by Mary and Terry Lumsden

An exciting month ahead! Broaden your knowledge of Canadian history by learning more about the Patriot War during a book launch on Thursday, March 8that the Barley Mow. Come and congratulate local author Shaun McLaughlin on writing two books on this subject at 6:30 and stay to hear excerpts at 7:30. Read about it in this section of the Millstone.

For children, we have Geronimo Stilton, star of a very popular book series dropping by for photo ops on March 10th and 11th. During March Break, we will have free samples of the amazing klutz products for children to try. I am so impressed with the results from the velvet art kit!

We are selling tickets to a fund raising event for Puppets Up! Plan to attend Ronnie Burkett’sperformance at the NAC on March 26th !

We are offering 20% off the hard cover edition of American Dervish since I am so keen for others to read this book –a coming of age novel narrated by a young Muslim boy growing up in the United States. I also recommend The Elephant Keeper – a fictional account of the boy who learns to care for elephants on an estate in mid 18thcentury England. Great period piece!

Customer Deborah D. always requests interesting special orders. It turns out some of her suggestions came from Brain Pickings a great source of ideas for book readers. Terry posts from this site on our facebook page and you can subscribe for the weekly newsletter . We both loved the amazing youtube video from TYPE bookstore in Toronto, seen above.

Terry has been reading up a storm and recommends The House of Silk and the latest Stephen King – both only in hard cover and available at 20% off. He gave me a copy of Paul McCartney’s new CD, Kisses on the Bottom, which I LOVE. Don’t forget you can order CDs or pick up the latest at the store. Terry is proud of finding a source for model kits of catapults, bridges and hydraulics which are made of wood, reasonably priced and fun to assemble.

After finishing The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop, I wanted everyone who appreciates independent bookshops to read it too. I credit Terri Clarke with the idea of “Pass It On” – where we lendyou the book, you read it, sign your name, underline your favourite bits, and return it so we can lend it to another customer. When 20 people have shared the book, we will have a party! Sign up soon! (yes, I have been told book sellers aren’t supposed to lend books…woops)

We are now open 7 days a week and hope you will drop by for a visit and a browse. We love being at the store and look forward to seeing you.