We are having a year end sale!! 25% off all hardcovers, calendars, Christmas cards!

25-off-left-yellow.png25% Off all our Hardcovers… Yes it includes Fiction, Mystery, Cooking, Biography, History, Kids, Health, Business, Reference, Science and Nature, Decorating, Gardening, Art & Music, Travel, Sports, Crafts, Humour, Reading & Writing, did I miss any?

We also have all of our Calendars and Christmas Cards 25% Off!

The sale runs to the end of the month, which is Friday… we close at 6pm today, 7pm on Thursday, and 3pm on Friday (New Year’s Eve).

There are some very few restrictions to the sale, we’ll let you know if you run across them!

Best Wishes from the staff at Books on Beechwood.

Nathalie M Leblanc Signing Teen Fantasy Novel “Shrinking Forward” Saturday, Dec. 18, 1-3pm

shrinkingforwardbookcover.jpgDebut author Nathalie M Leblanc will be at Books on Beechwood on Saturday, December 18, from 1-3pm, signing her book “Shrinking Forward.” This is the first book in Nathalie’s fantasy series “The Magic Coat Series.”

From the jacket:
“Samantha did not like the idea. Her best friend, Catharine, wanted to celebrate her birthday by exploring the abandoned house that was said to have weird voices coming from inside. Little did they know the imminent danger close at hand.
The two junior high school students are lured into a supernatural reality that includes an evil wizard, magical faeries, dragons and other terrifying beasts.
Unwillingly thrust into the continuing battle between good and evil, their only tools are their friendship, their wits and a mysterious Magic Coat with a mind of its own.
Will they ever be able to return home?”

For more information about Nathalie or her book, visit her website at www.nathaliemleblanc.com.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday! Come by to meet the author, buy a book (or two) and get it signed!!!

Here’s One for the Kids!!! Rachna Gilmore and Ben Hodson signing on Sunday, December 12 from 1-3pm

troubledilly.jpegDon’t know what to do with your children this coming Sunday afternoon between 1:00pm and 3:00pm? Bring them down to Books on Beechwood to meet children’s illustrator Rachna Gilmore and illustrator Ben Hodson! Rachna will be signing her latest books “Catching Time” and “The Trouble With Dilly.” Ben Hodson will be here – with pencil and paper in hand – to sign his latest, “Richard Was A Picker.”

“The Trouble With Dilly” (ages 8-12) is the story of a young girl named Dilly who sees the new boy in her community, Gedion, shoplifting from her parent’s store. After tattling on him to her parents, Dilly realizes that there are certain things that should just be left unsaid. To make up for what she’s done, Dilly decides to plan a Christmas party for Gedion’s family. Before she knows it, the whole community is behind her. Will Dilly be able to see the project through to the end or will people start saying the the trouble with Dilly is that she always starts things that she doesn’t finish?

From author’s website:
“A story of friendship and laughter, good heartedness and community—and what it means to be truly generous.”

catchingtime.jpeg“Catching Time” (picture book)
From the jacket:
“With a preserve jar from Mom’s cupboard in one hand and a butterfly net in the other, [Sara] sets out to capture time itself. But where can it be? Is it underneath a desk, or is it twinkling in the sunlight?”
(…)
“With lively text by multi-award winning author Rachna Gilmore, and beautifully airy illustrations by Kirsti Anne Wakelin, Catching Time is the perfect remedy to today’s fast-paced lifestyle – a vivid reminder that time with family is precious and, in the end, the very best time of all.”

“Richard Was A Picker” (picture book) is the story of a young boy who, one day, when trying to pick his nose, gets his whole body stuck up inside his nose, essentially turning himself into one big booger. Richard thinks he has a solution to his problem, but before he can get to his destination, a mob forms up and chases him all through town. Will Richard make it to his destination without getting picked to pieces on the way?
From the jacket:
richardpicker.jpegRichard Was A Picker is zany and fun. Packed with rhythm, music and rhyme, it may even be a cure for nose-picking.”

For more information on either Rachna Gilmore or Ben Hodson, visit their websites, www.rachnagilmore.ca and www.benhodson.ca.

We hope to see you all on Sunday afternoon, kiddies in tow!

“One Cat’s Life: Telling Horatio’s Tale” – Author Angela Marcus Signing Sat. Dec. 11, 12-2pm

Come by Books on Beechwood on Saturday, December 11 between noon and two o’clock to meet Angela Marcus. She is the author of the new book “One Cat’s Life: Telling Horatio’s Tale.”

From the jacket:
“Anne and Bruce Barnaby were not aware that they needed a pet, until the afternoon a cat appeared on their patio, and took them over. Horatio chose them as his second family, although he already had a family and a comfortable home in the neighbourhood.”
(…)
“This story is based on the life and character of a cat who did exist. Horatio started out as a stray, and the story tells how he corralled a life for himself through his looks, character and charm. From the picturesque village of Merrickville to Canada’s capital, Ottawa, a band of humans loved and supported Horatio through his relationships with a variety of people, a business venture, illness, modest celebrity, and philanthropic deeds. He even almost learned to type.”
(…)
“Horatio opened up an unexpected world for his second family, whose tale is inseparable from his.”

