As you hunker down for another white season, you may be interested to know that our shelves are currently chock full of wonderful books – not to mention beautiful journals and world music CDs – and a lot of those titles are by regional and provincial authors. Recent arrivals include our own Lila Strand’s newly-revised paperback edition of Little Star: A Hidden Seed, the sequel to her beloved The Star Children; Revy author Laura Stovel’s Swift River: Stories of the First People and First Travellers on the Columbia River around Revelstoke; and two collections of ‘essays on ecology’ by the late, great Stan Rowe of New Denver: Home Place (Revised edition) and Earth Alive.
Some of our most popular titles are from Kootenay-born author Iona Whishaw. Her Lane Winslow mystery series is set in post-WWII Nelson and area, incorporating many regional landmarks that are familiar to local residents. We have all six books that make up the series, while a seventh installment is eagerly expected in April. The Globe and Mail calls it “a terrific series” and says Whishaw is “a writer to watch,” while Kirkus Reviews has deemed it “relentlessly exciting.” Why not spice up your winter – or that of a loved one – with this engrossing series?
New to Raven’s Nest are very cool slouchy hats and beautiful scrunchies! They are designed and made by stay-at-home mothers in Kelowna using natural bamboo (and linen in the case of some scrunchies). Thanks to our model Rose and photographer Mallory!
We currently have a nice selection of beautiful wooden chopsticks from Japan. Whether you prefer a colourful pair to brighten up your table setting at home, or a more understated pair to use instead of disposable utensils when you go out, Raven’s Nest has you covered. Chopsticks also make great gifts!
In November Raven’s Nest will be open just four days a week, Wednesday – Saturday, 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, but from December 2 to December 24 we will be open every day for your shopping pleasure. In addition to our wide array of planet conscious gifts, from next week we will have a fine selection of ornaments on display, so please keep us in mind as you prepare for the holidays.
In the hopes of a more eco-friendly future for our planet, Raven’s Nest will join in tomorrow’s Climate Strike. Closed for the first half of the day, we will be open this Friday, September 20, from 1:30 – 4:30 pm. Wherever you are, if willing and able please join us! 🙂
Now that summer vacation is finally here, those youngsters who go to school have more time to read for pleasure. With that in mind, we have decided to stock our shelves with graphic novels for readers of all ages. Although we have already sold out of several titles, we still have a fine selection.
Primates: The Fearless Science of Jane Goodall, Diane Fossey, and Birutė Galdikas is the inspiring story of three young women – one each from Britain, the United States, and Canada – who loved their fellow primates so much that they decided to live amongst them and devote their lives to their study.
Whether you are or are not yet a fan of bestselling author Raina Telgemeier, you might like The Baby-Sitters Club: Kristy’s Great Idea or Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story. Says Booklist, “Telgemeier is prodigiously talented at telling cheerful stories with realistic portrayals of middle-school characters.”
Amulet: The Stonekeeper is the first installment of eight in the Amulet series created by Japanese-American author and illustrator Kazu Kibuishi. The series follows the adventures of Emily, a young girl who discovers a magical amulet in her great-grandfather’s house.
A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel is an adaptation of the 1962 novel by Madeleine L’Engle that has been made into two films, most recently in 2018. The story follows three youngsters who journey through space and time as they attempt to save their father and the world as a whole.
And last, but not least, for young adults and up we have “a graphic novel to spark joy in life, work, and love” – The Life-Changing Manga of Tidying Up: A Magical Story by Marie Kondo, the now world-famous decluttering guru from Japan. You can learn the KonMari Method on the beach as you follow the story of Kondo helping a young Tokyoite “exorcise the spirits of boyfriends past, organize her living space, streamline her wardrobe, and unearth her passions.”