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Staff Picks

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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...

2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize

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Bookseller Shelley Macbeth of Blue Heron Books (Uxbridge, ON), recommended Andre Alexis 's Fifteen Dogs on 49th Shelf , and gushed that the novel was her pick for a Giller nomination this year!

An utterly convincing and moving look at the beauty and perils of consciousness.

- I wonder, said Hermes, what it would be like if animals had human intelligence.

- I'll wager a year's servitude, answered Apollo, that animals - any animal you like - would be even more unhappy than humans are, if they were given human intelligence.

And so it begins: a bet between the gods Hermes and Apollo leads them to grant human consciousness and language to a group of dogs overnighting at a Toronto vet­erinary clinic. Suddenly capable of more complex thought, the pack is torn between those who resist the new ways of thinking, preferring the old 'dog' ways, and those who embrace the change.

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.

Uxbridge Reads!

Uxbridge Reads 2012 – Winner

 And the winner is…..drum roll….

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver
(defended beautifully by Eileen Winnington-Ball of the Hypatia Book Club) followed closely by Sylvanus Now (defended convincingly by Rachel Hickling).

Three Authors, One Night….Books and Authors is coming

Three of Canada’s acclaimed writers read from their work, and talk with MC Ted Barris and the audience. Presented by Blue Heron Books.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Uxbridge Music Hall

Tickets $15 (includes refreshments). Tickets from Blue Heron Books or at the door.

Ted Barris is an accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster. As well as hosting stints on CBC Radio and regular contributions to the Globe and Mail and National Post, Barris has authored 16 non-fiction books and is a full-time professor of journalism at Centennial College in Toronto. He has also written a weekly newspaper column – The Barris Beat – for more than 20 years. Visit his website at

Karen Connelly is the author of nine books of non-fiction, fiction and poetry, the most recent being The Lizard Cage, which the New York Times Book Review compared to the works of Solzhenitsyn, Mandela and Orwell, and which this year won Uxbridge Reads. Raised in Calgary, Connelly has lived for extended periods of time in different parts of Asia and Europe and now has two homes, one in Toronto and one in Greece. Visit her website at
Neil Pasricha works an office job in the suburbs, eats frozen burritos for dinner, and needs to go to the gym more. He’s just a regular guy who loves warm underwear from the dryer, the cool side of the pillow, and snow days. He is the author of The Book of Awesome, and The Book of Even More Awesome. Visit his website at You will be one of 37,361,743 individuals to do so!
Peter Behrens is the author of the Governor General’s Literary Award-winning novel, The Law of Dreams, published around the world to wide acclaim, and a collection of short stories, Night Driving. His short stories and essays have appeared in Atlantic Monthly, Tin House, Saturday Night, and the National Post. He was born in Montreal and lives on the coast of Maine with his wife and son. Visit his website at



Uxbridge Reads Winner and Awesome Author head up Book and Authors night

September 22, 2011

Karen Connelly, author of The Lizard Cage and Neil Pasricha author of The Book of Awesome will be headlining Books and Authors night during The Celebration of the Arts in September. Mark your calendar for this event and look for further details in the coming months.

Uxbridge Reads! Winner Announced

In a very close race, the winner of Uxbridge Reads! was decided February 17, 2010 in council chambers.  Joseph Boyden’s Three Day Road, championed by book club member Janet Broder nudged out Lawrence Hill’s Book of Negroes in a spirited session.  The challenge is on!

First group to take on the challenge to read the winner was the entire staff of Uxbridge Town Talks — way to go girls!  Who’s next?

Christmas Hours

Starting December 10

Mon - Wed 10 - 7
Thu/Fri - 10 - 9
Sat - 10 - 7
Sun - 10 - 5

For the final stretch...
Dec 21 9 - 9
Dec 22 9 - 9
Dec 23 9 - 7
Dec 24 9 - until the last shopper shops...

Using keyword, author name, workshop instructor, course title, book event etc. type into the search bar and hit enter.

Upcoming Events…

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

Sat. Nov. 14th, 10 - 5pm, Blue Heron Studio, Home Show and Sale Home Decor, Infinity Scarves, Elemi Organics and much more

Thurs. Nov. 26th, 7pm, Wooden Sticks Golf Club, An Evening with Kate Morton

Dec. 10th - 22nd, 10 - 5pm, Blue Heron Studio Handmade in Uxbridge Show and Sale

Ted Barris on TV

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

Book Club Favourite…