June 2016

05/21/2016

 
Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome

Friday, June 3 at 7pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library presents
An Evening for Book Lovers.
The evening will feature the announcement of the book selected for the 2016 Hamilton Reads campaign; book readings; and an opportunity for guests to chat with some of the wonderful authors and poets who call Hamilton home.

Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd, Hamilton Room)
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at HPL or at the bookstore.
Please see here for additional details.


Saturday, June 4 at 2pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library and Dundurn Press
present the book launch for
Inside Hamilton Museums, by John Goddard.
Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd. 4th floor)
Free, everyone welcome.


Throughout the month of June
there will be events as part of the
Death: Something to Talk About reading initiative,
presented by McMaster University Palliative Care Division; Hamilton Public Library,
Bryan Prince Bookseller and P.X. Dermody Funeral Home.

These events include a free public showing of the film The Book Thief;
a book club discussion of the novel Extraordinary;
a Death Cafe; and a  lecture on physician hastened death.
For additional details, please see the Something to Talk About page.


Thursday, June 23, 2016 8:30am-4:30pm
We will be on hand as Core Collaborative Learning teams up with local Indigenous organizations and individuals,
The Good Shepherd, McMaster University, and BC author, Lorimer Shenher (This Lonely Stretch of Hell)
to present the Indigenous Intersections Forum.
Organizers invite you to attend the forum to learn about Indigenous history, the legacy of colonialism, the Truth & Reconciliation Commission, and what it all means for our work in Hamilton.
Reflect and engage each other in dialogue to develop ways to incorporate the ideology of reconciliation and the TRC’s Calls to Action into your work and personal lives as Canadians.
There will be food, a whole day of dialogue and learning together, book signings, and excellent opportunities to network and be part of these exciting changes happening across Canada.
Honouring the Circle (21 Rosedene, Hamilton)
Tickets $20.
For additional information, or to register please contact cgately@gsch.ca



August 16-21, 2016
We will be in Newfoundland for the annual
Writers at Woody Point Festival.
Authors appearing this year include: Madeleine Thien; Guy Vanderhaeghe;
Lawrence Hill; Donna Morrissey;
Ed Riche; and more.
Musicians appearing include: Ron Sexsmith; Ameila Curran; Stephen Fearing;  Hamilton's own Diane Panton; and more.
For additional information about the festival, or to purchase tickets, please see the
Writers at Woody Point Festival website here.


We are already hard at work planning our fall season and it's shaping up to be quite exciting.
Please watch here for details, or sign up for our monthly events newsletter.


 

Mid-Late May 2016

05/09/2016

 
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7pm
We are delighted to be taking part in a Westdale Poetry Night featuring
award-winning poet, Alexandra Oliver discussing her new book, Let the Empire Down with
Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan. The evening will also feature members of the Westdale SS slam poetry team
and a reading by Marc di Saverio  (Sanatorium Songs).
Westdale Secondary School 
(700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7pm

The Hamilton Author Series returns with
Diane Schoemperlen in Conversation
Diane will be discussing her new memoir, This Is Not My Life.
She will be speaking with Jeanie Macfarlane Westdale blogger and avid reader.
Due to unforeseen circumstances this event has been cancelled and may be rescheduled for a later date.
Sorry for any inconvenience.


Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra (HPO)
performs the premier of Sidewalk Flowers by Abigail Richardson-Schulte,
based on the Governor General’s Award-winning picture book by Hamilton poet, JonArno Lawson.
This wordless book comes to life as the touching story is told with voice without words, string quartet, piano, electronics and on-screen illustrations. A premiere by Hamilton-based composer John Laing adds to this intriguing program of poetry and voice, while HPO Principal Flutist Leslie Newman performs Kaija Saariaho’s work for flute and electronics.
McMaster LiveLab (McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West)
80 seats available on a first come, first served basis.

Admission by donation. PWYC (pay what you can) at the door.


Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome


Saturday, June 4 at 2pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library and Dundurn Press
present the book launch for
Inside Hamilton Museums, by John Goddard.
Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd. 4th floor)
Free, everyone welcome.



 

May 2016

04/22/2016

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016   
10am-4pm

We round out the month of April by teaming up with our friends at Epic Books and the Hamilton Public Library
to take part in national Authors for Indies Day,
a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies)
by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day.
This event will include flash readings, prizes, book giveaways and more.
It's a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore. 
The theme for the day will be Hamilton Reads Hamilton.
Local authors spending time with us in Westdale include: Lawrence Hill (10-12); Gary Barwin (11-1); Ellen Jaffe (2-4); Bernadette Rule (10-12); Janet Turpin Myers (2-4); Brent van Staalduinen (12-2); Gillian Chan (10-12); Sally Cooper (2-4); Bonnie Lendrum (12-2)Miranda Hill (10-12), and maybe a surprise guest or two.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please visit here for more information & to see the authors appearing at Epic Books.


