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We’re 7 years old!

Time flies when we’re having fun spinning tunes and sneaking a moment or three to read a great book. This week we turn seven! Can you believe it?  I know, right?!?

Here’s what we’re doing to celebrate our 7th.

Post your (new or old) photos that connect you with us: a picture of you standing in front of our store …or wearing one of our t-shirts …or holding a Millpond bag …or a picture from when you’re visiting Millpond.

You get the idea. Be creative!

MillpondRB + YOU =

Post your picture to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and be sure to tag @MillpondRB and use hashtag #MillpondRB7 so we can see your photo! The more fun & creative the better! Contest runs from now until August 31st.

PRIZES:

Grand prize: the post with the most likes will win a $100 prize pack that includes a $70 gift certificate plus a Millpond loot bag.

Second prizes: Millpond staff will select three other photos to win loot bags valued at $50 each.

 

Get snapping & start sharing!
 

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Google 360 tour of our shop!

We have 1000s of books & records in store! Virtually peruse our shelves using this super neat 360 tour of the store.  Be sure to visit us in person to see a what’s new!

 

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BLACK FRIDAY SALE!

Here’s the scoop for the Black Friday weekend.

Buy 4 titles, get the 5th free!

Included in that sale are all books and new records (excluding November 25th releases).

Just want one or two titles? Save 10%!

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2016 Hespeler Reunion books are here!

Get ’em while you can! Quantities are limited and everyone from Hespeler … or who has lived in Hespeler … wants a copy.

Hespeler Reunion Commemorative Book; $15 (incl tax). We can ship this book to you anywhere in the world. Contact us for a shipping quote.

Hespeler 2016 Reunion Commemorative Book

The Hespeler Reunion will be a three day party: July 8th, 9th & 10th. And, you don’t want to miss it!

Details are available here: hespelerreunion.com.

About The Reunion

The 2016 Hespeler Reunion will be the 7th since the first Hespeler Old Boy’s Reunion was held in 1906, barely 5 years after Hespeler was incorporated as a town. The enthusiasm for Hespeler reunions continues to grow. Whether it’s our industrious heritage, our small town independence, or a need to connect with our past, the 2016 event will be a great opportunity to connect your business with this growing and vibrant community.

The Hespeler Reunion is a volunteer coordinated event, paid for by the generous donations and sponsorships of our community.

 

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BOOK SALE!!!

SAVE 20% off all in-store books!

Story books May 2016

We have a water leak SALE

1000s of books with over 8000 listed in our online inventory.

We’re clearing out our backroom. Help us to make room on our bookshelves and take home lots of books at 20% off our already low prices!

New Books

Used Books

Signed and Collectible Books

Antique Books

Fiction / Non-fiction Books

Kids Books

… everything!

We have over 8000 in-store books listed publicly through Abebooks. Find the link here.

See something you want? Call us to have the books set aside for you. (Sale is available on in-store purchases only. Thanks.)

 

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NEWS FLASH!!! Morning Maniac Sale

MillpondRB First Ever Morning Maniac SaleWho’s up for an early morning challenge? Join us for a store-wide sale, with lots of fun prizes (free goodies from our wonderful distributors!) at Millpond Records & Books. You can also meet and chat with Darryl from Dave FM.

  • When? 7:30 am – 10 am, Friday, April 15th
  • What? BIG sale and prizes!
  • Where? At MillpondRB, of course!

Join us and Darryl Law from Dave FM for a Morning Maniac Sale. It’s 25% off EVERYTHING in store!! That includes new and used records & books, collectibles and accessories. EVERYTHING.

While you’re here, enter to win a $500 shopping spree to STUFF YOUR CRATE at MillpondRB. DAVE NATION members can upload a picture of themselves (to the DAVE FM website) holding their favourite record. Just tell us why that album means so much to you, and you’re in to win!

Listen here to DAVE FM announce the Stuff Your Crate contest.

Sweet vinyl heaven!!

This is the inspiration for our Morning Maniacs: Jefferson Airplane’s headliner at Woodstock. Now, that’s early.

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Outlandish!

Are you in love with Jamie? Do you have something in common with Claire? Love the tv series or just frustrated with it? The books are here for you.  We also have music to sooth your (wanna be??) Scottish heart.  outlander-banner

Long have we offered you the Outlander series: new or used. As they arrive, bright and shinyOutlander colouring book in hard cover or paperback, or worn and pre-loved in gently used copies. We’ve even been so lucky as to bring in a FIRST EDITION hard cover. Yup. It was worth many pretty pennies and worth every cent.

Happily we have more affordable and several wonderful options for Outlander collectors and fans. Sharpen your pencil crayons and be ready to colour to your heart’s content: brand new from Penguin Random House we have The Official Outlander Coloring Book (though it pains me to use the US spelling: it’s colouring). 

Outlandish Companion vol 2From the lush green of the Scottish Highlands to the military red of a British soldier’s coat or the vibrant hues of a tartan kilt, the colorful world of Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser is now yours to explore and colour. Featuring natural landscapes, detailed drawings of Claire’s medicinal herbs, depictions of the books’ most beloved scenes and characters, and intricately rendered clothing, weapons, and armor straight out of eighteenth-century Scotland, these exquisite black-and-white images—from renowned illustrators Juan Alarcón, Yvonne Gilbert, Craig Phillips, Jon Proctor, Tomislav Tomić, and Rebecca Zomchek—are designed to dazzle and inspire.

Our second brand new offering from Penguin Random House is The Outlandish Companion Volume Two. Featuring all new material and exclusive behind-the-scenes insights into the world of Outlander, this comprehensive, fully illustrated guide covers volumes 4-8 of the Outlander Vol2series and will be a must-have for long-time fans of the bestselling series, new readers, and viewers of the Outlander series on Showcase.

