Hi, friends! Did you have a good holiday? We certainly did thanks in no small part to all of you. Clearly books were given and received with joy this season!
Say what you will about 2016 but it certainly was a great year for reading. No doubt you heard Dave talk up a storm about Noah Hawley (Before the Fall), Katherena Vermette (The Break) and Zoe Whittall (The Best Kind of People). Mandy's favourites were The Wonder by Emma Donoghue and The Witches of New York by Ami McKay. (McKay was also Jessie's top pick.) Ask Maggie about Secondhand Time Svetlana Alexievich and you'll get a fascinating ten minute lesson on the Russian citizenry of pre- and post-communist rule. Curtis thinks more people should read the biography of literary tastemaker, Blanche Knopf (The Woman with the Borzoi by Laura Claridge) without whom we wouldn't have some of our brightest modernist luminaries. Chris' escape was to Summerlong, an anticipated novel by Peter S. Beagle (who, by the way, has a new unicorn fable coming out in February!), and Kristen found The Last Days of New Paris (China Mieville) to be wonderfully and unapologetically weird.
2017 is shaping up to be even better. Take a look at this Globe & Mail article. That's right! New Barbara Gowdy, Heather O'Neill, Eden Robinson, and Nick Cutter! If you want to pre-order any of these titles we've reproduced this list here at our webstore.
But we know what you're really excited about... IT'S OUR ANNUAL SALE!!!
Time to cash in those reward points and gift cards and get the most book for your buck!
GIVING BACK 2016
This year's "Giving Back" campaign was a rousing success! Thanks to your enthusiastic response $2020.00 was raised for THE HEALING OF THE SEVEN GENERATIONS.
This money will be put towards supporting their local programming:
- Women's and Men's Healing Circles
- Community Lunches
- Community Clothes Rack
- Paper Products
- Back-pack program
- Christmas Boxes
- Court Support
- Aboriginal Teaching Circles
- Community Socials
- Family & Child Services Support (with Tall Tree Consulting)
We are very fortunate to have this organization at work in our community. You can find out more about them by visiting their website. healingofthesevengenerations.weebly.com
Thank you for your generosity.
You have until Monday, January 9 to get in on The Tasty Bookclub.
The theme of this bookclub is “community”. Through four carefully selected novels we are examining the ways in which fiction reveals the truth, builds empathy, and fosters a deeper sense of connection to the world around us. Each month, from January to April, you will receive a unique reading experience and an exquisite confection from Sabletine Fine Pastries delivered directly to your door.
The book is secret... the treat* is delicious... Welcome to the Tasty Book Club.
(*may contain nuts, gluten and/or dairy)
And since we all love food about as much as we love books...
COOKING THE BOOKS: Winter Edition
Space is limited! Sign up at Relish Cooking Studio's website. http://www.relishcookingstudio.com/event-registration/?ee=1072
As always, if you have any questions or you just want to chat about what you're reading, you can reach us at 519-884-2665, firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop on by to 96 King St. S. in glorious, construction-free Uptown Waterloo.