Signs of spring are popping up (or, you know, sinking down in the case of gigantic potholes) all over Prince George! Snow is melting, and I saw a couple of people wearing shorts the other day (I’m willing to go without my coat, but shorts seem a bit extreme). The time change means it’s light out when the store opens and that the sun doesn’t go down before people head home from work. A general feeling of well being has pervaded the bookstore and you can share that feeling if you drop in for one of the fantastic upcoming events at Books & Company, ArtSpace or Café Voltaire!
TONIGHT, TONIGHT there’s a party in ArtSpace! The Arrogant Worms are coming to ArtSpace on March 14! This is going to be a fantastically hilarious show from Canada’s funniest band and you can get tickets for only $30 each. There might be a couple left…maybe.
From March 5 – 30 we’re proud to be hosting the Envisioning Change – Prince George Women Share their Experiences of Substance Use and Mental Health Photography Exhibition. Head up and look around anytime ArtSpace is open!
Join the Caledonia Ramblers in ArtSpace on Friday, March 16 at 7:00 pm for a fantastic slideshow by Sheila Page! Sheila will be presenting a slideshow of her recent trip to Central Asia on the Silk Road!
It’s back people! OPEN MIC NIGHT is back this Friday, March 16 at 8:00 pm in Café Voltaire. So start singing those scales and get ready to wow the crowd with your musical talent. As always, this Friday Night Mic event is free!
Did you know we’ve got a Spectacular Storytime Every Saturday Morning at 10:00 am! Our expert storytellers provide spice (and excellent scary, funny and weird voices) to classic and modern tales! So drop in with your youngsters and enjoy a coffee while they listen to stories and make crafts!
The Sixth Annual Traveling World Film Festival rolls into PG on March 16! With films about social justice, the economics of agriculture, oil and general consumption and much, much more, this is a fantastic week of wonderful documentary film! ArtSpace if pleased to host:
City of Borders at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 18
Freedom Riders at 3:15 pm on Sunday, March 18
Vegucated at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 20
Urban Roots at 8:25 pm on Tuesday, March 20
Survival, Strength, Sisterhood at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 21
Raw Opium at 7:45 pm on Wednesday, March 21
Point Holmes at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 23
Rainforest at 7:20 pm on Friday, March 23
SpOil at 8:20 pm on Friday, March 23
A full schedule is available on the Books & Company website (www.booksandcompany.ca). Festival passes ($30 for the whole week or $5 per day) are available now!
And we’re still running the Prince George Correspondents’ Club (That Letter Writing Thing)! Come in for coffee and a chance to catch up on your letters to friends, family and anybody else you think deserves to hear your thoughts (I plan on writing to my MLA about the teachers’ strike, and a few different MPs about saving both the CBC and Library and Archives Canada from significant funding cuts). Monday, March 19 at 6:30 pm in Café Voltaire. We’ve got stamps (and paper and pens and envelopes of you need them).
Drop in and see author Robert Mackay while he’s here signing his fantastic historical novel: Soldier of the Horse! Set during WWI and detailing the life of one of the few cavalry units in the war, Soldier of the Horse has been called a “grand gripping yarn” by the Vancouver Sun. Robert Mackay will be in Books & Company from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, March 24th.
In conjunction with Creekstone Press, Books and Company is really please to present a night of Resistance Poetry on Monday, March 26 at 7:00 pm in ArtSpace. This wonderful evening features the launch of The Enpipe Line: 70,000+ kilometres of poetry written in resistance to the Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipelines proposal. The evening will feature readings from northern contributors Rob Budde, Al Rempel, Sheila Peters, Weston McGee & Charlene Mattson and special guests Sarah de Leeuw and Gillian Wigmore.
That’s it for this week folks, for more information about upcoming events or just the cool things that happen here, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter and did you know we’ve got a blog? Well we do, find out our thoughts on all things books related at booksandcompany.wordpress.com