Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween everyone!!

Hope you all have a fun and safe time tonight!

Here are a few new title that have just come in.

Star Wars: Death Troopers
by Joe Schreiber

This Halloween, Star Wars publishing goes someplace very new and very scary, with the release of the first Star Wars horror novel, Deathtroopers, by Joe Schreiber.

"I had the time of my life on this one, I have to say. I’m doing the final edits now, and I’ve tried to make it into exactly the kind of book you’d want to read if you were a child of the 70s who grew up with the original Star Wars trilogy and really digs horror in the vein of The Shining and Alien, with a little dose of William Gibson mixed in.''"
―Joe Schreiber

Book Description

When the Imperial prison barge Purge–temporary home to five hundred of the galaxy’s most ruthless killers, rebels, scoundrels, and thieves–breaks down in a distant, uninhabited part of space, its only hope appears to lie with a Star Destroyer found drifting, derelict, and seemingly abandoned. But when a boarding party from the Purge is sent to scavenge for parts, only half of them come back–bringing with them a horrific disease so lethal that within hours nearly all aboard the Purge die in ways too hideous to imagine.

And death is only the beginning.

The Purge’s half-dozen survivors–two teenage brothers, a sadistic captain of the guards, a couple of rogue smugglers, and the chief medical officer, the lone woman on board–will do whatever it takes to stay alive. But nothing can prepare them for what lies waiting aboard the Star Destroyer amid its vast creaking emptiness that isn’t really empty at all. For the dead are rising: soulless, unstoppable, and unspeakably hungry.


The Gathering Storm
by Robert Jordan Brandon Sanderson

We've finally got the latest in Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time, The Gathering Storm, and it is a big one! This is a collaboration with Brandon Sanderson, author of the Mistborn Trilogy which we also have in stock in the store.

Book Description

Tarmon Gai’don, the Last Battle, looms. And mankind is not ready. The final volume of the Wheel of Time, A Memory of Light, was partially written by Robert Jordan before his untimely passing in 2007. Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author of the Mistborn books, was chosen by Jordan’s editor&mdash-his wife, Harriet McDougal&mdash-to complete the final book. The scope and size of the volume was such that it could not be contained in a single book, and so Tor proudly presents The Gathering Storm as the first of three novels that will make up A Memory of Light. This short sequence will complete the struggle against the Shadow, bringing to a close a journey begun almost twenty years ago and marking the conclusion of the Wheel of Time, the preeminent fantasy epic of our era. In this epic novel, Robert Jordan’s international bestselling series begins its dramatic conclusion. Rand al’Thor, the Dragon Reborn, struggles to unite a fractured network of kingdoms and alliances in preparation for the Last Battle. As he attempts to halt the Seanchan encroachment northward&mdash-wishing he could form at least a temporary truce with the invaders&mdash-his allies watch in terror the shadow that seems to be growing within the heart of the Dragon Reborn himself. Egwene al’Vere, the Amyrlin Seat of the rebel Aes Sedai, is a captive of the White Tower and subject to the whims of their tyrannical leader. As days tick toward the Seanchan attack she knows is imminent, Egwene works to hold together the disparate factions of Aes Sedai while providing leadership in the face of increasing uncertainty and despair. Her fight will prove the mettle of the Aes Sedai, and her conflict will decide the future of the White Tower&mdash-and possibly the world itself. The Wheel of Time turns, and Ages come and pass. What was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.


And Another Thing
byEoin Colfer

Are you Froody? The 6th book in the Hitchhiker's trilogy,(yes we know it not really a trilogy anymore) is out as well.

Book Description

You may not have noticed, but there's something stirring in the Galaxy...

Despite the efforts of the Vogons, and even those of a more-than-typically troubled teenager, the increasingly inaccurately named Hitchhiker's Trilogy continues, much to the delight of its fans (and to the annoyance of the Vogons).

And Another Thing, the 6th book in the Hitchhiker's trilogy, or rather 'double trilogy' as it has now become, is to be written by the brilliantly funny Eoin Colfer, international number-one bestselling author of the Artemis Fowl novels. Colfer is not unaccustomed to strange going-ons and far-fetched story-lines with his celebrated Artemis Fowl novels. Widow Jane Belson said of Eoin Colfer, 'I love his books and could not think of a better person to transport Arthur, Zaphod and Marvin to pastures new.'

Douglas Adams himself once said: 'I suspect at some point in the future I will write a sixth Hitchhiker book. Five seems to be a wrong kind of number, six is a better kind of number.'

Colfer, a fan of Hitchhiker since his schooldays, said:
"I have decided to embark on a very different project. Something unique that I hope will interest you as much as it does me. I have written the official 6th book in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series. Most of you have probably already read Douglas Adams' insanely brilliant space series. If you haven't then you don't know funny. Take it from me, the Hitchhiker books are bar none the funniest sci-fi books ever written. People have laughed so much reading Hitchhikers that they have had to have organs removed. One guy in France popped an eyeball. I kid you not.

