David Moscrop and Sid Ryan Signing

Please join us on Thursday, May 23 at 7:00pm for a book signing with David Moscrop, author of Too Dumb for Democracy, and Sid Ryan, former CUPE President and author of A Grander Vision.

David Moscrop is a political theorist with an interest in democratic deliberation and citizenship. Moscrop is a regular writer for Maclean’s, a contributing columnist to the Washington Post, and a regular political commentator on television and radio. He has also authored pieces in numerous other newspapers and magazines including the Globe and Mail and National Post.

Sid Ryan served six years as both the president of the Ontario Federation Labour, where he represented over one million workers. Previously, he had served seventeen years as president of CUPE Ontario and general vice-president of CUPE National. He lives in Whitby, Ontario.

Healthy With Hanifa: A Woman’s Guide to Holistic Health

Join us on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00pm for a talk with local nutritionist and fitness professional Hanifa Yip.
5 Fitness & Nutrition Myths for Women
Have you tried conventional methods for exercise such as lifting heavy weights and eating a ton of meat protein? Well, there is no one size-fits-all plan. Hanifa Yip, Holistic Health Coach and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, is the author of Healthy with Hanifa: A Woman’s Guide to Holistic Health & Fitness. She will be smashing some of these ‘no pain, no gain’ and ‘we should be eating only one way’ myths. Please come out for a short, informative talk, and please bring a friend. Session will include a free-class fitness class voucher and tip sheet.”

Nicola Vulpe Signing “Insult to the Brain”

Local poet Nicola Vulpe will be here in the store on Saturday, May 11 from 12:00-2:00pm to sign copies of his new book of poetry Insult to the Brain.

About the book:

“We breathe, then we don’t. We are, then we are not. Dark, despairing, wry, comical – suprising, Vulpe’s Insult to the Brain engages with the great and not-so-great poets of the last century to ask as only a poet can: What does it mean to die? What does it mean to be human?

Jacqueline Bourque Poetry Launch

Visit us on Wednesday, May 1 between 5:00pm and 7:00pm to meet Ottawa poet Jacqueline Bourque as she launches her new chapbook of poetry, The Dune As Bookmark.

“Jacqueline Bourque grew up along the ocean shores of New Brunswick. She spent the better part of her career in Ottawa working as a communicator for a public sector organization. Her poems have appeared in a number of chapbooks, anthologies, and journals, including The Fiddlehead, The Antigonish Review, Queen’s Quarterly, and The Dalhousie Review.”

Titles@Table40 with Monique Begin

We’re so excited to be kicking off a new series of Titles@Table40 dinners (and a brand new year) with local politician Monique Begin!

Elected to Parliament in 1972 as one of the first female MPs to hail from Quebec, Begin was not only a breath of fresh air in the House, but a trailblazing female politician! Spanning her life experiences from a childhood spent in Italy, France, and Portugal, through her days as a parliamentarian and Cabinet Minister, to her post-political life as a member of the academic world, Begin’s riveting memoir Ladies, Upstairs! is a wonderful, inspiring read!

Date: Sunday, February 17, 2019
Time: 5:30pm
Place: Table 40, 7 Springfield Road

How it works:
The evening starts at 5:30pm with dinner, followed by the author presentation and book signing. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the bookstore. The non-refundable cost is $70.00 which includes the cost of the meal (a set menu of three courses with a vegetarian option), tax and tip. All beverages are extra and will be charged at the end of the evening.

The Fraser Cafe can accommodate all special dietary needs if we are informed at the bookstore in advance.

Call or visit us to purchase your tickets today!
Books on Beechwood
35 Beechwood Avenue
613-742-5030

The 12 Days of Penguin Random House Christmas!!!

It’s snowy outside and Santa’s readying his sleigh which means it’s time once again for our annual 12 Days of Penguin Random House Christmas promotion!!!

From Thursday, December 13 to Monday, December 24, we will be featuring one PRH title per day at 20% off! The sale is only valid on a book’s specific day and while quantities last, so pop in early on the days you’re most excited about to ensure you snag one of these great books and make your Christmas celebrations complete!

