June 2008

In this issue:

Farewell Jamie
100 Years of Anne
Muskoka Bookhouse Opening
New Staff
Basement Deals
New Charles Van Sandwyck Cards
Book Tips & Links
Downtown Summer Festivals

Farewell Jamie

James Reaney

Attic Books would like to wish a fond farewell to one our favourite patrons, poets and local personalities, James Reaney. The editor of Alphabet magazine, and multiple Governor General Award winner, Reaney was known to many in the London area as the author of the Donnelly trilogy, a series of plays based on the Donnellys in Lucan. He was a friendly face to see in our store, and we will miss him. Jamie passed away on June 11, 2008.

100 Years of Anne
100 years of Anne of Green Gables

This June marks 100 years since the publication of Anne of Green Gables.

Anne of Green Gables
Our window display features a grove of trees that Anne would love, painted by Cassandra. We also have mementos from her fictional life and museum quality items depicting the life and times of author Lucy Maud Montgomery.

Included is a signed first edition of Rilla of Ingleside and other collectible editions.
These items belong to a private collection and are not for sale, but we have brought together our Montgomery items for your perusal at the front of the store.
It’s a great time to revisit this Canada classic. Written in 1906, Montgomery stashed the manuscript in a hatbox after numerous rejection letters. She found it again in 1908, and pursued publication a second time.

Anne books
It was due to her own perseverance and belief in her ability to succeed that we have Anne today, an important marker in many young readers’ lives. If you haven’t read Anne, give it a try, and if you know someone who hasn’t, we have many copies available.
Anne's Bonnet
Lawson's General Store
window display
Window display

Muskoka Bookhouse
Grand Opening

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Former Attic Books employee, Jason Dickson, opened his new shop on Victoria Day weekend. The Muskoka Bookhouse is located in Bracebridge, Ontario on Manitoba Street. The grand opening took place with great fanfare, and the citizens of Bracebridge danced joyously in the streets to celebrate the arrival of this new retail haven in their beautiful cottage country town.

New Staff

Holly is our latest staff member.
She’s up to no good, we can tell.

Basement Deals

Staff member Audrey has just reorganized the Discount Basement, making it easier for you to find your way around our incredibly huge stock of well priced merchandise, such as a complete set of Tolstoy for only $75.00. That’s a great value, at 24 volumes
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New Charles Van Sandwyk Cards

Charles Van Sandwyk Symphony of Nature

As always, we can trust Canadian talent Charles Van Sandwyck to wow us with new images that captivate and suit every possible use for a blank card. View our new collection.

Several of Van Sandwyk’s paintings hang in the National Gallery of Canada, and his work is collected by prominent art dealers. Our blank greeting cards are a great way to take his talent home with you, and many customers frame them or give them as special gifts. They are an affordable luxury at just $5.95.

You may also enjoy his limited edition books, such as his latest release,
Mr. Rabbit’s Symphony of Nature.

    Book Tips and Links

    Albertine Press

    This letterpress print shop is heaven for anyone who loves paper.

    Unplug Your Kids

    With bookstores included in the list, reading and playing and putting down the remote can be part of your child’s summer experience. Better yet, the website includes “unplugged” activities for grown-ups.

    Ex-Libris Anonymous

    For those who are environmentally conscious, enjoy journaling and love books, this is the perfect accessory!

    Downtown Summer Festivals

    July 4-6
    International Air Show
    Sat. July 5th
    July 11-13
    Home Country
    Fringe Festival
    Italian fest
    July 18-20
    July 30 - August 10
    Festa Italiana
    Aug 15 - 17

    Have a great month!

    ~Attic Books Staff

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