Friday, September 28, 2007

Stuart McLean in Temiskaming Shores?!

Stuart McLean the host of The Vinyl Cafe, maybe coming toTemiskaming Shores!

The Vinyl Cafe's Fall tour for 2007 will be coming thru Northern Ontario, where they will be stopping at the Fraser Auditorium in Sudbury on October 14th and then traveling on to Ecole Theriailt in Timmins on October 15.
Now here is the important part... if they decide to go to Timmins via HWY 11 and not HWY 144, there is a very good chance that Mr. McLean may be stopping at Chat Noir books for a book signing!!

Unfortunatly we will not know for sure until that week.

I hate computers...

I spent most of the day yesterday trying to find drivers for my Network card so I could hard wire our laptop to our new router. I finally gave up and just sent the laptop to the computer store...twice(because the first time I forgot to send the power cord and the laptop s battery was dead). Thanks Mark!(he ran it over to the store and waited for them to fix it for us, we paid him in coffee)

I got the computer back at the end of the day, with everything working correctly, but I still had to figure out why the front and back computers wouldn't talk to each other... of course it was a Norton and Xp security issue. The problem was that we had to turn off Norton's firewall on both computers and then reboot, after we rebooted Xp would turn Windows security firewall and not tell us. Finally we got all firewall's turned off on both computers, setup the connect turned them back on and everything worked... all so we could have Book Manager running on both computers again

Today I tried to setting up the back computer with just the wireless connection, but it was a no go. I am hoping all I have to do is repeat everytthing I did yesterday but this time setup the network path using the wireless card instead of the regular network card.

I hate computers!!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

J.K. Rowling to be in TO, the late Robert Jordan

Ok here is a little booknews you may not know about:

J.K. Rowling is going to be in Toronto on October the 23rd, at the Winter Garden Theatre.

"She will offer a short reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, answer questions from the audience and selected questions from this online contest, and sign copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows for each of the 950 fans present."

Raincoast is even giving away pairs of tickets until September 28. Click here for more details!

I also have some bad news for those of you reading The Wheel of Time Series, Dragonmount, Robert Jordan's official blog, is confirming that he passed away on Setember 16th of complications due to primary amyloidosis with cardiomyopathy. He will be greatly missed!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Welcome to our Blog Spot

Welcome to the new blog for Chat Noir Books! This is just the beginning of some serious (or not so serious?) blogging. Documenting our daily lives as booksellers (or weekly if we get busy. That's "busy" I said, not "lazy"!), these pages are soon to be filled our usual dollops of anecdotal reference and recommendations, superfluously sagacious suggestions and of course, heavily un-biased, um, biases!

Come on in, get comfortable, and please, introduce yourself... :)