So, what's it all about, this Hitchhikers, I hear you cry. Actually I don't hear you, if I did I would be sitting outside in your driveway, which would be a bit freaky and show how few friends I have. What's it all about, this Hitchhikers, I imagine you cry. It's about Arthur Dent, one of the last humans left alive after the Earth has been destroyed by the remorseless Vogons. Arthur manages to hitch a ride on a spaceship and go planet hopping with his friends Ford Prefect, the Betelgeusean journalist. Zaphod Beeblebrox, the two headed president of the galaxy, pirate and worst dressed man in the universe. And Marvin, the paranoid andriod.

All this hitching and adventuring went on for five books and then Douglas Adams passed away before he could write book six. Hitchhiker has been heard on radio, seen on tv and enjoyed on the cinema screen, there was even a musical version. But the story could never end, until now. I am going to continue on where Douglas left off. Unfortunately for me, he left off on rather a large cliffhanger. Everyone was dead. Which means I have rather a large challenge ahead of me, but it is one I am looking forward to.

The book will be out later this year. It will be called And Another Thing. And I really hope you will board the spaceship with me so we can travel through Douglas Adams' hilarious galaxy together, which will save me having to hang around in your driveway.

See you at Barnard's Star."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Quote of The Day

Quotation of the Day
'There is Still No Substitute for a Book'

"I am sure I will use the Kindle again, the next time I travel. But for me, there is still no substitute for a book that can be passed around, passed on, discussed with friends and family and, ultimately, donated to the local library. Besides, if I don't need to conserve room and weight for travel, it is nice to give the business to our local book store--last time I looked, it was not reporting record earnings."--Marina Park, Girl Scouts of Northern California CEO, in the San Francisco Chronicle.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Local Events!

Come out and help support the Classic Theatre at these 2 really cool upcoming events!

Halloween Bash located at the New Liskeard Community Hall and featuring Otis and the Groove. All proceeds to support the Classic Theatre. Prizes for best costume!

Tickets available at Robertson's, Classic Theatre, RU Hungries, Chat Noir Books and Designer Den Home & Floral.

Date: October 30st 2009
Time: 8:00pm to 1:00am
Tickets: $10 cover


Lost Fingers - Jazz / Pop / Acoustic

This acoustic trio based in Quebec city plays standards of the gipsy jazz repertoire (à la Django Reinhardt) as well as their arrangements of hits of the 80'. Their young history as a band has already seen them opening for the french guitarist Patrick Saussois and playing in three international music festivals (including ten nights at the Montreal International Jazz Festival), as well as playing live on several television and radio shows.

Trio basé à Québec, les Lost Fingers interprètent les classiques du répertoire jazz manouche (à la Django Reinhardt) ainsi que leurs ré-arrangements dans ce style de grands succès des années 80. Ils ont assuré la première partie du guitariste français Patrick Saussois à Québec ainsi que du Pascale Picard Band à Montréal et se sont notamment produits dans le cadre du Festival International de Jazz de Montréal, du Festival d'Été de Québec ainsi que du Festival des Guitares du Monde de Rouyn-Noranda, en plus de jouer en direct à plusieurs émissions de télévision et de radio.

Date: October 31st 2009
Time: 9:00pm
Tickets: $30 Advance $35 door

Classic Theatre Great Performance Season

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page - Article (Penny Arcade/PvP Podcast)

D&D is Not Dead

New to D&D 4th Edition?
Dungeons & Dragons is a world apart from other games, and playing it is unlike anything else. Whether you're just starting out with D&D, you're an experienced player wondering about the 4th Edition, or you're someone who's never played Dungeons & Dragons but would like to know what all the excitement is about, check out the Dungeons & Dragons Office website they have all the answers you're looking for. You can watch our quick videos or even download the basic rules and try the game for yourself! The monsters are scary, but the rules aren't.


The folks at Penny Arcade and PvP sat down with R&D’s Chris Perkins to play 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons (for some of them, it was their very first game of D&D). How did it go? Well, they recorded the entire session—which we’re thrilled to offer in episodic podcasts, along Penny Arcade comics commemorating the game!

In this episode, the players make their most difficult decision: What to name their characters. And although they don’t quite meet the infamous rat king, they do experience the horrors of a rat swarm.

Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game Official Home Page - Article (Penny Arcade/PvP Podcast) Warning: This podcast contains strong language.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Book Signing Saturday

Mags Storey is a writer, editor and journalist. Born in Canada she grew up in the United States and Middle East before studying journalism at Ryerson in Toronto. She has written for various publications in the UK, USA and Canada, and is currently a correspondent with ChristianWeek. She now lives in Canada with her husband Mike and their two daughters. Her first novel, If Only You Knew, was published in February 2009.

Mags Storey will be at Chat Noir Books in New Liskeard
Saturday October 10th from 2-4pm

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Author Event this Friday!!

Charlie has come in "from the bush" and you are invited to visit with him at Chat Noir Books in New Liskeard on Friday, October 9th from 2 to 4 in the afternoon!

Help Charlie launch his latest book "Crazy Charlie - Memoirs of An Ex-Psychiatric Patient" in celebration of Mental Illness Awareness Week.

