and that a vibrant, healthy book industry, and a well-served community of book consumers can only be achieved through working together.

The awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, June 3rd.

Keep your fingers crossed, (toes and eyes too if you think it will help)!

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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