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Phone: (250) 595-4232
Fax: (250) 595-1458
#111-1644 Hillside Ave.
Victoria, B.C. V8T 2C5
We are almost ready to reveal the first phase of our store renovations and are very excited to show you what has been going on behind the wall. Be sure to stop by the store next week to see the amazing work that has been done on the side entrance of the store.
This also means that we will begin work on the next phase and that will entail walling up the front section of the store. While we are working on the new front desk area it will be necessary to enter through our newly opened side, also this will be how the store is accessed when the rest of the mall is closed on Monday, Tuesday and Saturday nights.
Khaled Hosseini’s newest novel And The Mountains Echoed is An Emotional, provacative, and unforgettable novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations.
It is also one of Samantha’s favourite books of the year, and given the number of books a bookstore owner reads in a year that is saying something.
Now Penguin Canada has introduced The Echo Project, a page by page multimedia project that lets you experience the novel in a whole new way. Stop by Bolen Books to pick up a copy of the book and then visit EchoProject.ca to continue your journey.
Every wonder what it is like to be a judge for a major literary prize? Natalie Haynes talks about here experience as a judge for this years Man Booker Prize on the Independent website.
Natalie Haynes: Confessions of a Booker judge
Being on the jury of the Man Booker Prize is no mean feat. With 150 books to read, Natalie Haynes barely has time to sleep. But, she says, the popularity of historical fiction means she now knows a lot more about world history
Bolen Books will have slightly different hours for the Victoria Day holiday. We’ll be open 8:30AM – 6:00PM.
As many of you have noticed, Bolen’s has shrunk, albeit temporarily, thanks to that construction wall that now bisects our store. This has prompted a mixture of concern that we’re shrinking and, as a result of all the banging and sawing coming from there, curiosity towards what the heck we’re building in there (to paraphrase Tom Waits). Finally, one of us was brave enough to disregard the signs saying “Construction Workers Only” and “Do Not Enter” to snap a few progress shots.
Looks like progress is being made!