During the months of April- July
We
are happy to be partnering with the Palliative Care division of McMaster University,
Hamilton Public Library, and P.D. Dermody Funeral Homes
to present the second annual
Death: Something to Talk About reading initiative
The program will include book club discussion on the three featured books;
a Death Cafe; lectures; a film; and more.
Please visit our Something to Talk About page for full details.



Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 6:30pm
Former Hamiltonian, Robin Stevenson will be in town to promote her new book for young readers,
Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Education Centre, lobby (20 Education Court., Hamilton)
off Upper Wentworth, across from Limeridge Mall.
Free, everyone welcome.
Thank you to HWDSB for their generous support of this event.



Friday May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 2016
We will be on hand as McMaster University Department of English & Cultural Studies presents
History, Memory & Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference
featuring authors: Padma Viswanathan; Farzana Doctor;
Eisha Marjara and Renée Sarojini Saklikar
(175 Longwood 
Road South, Hamilton)
This conference is free to attend, but participants must register here.


Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2pm
We will be on hand for as McMaster University alumnus, Simon Choa-Johnston
returns to Hamilton for the release of his novel, House of Wives.
Shawn & Ed Brewing Company (65 Hatt St., Dundas)
Free, everyone welcome.



Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7pm
We are delighted to be taking part in a Westdale Poetry Night featuring
award-winning poet, Alexandra Oliver discussing her new book, Let the Empire Down with
Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan. The evening will also feature members of the Westdale SS slam poetry team
and a reading by Marc di Saverio  (Sanatorium Songs).
Westdale Secondary School 
(700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7pm
The Hamilton Author Series returns with
Diane Schoemperlen in Conversation
Diane will be in town to discuss her new memoir, This Is Not My Life.
She will be speaking with Humber College professor and avid reader, Wendy O'Brien.
Hamilton Central Library Auditorium (55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Tickets $10 (proceeds to the Short Works Prize)
This event is presented by Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library, HarperCollins Canada and Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine- in support of Hamilton's Short Works Prize.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30pm
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Philharmonic
Orchestra (HPO)
performs the premier of Sidewalk Flowers by
Abigail Richardson-Schulte,
based on the Governor General’s Award-winning picture book by Hamilton poet, JonArno Lawson.
This wordless book comes to life as the touching story is told with voice without words, string quartet, piano, electronics and on-screen illustrations. A premiere by Hamilton-based composer John Laing adds to this intriguing program of poetry and voice, while HPO Principal Flutist Leslie Newman performs Kaija Saariaho’s work for flute and electronics.
McMaster LiveLab (McMaster University, 1280 Main St. West)
80 seats available on a first come, first served basis.

Admission by donation. PWYC (pay what you can) at the door.


Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome



 

April 2016

03/28/2016

 



Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2pm
The Process Project wraps up with visual artist, Musician and writer,
Tor Lukasik-Foss.
Tor is a visual artist, a member of the band Tiny Bill Cody, and a frequent contributor to Hamilton Magazine. For more information about Tor please visit his website.
For our last installment of the inaugural Process Project, Tor arrives to get you thinking about what it means to be a multi-disciplinary artist. Tor will help you unearth the rhythms buried in your spoken language so you can construct a simple, usable performance-ready song. No one will be forced to sing; but some will be inspired to do so!

The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss. 
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25


Monday, April 4, 2016 at Noon
We are pleased to once again be on hand as Na'amat Hamilton presents their
31st Annual Celebrity Luncheon with award-winning author of Ru,
Kim Thúy
Adas Israel Congregation (125 Cline Street South, Hamilton)
Tickets: $25 adult / $22 students & seniors (available at the bookstore)
Ticket includes a light lunch.

For additional information please see here.


Sunday, April 3 to Sunday, April 10, 2016
We are delighted to be the official bookstore for Hamilton's annual gritLIT Festival
There is a stellar line-up of authors appearing this year including: Nino Ricci; Camilla Gibb; George Elliott Clarke; Terry Fallis; Anakana Schofield; Nasneen Sheikh; and more.
The festival will also feature collaborations with
LitLive
, the Hamilton Poetry Centre, and Steel City Stories.
gritLIT takes place at various venues, please see festival website for details.
Festival passes are available at the bookstore.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm
It gives us great pleasure to celebrate the debut adult fiction by
Hamilton author and renaissance man
Gary Barwin
.
Please join us as we toast Gary on the release of the much-anticipated Yiddish for Pirates.
Reception, book reading and music by special guest Tiny Bill Cody
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. For more information see here.



Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as the Canadian Federation of University Women Hamilton hosts their annual author evening,
in support of their local scholarship fund.
Special guest for the evening is Giller Prize finalist, Marina Endicott, reading from her latest novel Close to Hugh.
Hamilton Spectator Auditorium (44 Frid Street, Hamilton)
Tickets $15 (available at the bookstore or online from CFUW)



Saturday, April 16, 2016
Each year the Conference of Independent Teachers of English host the CITE Conference at a rotating campus. We are delighted to be invited back to host the pop-up bookstore at Royal St George's College. Guest authors at this year's conference are: Kenneth Goldsmith; Pasha Malla; and 2014 Governor General Literary Award winner, Michael Harris.
Royal St George's College (120 Howland Ave., Toronto)
For additional information, or to register please see the CITE website.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are very pleased to host an evening with local author and librarian,
Brent van Staalduinen
to celebrate the release of his debut novel, Saints, Unexpected.
Please join us for this exciting book launch reception.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7pm
Death: Something to Talk About, A Reading Initiative
returns for a second year.
Join us for the first event in the series,
a book club discussion of the Book Thief by Marcus Zusak.
Hamilton Central Library (4th floor, 55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
This book series is presented by McMaster University Palliative Care Department, Hamilton Public Library,
Bryan Prince Bookseller and
P.X. Dermody Funeral Homes.
For more information about the Death: Something To Talk About reading initiative,
or the books selected this year,  please see here.



Saturday, April 30, 2016    10am-4pm
We round out the month of April by teaming up with our friends at Epic Books and the Hamilton Public Library
to take part in national Authors for Indies Day.
Authors for Indies Day is a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day. When you visit an indie bookstore on AFI Day, you'll have the opportunity to meet local authors, have a chat and get book recommendations from them.
This event will include flash readings, prizes, book giveaways and more.
It's a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore. 
The theme for the day will be Hamilton Reads Hamilton.
Local authors spending time with us in Westdale include: Lawrence Hill (10-12); Gary Barwin (11-1); Ellen Jaffe (2-4); Bernadette Rule (10-12); Janet Turpin Myers (2-4); Brent van Staalduinen (12-2); Gillian Chan (10-12); Sally Cooper (2-4); Bonnie Lendrum (12-2);  Miranda Hill (10-12), and maybe a surprise guest or two.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016 (time tbc)
Former Hamiltonian, Robin Stevenson
will be in town to promote her new book for young readers,
Pride: Celebrating Diversity and Community.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
Education Centre, lobby (20 Education Court., Hamilton)
off Upper Wentworth, across from Limeridge Mall.
Free, everyone welcome.
Thank you to HWDSB for their generous support of this event.




Friday May 6 & Saturday, May 7, 2016
We will be on hand as McMaster University Department of English & Cultural Studies presents
History, Memory & Grief: A 30th Air India Anniversary Conference

featuring authors: Padma Viswanathan; Farzana Doctor;
Eisha Marjara and
Renée Sarojini Saklikar
(175 Longwood 
Road South, Hamilton)
This conference is free to attend, but participants must register by April 15 here.


Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 2pm
We will be on hand for as McMaster University alum, Simon Choa-Johnston
returns to Hamilton for the release of his novel, House of Wives.
Shawn & Ed Brewing Company (65 Hatt St., Dundas)
Free, everyone welcome.



Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 7pm
We will be at Westdale Secondary School as they host an evening of poetry. 
Award-winning poet, Alexandra Oliver will be discussing her new book, Let the Empire Down with
Hamilton poet, Amanda Jernigan. The evening will also feature members of the Westdale SS slam poetry team
and a reading by Marc di Saverio  (Sanatorium Songs).
Westdale Secondary School 
(700 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.



Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 7pm
The Hamilton Author Series returns with
Diane Schoemperlen in Conversation
Diane will be in town to discuss her new memoir, This Is Not My Life.
She will be speaking with Humber College professor and avid reader, Wendy O'Brien.
Hamilton Central Library Auditorium (55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Tickets $10 (proceeds to the Short Works Prize)
This event is presented by Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library, HarperCollins Canada and Hamilton Arts & Letters Magazine- in support of Hamilton's Short Works Prize.


