UNESCO World Book Day Store-wide Book Sale

Thursday, April 28th. is the UNESCO sponsored World Book Day and we’ll have a one-day sale with 25% off all books to mark the occasion. The day was selected to coincide with the anniversaries of the deaths of William Shakespeare, Miguel de Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega. It is celebrated world wide on that date except in the United Kingdom where it was moved to the first Thursday in March!

Our March Best-Sellers

  1. Two Days in June           Andrew Cohen                        History
  2. Dispatches from the Front   David Halton               Biography
  3. Afterimage            Helen Humphreys                     Fiction
  4. H is for Hawk            Helen Macdonald                   Biography
  5. The Girl on the Train         Paula Hawkins                        Fiction
  6. Americanah                    Ngozi Adichie                      Fiction
  7. All My Puny Sorrows        Miriam Toews                         Fiction
  8. Opinionated Old Cow       Alena Schram                          Humour
  9. All the light we cannot see  Anthony Doerr                       Fiction
  10. The Inconvenient Indian   Thomas King                           History
  11. Ottawa, Canada               William McElligot                   Travel
  12. They Left Us Everything  Plum Johnson                 Biography
  13. Ru                                     Kim Thut                                    Fiction
  14. Tuesdays with Morrie    Mitch Albom                           Biography
  15. And the Birds Rained Down Jocelyne Saucier                 Fiction
  16. Ascent of Women     Sally Armstrong                    Social Science
  17. The Buried Giant             Kazuo Ishiguro                         Fiction
  18. Old Filth                          Jane Gardam                           Fiction

March Break Sale: Is it Fictional?

To salute the beginning of the end of Winter and the official arrival of Spring we are having a SALE of all Fiction.

Sunday March 15 to Saturday March 21

20% off all Fiction

This includes all Fiction, Teen books and Children’s Books plus our great selection of Mysteries

Holiday Wishes

The owners, staff and volunteers at Books on Beechwood wish you all a very happy holiday season and thank all our customers for helping make the bookstore such a pleasant place to work.

Best wishes from Antionette, Bonnie, Brian, Bridget, David, Di, George, Hilary, Jill, Margaret, Nicholas, Peter, Sarah and Stephanie.

Our holiday hours are as follows:

Dec 24th: close at 3.00p.m.

Dec 25th: closed

Dec 26th: closed

Dec 31: close at 3.00p.m.

Jan 1: closed


Pre-Christmas Sale

From Sunday November 23rd to Saturday November 29th, all Christmas Cards and Calendars will be 20% off in our pre-Christmas sale, We have a wide selection of calendars so that you can tailor your choice to the recipent’s interests.

Our Christmas card selection is quite original but we also have some boxed sets such as the ever popular UNICEF cards (although these are disappearing fast).

While you’re visiting, check out our collection of family sized jig-saw puzzles and various other games. There are also some intriguing wooden construction kits especially those models of machines originally designed by Leonardo.

Noise at the Bookstore

As any recent weekday visitor to the store will have observed, we have a noise issue at the Bookstore. The underground parking garage beneath us is undergoing a major renovation which involves drilling into the concrete. The noise varies from very unpleasant when they are working directly beneath us to a background rumbling when the drilling is more distant. We have been told that this will likely continue for another two weeks (till Oct 10)followed by a two week break before it resumes.

The Building Owners have tried to mitigate the effect on tenants and residents by providing noise free periods from 12-1.00p.m. and after about 3.45p.m. There is no work on the weekends. If you are free to time your visits to the store, that may help.

We do apologise for the inconvenience and the disruption for browsers and we will try very hard to provide the same cheerful service as usual despite the irritating impact on our staff! Thank you for your understanding.

Two Book Clubs – Fall Sessions

Our two Book Clubs resume in Septmber. The common theme for the fall session is commemorating the achievements of some writers who have recently passed away.

Session 1***

Each month we sell the featured books at a discount to anyone interested.


Session 2***







Session Leader:

Second Wednesday of month


New Edinburgh Square

35 Beechwood Avenue

2ndFloor Lounge

Antoinette Fracassi







Session Leader:

Last Wednesday of month


The Edinburgh Retirement Residence

10 Vaughan Street


Jill Moll

Schedule: September10-Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

October 8-I Know Why The CagedBird Sings by Maya Angelou

November 12 –The Snow Walker by Farley Mowat

Schedule: September 24-Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

October 29-I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou

November 26-The Snow Walker by Farley Mowat

Easter Hours

Here are our store hours for this coming Easter weekend:

Friday, April 18: CLOSED
Saturday, April 19: OPEN 9:30-5:00
Sunday, April 20: CLOSED
Monday, April 21: OPEN 9:30-6:00

Happy Easter!!!