Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Jan 5, 2022


It's two steps forward and one step back but when things are safe we will have a lot of catching up to do...

If you follow us you know that our four core values are: educate, inspire, engage and entertain. We do that with our thousands of titles and puzzles …and we thank you for purchasing them. But our other  major strategy to deliver on our four values is by hosting talks on a wide range of interesting topics. That’s when our “3rd Place” ambition comes in. 

Earlier we announced three talks scheduled for January, but once again Covid got in the way and we have had to delay them. As we share this newsletter Omicron is scary active through the county and the province, so it’s uncertain when it will be safe for us to start up again. But we definitely know we will start back up; and we know that many of the events will  interest you. 

Here’s what we know we will host in 2022 - it’s not a complete list because we are always coming up with new speakers. Timing and order of these events is up in the air right now, but as soon as we know timing we will let you know:

“Challenging Black History Myths in Amherstburg” ~Dr. Lorene Bridgen-Lennie 

“The Importance of Local”  ~CBC’s Tony Doucette

“History of BelleVue”  ~Robert & Debra Honor

“Benefits of a Plant Based Diet” ~Danielle Girard from The Plant Base

Walk in the Woods” ~Marty Gervais (note there will be a separate tour of Ojibway Park) 

“Introduction to Yoga” ~Balance Yoga 

“Earth Day” ~Essex County Field Naturalists  

“Introduction to Raising Bees” ~Anderdon Bee Company 

"History of Amherstburg’s Black Churches” ~Amherstburg Freedom Museum  

“Ghost Road” ~Marty Gervais 

Shawn Micallef - Windsor born, Toronto based author, journalist, editor and urban expert talking about whatever Shawn wants to talk about! 

The Medicine Bag” ~Local Author, Mary Anne Adam

“Vision for Essex County” ~Taras Natyshak 

Jazz 🎶 with Michael Karloff ~multi-talented pianist, composer, arranger, conductor and musical director

Chrissi Cochrane 🎶 ~Canadian pop, soul and folk singer-songwriter

“Introduction to Wine” ~Coopers Hawk 

…….and counting 


So be safe out there .. get every vaccine available to you … socially distance … respect our health care workers … and wear your masks!!

In the mean time January is a great time to be curled up with a great book or be challenged by an interesting puzzle. Here’s some that we have in our bookshop right now.

What better time than now to practice some self-care, to learn something new or to just live in some positivity?

Clockwise from top left, Walk Yourself Fi, The Little Book of Positivity, Conquer the Day, Wipe Clean First Numbers and Counting, Language Arts, Math and Science workbooks, My Mindfulness Workbook, Yoga for Kids and Peace, Love and Fibre

And if you're looking for an activity for the whole family - we've got puzzles. All sizes and all skill levels - from 12pc all the way up to the big 2000pc. Nothing brings the family together for laughs and conversation like a common challenge.

Clockwise from top left, New York Puzzle Co. 1000pc puzzles showing off the covers of New York Magazine throughout the years and Eurographics 1000 pc The Original Six puzzle. Crocodile Creek's Wild Safari 36 pc and an assortment of 12 pc for the littlest of puzzlers - rockets, dinosaurs, unicorns and mermaids are sure to please!

And don't forget to pick up one of our new and noteworthy recent releases so that you can keep up with the conversations with the booklovers in your life.

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles, Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone by Diana Gabaldon, Talking to Canadians by Rick Mercer, David Sedaris' Carnival of Snackery, Wildcat:The Untold Story of the Canadian Woman Who Became the West's Most Notorious Bandit, Over the Boards by Hayley Wickenheiser, Brewed in Windsor by Elaine Weeks & Chris Edwards and Hot Stuff: The Story of the Rolling Stones.

We hope to see you soon - we are open for business with reduced occupancy and, as always, you can order online for curbside pick-up. Please note our new hours for the winter season....

Our New Winter Hours

We are changing up our hours for the winter season and we’d hate to miss your visit, so be sure to note our new schedule and our special holiday hours below.

Monday  - - - Closed

Tuesday , Wednesday- - -  10-5

Thursday - - - 10-6

Friday, Saturday, Sunday- - - - - 10-5

Be sure to visit our wonderful Amherstburg restaurants and breweries over the next few weeks, your patronage and use of their take out services will keep them and Amherstburg lively and fun!

Here's just a few of our neighbours- Lord Amherst Pub, Artisan Grill, Lot 10 Brewing Co., Downtown Espresso Cafe, Pepper Cat, Salty Dog, Rosa's Restaurant, Burger 67, Riccardo's, Chicano's Tacos and Tequila, GLHeritage Brewery and Wolfhead Distillery

Give 'em a call!