Amelia Curran Signing

Stop by the store on Friday, April 28 to meet Newfoundland singer/songwriter Amelia Curran. She will be here from 2:00-3:00pm to sign copies of her new book of songs, Relics and Tunes.

Full of songs from all five of Amelia’s albums, including her newest release, Watershed, this book of lyrics comes complete with keys and chords for each song. Whether you’re a musician, a poetry lover, or a fan of Amelia herself, this book is a real treat to read and explore.

Learn more about Amelia on her website: www.ameliacurran.com 

We look forward to seeing you on Friday!

Authors for Indies Day 2017

Come out on Saturday, April 29 to meet some great local authors and support your independent bookstore! Each of our authors will be in the store for an hour to meet and chat with you, and recommend some of their favourite books!

Here’s our great author lineup:

10:30am: Joanne Proulx (author of Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet and the forthcoming novel We All Love the Beautiful Girls [August 22])

11:00am: R.J. Harlick (author of the Meg Harris mystery series; A Cold White Fear [Book #7] to be followed by Purple Palette for Murder [October 14])

11:45am: Charlotte Gray (beloved historian and the author of The Promise of Canada)

12:00pm: Frances Itani (Tell is the second novel in the trilogy that started with Deafening and will end with That’s My Baby [September 5])

1:00pm: Susan Delacourt (political commentator, columnist, and author of Shopping for Votes)

2:00pm: Michael Dennis (local poet, writer, and blogger who’s just released his first collection of poetry, Bad Engine)

3:00pm: Sonia Tilson (Welsh-born local author of the historical novel, The Monkey Puzzle Tree)

It will be a wonderful day full of books, authors, draws, promos, and so much more!
We hope to see you then!

A bit about Authors for Indies Day:

“Authors for Indies is a national campaign in support of independent bookstores. On Saturday April 29, hundreds of Canadian authors will be volunteering as guest booksellers at indie bookstores across the country. This is the day we authors give back to the bookstores who support us every day of the year.
 
Independent bookstores are more than just retailers. Indie bookstores are spaces where you can open a book at random, fall into another world, and take it home with you forever. Where you can enter and breathe in that new book smell. Where you can talk to people who are passionate about recommending exactly the right book. Where you are part of a reading community.
 
If that’s how you feel about bookstores, then come out on Saturday April 29.” (quoted from www.authorsforindies.com)

Linda Wiken Signing

Local mystery author Linda Wiken will be in our store on Saturday, April 22 from 12:00-2:00pm to sign copies of her newest mystery novel, Roux the Day. This new book is the sequel to Toasting Up Trouble, the first installment of her Dinner Club Mystery Series. Featuring event planner and amateur sleuth, Jennifer “J.J.” Tanner, this cozy mystery series is full of fun, food, and of course, murder!

Linda is also the author of the bestselling Ashton Corners Book Club Series written under the pseudonym Erika Chase. With bodies cropping up left, right, and centre, the Ashton Corners Mystery Book Club is the most authentic club you will ever encounter!

While we can’t promise you a real live mystery to solve on Saturday, we can guarantee you will get endless entertainment from both of these great mystery series.

We look forward to seeing you on the weekend!

Easter Hours

We will be CLOSED on Friday, April 14 and Sunday, April 16 for Easter. We’ll be open for our regular hours on Saturday, April 15. Normal store hours will resume on Monday, April 17.

Happy Easter!

Randolf Harrold Book Launch

Join us on Thursday, March 30 for the launch of Randolf Harrold‘s new novel, Vice-Consul Panama: In Harm’s Way. The event will be from 5:00-7:00pm and, during that time, you will get the opportunity to meet the author, get your books signed, and partake in some of the delicious snacks and refreshments that will be on offer.

About the book:

“It’s 1972, and rookie diplomat Rob Kingman’s first major assignment, to find a missing school teacher, soon turns into a match of wits with Colonel Manuel Noriega, head of Panamanian security. Corruption, dictatorship, murder and the birth of the drug trade are rife. The larger Cold War conflict is the framework for this story, with references to the Cuban Missile Crisis, a UN Security Council meeting to be held in Panama to deal with sovereignty over the Panama Canal, and the US struggle to maintain its hold over the main security bulwark in the region.

