Authors for Indies Day – May 2nd

Oops, this post is for Authors for Indies Day 2015, which has already passed! Please click here for details on our in-store plans for Authors for Indies Day on April 30, 2016!


Great news, we’ve signed up for Authors for Indies Day on May 2nd. What is this you may ask?  Well, it’s a new initiative that’s taking place Canada wide where authors will be volunteering to help sell books for the day.

This is a huge event with over 100 bookstores and 500 authors signed up! Epic Books is one of those bookstores and as of this moment we have 6 amazing authors that will be joining us. There will also be goodies, giveaways and so much fun to be had.  We love a good party and that’s what this is going to be, a whole day filled with book love and we really hope you can join us.

Author schedules for Saturday, May 2:

11 – 1: Sally Cooper
11 – 1: Gisela Sherman
1 – 3: Sylvia McNicoll
1 – 3: Ariel Gordon 
2 – 4: Gary Barwin
3 – 5: Amanda Leduc

We’re still working on some fun surprises for the day but I can say that each author has enthusiastically sent us lists of books that they love and hope to share with you!

As booksellers we’re pretty dedicated to selling books but guess what – so are authors! Not just their own books either.  Check out this great video that the Authors for Indies team put together and make sure to visit



Books Aloud Returns!

I’ve just realized that I’ve been negligent in posting all summer, my apologies!! Anyways, great news – Books Aloud story-time will return Friday, September 12th! Join us for a fun filled morning activity with local storyteller Lisa Pijuan-Nomura that the little ones are sure to enjoy.  Books Aloud is absolutely free and everyone is welcome.

Books Aloud - Friday Morning Stories

Books Aloud Story-Time Summer Break

Just a reminder to everyone that Books Aloud our Friday morning story-time will be on break throughout the months of July & August.  Story-time will resume on the first Friday in September, which will be the 5th.  We hope everyone has a lovely summer & look forward to seeing you in the fall!!

Friday Morning Stories

Epic Books is pleased to welcome local storyteller Lisa Pijuan-Nomura for Friday Morning Stories! Lisa will share some of her favourite books, songs & poems for children of all ages. We hope that you will join us Friday mornings @ 10:30, Epic Books 226 Locke St. S.  

We have been looking for the perfect way to introduce a permanent story-time to the store and couldn’t be more excited to have Lisa come in & host! Knowing Lisa we are going to have all kinds of fun!!  

Our very first Friday Morning Stories is scheduled for Friday, May 31st and we very much hope to see you there!!

For more information please contact us @ 905.525.6538 or

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I don’t know about anyone else but Thanksgiving has completely snuck on me, so I apologize for the lack of notice but…

We will be CLOSED on Sunday October 7th. 

I really do apologize if this causes any inconvenience.

Have a great long weekend!!!