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Summer Splash Book Festival article in the Oak Bay News

The Oak Bay News has published a great article covering the upcoming Summer Splash Book Festival here at St Mary's on July 15, 9 am - 3 pm. Offering thousands of books in exchange for donations in support of some... Read More


Is a stair any place to belong?

“In the country where I now live, there is no word for home.” That’s the first line of Isabel Huggan’s 2003 memoir Belonging: Home Away from Home.   As we prepare to confront the power of the sun at Churchmouse... Read More

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Its Place Among the Elements

  I didn’t hit me until I began choosing things to read for April’s Churchmouse After Hours, “Beginnings and Endings,” just how often stories end at the beginning, or begin at the end. There’s “The Closing Down of... Read More

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‘A happy love. Is it normal?’

[PLEASE NOTE! Our next Churchmouse After Hours Coffeehouse is Wed, April 26. 'Endings and Beginnings'. See info below.]   Of course love is the heartbeat of humanity. But why? How? I for one, came away from March’s... Read More

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Bears tobogganed down the hills

Today we woke up to a revolution of snow—Billy Collins, “Snow Day”   Welcome to our first Churchmouse After Hours afterword. In future, we’ll post a little highlights blog after each event.   At the first-ever... Read More


Churchmouse After Hours: Birth of a 21st Century Coffeehouse

  * In my imagination, a hidden bookshop is about as exciting to happen upon as a pirate’s lair or unmapped island or lost, underwater city. Of course, in any self-respecting bookstore, all these other wonders and... Read More