Bolen Books presents Robbie Robertson

.. No, you didn’t hear us wrong! This fall, we’re playing host to rock & roll icon Robbie Robertson!

Robbie Robertson Author Photo - credit David Jordan WilliamsOn the fortieth anniversary of The Band’s legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century.

Tickets are available through the University of Victoria’s Farquhar Auditorium BOX OFFICE and can be purchased online HERE – ticket cost includes a copy of


“Testimony” is on sale November 15th.

Robbie Robertson’s epic new autobiography Testimony, due out November 15th! No need to reserve. If you buy a ticket, you’ll get a copy of the book.

Robbie Robertson will be joined on stage by CBC’s Gregor Craigie for a spectacular conversation of a life of rock &roll.

Don’t miss this amazing book event – get your tickets now!

About Testimony..

In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller’s voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild, early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire “going electric” with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of The Band and the forging of their unique sound,  culminating with history’s most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese’s great movie The Last Waltz.

PS! We have a whole bunch more events to announce in the coming days, so stay tuned.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

A great story from Black Press about our midnight party!

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child


The midnight hour is almost here! It has been nine long years since we have been able to look forward to the release of a new Harry Potter story but thankfully that wait is almost over. July 31 marks the release of the Special Rehearsal Edition of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. If you have ever been to one of our Harry Potter release parties you are aware that we know how to host a book launch, if you haven’t you are in for a treat!

We have to wait until 12:01 on the 31st to start handing out the books so for those that will be joining us we have some great entertainment lined up beginning around 11:00pm on Saturday the 30th. Be here to see some outstanding magic, meet members of the Valkyries Quidditch Team and because Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a script we will be joined by members of Paper Street Theatre who will be ready to improv scene that you think may take place in the book. It promises to be a fun night.

For those that are somehow able to hold off until daylight hours Sunday the 31st will be a day of celebration at Bolen Books. Being Harry Potter’s (and J.K. Rowling’s) birthday it is only fitting that we have cake but also be on the lookout for Harry Potter themed contests and give aways as well as a store wide sale!

If you are planning to attend the midnight release you can pre-purchase your copy of the book now at our front desk. So dust off your wands and hop on your Nimbus 2000 and join us once again in the world of Harry Potter.

Stay Tuned

We have big news to announce about a major fall author event.

Details are coming soon.

Can you handle the suspense?