Summer is going out with a bang!

Summer is going out with a bang!

Sep 13, 2021

“Music is the universal language of Mankind”

~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Amherstburg’s Tourism department has done a great job programming the Navy Yard Park gazebo with a wide range of music this summer. Well done 🎶

For years Colleen and I have hosted Windsor Symphony’s Brass Quintet in the park. It has been part of our commitment to help make Amherstburg  an even better place to live and visit. On September 19th the annual event will kick off with a short “fan fare” in front of the bookshop at 3:30 and then a full concert at 4 pm in the park.

We hope you will come out and enjoy the very talented musicians playing in the most beautiful park in the County.

Richard & Colleen

P.S. the ARTS are important to the health of any community. WSO is a local treasure - please go to and support their work by purchasing a ticket to their events. 

It doesn't matter what kind of music you like...whether it's the beautiful classic notes of the WSO or if it's rap, pop, classic rock or punk - we've got books for that!

Please, Please Tell Me Now - The Duran Duran Story by Stephen Davis, Levon - From Down in the Delta to the birth of The Band and Beyond by Sandra Tooze, Fast Forward, Play and Rewind by Michael Oberman, We Still Here - Hip Hop North of the 49th Parallel by Charity Marsh, Clapton by Eric Clapton, Backstage Pass by Paul Stanley, The Meaning of Mariah by Mariah Carey, Let Love Rule by Lenny Kravitz and The Double Life of Bob Dylan by Clinton Heylin and many more on our shelves!


And if music is not entirely your thing, if you like a little more out there events, things that are unique and mysterious and a touch out of the ordinary - be sure to stop by the A little Amherstburg "Uncommon" weekend in Amherstburg.

There is nothing uncommon about uncommon festivals across the world today. From the “Yorkshire Pudding Boat Race” in Brawby UK to “Air Guitar Championship” in Finland to “La Tomatina” in Spain they are popular. Maybe a little strange but popular.

Amherstburg’s Uncommon Festival has the real potential to be a popular fixture in southern Ontario. So far it has been hampered by Covid, but our wonderful Tourist department isn’t giving up. Amherstburg’s third annual Uncommon Festival will kick off on Friday night, September 24 and run through the last Open Air weekend of year.

Our bookshop team enthusiastically supports this event. We have selected special titles for you, are dressing up, and our upper floor is once again being taken over by the gargantuan sea monster whose tentacles burst from our windows
A sight you do not want to miss - get your camera phone ready and please share your photos with your friends.

We love the many events the town puts on. In this complex and sometimes scary world, events like Uncommon, Open Air and Cars Gone Crazy activate our streets allowing visitors and residents alike to safely engage and enjoy.

They all make Amherstburg even better.

And if you need a little inspiration to get into the Steampunk/Harry Potter mood....look no further than our bookshelves....

The Little Book of Lost Words by Joe Gillard, Night Call by Brandon Carlson, Doing Time by Jodi Taylor, The Infernal Devices trilogy by Cassandra Clare, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, The Archive of the Forgotten by A.J. Hackwith, and Magic Lessons and The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman.


And don't forget all of our other upcoming events....