2019 Kootenays: Wild and Spectacular calendar

37424333_1752798614755729_9000423299586457600_oDo you need a 2019 calendar, or know someone who does? This gorgeous “Kootenays: Wild and Spectacular” calendar from Nelson photographer Douglas Noblet is still available at 25% off. Enjoy our region’s awesome natural beauty every day of the coming year!

Photo credit: Wild Air Photography


Happy Holidays from the Raven’s Nest!

JCB4SMWe would like to offer a big thank you to our local & loyal customers who have supported us at Merchants’ Night and throughout the year! We are still open 11 am to 4 pm every day through December 24, with free gift wrapping and all clothing 10% off the regular price. See you soon, if we haven’t already!

Photo Credit: Jellycat


New Books with a Local Connection

We have received quite a few new books this week, but we are especially excited about two titles with local connections: Children of the Kootenays: Memories of Mining Towns by Shirley (Hall) Stainton, who spent her early years moving around the Slocan Valley, and A West Coast Summer – a beautiful children’s book by former New Denver resident Caroline Woodward, author of The Village of Many Hats.


From the publisher of Children of the Kootenays: “When young Shirley Doris Hall and her family moved to BC’s West Kootenay region in 1927, the area was a hub of mining activity. Shirley’s father, a cook, had no problem finding work at the mining camps, and the family dutifully followed him from town to town as his services were sought after. For Shirley and her brother, Ray—described as both her confidant and her nemesis—mining camps were the backdrop of their youth. The instant close-knit communities that formed around them; the freedom of barely tamed wilderness; and the struggles of the Depression years and the war that followed created an unlikely environment for a happy childhood. Yet Shirley’s memories reveal that it was indeed a magical time and place in which to grow up. Children of the Kootenays paints a lively portrait of this forgotten period in BC history—of mining towns that are now ghost towns—told from the unique perspective of a young girl.”


From the publisher of A West Coast Summer: “Pairing two dozen of Carol Evans’s wonderful watercolours with a lilting rhyming story by Caroline Woodward, A West Coast Summer tells of a timeless, idyllic season where ‘Sea salt in the air floats everywhere / and cedars smell so sweet beside the shore.’ Children race bikes along sand flats, search under logs and in tide pools for tiny creatures, jig at the dock for herring, dance at a totem raising ceremony, pick berries, make memories and leave footprints in the sand.”


Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Raven’s Nest! We’ll be closed on Christmas Day, but open every day from Boxing Day through this Saturday for your shopping – and gift returning – pleasure. Our hours are 11 am – 3 pm on Boxing Day, and 10:30 am – 4:30 pm from Wednesday through Saturday.

You still have time to get your copy of the 2018 ‘Kootenays: Wild and Spectacular’ calendar before the new year begins. The dozen gorgeous images contained therein were captured by Nelson-based photographer Douglas Noblet of Wild Air Photography.25588058_1536909389729227_2043547047087265117_o

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays, one and all! Our Holiday Sale continues for two more days, including Christmas Eve. Wool yarn is 40% off, JellyCat stuffies 15% off, clothing 10% off, and everything else 5% off the regular price. . . and don’t forget, we always offer free gift wrapping.

If you need a last-minute gift idea, we still have copies of Whitewater Cooks more Beautiful Food – the latest from Nelson chef Shelley Adams – and local author Norbert Ruebsaat’s In Other Words: A German Canadian Story.

Local Customer Appreciation Sale during the Holidays!

December is here and our annual Holiday Sale has begun! Until Christmas Eve all clothing is 10% off and the remainder of store merchandise is all 5% off – including our highly coveted Klippan wool blankets and Crescent Moon hypoallergenic alpaca duvets and pillows.

Raven’s Nest will be open every day during our Holiday Sale: Open Monday thru Saturday, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm, and 11 am – 4 pm on Sundays. We will also be open late for Merchants’ Night on Friday, December 8th. See you soon!