Journals, calendars, planners, cards, artist prints...
Come check out Village Muse Books, Art Supplies & Curios in the heart of Cumberland. We have changed things up, expect to find; more new books, art supplies, fun stuff for kids, unique hand made gifts (from Turkey and locally made), colouring books for all ages, sketch books, journals, cards, graphic novels, comics, zines and other surprises. The space is brighter, more open and there is more seating. Stay a while and peruse the store, write a letter and/or enjoy a beverage from Dark Side Chocolates. The menu is here to peruse, we will call in your order and you will get a free treat when you pick up next door.
Hand made gifts from Turkey, natural olive oil soaps...
Montreal author/musician/actor Norman Nawrocki will launch his new novel, CAZZAROLA! Anarchy, Romani, Love, Italy (PM Press, Oakland, 2013), with a roundtable discussion, a solo theatre piece, and live music (sampled/looped violin) inspired by the book. CAZZAROLA! spans 130 years in the life of a family of Italian anarchists. They resist Fascism in Italy, including the recent wave of contemporary neo-Fascism sweeping Europe. CAZZAROLA! is also a love story about an Italian boy who falls for a Roma refugee girl. The novel, album and theatre piece were inspired by Nawrocki’s previous book and music tours of Italy. A long-time figure on Canada’s underground music, cabaret and literary scene, Nawrocki has an international reputation with his bands and as a solo stage artist. The Globe & Mail says he’s "a born showman who never lets his audiences pass a dull evening ... his shows don't disappoint." While The Toronto Star says, "There's no stopping Nawrocki! And who'd want to?’’ Nawrocki's last book was RED: Quebec student strike and social revolt poems (Les Pages Noires, Montreal, 2013). His last album: LETTERS FROM POLAND/LETTRES DE POLOGNE (Les Pages Noires, Montréal, 2006).Advance praise for CAZZAROLA! the novel:“In Romani culture, when enjoying music we don't say, ‘Did you hear that?’ We say, ‘Did you feel that?’ I didn't just read CAZZAROLA! I felt it. As a Romani woman who has lived in Italy, this very relatable novel often echoed the pages of my own life. Bravo, Ta Aves Baxtalo!” —Julia Lovell, Romani activist and filmmaker"CAZZAROLA! is a powerful, blunt, epic scream against social injustice."—David Lester, author of The Listener“A stunning achievement!"—Ron Sakolsky, author of Swift Winds“An astonishing book.” – Terry Ballantine Bisson, American science fiction and fantasy author, winner of Hugo and Nebula awardsFor more information visit~Norman Nawrocki: www.nothingness.org/music/rhythmCAZZAROLA! events and updates: http://www.cazzarola.ca/CAZZAROLA! on FaceBook:www.facebook.com/CazzarolaNormanNawrocki
Village Muse Books is moving!! We will be moving shop to Dunsmuir street right beside Polka Dot Pants. We're really excited to be in a bigger space and nestled in the hub of Cumberland's amazing business community. The store will be open by appointment only from May 21st until June 8th as we need some time and energy to create a new magical space. We will re-open on June 11th at our new location. Please call (250) 218-0704 if there is something you need during this time.
Thanks to everyone for your patronage and support thus far...you're the reason we are expanding. Looking forward to bringing in more art supplies and gently used and new books on many fascinating subjects of knowledge and inspiration as well as other surprises.
Take care beautiful community and see you soon on Dunsmuir Street!