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Alan Stein will be at the Bound Book Arts Fair this coming Sunday, December 9th, with his hand printed wood engravings and broadsides.

He will also be showing, for the first time, a complete set of sheets from his upcoming new book On Spirit Lake – Georgian Bay Stories. Please take this opportunity to stop by and see the work of twelve Canadian authors who have an intimate connection to Georgian Bay. A prospectus will be sent out in the New Year but you may make an expression of interest at this time

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News week of 23 November 2018

Suddenly, somehow, it is only a month until Christmas!

We are fully stocked with Christmas books for children, Advent calendars, 2019 wall calendars and date books, the 2019 Friendship Book, Christmas cards and more!

We are here to help you choose just the right books for everyone on your list. And, there is still plenty of time to place special orders if we do not have the books you want in stock.

This weekend is the  Parry Sound Girlfriends’ Weekend, with extended shopping hours. We are open until 9 pm tonight and offering tax free shopping on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


We are also a partner with the Trestle Brewing Company for the Hop On – Hop Off – Women’s Event this evening. Those who hold a passport for this event will enjoy refreshments at each of the locations on their passport.  Shoppers who do not have a passport are welcome to sample the food and beverage in each store, with a $2.00 donation requested on behalf of Harvest Share.

Come out tonight and enjoy what Downtown Parry Sound has to offer!



To celebrate 30 years of bookselling at Parry S0und Books we selected 30 of our favourite books from the past 30 years, and reduced them all by 30% from 1 April, the day I registered the business name in 1988.

This sale will end on Saturday 10 November 2018. Please take a look at this selection and make your selection before our 30th anniversary sale ends.




BOBBY – My Story in Pictures

The incredible story of the life and phenomenal career of hockey's most legendary superstar, told through never-before-seen photographs. 


Autographed copies available.

With each purchase you will receive a gift card for $5, with our thanks, to celebrate our 30 years of bookselling in Parry Sound.


The name Bobby Orr has become synonymous with greatness. With sublime, seemingly effortless grace. With complete dominance over his peers. But also with humility. 

No one who has ever played the game casts quite as long a shadow into legend. And yet, behind the statistics, the trophies, and the championships is the man himself. The son and brother, the teammate, the husband and father. There were losses to go along with the victories, disappointments alongside the accomplishments. Without those people around him, and without the challenges along the way, the triumphs would have meant much less. 

Now, for the first time, Orr opens up about these chapters in his life and the people he shared them with, telling his story though his personal collection of photos. Capturing not only a legendary career and incredible life, Orr: My Story in Photos also brings into focus a different time, when the hockey was grittier and being a good person was as important as being a great athlete.

Intimate, thoughtful, and full of never-before-seen shots of Bobby Orr and those close to him, Orr: My Story in Photos is a glimpse into the world of the game's most revered star.

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