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!

Gordon Forbes Signing Sunday Dec. 5 from 1-3 pm “We Are One: The Story of the Worst Peacetime Disaster in the History of the Canadian Navy”

Author Gordon Forbes will be at Books on Beechwood on Sunday, December 5 from 1:00 – 3:00pm signing his book “We Are One: The Story of the Worst Peacetime Disaster in the History of the Canadian Navy.”

From the jacket:
“This book describes the background to that day [October 23, 1969], the details of the actions of the men during that horrible day, and the aftermath of the event culminating in the emotional gatherings for the fortieth anniversary in Plymouth, England and in Halifax, Nova Scotia. It is a story of everyday men doing heroic things to save their ship and of the emotional drain that haunted many of them for years afterward.”

Come by to meet the author, buy a book, and get it signed! We look forward to seeing you!

Book Club 2010-2011

The books for the 2011 half of the 2010-2011 Book Club have now been chosen, and are listed (and kept up to date) on our Book Club page.

In the month prior to every Book Club meeting, the book in question is always 20% off for Book Club members and store customers. New members to the Book Club are always welcome.

Double the Signings, Double the Fun! – Saturday, December 4

doingcontinental.jpeg10:30am-12:30pm David Dyment is here signing his book Doing the Continental: A New Canadian-American Relationship
Come down to the bookstore between 10:30am and 12:30pm and meet author and teacher David Dyment.
From his website:
“David teaches political science at the University of Ottawa and at Carleton University where he is senior research associate in the Centre on North American Politics and Society. He has served on the staff of the governor general of Canada and as a senior policy adviser in the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.
As a media commentator, he has been heard on CTV, CBC Television and Radio, Radio-Canada (in French), and BBC. He received his doctorate from the Université de Montréal.”
Come by and meet the author, buy a book, and get it signed! We look forward to seeing you all here at the store on Saturday morning! If you’d like more information about David, visit his website at www.daviddyment.ca.

spinmckenzie.jpeg1:00pm-3:00pm Catherine McKenzie is here signing her novel Spin
Once you’ve had a nice lunch break after meeting David Dyment in the morning, make your way back to Books on Beechwood for a second round of book buying and signing. Catherine McKenzie will be here from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon signing her book Spin.
From the book jacket:
“‘Imagine if Bridget Jones fell into a million little pieces, flew over the cuckoo’s nest, and befriended Lindsay Lohan along the way, and you are beginning to grasp the literary roller coaster ride that is Catherine McKenzie’s Spin. Filled with brutal honesty and wry humour, Spin is a story for anyone who has ever woken up hungover and thought, ‘Do I have a problem? Yes – I need to find a greasy breakfast.’ And by that I mean everyone I know.’ – Leah McLaren, Globe and Mail Columnist, author of Continuity Girl.”
(…)
Spin is whip-smart and hugely engaging fiction from an exciting new talent.”
Come down to Books on Beechwood to meet and chat with the author, buy a book or two, and get them signed! We look forward to seeing you all there! For more information about Catherine, visit her website at www.catherinmckenzie.com.

Whether you spend part of your Saturday at the bookstore for one book signing or two, we very much look forward to seeing you here supporting your local book community and two great first time Canadian authors!

Mewsings, Musings author Barbara Florio Graham signing Sat. Nov. 27 from 1-3pm

mewsingsmusings.jpg If you are a cat lover, a fan of poetry or someone who just enjoys a good chuckle, then Books on Beechwood is the place to be on Saturday, November 27 from 1-3pm. Barbara Florio Graham will be here signing her book “Mewsings, Musings,” a book she wrote with some help from her beautiful cat, Simon Teakettle.

From author’s website:
“The subtle wit and gentle satire of award-winning writer, Barbara Florio Graham, is back to back with her celebrity cat, Simon Teakettle, in a clever flip book designed to ‘a-muse’ readers of all ages.
Barbara’s satiric pieces on writing and teaching are coupled with several of her award-winning humorous poems as well as witty comments on living with the ‘classy cat in the black fur tuxedo.'”
(…)
“Barbara Florio Graham is a writer, teacher and communications consultant. She has contributed to more than 30 magazines and newspapers around the world, websites in 44 countries in 11 time zones, and 35 print anthologies in five countries.
Mewsings, Musings won an Award of Excellence in the Cat Writers’ Association’s international contest in 2001.”

Come on down to Books on Beechwood on November 27 to meet Barbara in person, have a chat, buy a book, and get it signed! We look forward to seeing you all here!

For more information on Barbara, Simon Teakettle, or any of their work, please visit their website at www.simonteakettle.com.