THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE BOOKSHOP…

Mary Oliver on Grief and Loss

So saddened by Mary Oliver’s passing yesterday. She was a beloved poet whose presence will be missed, though her influence will surely remain. Wild Geese – You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and I will tell you mine. Meanwhile the world goes on. Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain are moving across the landscapes, over the prairies and the deep trees, the mountains and the rivers. Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air, are heading home again. Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over and over announcing your place in the family of things.

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Like our new look? We’re going through a full store inventory and appreciate your patience as we tear the shelves apart and then put them back together, better than ever!

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New hand bound, hand printed notebooks from Arquoise Design! These beautiful little books are perfect for keeping on hand for those moments of sudden inspiration #buylocal

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Neil Gaiman Reads Ursula K. Le Guin’s Ode to Timelessness to His 100-Year-Old Cousin

HOW IT SEEMS TO ME by Ursula K. Le Guin In the vast abyss before time, self is not, and soul commingles with mist, and rock, and light. In time, soul brings the misty self to be. Then slow time hardens self to stone while ever lightening the soul, till soul can loose its hold of self and both are free and can return to vastness and dissolve in light, the long light after time.

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It’s time for adventure! We’re here at the Kentville Library with Wade Albert White for the launch of The Adventurer’s Guide to Treasure (And How to Steal It) ✨ Annapolis Valley Regional Library Little, Brown and Company

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How a Local Bookstore Can Make Your Town Richer—In More Than One Way

“The strength of the independent bookstore model is this: bookstores are never really just stores.”

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First releasing on January 10, 1929, just yesterday Tintin had its 90th anniversary. We have a couple copies in store for those who want to look back on this famous character.

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Welcome back Acadia students! We’ve got your course books here! We’re open daily despite the construction, so stop by for a browse ‍ @acadiastudents

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Attention all adventurers! The much anticipated third book in Wade Albert White’s Adventurer’s Guide series is here! Join us at the Kentville Library on Saturday the 12th for a reading and book signing for The Adventurer’s Guide to Treasure (and How to Steal It) ✨

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Rebecca Tucker’s A Matter of Taste is essential reading for all market-goers and local-eaters. How does morality influence the food we see as good, and how do we move towards a future where good food is available to all? @coachhousebooks

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What’s on your weekend reading list? We’re diving into The Library Book by Susan Orlean a riveting story about arson, public spaces, and the essential role libraries play in our society.

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Happy New Year! We are open until 5 as usual tonight but will be closed tomorrow ✨ See you in 2019!

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Need something super last minute or for next year? Christmas books are now 40% off. Christmas cards and 2019 calendars or agendas are now 50% off.

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With only two more sleeps till Christmas, on day 23 of our Book Advent Calendar we have Jan Coates’ A Halifax Time Traveling Tune, illustrated by Marijke Simons. A children’s book enjoyable for young and old, featuring many recognizable places from Halifax. Jan L. Mingo Coates Marijke’s Art Class Nimbus Publishing and Vagrant Press

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Devour The Food Film Fest

Unfortunately Questlove will not be coming to Wolfville in January – but you can still benefit from his wisdom with 40% off all Questlove books in store! An essential addition to any library, or a perfect last minute Christmas gift!

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Only eight more books till Christmas: in today’s book,’Nova Scotia Cookery, Then and Now’ by Valerie Mansour, past and present come together for a delicious culinary adventure through our province! Nimbus Publishing and Vagrant Press Taste of Nova Scotia Do it in Wolfville

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16 days in is Follow the Goose Butt to Nova Scotia. A collaboration from teachers Odette Barr, Colleen Landry, and Beth Weatherbee this story is about a goose with a faulty Goose Positioning System on an adventure to Nova Scotia. A perfect book for younger readers.

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Only ten days until Christmas! Our book today is Lisa Moore’s newest collection of short stories, Something for Everyone. Lisa Moore’s writing is full of joy, darkness, humour, and compassion, and this book is sure to be a new favourite among all readers. @houseofanansi

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Day 14 brings us A Folk Tale Journey by Helen Creighton. She travels the Maritime Provinces to bring us folk tales from all over, guiding us to each storyteller and letting them tell their story.

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Day 11 is the award winning Town is by the Sea, by Joanne F. Schwatz! This beautiful and haunting story brings a piece of Canadian history to life. Beautiful illustrations by Sydney Smith show the striking contrast between the sparkling seaside and the darkness underground House of Anansi Press Do it in Wolfville

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