Leviathan Contest!!

Leviathan books are now in stock at the store! Also check out the Leviathan Book trailer below!!

Punch Me Hard on CBC Radio 3

Mark Bradford our Official Czar of the obscure, transcendental & sphinx-like knowledge is also local musician Punch Me Hard We are trying to get Mark some play time on CBC radio 3, so if you have a minute or two take a wonder over to and check out some of Marks amazing of music.

btw. . . he also has a new cd coming very very soon...

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Magazine Titles in stock!!

These titles have just come in:

Uncut magazine feature "THE WHO" and "SEEING FOR MILES" CD 12 amazing new psych-rock classics!

Net magazine which I think was Practical Webdesign, not sure when they changed the name? Anyway the new issues features the *top 20 web designers* and how to Become a one man web agency.

BBC History with a WWII Anniversary Issue - Was Britain ready for war in 1939?

The Case of Tea Pot Photos!!

Just got a weird request from author Robert Rotenberg;

Can you take a picture of one of the tea pots that you use at the coffee shop and send it to me.

Of course we can but now I have to wait for his next book to find out what this is all about!!

Everyone should check out his new website and read "Old City hall"!! Check out the Trailer below.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Cool upcoming Events in Our Community

I sometimes forget how active a community we are lucky to live in! There always seems to be something going on, and things to do. So here are a few cool upcoming events:

The Arrogant Worms will be play at the Classic Theatre this Friday October 2nd, 2009! The show starts at 8:00pm and tickets are $30 Advance $35 door, plus you can now order your tickets online!!

If you haven't seen these guys before you need to come out to the Classic and catch their show!

Three quarters of a quarter of a century ago, something magnificent happened in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Sensing a desperate public need for musical comedy, The Arrogant Worms was formed. The Arrogant Worms began as a comedy troupe performing songs and sketches on the campus radio station in 1991. As the live show developed, the songs delighted the audience. The sketches - not so much.It began as a hobby, making fun of a big dumb world. Luckily, the world is still dumb and The Arrogant Worms (Mike McCormick, Chris Patterson and Trevor Strong) still have plenty to sing about. The shows are fast, furious and family friendly. The wit is quick, the satire is biting and the musicianship is second to none. Their appeal has earned them fans from kids to parents to grandparents to Princess Leia.

Celebrating the Creative Spirit The 5th Annual Temiskaming Studio Tour 2009

Dates are: Friday, October 2, 1: pm – 7: pm
Saturday October 3, 10: am – 5: pm
Sunday October 4, Noon – 4: pm
Please check beside artists name for their studio hours.

Once again the artists of Temiskaming invite you to “Celebrate the Creative Spirit” that thrives in our area. Discover the working atmosphere of art studios and working spaces in homes. Enjoy a fall drive, experience our communities and witness the creations of original works.

A change this year, studios will be open at different times. Please check beside artists name for times.

This Brochure is your passport. Have it stamped at each studio. When full, hand it in at your Last Stop to be eligible to win a $75.00 discount on a piece of art from a tour artist of your choice. Draw will be made at the Artists’ Conference Exhibition, St. Paul’s United Church (downstairs) in New Liskeard on Friday, October 16th at 4:30 p.m.

Brochures can be picked up at:
Local Libraries, Englehart Museum, Garlands & Gifts, Englehart Variety, Kirkland Lake Museum, Temiskaming Art Gallery/ Haileybury, Canvas & Clay/ New Liskeard, Chat Noir Books, Robertson’s Variety, Latchford Gas Bar.

For more information you can check out their website at

"The Art of Wine & Cheese Tasting... a Swell Evening"

Johanne's Photography presents "The Art of Wine & Cheese Tasting... a Swell Evening" on Saturday October 17th, from 6:00-10:00 in the gym at the Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology - Haileybury Campus with all Profits to STATO.

- Come and savour the finest foods created by local chefs delicately paired with the best wines of the world. Enjoy an evening of tasting bison pie by Pierre Belanger, various spice biscuits by Chrissy's bakery, chocolate & fruits by Emma Kraznoson, various flavours by the Elk Lake Eco Resource Centre, wines by LCBO & Vincor, while sitting and taking in a 30 minute demonstration on the Art of Wine & Cheese tasting by Ghislain Trudel.

- Anyone attending must purchase a $30 advance tickets, once at the show they have the option to only take in the wine and cheese demonstration, print their name on the back of their ticket for a 42" Plasma Television joint partnership of Johanne's Photography & Electronic North and enjoy a Sangria and pleasantries between friends. Or take it all in, by purchasing food and/or drink tickets at the show of $10/10 to try out the many wines and food samples. All while enjoying the ambiance Up a Notch will have prepared for us. Also suggested: to plan on a safe return home.

- $30.00 advance tickets available by calling Johanne at 672-2064 or 672-1148 and by dropping in at her studio Tuesday to Friday at 479 Ferguson Avenue. Tickets will be available for purchase only until October 10th, please plan on getting them now as they will be going fast. Please drink and drive responsibly.