Finally, we have the perfect companion for these books:  enjoy Outlander, Vol. 2  of the Original Television Soundtrack. On Compact Disc; yup, CD. Now, I know we normally stock vinyl, but I’ve make an exception for Outlander fans. I was told I MUST bring in this soundtrack. On CD. So, here it is. 

Enjoy a taste with the Skye Boat song: 

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Station Eleven – One Book One Community

Station ElevenThis book is a rare treat. It’s a book both Greg and I enjoyed and even pick up to re-read passages or jointly reminisce about scenes. It’s a book about the end of the world that is both hopeful for humanity and yet realistic.  We enjoyed it so much that we have many copies in store.

We’re not the only book lovers who love this book: it’s been chosen as the One Book One Community title for Waterloo Region.

Lots more love is directed toward this book. Here is a list of awards and, below, a summary of the novel. Enjoy!

Awards

Arthur C. Clarke Award Best Book
Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book (nominee)

Summary

An audacious, darkly glittering novel set in the eerie days of civilization’s collapse, Station Eleven tells the spellbinding story of a Hollywood star, his would-be savior, and a nomadic group of actors roaming the scattered outposts of the Great Lakes region, risking everything for art and humanity.

One snowy night Arthur Leander, a famous actor, has a heart attack onstage during a production of King Lear. Jeevan Chaudhary, a paparazzo-turned-EMT, is in the audience and leaps to his aid. A child actress named Kirsten Raymonde watches in horror as Jeevan performs CPR, pumping Arthur’s chest as the curtain drops, but Arthur is dead. That same night, as Jeevan walks home from the theater, a terrible flu begins to spread. Hospitals are flooded and Jeevan and his brother barricade themselves inside an apartment, watching out the window as cars clog the highways, gunshots ring out, and life disintegrates around them.

Fifteen years later, Kirsten is an actress with the Traveling Symphony. Together, this small troupe moves between the settlements of an altered world, performing Shakespeare and music for scattered communities of survivors. Written on their caravan, and tattooed on Kirsten’s arm is a line from Star Trek: “Because survival is insufficient.” But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who digs graves for anyone who dares to leave.

Spanning decades, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, this suspenseful, elegiac novel is rife with beauty. As Arthur falls in and out of love, as Jeevan watches the newscasters say their final good-byes, and as Kirsten finds herself caught in the crosshairs of the prophet, we see the strange twists of fate that connect them all. A novel of art, memory, and ambition, Station Eleven tells a story about the relationships that sustain us, the ephemeral nature of fame, and the beauty of the world as we know it.

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Kelley Armstrong’s newest book

We’re big fans of Kelley Armstrong here at MillpondRB. Some of you may remember when she visited us when she launched her first book in the Cainsville series, Omens. This was also around the same time that the television series, Bitten, was being filmed here.

Now, I’m pleased to say, that we have Kelley’s third book in this increasingly well-loved series. Just released this week, the newest book is Deceptions.

Deceptions K.Armstrong at MillpondRBIn the exciting new novel in bestselling author Kelley Armstrong’s compelling Cainsville series, Olivia realizes that she is at the heart of a tug-of-war between ancient forces—and that everyone around her risks becoming collateral damage.

When Olivia’s life exploded—after she found out she was not the only child of a privileged Chicago family, but of a notorious pair of serial killers—she found a refuge in the oddly secluded but welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a precociously successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she managed to partially clear her parents’ name in an investigation that also revealed darker forces at work in the town that had offered her a haven.

Fleeing Cainsville after she is almost killed, Olivia finds herself not only the target of the Cainsville elders and of the Huntsmen, but also of her ex-fiancé, James, who stalks her and even tries to have her kidnapped. All this as her feelings for Ricky deepen, and confusingly her feelings for Gabriel too. Visions continue to haunt her: particularly a little blond girl in a green sundress who insists she has an important message for Olivia, and holds out in her palm a black stone and a white stone that swirl together to create a balance of light and dark. Death stalks them all, as Olivia desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating the triangle that links her to Gabriel and Ricky, or whether she has the power to change the tragic outcome.

Kelley Armstrong’s books are available MillpondRB in NEW or gently USED condition. Kelley Armstrong books at MillpondRB
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Let’s Party!

We’re celebrating the end of Phase 1 construction!!!

Join us Friday afternoon and into the evening for live music,
sales and … a STREET PARTY!  Woo hoo!!  No more construction outside our front door, thank you very much! You are now able to drive along Queen Street West to reach us.

Join us on Friday afternoon for a live stage in front of MillpondRB. Queen Street West will be officially closed between 6 – 9 pm. Several musicians will be strumming and singing including:

  • 5:00-5:30 pm – live music by Ben Moore
  • 5:30-6 pm – live music by Derek Kasza
  • 6-7 pm – live music by Jeff Guich
  • 7-8 pm – live music by Jenny Howes

Rumour has it, there might be an appearance by magician & juggler, Comedy in Motion with Bob Cates!

If you want to learn what other businesses are doing, join the Facebook event page: www.facebook.com/events/987267121318514.

Also, throughout the day, we’ll have draws for some items donated by our suppliers. We have two copies of Patti Smith‘s upcoming biography, M Train, from Random House of Canada.

Patti Smith M Train advance copy

album art give-awaysPlus, many more give-aways including album art for Vampire Weekend, Belle and Sebastian, Queens of the Stone Age and more!

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We’re even in the news:

2015-07-16 Cambridge Times With first phase complete, celebration to mark Hespeler core progress (1)