Local book stores

Support our local book vendors. The dedicated people who run these community-minded shops care about the artists, poets, writers and authors who live nearby. The best way to show them that we care about their presence in our neighbourhoods is by making the mindful choice to buy our books from them.

  • Mill Street Books in Almonte, ON is a small, community minded shop which offers a wide selection of books and great customer service.
  • Perfect Books opened on Elgin Street in Ottawa in April of 1994. This independent book stores strives to be a part of the downtown community and responsive to the needs of our neighbourhood.
  • Books on Beechwood is an independently owned and operated business that has been serving the New Edinburgh neigborhood in Ottawa for over fifteen years.
  • Singing Pebble Books on Main Street has a wide selection of books on health and healing, women’s studies, philosophy, self help, parenting, psychology, metaphysics, vegetarian cooking, Eastern and Western spirituality.
  • Black Squirrel Books & Espresso Bar on Bank Street buys and sells used books of merit, serves locally roasted coffee, craft beer, and biodynamic wines and hosts live events.
  • Renouf’s Books — Ottawa’s “government bookstore” — was founded in 1888 and offers books, reports, and documents from government organizations and the private industry.

May Gathering

Pitch Perfect: How to Write a Successful Query, with Barbara Kyle

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

via Zoom

Free to members of Canadian Authors Association

$10 for non-members

In this one-hour session Barbara Kyle will cover the following:

  • Overview: why a well-crafted query is crucial
  • Nuts and Bolts: How to structure a pitch perfect query
  • Tips: important Do’s and Don’ts
  • Query Examples: the good, the bad, and the ugly
  • The In-Person Pitch: tips for pitching agents and/or editors face-to-face at writers conferences
  • Q&A session

Contact: NCRadmin@canadianauthors.org

 

 

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