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Arts & CultureBooksMill Street Books is featuring events with some great authors with new books this fall

Mill Street Books is featuring events with some great authors with new books this fall

by Mary Lumsden

Fall has arrived! It’s the busiest season in the publishing world and the store is filling up with new titles. We are excited about fall plans and hope you can attend some of our events

Terry Lumsden with Jennifer Kingsley
Terry Lumsden with Jennifer Kingsley

Join local author and naturalist Jennifer Kingsley for an immersive Arctic experience on Wednesday October 8th at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum at 7:00pm.  Jennifer will show slides, and read from Paddlenorth, an awesome book about her canoe trip in the arctic.  When reading this book I was torn between eagerness to find out what would happen and reluctance to finish too soon – an indicator of a great book.

Terry Lumsden with Frances Itani
Terry Lumsden with Frances Itani

I am a big fan of Frances Itani and loved Deafening and Requiem. We are delighted she has agreed to come to Almonte and read from her new novel Tell – a truly satisfying story set in post World War One Deseronto. Tickets are required and cost $30 (includes refreshments & voucher to purchase one of her books). We will meet at Palms on Sunday Oct. 19 at 3:00pm.

         We look forward to welcoming Wanda Praamsma as a newly published author with her book of poetry entitled a thin line between.  We invite you to a reading and reception on November 1 at 4:30pm in our shop.

Reserve your place for an entertaining evening with by Ottawa Citizen wine columnist Rod Phillips at the Foodies on Monday Nov 17 at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $45 and include the book The 500 Best-Value Wines in the LCBO 2015 & refreshments.

The once-in-a-while book club will meet November 5th at 7:00pm to discussThe Bees by Lalinne Paull. All welcome!

 We wouldn’t be in business without you. Next time you drop by, pick up our  I didn’t buy it on Amazon sticker and celebrate your support of independent bookstores!

 Cheers. Mary




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