Our hero on the ground is carrying out his duty to protect a citizen who falls into harm’s way, through all of the surprising twists and turns that follow in a country where the rule of law, democratic values, equality and human rights are not entrenched and guiding concepts. Rob often faces situations where his head tells him one thing and his heart leads him to do another in his stormy relationship with the power behind the dictatorship, Noriega, who himself knows both worlds. Passion, trust, and friendship play through betrayal, intrigue and suspense leading to a surprise conclusion in the Montreal underworld and a thrilling end on the Caribbean Island of Bequia.”

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

Nettie Cronish Signing

Join us on Saturday, March 25 at 3:00pm to welcome cookbook author Nettie Cronish to the store. She will be here to sign copies of her newest cookbook Nourish. Her two previous cookbooks, Everyday Flexitarian and Flex Appeal, will also be available.

About Nourish:

“Eating healthily and well isn’t about a pinch of calcium here and dose of Vitamin C there, it’s about eating whole foods that are rich in nutrients, and no type of food has more readily accessible nourishment than whole, unprocessed foods that are close to nature.Nutritious, inexpensive, tasty and underutilized, legumes like beans, lentils, nuts and seeds are more flexible than their reputation suggests. Vegetarians have been in on the secret for a long time, but everyone should benefit from the nutritional impact of these small wonders. Legumes can be incorporated seamlessly into familiar foods like granola and chili, your morning oatmeal, and the crust on tuna or lamb chops. You do not need to follow a different eating plan for weight control, heart health, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes or many other health concerns. The very same eating plan-—more whole foods, less processed foods, and more home cooking—is recommended for anyone who wants to be healthy. This book provides dozens of delicious, approachable recipes made with wholesome beans, nuts, seeds and lentils.”

We look forward to seeing you on the weekend!

Elie Nasrallah Signing

Local author, Elie Nasrallah will be here on Saturday, March 11 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm to sign copies of his book Hostage to History.

Check out the following links to find out more about Elie Nasrallah and his work!

Elie’s essay from the Ottawa Citizen:

Nasrallah: Let's stop the myth-making around multiculturalism

This is a great article from Ottawa Life Magazine in which Elie Nasrallah is named one of the top 25 people in the Capital:

http://www.ottawalife.com/2016/09/meet-the-16th-annual-top-25-people-in-the-capital-2/

Chad Pelley Signing

Join us on Saturday, March 4 from 1:00-3:00pm to meet Newfoundland author Chad Pelley! He will be here to sign copies of his books Every Little Thing, Four-Letter Words, and Away From Everywhere, the last of which has been made into a film that will be having it’s Ottawa premiere at the NAC on Friday, March 3.

About Away From Everywhere:

“Brothers Owen and Alex Collins are brought together when mental illness claims their father and sets off a chain reaction of unrelated, heart-breaking events. Both tender and bold in its delivery, Away from Everywhere cuts no corners in telling the story of their crushing childhood, the reasons the brothers become different men, and the unthinkable act of love that tears them apart.
Part warped love story, part family tragedy, Away from Everywhere is a heart-stomping page-turner.”

Titles@Table40 with Tim Cook – March 2017

Join us for our first Titles@Table40 evening of 2017! Beloved local historian Tim Cook will be on hand to talk about his new book Vimy: The Battle and the Legend.

When: Sunday, March 26 at 5:30pm

Where: Table 40, 7 Springfield Road

The evening starts at 5:30pm with dinner, followed by the author presentation and book signing. Attendees must reserve their spot at the bookstore with a non-refundable deposit of $20.00 which will go towards the cost of the meal (a set menu with a vegetarian option). The total cost of the meal is $40.00, which includes a three course meal (family-style). No substitutions will be allowed.

Tax, 18% gratuity, and refreshments are not included.

Tickets for this event are available in-store now! They’re bound to go quickly, so call us or come by to get yours today!