Category: This Just In

Behind the Scenes at the Bookshop

I got some antique bindings in today. Since I’m alone at the shop, people coming in get to see some of the normally behind-the-scenes work I do. In order to keep the bindings clean and supple on leather-bound books, I try to nourish and… Continue Reading “Behind the Scenes at the Bookshop”

A-Sailing We Will Go!

New arrivals today: Patrick O’Brian hoard – the paperbacks are like new, but the two hard cover titles are a bit the worse for wear (priced accordingly) Stuart King’s Lake of the Woods History and Heritage (been out of this one for a while…)… Continue Reading “A-Sailing We Will Go!”

More Great Reads in for a Rainy Weekend…

Don’t cringe at the forecast. Here are at least forty reasons to take a leaf out of our friendly Crane’s book:  Stay in and READ!


There’s a lady in that room, and … she’s got a doggie in her purse!

Beginner’s Luck – J. J. Wlodarek

New on the shelf today, Kenora author J. J. Wlodarek’s first novel, and the first in his new fantasy series Killing Crows: Beginner’s Luck. I think I’m going to celebrate my first weekend of the Autumn season by reading it, so watch for the… Continue Reading “Beginner’s Luck – J. J. Wlodarek”

Approaching Dawn – Back in Stock!

I’m busy at the shop today, filling up the New Arrivals table with fresh stock: Approaching Dawn by Nancy Morrison (she just dropped them off) Stacks of Children’s picture books Louise Penny on CD and in paperback Alexander McCall Smith Classics (Austen, Bullfinch, Kipling…)… Continue Reading “Approaching Dawn – Back in Stock!”

New Arrivals!

Fresh out of the boxes! Louise Erdrich’s Birchbark House series titles (children, Ojibway) Marvel, Grendel & Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles graphic novels First Nations biographies, fiction & history William Kent Krueger NWO & Boundary Waters mysteries (Cork O’Connor) Board books for toddlers John Tanner’s… Continue Reading “New Arrivals!”

Avians – Timothy Gwyn

You may know Timothy Gwyn as Kenora Ice Patrol’s Tim Armstrong. This is his first novel, one that many of his friends have been anticipating for … shall we say, several years now? And, of course, it has been well worth the wait. Watch… Continue Reading “Avians – Timothy Gwyn”

Devil’s Gap: The Untold Story of Canada’s First Suicide Bomber

We’ve just replenished our stock of Devil’s Gap, authored by former Kenora resident, journalist Joe Ralko. As soon as I have time to sit back and relax with a book after the hectic business of summer, I’ll be posting a review – so, watch… Continue Reading “Devil’s Gap: The Untold Story of Canada’s First Suicide Bomber”