Yesterday The Bookshelf’s Event Coordinator MJ Moores was invited on Rogers “Daytime” TV with Jacquline Betterton.
She had a wonderful opportunity to speak about our free to attend Reading Room, the Feature Authors [Terry Fallis, Marissa Campbell, Rob Brunet, Alyxandra Harvey], and the fantastic help our fabulous sponsors have given to make Saturday June 25th a day to celebrate local & Canadian Authors and Reading for all ages.
We can’t thank IC Publishing enough for their stellar donations with over 15 books equalling more than $500; JAIKS Accounting and Roadhouse and Rose Funeral Home for their Silver Level contributions; and our fantastic supporters at the Bronze Level. Without your help, this event would not be possible.
Blue Heron Books has graciously agreed to carry the books of our four featured authors at our book fair this year. They will be offering book signing space after each reading and are available throughout the day to purchase from and answer any questions you may have about special orders, new work, and available services.
Blue Heron Books is located in the quaint and picturesque village of Uxbridge, ON. Voted best independent bookseller of 2012 and 2014 by the Canada Libris Award; Blue Heron Books, in addition to carrying both current and classic titles, leads book clubs, art classes, writing workshops and author visits. They are pet-friendly and welcome furry customers with water and treats.
The store supports and promotes up-and-coming authors with book launches and book signing events. Open seven days a week, it is a special place for families with children and teens of all ages who seek an unpretentious, old-fashioned locale where owner, Shelley Macbeth (how could she not be a contributor the the literary world?), is honoured to share her love of words with the public.
Of particular interest is their Series of Fortunate (literary) Events held once a month, featuring established authors, and accompanied by brunch or dessert, depending on the time of day. It is certainly worth the drive to Uxbridge in order to experience first-hand this gem of a bookstore, so be sure to visit their website and discover your next favourite author.
The WCYR and the Volunteers with The Bookshelf would like to thank Cameron Aiken for his generous donation of two hand-crafted bookends to be included in our silent auction this June 25th at the Farmers’ Market in Newmarket.
Cameron Aiken is the owner/operation of Aikenkraft Wood Creations, based in Sutton West, ON. He has generously donated a set of beautifully crafted bookends to our raffle/silent auction.
Cam graduated from York University with a BFA in Visual Arts in 1996 and a BEd in 2003. A painter by training, he most recently obtained hiscarpentry license and bought himself a sawmill in order to create unique designs from recovered and upcycled wood.
Cameron’s studio features one-of-a-kind pieces with a rustic appeal and original design, at once functional and appealing to the eye. Hisfocus is commission work, including backyard treeforts and playscapes, one of a kind furnishings for any space, housewares and a host of other treasures he or his clients dream up.
Cam tends to make things he’s never made before and he loves a challenge. His eclectic style appeals to one and all; be sure to look for his work on Pinterest, at studio tours and local craft shows.