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Signed copies of Boiling Point available

In Boiling Point, bestselling author and activist Maude Barlow lays bare the issues facing Canada’s water reserves, including long-outdated water laws, unmapped and unprotected groundwater reserves, agricultural pollution, industrial-waste dumping, boil-water advisories, and the effects of deforestation and climate change. This will be the defining issue of the coming decade, and most of us have no idea that it is on our very own doorstep.

Barlow is one of the world’s foremost water activists and she has been on the front lines of the world’s water crises for the past 20 years. She has seen first-hand the scale of the water problems facing much of the world, but also many of the solutions that are being applied. In Boiling Point, she brings this wealth of experience and expertise home to craft a compelling blueprint for Canada’s water security. We met Maude at her presentation in Almonte.  Signed copies available. Call to reserve.

Music Lovers Take Note

The ultimate gift book for lovers of music and Canadiana, True North: The Canadian Songbook is a 360-degree view of Canada’s iconic songs and majestic landscape celebrating the sesquicentennial. Sold as a unique combined coffee table book and double music CD celebrating 32 of Canada’s most beloved pop and folk songs in honour of Canada’s 150th birthday,  the bilingual book is produced and co-curated by triple ECMA nominee and classical crossover recording artist Eleanor McCain and renowned photographer V. Tony Hauser. True North: The Canadian Songbook is filled with sumptuous full-colour landscape photography by 23 Canadian photographers, complementary song lyrics, songwriter commentary, portraits featuring Canadian designers by V. Tony Hauser as well as behind-the-scenes shots by photographer Greg Locke. The 32 track double CD that accompanies the book is Eleanor McCain’s sixth studio album and showcases her renditions of classic hits like Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, Joni Mitchell’s A Case Of You, Neil Young’s Helpless, Jann Arden’s Good Mother, Sarah McLachlan’s Angel, Gordon Lightfoot’s If You Could Read My Mind, and Bryan Adams’ Run To You. Produced by Don Breithaupt and featuring the creations of 14 arrangers and 28 guest artists of national and international repute, the album was recorded with 10 symphony orchestras from across Canada. This epic, multi-year passion project is a touching tribute to the people, musicians, photographers and landscape of Canada.

 

Mill Street Books Exclusive – only 12 copies will be available

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is a children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories about the life of extraordinary women from the past and the present, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Each woman’s story is written in the style of a fairy tale. Each story has a full page, full color portrait that captures the spirit of the portrayed hero. We heard about this from a customer – and tracked it down for you.  Call to reserve your copy.