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. —
(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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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)!
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