News

The happenings in and around Cliffside Village Books

Possible Expansion for the Writer’s Group

I’ve been running the Cliffside Village Writer’s Group for four years now and I’m happy to say it’s still going strong. We meet once a week for six weeks and work on two – three prompts each evening. It’s lots of fun and a great creative outlet. But recently...

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Scarborough Mirror Readers’ Choice Awards

Incredible news! This year Cliffside Village Books has been nominated in two categories of the Scarborough Mirror’s Readers’ Choice Awards. The categories are Scarborough’s best bookstore and best used bookstore. I’m thrilled my little shop has been considered and to know that I am making an impact in our...

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Closing Thoughts on Wordy Wednesday

Wordy Wednesday — an open mic event celebrating creative writing — was a truly a delightful experience. Retirement Suites By The Lake was kind enough to host us for the six months that the event ran. In fact, the entire event was only created because Diane approached me asking what sort of...

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Wordy Wednesday!

Join us February 7th from 7 – 9 pm for our first ever open mic night! Cliffside Village Books and Retirement Suites By The Lake are thrilled to present Wordy Wednesday! An open mic night for poetry, prose, and the spoken word. This is a great opportunity for the Bluffs...

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It’s That Time of Year Again

It’s the Christmas season and we have lots of wonderful goodies in the store that are worth checking out. This year, to mix things up a little, we’ve got gift bags perfect for the avid reader or writer in your life! We’ve got lots of treats that would make great stocking...

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Decorations of Christmases Past and Present

Every year I try to decorate with only what’s on hand. Usually that means books, but luckily books make for very versatile decorations. Christmas 2013: …I guess I was a grinch in 2013. Although, I distinctly remember having a Christmas open house at the shop so I must have...

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Side Gigs and Second Loves

I love books so much that I want to be part of every aspect of the process. I read them, I write them, and now I edit them too! This may come as a big surprise but running a second hand bookstore is not the most lucrative way to...

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Greetings and Salutations

As always, I am thrilled to have note cards featuring Clare Kirby’s fibre art. She has recently expanded her note card collection to include six of her more recent fabrications. To see more of Clare’s beautiful work check out her website or follow her on facebook.

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Some Minor Renovations

As you may know I have spent the past two days doing some minor renovations in the shop. I’m so used to minor renovations quickly turning into major ones that I was prepared for the worst. Luckily this time around that was not the case, everything went according to...

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The Dentist Approves

There is a lovely little dentist office, called Blossom Dental Care, at Midland and Lawrence. They wrote a very nice review of Cliffside Village Books on their website, check it out http://dentalimplantsscarborough.ca/local-reviews/read-cliffside-village-books/

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