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Black Friday SALE + NEW RELEASES!!!

Black Friday SALE festivities!

Yup. That time of year already! Our sale is running all weekend:

Buy 3 items, get the 4th item free!  PLUS: save 25% to 75% on specially marked vinyl. 

Mix and match music and books, new and used. Lowest priced item is free. Does not include new releases from November 24, of course. Sale runs Friday through Sunday. Stock up while you can!

Black Friday. It’s not just for sales anymore.

Dozens of new vinyl releases. See the new inventory here: New Vinyl in StoreTo see the Black Friday titles, enter the code 2017RSD2 in the TITLE search box. Or, just scroll down for a sampling… with lots more new stuff in store.

Genre Artist Title Format Price
Blues Auerbach, Dan; Sonny Smith; Robert Finley 2017RSD2 – Good Sound Comes Back Around Vol. 1 45 RPM $11.99
Christmas Bros 2017RSD2 – A Very Bros Christmas Vol. 1 45 RPM $14.99
Alternative Charlatans 2017RSD2 – Plastic Machinery (Remixes) LIMITED to 850!!! 45 RPM $14.99
Rock Clark Jr., Gary & Junkie XL 2017RSD2 – Come Together EP $19.99
Alternative Danger Mouse 2017RSD2 – Chase Me (feat. Run The Jewels & Big Boi) from the Baby Driver OST EP $17.99
Alternative Death From Above 1979 2017RSD2 – Freeze Me / Keep It Real Dumb (clear vinyl) 45 RPM $14.99
Rock Doors 2017RSD2 – Absolutely Live (blue/black psychedelic swirl colored vinyl) 2LP $44.99
Rock Doors 2017RSD2 – Strange Days (blue/grey swirl vinyl) LP $46.99
Rock Falco 2017RSD2 – Der Kommissar (35th Ann. 10″ Pic disc) Picture Disc $27.99
Rock Grateful Dead 2017RSD2 – Grateful Dead Records Collection (5LP) 5LP $149.99
Hip hop J. Dilla 2017RSD2 – J. Dilla’s Delight V.1 LP $34.99
Hip hop J. Dilla 2017RSD2 – J. Dilla’s Delight V.2 LP $34.99
Rock Joplin, Janis 2017RSD2 – Greatest Hits (colour vinyl) LP $29.99
R&B Latyrx 2017RSD2 – The Album: 20th Anniversary Deluxe Ed’n LP $49.99
Rock McCartney, Paul 2017RSD2 – Wonderful Christmastime (Green vinyl) 45 RPM $19.99
Rock McCartney, Paul 2017RSD2 – Wonderful Christmastime (red vinyl) 45 RPM $19.99
Rock Phantom Limb 2017RSD2 – Phantom Limb (blood red vinyl) 45 RPM $9.99
Jazz Preservation Hall Jazz Band 2017RSD2 – Run, Stop & Drop the Needle LP $29.99
Rock Rush 2017RSD2 – Closer to the Heart 45 RPM $19.99
Rock Steel Panther 2017RSD2 – Lower The Bar (pic disc) Picture Disc $29.99
Rock Toto 2017RSD2 – Hold The Line b/w Alone (pic disc) Picture Disc $19.99
Rock U2 2017RSD2 – The Blackout EP $18.99
Rap Various Artists 2017RSD2 – Christmas On Death Row (Colored Vinyl) LP $24.99
Soundtrack Various Artists 2017RSD2 – Guardians Inferno b/w Dad (from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2) Picture Disc $44.99
Soundtrack Vitamin String Quartet 2017RSD2 – The World of Studio Ghibli (180g/LP + download card) LIMITED to 950!!! LP $34.99
Rock Young, Neil 2017RSD2 – Harvest Moon (2LP) 2LP $34.99
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Your music got into my book …

Check out these two music biographies by local authors.

Escape is at Hand: Tales of a Boy and a Band

By Joshua Kloke
Foreword by Alan Cross

Escape Is At Hand is the memoir of a young man’s twenty-year dedication to being a fan of The Tragically Hip and the world this band showed him. From dropping out of university to follow the band across Europe, to risking his health and sanity to ensure his footing in the front row is secure, Escape Is At Hand is sure to resonate not only with fans of The Tragically Hip, but with any passionate music fan.

Eternal Cavalier Press
$18, trade paperback

 

The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History

By David McPherson;
Foreword by Jim Cuddy
A complete history of Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern, “the Birthplace of Canadian Rock,” to coincide with its seventieth anniversary.

Like the Queen Street strip that has been its home for seven decades, the Horseshoe Tavern continues to evolve. It remains as relevant today as it did when Jack Starr founded the country music club on the site of a former blacksmith shop. From country and rockabilly to rock ‘n’ roll, punk, alt/country, and back to roots music, the venerable live music venue has evolved with the times and trends — always keeping pace with the music.

Over its long history, the Horseshoe has seen a flood of talent pass through. From Willie Nelson to Loretta Lynn, Stompin’ Tom Connors to The Band, and Bryan Adams to the Tragically Hip, the Horseshoe has attracted premier acts from all eras of music. In The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern, David McPherson captures the turbulent life of the bar, and of Canadian rock.

Dundurn Press
$21.99, trade paperback
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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.