Welcome to the end of July and (hopefully) beginning of some summer weather!
We have a pretty special treat for you on Thursday (July 28th), folks! Grassroots and gypsy blues Queen Miss Quincy is going to be stopping by the Artspace stage on her way to Artswells! She’ll be here at 8pm – be here, you will not want to miss this show! Tickets are $10 each and are available at Books & Co.!
Alas, we are loathe to inform you that there will not be any music in Café Voltaire this Friday. However! In lieu of your regularly scheduled café concert, our fabulous Friday Night Mics host Eric Tompkins has booked the Artspace stage for a night of Navaz! This Persian fusion group is always a treat, featuring the sufi singing of Neda Jalali with setar virtuoso Ali Razmi, and we highly recommend you stop on by!
On Sunday August 7th, from 2-4pm, we are hosting a special and super exciting event at Books & Co.! To celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh’s 90th birthday we’re inviting all of you to come down for an afternoon of card making! Once your greeting card masterpieces are complete our favourite Booksters will collect and send them to the New York Public Library, the home of the original Winnie-the-Pooh doll set, for the festivities later in the month (Pooh’s actual birthday is on August 21st)! This is definitely something to attend with the family! See you there!
Then, on Wednesday August 10th, we’re calling on all of our writers, wannabe-writers and anyone entertaining the thought of someday putting a pen to a piece of paper for any reason whatsoever to come down to Café Voltaire for a meeting with the members of the Federation of BC Writers for some fun and an introduction to the Federation! This event will be hosted by PG darling Vivien Lougheed (FBCW’s Northern Representative), will feature an introduction to the Federation by FBCW President (the honourable) Craig Spence, and will be graced by readings from local legends Jacqueline Baldwin, Joylene Lowell Butler (who you may remember from this month’s author visit to Café Voltaire) and a host of other awesome homegrown talent! Another amazing event you do not want to miss!
Books & Co. is also excited to announce the incarnation of a brandy new book club! The Nitty-Gritty Non-Fiction Book Club, brainchild of Bookies Erin and Asia, is as it sounds: a study of sometimes controversial, but always interesting non-fiction. This club will be studying some of the best non-fiction to hit our shelves, starting with Jonathan Safran Foer’s Eating Animals (available in the shop now for $16.99). The inaugural meeting will take place on Sunday August 28th from 3pm until 5pm in Café Voltaire. If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us via our handy-dandy Facebook page, through 140 fantastic characters (or less) on Twitter, telephonically ((250) 563-6637), or just stop on by!
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 fantastic week!