Bill, who worked for Parks Canada, has travelled to many of the world’s most remote regions and cherishes Canada’s wilderness.
We are delighted to welcome the Right Honourable David Johnston to discuss his new book entitled Trust: Twenty Ways to Build A Better Country – a very timely guide for restoring personal, community, and national trust.
This event will take place on Sunday November 25th at 1:30 pm at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. Tickets cost $35 (includes book) $10 (entry only) and are available over the phone or in person at Mill Street Books.
Trust is a much-needed manual for the repair and restoration of the social quality on which all democracies rely. One of Canada’s most revered governors general, David Johnston mines his long life and varied career to give Canadians twenty ways to make themselves, their institutions, and their country more worthy of trust.
Many of these habits, attitudes, and approaches stem from his experiences serving as the representative of the head of state in Canada for seven years. Some ways are individual – listen first, never manipulate, be consistent in public and private. Some are geared toward leaders at all levels and of all stripes – be barn-raisers, tell everyone your plans, depend on those around you. And some are societal – apologize, cherish teachers, invite others to dance.
As such, not only every Canadian, but also every person who cares about their democratic way of life is wise to heed David Johnston’s polite yet pressing call. You can become more worthy of trust. You can spot and encourage this vital quality in others. You can be an instrumental force in restoring trust in your community and country–making them better for yourself and your fellow citizens, and the world better for all.
Do you remember midnight shows at the Towne Cinema, dining at Peter’s Pantry or finding a bargain at the Stittsville Flea Market? If this makes you nostalgic, Lost Ottawa is a book you’ll treasure. Based on the popular Facebook site, this is the unrecorded history of the nation’s capital, and a loving tribute to the wonder and beauty of everyday life in Ottawa.
The second volume in this series, Lost Ottawa Book Two contains 75 of the most popular posts and comments edited into the form of a conversation that’s often touching, always informative, and sometimes downright hilarious. David McGee will be signing books at Mill Street Books on Saturday November 10 from 1:00 – 3:00pm.
Mill Street Books and The Almonte Public Library invite you to meet local author and Officer of the Order of Canada,Tim Wynne Jones. He has written numerous award winning novels for adults, teens and children. Listen to him read from his new riveting murder mystery The Ruinous Sweep and learn about his writing process and experiences in the publishing business. Both adults and teens to encouraged to attend this special event at the library on October 27 at 1:30 pm Seating is limited. Call 613-256-9090 to reserve your place and for further information.
Mill Street Books welcomes Rick Revelle to roam about the store on Authors for Indies Day – Saturday, April 29, 2017. This annual event is held at independent bookstores (indies) all across Canada. Canadian authors volunteer as guest booksellers to raise awareness of how important indies are to our communities, our reading lives, and our cultural well-being.
Rick has written The Algonquin Quest Series – I Am Algonquin (2013), Algonquin Spring (2015) and Algonquin Sunset (June 2017). These YA books centre on an Algonquin family unit that survives the harsh realities of life in the 1300’s in what is now known as Eastern Ontario and surrounding area. You are introduced to their culture, hunting and survival techniques, plus the unique warfare that is indicative of the era. Native languages of that time are sprinkled throughout the stories.
Come to meet Rick on Saturday April 29th from 2 – 4pm. While chatting you will be able to enjoy a sample from Hummingbird Chocolate. For further information, please contact Mill Street Books at 613-256-9090.
We invite everyone to join us on February 22 at 7pm. to discuss our February book club choice – The Clay Girl. We are delighted that the author Heather Tucker will join us and share her insights. Read the review from the Star and plan to attend. We will meet at the Almonte library. Please call the store 613-256-9090 to confirm.
Looking forward to February 25th…
Mill Street will be buzzing for Mid-Winter Milling.