THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE BOOKSHOP…
“For the last two years, while #teachevolution ricocheted harmlessly through the digital echo-chamber, [artist Jenifer] Wightman has been using the master’s font to footnote the master text, convincing the most august libraries on the planet, including the Vatican’s own Apostolic Library, to add a page of Darwinian science to Christianity’s origin of the species. Were it packaged as an app or a Twitter feed, you might call her project disruptive. But because it’s print— hand-printed letterpress no less—it is somehow even more subversive.”
Tonight, 6:30pm! Ruth Abernethy, the sculptor behind Wolfville’s Vernon T. Smith sculpture in the Waterfront Park, will be here at the bookshop presenting her book “Life and Bronze.” No purchase necessary to attend the event. Please share with anyone you think might be interested in learning about Ruth’s work!
“At Beehive Books, we have always admired great book-craft — handsome volumes with hand-sewn signatures, tipped-in plates and sterling print quality. Such gorgeous illustrated literature has become a rare bird in the quick-and-dirty landscape of modern mass production. So we’re launching this series of classic literary masterworks, full to the brim with stunning artwork by the greatest visual storytellers in the world, in cloth-bound heirloom editions designed to be read and reread, experienced, and treasured.”
A lovely article about Ruth Abernethy, who will be joining us at the store tomorrow evening at 6:30pm to share her work, “Life and Bronze.” Ruth says, “If people love the characters you’ve installed and the gestures you’ve created are authentic, then they see real neighbourhood characters, and they are loved and protected.” We hope you’ll join us tomorrow evening!
“Librarian Chloé Pascual has since reached out to The Cut to take credit for rearranging this display at a Barnes & Nobel in Long Beach, California. ‘I was acting in my role as a cheeky bookstore customer,’ she explained.” Ha ha ha ha hilarious. Book buyers are the best people.
On the Occasion of Mother’s Day: a tribute to the bad-ass book-loving horseback-riding far-roaming mud-spattered trail-blazing women of the Depression-era Kentucky Pack Horse Library, many of whom were probably also moms. SERIOUSLY WHAT CAN’T MOMS DO / MOMS YOU ROCK <3 <3 <3
The book is flying off the shelf and selling out at Anne’s book signing at the Box Of Delights in Wolfville! Anne will be reading shortly, so stay tuned! To order your books, contact the Box Of Delights directly, and they will order it for you! Anne Bérubé
Happening today at 4pm! Anne Bérubé will be reading from her new memoir, “Be Feel Think Do.” Free event, and all are welcome. Books will be available for purchase and signing!
Harry Potter fans! JK Rowling and Pottermore are launching a “Wizarding World Book Club” next month. An excellent excuse to re-read the books (as if you needed one).
To the surprise of many, the Dalai Lama recently declared “I am a socialist.” Intrigued? Want to know more? Join Terry Gibbs TONIGHT at the bookshop at 6:30pm for a discussion and signing of her book “Why the Dalai Lama Is a Socialist.”
We are excited to see you all tomorrow between 9 and 5 for Authors for Indies! It is going to be a great day. Don’t forget to play Bookstore Bingo!
Getting ready for Authors for Indies this Saturday!
Excited to be screening 1984 this upcoming Monday in solidarity with the international protest that took place earlier this month. Hope to see you all there!
Just in! Authors for Indies bookstore bingo! The contest offers participants the chance to win $1000 worth of Penguin Random House Canada books from their local retailer on April 29th. Using the hashtag #AFI2017 will ensure your post is visible to anyone searching for information on Authors for Indies 2017 on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Excited to see you all at the shop on the 29th! http://penguinrandomhouse.ca/authors-indies-bookstore-bingo
ATTENTION BOOK HISTORY NERDS… this one is for you. #codexconquest
Silly quiz time! I got Miss Honey… nice. 🙂
Happy Easter everyone!
The door is open and the table is out. A beautiful day for some Easter shopping!