Cindy Day Book Signing: “Grandma Says” – Saturday, April 20 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm

grandmasaysCome by the store and meet CTV meteorologist Cindy Day on Saturday, April 20. She will be here signing her new book Grandma Says from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Grandma Says is a book about weather lore and the scientific explanations behind some of the most common weather sayings: “Rain before seven, fine by eleven;” “When chimney smoke descends, the fair weather ends;” “When swallows fly high, the weather will be dry; when birds fly low, expect rain and a blow.” It’s a beautifully illustrated book – the perfect gift for young and old. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will go to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

From the jacket:
“On Cindy Day’s grandmother’s farm, the weather wasn’t predicted with a computer or official forecast, but by accumulated wisdom and careful observation. Cindy’s grandmother was a constant prognosticator, making predictions about the weather that more often than not proved correct!
Grandma Says is a collection of eighty weather-related sayings and prognostications based on traditional knowledge and experience. Now a meteorologist at CTV Atlantic, Cindy explains the origins and the science behind this weather lore, so that readers young and old can better understand the world around them.”

Cindy Day grew up on a dairy farm in Bainsville, Ontario and has been a meteorologist for over twenty-five years.

For more information about Cindy’s book, visit Nimbus Publishing at

We look forward to seeing you all here on Saturday!

“The Golden Egg” by Donna Leon

goldeneggDonna Leon was born in New Jersey but has lived in Venice for thirty years. She loves the city and has set her mystery series with Commissario Guido Brunetti there.

Readers have come to love the intrigue she conjures up, not only in the cases Brunetti tackles, but in the police office life, and also his family life, with a clever wife and two endearing children. In this book Brunetti himself brings Venice to life. Standing on the deck of a ferry Leon writes: “entranced, as he so often was, by the casual, unending beauty of it. Stone, sky, gold, marble, space, proportion, chaos, disorder, glory.”

The story in The Golden Egg goes far beyond Brunetti’s initial assignment and into a world of aristocratic family abuse. A mentally handicapped man in his forties has died of an overdose. When Brunetti investigates the death, he can find no birth certificate, no passport, no driver’s license, no credit cards. As far as the Italian government is concerned, he never existed. It makes for an intriguing story of discovery, what The New Yorker calls “an unusually potent cocktail of atmosphere and event.”

Review by Anne McDougall

Ray Rivers Signing “The End of September” on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

endofseptemberRay Rivers will be in the store on Saturday, April 13 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. He will be here signing his new book The End of September.

About the book:
“Enjoy this historical novel, an alternate future, where Canadian history gets turned on its head. Romance, intrigue and action are all in this story of a couple caught in the middle of a conflict that nearly tears the nation apart.”

“How Canada might look had the Quebec Separatists won that First referendum on sovereignty.”

Be sure to come by and meet Ray, buy a book, and get it signed! We hope to see you all here!

Judith Davidson Signing “Sink Into Sleep” on Saturday, April 13 from 11:00am to 1:00pm

sinkintosleepCome by Books on Beechwood to meet Judith Davidson. She will be at the store from 11:00am to 1:00pm signing copies of her new book Sink Into Sleep.

From the jacket:
“Discover insomnia clinic secrets that enable you to conquer insomnia forever”

“Much, much more than a workbook, Sink Into Sleep features:
*A chapter focused on men (often ignored by insomnia books)
*A chapter focused on women and their special sleep needs
*A chapter focused on sleep and medical conditions
*A chapter focused on sleep and anxiety or depression
*A chapter on the pros and cons of sleep medication
*An effective step-by-step guide to cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I)”

We hope to see you all here!