The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

Join us as The Book Drunkard Festival launches a brand-new program for 2022!!

Why confine the festivities to the fall when there are all sorts of good things happening in the spring?

Hop on the Rejuvenation Flight 2022 as we engage with 5 fabulous authors in 4 monthly events this spring.

March 9 – Heather O’Neill
April 25 – Susanna Kearsley
May 10 – Nita Prose and Marissa Stapley
June 7 – Omar El Akkad

All events are on Zoom from 7 – 8 pm and include the author’s current book.

Purchase the Rejuvenation Flight as a package for $125.00 and save $20!

You will receive the exclusive Zoom links, 5 amazing books and a handy tote to carry it all to the hammock.

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"An International Festival Done Local"

 

The Rejuvenation Flight Package

 

Be refreshed this spring — purchase the Rejuvenation Flight as a package for $125.00 and save $20!

You will receive the exclusive Zoom links, 5 amazing books and a handy tote to carry it all to the hammock.

View our full event list or purchase the package below!

 

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"I am simply 'a book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

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Heather O'Neill in Conversation with Daryl Sneath
Susanna Kearsley and "The Vanished Days" with Wendy O'Brien
Nita Prose & Marissa Stapley in Conversation with Bianca Marais
Omar El Akkad and "What Strange Paradise" with Tareq Hadhad

Heather O'Neill in Conversation with Daryl Sneath

From the bestselling author of The Lonely Hearts Hotel, a spellbinding story about two young women whose friendship is so intense it not only threatens to destroy them, it changes the course of history.

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Susanna Kearsley and "The Vanished Days" with Wendy O'Brien

A suspenseful new novel of love, lies, and loyalty, set against the sweeping backdrop of the early Jacobite rebellions, from New York Times bestselling author Susanna Kearsley.

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Nita Prose & Marissa Stapley in Conversation with Bianca Marais

Join Nita and Marissa as they chat about their books and the accompanying fame they are both enjoying, with Blue Heron darling and fellow-author, Bianca Marais.

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Omar El Akkad and "What Strange Paradise" with Tareq Hadhad

From the widely acclaimed author of American War: a new novel–beautifully written, unrelentingly dramatic, and profoundly moving–that brings the global refugee crisis down to the level of a child’s eyes.

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30 Years of Blue Heron Books

Celebrating 30 Years in 2019 – Blue Heron Books

In bookselling, 30 years is something worth celebrating. Small business is tough and bookselling even tougher. But Blue Heron Books succeeded! And the future is looking very bright indeed.

To mark this auspicious occasion, Blue Heron Books inaugurated The Book Drunkard Literary Festival in 2019. A longtime dream of owner Shelley Macbeth, the festival embraces all things dear to booklovers – great books and authors, great theatre, great food and drink and great music. You can count on being impressed by the depth and breadth of the festival. There truly is something for everyone!

In addition, 30 Random Acts of Book Kindness was Blue Heron’s way of acknowledging this milestone by giving back to the community that supported the store through thirty years of ups and downs. Blue Heron committed to undertake 30 acts of book kindness – big and small –to initiate or enhance the reading life of many. One of these projects, spearheaded and still implemented by the amazing Lucy Black, was establishing a read-aloud program at local nursing homes.

As well, a Facebook campaign to nurture indie bookseller love across the country was ushered in to encourage Canadian readers to continue supporting the indie bookstore in their neighbourhood.

And finally, what’s a milestone without a party? Blue Heron Books opened its doors to former staff and all customers during the fall of 2019, where an anniversary scrapbook was on display with LOTS of memorabilia. Stories were shared – a common occurrence at Blue Heron Books – and guests came armed with theirs!

 

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