Here’s this year’s list:
Thursday, December 13My Stories, My Times by Jean Chretien
Friday, December 14The Secret History of Soldiers by Tim Cook
Saturday, December 15Warlight by Michael Ondaatje
Sunday, December 16My Twenty-Five Years in Provence by Peter Mayle
Monday, December 17Ottolenghi Simple by Yotam Ottolenghi
Tuesday, December 18All Things Consoled by Elizabeth Hay
Wednesday, December 19The Spy and the Traitor by Ben MacIntyre
Thursday, December 20Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak
Friday, December 21Trust by David Johnston
Saturday, December 22Erebus by Michael Palin
Sunday, December 23Final Report by Rick Mercer
Monday, December 24Half-Spent Was the Night by Ami McKay

** due to publisher stock shortages, we have removed Becoming by Michelle Obama from our promotion list and replaced it with Elizabeth Hay‘s memoir All Things Consoled.

CWC Mystery Event

On Saturday, December 1, come celebrate the season with us and three Crime Writers of Canada mystery authors who hail from our local area!
 
The fun starts at 10:00am with the arrival of Michael McCann who will be here until noon to sign copies of his new March and Walker Crime Novel, Persistent Guilt.
 
From noon to 2:00pm, R.J. Harlick and T.E. Wilson will be in the store to sign their newest mystery books, Purple Palette for Murder (A Meg Harris Mystery) and Wild Dogs of Mexico (A Detective Sanchez Novel), respectively.
 
It’s always a great time when our local mystery authors come to call, so be sure to stop by to meet them and take home a new mystery or two!

Road Trip: Ottawa Bound

Invisible Publishing is sending Susannah M. Smith and H.B. Hogan on a road trip! Come for the readings! Stay for the discussions! Live the soundtrack! Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0Ge8ttcn5lf6lud0ZaxUHm

ROAD TRIP begins with an evening event here in our store on Saturday, November 17 at 7:00pm, hosted by Claire Farley.

SUSANNAH M. SMITH (Vancouver) is the author of THE FAIRY TALE MUSEUM: “A dream within a dream within a book. A wonderland-like journey through magic and imagination. I’m running out of ways to describe this book, in part because it defies description.”– Staff Pick, McNally Robinson

H.B. HOGAN (Toronto) is the author of THIS KEEPS HAPPENING: “H. B. Hogan’s stories are dirty, fresh, and brutally funny, lingering on little human details until they’re just uncomfortable enough—then pushing a little farther. Their wickedness will stay with you for days.”—Michelle Winters (Scotiabank Giller Prize-finalist for I Am a Truck)

CLAIRE FARLEY (Ottawa) is Publisher and Editor of CANTHIUS, a feminist magazine publishing poetry and prose by women and genderqueer writers.

*Shazia Hafiz Ramji was originally scheduled to appear as part of this event. Unfortunately, she is unable to attend. We hope she’ll be able to visit Ottawa soon!

This event is free and open to the public.

Rich Larson Event

Join us on Saturday, November 10 between 12:00pm and 2:00pm to meet local Science-Fiction author, Rich Larson. Having lived in many countries and written innumerable speculative fiction stories for different print and online publications, it’s no surprise that Rich has gifted us with such an intriguing and colourful debut novel. Annex is the first in The Violet Wars Trilogy and, as booksellers and Sci-Fi fans, we’re excited to say that there will be much more to come from this new, young novelist!

About the book:
“At first it is a nightmare.

When the invaders arrive, the world as they know it is destroyed. Their friends are kidnapped. Their families are changed.

Then it is a dream.

With no adults left to run things, Violet is finally free to live life on her own terms. Taking the new kid, Bo, under her wing, she and her pack of ‘Lost Boys’ can do whatever they want to do and be whoever they want to be.”

But the invaders won’t leave them alone for long…”

What readers are saying:
“Rich Larson presents a uniquely compelling apocalypse – equal parts frightening and touching.” -Alex White

“A thrilling entry into the alien invasion genre with two fierce young protagonists you won’t be able to stop rooting for.” -Fonda Lee