Meet Tim Wynne Jones

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.

Meet author Tim Cook

Meet Tim Cook author of The Secret History of Soldiers
Renowned author and historian Tim Cook will make a presentation at the Almonte Public Library on Sunday September 30 at 2:00pm.  There have been thousands of books on the Great War, but few have focused on the daily lives of the combatants.  In The Secret History of Soldiers, Tim Cook, Canada’s foremost military historian, examines how those who survived trench warfare on the Western Front found entertainment, solace, relief, and distraction from the relentless slaughter. These tales come from the personal accounts and artifacts of more than five hundred soldiers.  The fighting at the front was devastating, but behind the battle lines, another layer of life existed, which included songs, skits, art, and soldier-produced newspapers.  With his trademark narrative abilities and an unerring eye for the telling human detail, Cook has created another landmark history of Canadian military life as he reveals the secrets of how soldiers survived the carnage of the Western Front.
Seating is limited.  Call organizer Mill Street Books at 613-256-9090 to save your place.


Authors For Indies

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.

Read the book & Meet the author!

claygirl 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.


Author Charlotte Gray is coming to Almonte…. Get your tickets!

Mill Street Books is honoured to welcome Charlotte Gray to Almonte on December 4th at 1:00pm. She is one of Canada’s best-known writers, and author of ten acclaimed books of literary non-fiction.
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In her most recent book The Promise of Canada: 150 Years — People and Ideas That Have Shaped Our Country, the author has woven together compelling portraits of nine influential Canadians and set them within the larger context of our shared history. Readers will get to know characters ranging from George-Étienne Cartier, Emily Carr and Tommy Douglas to Elijah Harper, Naheed Nenshi and Shad   They will learn about how these people’s ideas developed from their own experiences, and how those ideas contributed to our sense of Canada. The book is lavishly illustrated so readers can also enjoy a visual narrative of Canada’s development.

We welcome history lovers and proud Canadians of all ages to Charlotte Gray’s presentation and book signing. This event is a fundraiser for the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum.  Tickets are available by calling Mill Street Books at 613-256-9090