June 14 – Upcoming Events Email!

Hello hockey fans!  (Just one game left!)

This Friday, June 17th, is going to be a very interesting night!  We have Quesnel darling Shannon Matter coming by to take the Café Voltaire stage for a showcase of her musical talents and a launch for her new book Wildman and Starry Skies: Ron Price’s Sasquatch Sightings ($18 each and available at Books & Co.) – that’s right folks, I said sasquatch!  Joining Shannon in her acoustic show will be Eric Belrose and Ed Hanrahan!  A very interesting (and super fun) night, indeed – the festivities begin at 8pm and are, as always, a free way to enjoy a Friday night!

Thursday June 23rd marks the return of one of our Books & Co. favourites!  Adam Pottle, PG poet and academic who has recently put down roots in Saskatoon, is coming back to the bookstore for the launch of his new poetry collection Beautiful Mutants.  This new anthology features the world of disability, “illuminating it with an idiom that is both unsettling and exhilarating.  [Pottle’s] subjects are gritty and multifarious: amputee sex swingers; drug-related shootings; institutionalized adolescents coerced into sterilization.”  We’ll see you at 7pm for a taste of Pottle’s genius and an opportunity to catch up with a fan favourite!

Father’s Day is quickly approaching – Sunday June 19th – and Books & Co. is aiming to make it painless and stress-free to pick the perfect gift for that special gent on your list.  We have a great selection of Father’s Day gifts laid out on the back table (right in front of our cookbook selection), and if you don’t like those we have an entire store for you to shop through!

We have a new staff member for you to come say hello to, folks!  Next time you’re in the neighbourhood, stop in and welcome our new Events Planner and Coordinator Nicole Larson to the fray!  We’re super excited to have Nicole on the team and can’t wait to work with her to set up some truly outrageous events for you.

Do you have a (fantastic) community group in need of more volunteers, or new avenues of exposure or awareness?  You’re in luck – our new Bookster Nicole has set up an awesome program for you!  Several times a month, Northern BC’s favourite indie bookshop will be inviting local organizations, groups, businesses and clubs up to the mic to show us who they are and what they’re all about!  Give Nicole a shout at the store, or email her at booksandcompanyevents@gmail.com if you’d like to schedule a “Community Talk,” or if you have questions, comments or input!

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!

Have a great week!

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