To Prince George and beyond,
This Friday (September 9th) evening Books & Co. and Café Voltaire are proud to announce that Prince George’s very own Karl Standeven will take the Friday Night Mics stage at 8pm! This singing and song-writing Blues guitarist is bound to knock your socks off! Please c’mon down to the café, grab a coffee and a seat and take in this absolutely free performance by one of PG’s finest!
Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sergeant Charles Scheideman is proud to announce the printing of a sequel to his wildly popular Policing the Fringe: The Curious Life of a Small-Town Mountie! His new book Tragedy on Jackass Mountain: More Stories from a Small-Town Mountie is chalk full of the same wry humour and irresistible small-town-Canada stories you loved in Policing the Fringe! Better yet – Scheideman is visiting Books & Co. at 2pm on Saturday September 10th to chat with you, swap shop talk, read from his new book and sign your dog-earred copies of his books! See you there!
Come down to Café Voltaire Tuesday September 13th at 6pm and join members of the Prince George Safe Water Coalition as they come together for a Safe Water Panel to discuss water safety in Prince George and its mighty region.
The very next day, Wednesday September 14th, we are hosting another epic instalment of Café Scientifique! Come down to the shop for 7pm for a scientifique discussion (we have not been advised of the topic yet, but we’re sure it’s going to be fabulous . . . and we’ll let you know as soon as we do)!
Your favourite Booksters have something very special planned for you and your family on Sunday September 18th at 2pm! Come down to the shop for the Roald Dahl Day Peach Party! Did you know that James and the Giant Peach was first published 50 years ago!? Join us for a reading from that epic young adult novel and stay to play and make new monsters like those that menace your beloved Dahl heroes! AND! Your monster masterpieces will be posted and strung all around Books & Co. to strike fear into the hearts of customers and staff alike . . . or you can take them home to play and scare the wits out of your siblings, parents and friends! This is going to be a super fun (and free) event – please c’mon down!
Oh family, friends and fans – we have some amazing musical acts lined up for you in the coming weeks! We’re starting on September 21st at 8pm with “one of the major talents of our time” Garnet Rogers (tickets are $20 and available now at Books & Co.)! Then, on October 13th at 8pm, we are so excited to present Canadian greats Valdy & Gary Fjellgaard (so excited – how many times have you walked passed the Books & Co. counter and saw your favourite Booksters singing along to VLT? Too many to count – you’re absolutely right) – tickets for this event are $25 each and also available now! Finally, on October 21st at 8pm, Canadian musical juggernaut Roy Forbes is returning to the Artspace stage! That’s right, we have tickets for that show available for you now for $25 each!
Please join us in welcoming local wordsmith Vivien Lougheed to the Artspace stage as she launches her new book Sidetracked: The Struggle for BC’s Fossils from 7-10pm on Thursday September 22nd! On her visit, Vivien will talk about this thrilling new book in which she “tells the fascinating tale of the [Monroe Dinosaur Trackway]’s discovery and, in the telling, weaves in stories of other major fossil finds in British Columbia and across North America, many of which demonstrate how egos, turf wars and a lack of resources diminish the science of palaeontology.” Exhilarating indeed! You do not want to miss this event!
From 7-10pm on Friday, September 23rd the contributing authors of British Columbia’s Inland Rainforest: Ecology, Conservation and Management will be at Artspace for an evening celebrating the paperback edition of their landmark book and they want you to join them! Please come up to Artspace and meet the authors of this exciting book, which “illuminates the unique ecology of BC’s other rainforest, the one 500km inland, and provides insight into the physical, social and ecological dimensions of the rainforest.”
Books & Co. is very proud to announce the birth (so to speak) of another new project of our own! We have a brand new book club for all of the new parents in the crowd! The Shhhh, Mommy’s (or Daddy’s) Reading book club has been designed for new parents who need to get out of the house to chit-chat about new literature and who are curious about new titles their new little bundles of joy would enjoy listening to just before bedtime! While the books discussed won’t just be about babies and parenting, we may just throw one or two in for fun! Our inaugural meeting is scheduled for Monday September 26th at 10am in Café Voltaire, where the books The Help by Katherin Stockett and Click, Clack, Moo Cows that Type by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin will be discussed. Please come out and socialize over books, coffee and scones with us!
We have another author event for you! At 7pm on Friday September 30th please join us in Artspace for a visit from Andrew Nikiforuk and Charlotte Gill as they give a reading from their books Empire of the Beetle: How Human Folly and a Tiny Bug Are Killing North America’s Great Forests and Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe! Very poignant, very timely subject matter!
That’s it for this week, folks! Don’t forget to check us out on Facebook (we love your feedback), Twitter (140 characters or less) and on our fantastic homepage!