October Books ‘n Brew with Nathan Greenfield

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Books ‘n Brew with Nathan Greenfield

When: Monday, October 28th at 6:00pm
Where: Clocktower Brew Pub
422 Mackay Street

The evening starts at 6pm with dinner, followed by an author presentation by Nathan Greenfield about his new book The Forgotten. A Q&A session and book signing will follow.

Attendance includes 15% off The Forgotten and 15% off the cost of your meal if accompanied by one of the Clocktower’s famous custom brews.

Reservations necessary. Please book your table with the Clocktower at 613-742-3169

Timothy Slykhuis Signs “Starfish Sky” on Saturday, October 19 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

Come by and meet local author Timothy Slykhuis who will be here on Saturday, October 19 from 11:00am to 1:00pm signing copies of his book Starfish Sky.

From Goodreads.com:

“Starfish Sky is an emotionally driven true story that starts after Timothy wakens from a bicycle accident induced coma. The reader walks hand in hand with him as he discovers his newly acquired disabled world. After hospitalization, therapies and trial he looks to discover his new world and jumps back on his bike.”

Stephen Whiteley Signing “Happiness Works” on Saturday, October 12 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

HW-2nd-Edition-Front-Cover-Cropped-e1367544586910Join us at the store on Saturday, October 12 to meet local author Stephen Whiteley. He will be here from 11:00am to 1:00pm signing copies of his new book Happiness Works.

About the author:

Stephen used to be a Master of Destruction as a fighter pilot. Now he is a Master of Happiness and Harmony, and spends his days helping others achieve true and lasting happiness, no matter where they are starting from.

For more information about the author or the book, visit: http://happinessworks.ca

Our Bestsellers in September

1.”The Dogs are Eating Them now” by Graeme Smith        History

2. “The Massey Murder” by Charlotte Gray                         History

3.”The Orenda” by Joseph Boyden                                       Fiction

4. “The Inconvenient Indian” by Thomas King                    History

5. “How the Light gets in” by Louise Penny                          Fiction

6. “Fire and Ashes” by Michael Ignatieff                              Politics

7. “The Painted Girls” by Cathy Marie Buchanan                Fiction

8. ” My Antonia” by Willa Cather                                          Classic

9. “The Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers                                 Fiction

10. “The Racketeer” by John Grisham                                   Fiction

11. “The Son of a Certain Woman” by Wayne Johnston       Fiction

12. “Children of the Revolution” by Peter Robinson            Fiction

13. “And then there were Nuns” by Jane Christmas            Travel

14. “At the Table:Nourishing Conv..” by T. Keenleyside      Cookery

15. “”The Cookbook” by Ottolenghi                                        Cookery


October Newsletter

The fall brings a flurry of activity at the store in preparation for the November/December peak in sales. We are busy bringing in new stock and adding to our collection. Books make an ideal choice as a Christmas gift that can be adapted to the recipient’s interests. If you can’t quite decide what to get, gift cards are always welcome. The store is about to introduce new customized electronic gift cards which will be more convenient for the customer. Just ask at the counter.

The staff are always willing to help you search for books and ready to put their vast knowledge at your service. However, for those who prefer to search or just browse by themselves, we’ve added a search computer at the rear of the store. There you can search our stock on-line and search the stock of our major suppliers. You can also order books on-line if you wish. The same search facility can be accessed at home by going to store.booksonbeechwood.ca

Fall and winter activities are off to a good start. Our book club was so successful last year that we’ve expanded to two clubs this year (but discussing a common set of books). You’re welcome to join the new club on the second Wednesday of each month. (see the Book Club page for details).

A major new adventure for us is the Books and Brew Series put on in collaboration with the Clocktower pub next door. This involves dinner at the pub combined with readings or presentations by selected authors and a question and answer session. The series debuted with a sell-out crowd to hear the ever popular Charlotte Gray talking about her new book (The Massey Murder). It was a very successful. It’s interesting to see “reading” becoming such a social event. Future Books and Brew nights are planned as follows:

Monday October 28; Nathan Greenfield with “The Forgotten: Canadian POWs, Escapees and Evaders in Europe 1939-1945

Monday November 11: Don Newman with his memoir “Welcome to the Broadcast”

Monday November 25: Mary Lawson with her new novel “Road Ends”

In December, the nights switch to Sundays including

Sunday December 1: Denise Chong with “Lives of the Family”

Sunday December 15: Robert Sibley with “The Way of the 88 Temples”

Come and join us! Proceedings begin with dinner at 6.00 p.m. Reservations with the Clocktower pub will be necessary most nights. Some special discounts apply.

As usual, we have many book signings planned within the store during the coming months. These often feature local authors. Watch our events page for details.

We look forward to serving you whatever your interests.

Fred Cook Signing “Death in a One-Room Schoohouse” on Sunday, September 29 from 2:00-4:00pm

DeathSchoolhouseCome down to the bookstore to meet Kingston author Fred Cook! He will be here on Sunday, September 29 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm signing copies of his new cozy mystery Death in a One-Room Schoolhouse: A Bradley Jackson, New Brunswick Mystery.

From the jacket:

Death in a One-Room Schoolhouse is the first in a series of 15 novels featuring Bradley Jackson, a small town portrait photographer and amateur sleuth. Bradley is a bachelor in his late twenties who lives in the fictitious southern New Brunswick village of Lambton in Royal County during the late 1950s.”

This is a cozy mystery that has minimal violence, no coarse language, a touch of humour and a hint of romance.

We hope to see you all here on Sunday!


Terence Keenleyside Signing “At the Table” on Saturday, September 28 from 12:00 to 2:00pm

AtTheTableTerence Keenleyside will be at the store on Saturday, September 28 from noon to 2:00pm to talk about his most recent book At the Table: Nourishing Conversation & Food. In a time when technology seems to rule our lives, this books brings us back to eating and talking with family around the diner table.

From the jacket:

“When you finish this book, you’ll want to get out your neglected bottle of lemon oil, give your thirsty old table a rub, and then call everyone to dinner.”

We look forward to seeing you all at this great event!

Dr. Edmond Dixon Signing “Helping Boys Learn” on Friday, September 27 from 3:00-5:00pm

Dr. Edmond Dixon will be here to chat and sign copies of his book Helping Boys Learn on Friday, September 27 from 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

From the jacket:

“This easy-to-read and important book gives parents what they need to help their sons become successful learners at home, in school, and beyond.”

We hope to see you all here!

Dr. Dixon will also be offering a workshop on September 28 at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Check out his poster for details: DrDixonWorkshop

Gayle Leona Jabour and Daniel Tigner Signing “The Time of Your Life” on Thursday, September 26 from 6:00 to 8:00pm

timeyourlifeLocal authors Gayle Leona Jabour and Daniel Tigner will be here to sign copies of their book The Time of Your Life: Everyone Has a Story. This book “recounts the essence of the lives of forty people from early fifties to late nineties and what it is that makes them who they are.”

They will be here in the store from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. Be sure to stop by to chat, buy a book, and get it signed!

We hope to see you all here!