Wednesday, May 25 at 7pm
We are happy to present our Authors After Hours event for the spring season.
Please join us as we host an evening with former Hamiltonian,
Lynda A. Archer, who will be here to celebrate the release of her debut novel, Tears in the Grass.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome



 

March 2016

03/09/2016

 


Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are delighted to be on hand as the McMaster University Outdoor Club and the Hamilton Conservation Authority present the full-length feature documentary,
Green Fire: Aldo Leopold Land Ethic for Our Time

as part of their Green Screen Film Fest.
Health Sciences Centre (Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1)
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street W. Hamilton

For additional information, or to register please visit the McMaster Outdoor Club website.



Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:00pm
We will be on hand as Hamilton Public Library celebrates
the launch of Necessary Risk, a new novel by local writer, Tara Wyatt.

Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.



Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2pm

The Process Project wraps up with visual artist, Musician and writer,
Tor Lukasik-Foss.
Tor is a visual artist, a member of the band Tiny Bill Cody, and a frequent contributor to Hamilton Magazine. For more information about Tor please visit his website.
The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss. 
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25


Monday, April 4, 2016 at Noon
We are pleased to once again be on hand as Na'amat Hamilton presents their
31st Annual Celebrity Luncheon with award-winning author of Ru,
Kim Thúy
Adas Israel Congregation (125 Cline Street South, Hamilton)
Tickets: $25 adult / $22 students & seniors (available at the bookstore)
Ticket includes a light lunch.

For additional information please see here.



Sunday, April 3 to Sunday, April 10, 2016
We are delighted to be the official bookstore for Hamilton's annual gritLIT Festival
There is a stellar line-up of authors appearing this year including: Nino Ricci; Camilla Gibb; George Elliott Clarke; Terry Fallis; Anakana Schofield; Nasneen Sheikh; and more.
The festival will also feature collaborations with
LitLive
, the Hamilton Poetry Centre, and Steel City Stories.
gritLIT takes place at various venues, please see festival website for details.
Festival passes are available at the bookstore.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm
It gives us great pleasure to celebrate the debut adult fiction by
Hamilton author and renaissance man
Gary Barwin
.
Please join us as we toast Gary on the release of the much-anticipated Yiddish for Pirates.
Reception, book reading and music by special guest Tiny Bill Cody
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. For more information see here.



Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as the Canadian Federation of University Women Hamilton hosts their annual author evening, in support of their local scholarship fund.
Special guest for the evening is Giller Prize finalist, Marina Endicott, reading from her latest novel Close to Hugh.
Hamilton Spectator Auditorium (44 Frid Street, Hamilton)
Tickets $15 (available at the bookstore or online from CFUW)



Saturday, April 16, 2016
Each year the Conference of Independent Teachers of English host the CITE Conference at a rotating campus. We are delighted to be invited back to host the pop-up bookstore at Royal St George's College. Guest authors at this year's conference are: Kenneth Goldsmith; Pasha Malla; and 2014 Governor General Literary Award winner, Michael Harris.
Royal St George's College (120 Howland Ave., Toronto)
For additional information, or to register please see the CITE website.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are very pleased to host an evening with local author and librarian,
Brent van Staalduinen
to celebrate the release of his debut novel, Saints, Unexpected.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. Please RSVP.



Saturday, April 30, 2016
We round out the month of April by teaming up with our friends at Epic Books and the Hamilton Public Library to take part in national Authors for Indies Day.
Authors for Indies Day is a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day. When you visit an indie bookstore on AFI Day, you'll have the opportunity to meet local authors,
have a chat and get book recommendations from them.
The event will include flash readings, prizes, book giveaways and more.
It's a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore. 
The theme for the day will be Hamilton Reads Hamilton.
Local authors spending time with us in Westdale include:
Lawrence Hill; Gary Barwin; Ellen Jaffe; Bernadette Rule; Janet Turpin Myers;
Brent van Staalduinen; Gillian Chan; Sally Cooper; and more.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


 

February 2016

02/08/2016

 


Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre will be in the bookstore to welcome their guest poet,
Cara-Lyn Morgan (What Became of My Grieving Ceremony),
The poetry reading will follow an open mic session.
For more information please visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street W., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome




Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2pm
The Process Project welcomes novelist, poet, filmmaker, director, actor, and professor,
Sky Gilbert
Sky is one of Canada's most controversial artistic forces. He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto and is the founder of Hammertheatre in Hamilton. He has written numerous novels and plays, as well as several films. For more information about Sky please visit his website.
The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss. 
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25
Visit the Process Project on Facebook



Monday, March 7, 2016 at 7:30pm

We are delighted to be participating in a fundraiser by for Syrian refugees in Hamilton.
The event is being organized by The Longer Table and will feature an evening of conversation with
local author, Lawrence Hill and Olympian Clara Hughes.
Lawrence Hill's latest book, The Illegal focuses on the topic of undocumented refugees and will be defended by
Clara Hughes during the upcoming Canada Reads on CBC.
Hillfield Strathallan College (299 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton)
Tickets: $35 adult/ $20 student & senior (available at the bookstore)
For more information see here.


Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are delighted to be on hand as the McMaster University Outdoor Club and the Hamilton Conservation Authority present the full-length feature documentary, Green Fire: Aldo Leopold Land Ethic for Our Time
as part of their Green Screen Film Fest.
Health Sciences Centre (Ewart Angus Centre, Room 1A1)
McMaster University, 1280 Main Street W. Hamilton

For additional information, or to register please visit the McMaster Outdoor Club website.



Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 2:00pm
We will be on hand as Hamilton Public Library celebrates
the launch of Necessary Risk, a new novel by local writer, Tara Wyatt.

Hamilton Central Library (55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.


Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2pm

The Process Project wraps up with visual artist, Musician and writer,
Tor Lukasik-Foss.
Tor is a visual artist, a member of the band Tiny Bill Cody, and a frequent contributor to Hamilton Magazine. For more information about Tor please visit his website.
The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss. 
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25
Visit the Process Project on  Facebook 


Monday, April 4, 2016 at Noon

We are pleased to once again be on hand as Na'amat Hamilton presents their
31st Annual Celebrity Luncheon with award-winning author of Ru,
Kim Thúy
Adas Israel Congregation (125 Cline Street South, Hamilton)
Tickets: $25 adult / $22 students & seniors (available at the bookstore)
Ticket includes a light lunch.

For additional information please see here.


Sunday, April 3 to Sunday, April 10, 2016
We are delighted to be the official bookstore for Hamilton's annual gritLIT Festival
There is a stellar line-up of authors appearing this year including: Nino Ricci; Camilla Gibb; George Elliott Clarke; Terry Fallis;
Anakana Schofield; Nasneen Sheikh; and more.
The festival will also feature collaborations with LitLive, the Hamilton Poetry Centre, and Steel City Stories.
gritLIT takes place at various venues, please see festival website for details.
Festival passes are available at the bookstore.


Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:00pm
It gives us great pleasure to celebrate a new novel by Hamilton author and
renaissance man Gary Barwin.
Please join us as we toast Gary on the release of the much-anticipated Yiddish for Pirates.
Gallery on the Bay (231 Bay Street North, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. Please RSVP.


Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as the Canadian Federation of University Women Hamilton hosts their annual author evening, in support of their local scholarship fund.
Special guest for the evening is Giller Prize finalist, Marina Endicott, reading from her latest novel Close to Hugh.
Hamilton Spectator Auditorium (44 Frid Street, Hamilton)
Tickets $15 (available at the bookstore or online from CFUW)



Saturday, April 16, 2016
Each year the Conference of Independent Teachers of English host the CITE Conference at a rotating campus. We are delighted to be invited back to host the pop-up bookstore at Royal St George's College. Guest authors at this year's conference are: Kenneth Goldsmith; Pasha Malla; and 2014 Governor General Literary Award winner, Michael Harris.
Royal St George's College (
120 Howland Ave., Toronto)
For additional information, or to register please see the CITE website.


Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00pm
We are very pleased to host an evening with local author and librarian,
Brent van Staalduinen
to celebrate the release of his debut novel, Saints Unexpected.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060) King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. Please RSVP.



Saturday, April 30, 2016
We round out the month of April by taking part in the national Authors for Indies Day.

Authors for Indies Day is a day when authors show their appreciation for Canadian independent bookstores (indies) by volunteering as guest booksellers for the day. When you visit an indie bookstore on AFI Day, you'll have the opportunity to meet local authors, have a chat and get book recommendations from them. You may buy a book or two, or just get to know your local bookstore better.  Authors are doing this to raise awareness of indie bookstores and how important they are to our communities, our reading lives, and our cultural well-being. It's a day to give some love to your local neighbourhood bookstore. 
Stay tuned for the list of authors who will be spending time with us in Westdale.
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.



 

January 2016

01/14/2016

 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre will be in the bookstore to welcome their first guest poet of 2016,
Robyn Sarah
recipient of the 2015 Governor General's Award for Poetry 
(My Shoes are Killing Me),
The poetry reading will follow an open mic session.
For more information please visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street W., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome


Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:30pm
We will be on hand as
gritLIT: Hamilton’s Readers and Writers Festival presents
In Conversation with Lawrence Hill
gritLIT is proud to present an intimate conversation with international award-winning author Lawrence Hill.
Join Hill as he discusses his latest book, The Illegal, his writing process
and the posthumous publication of his sister Karen Hill’s novel, Café Babanussa.
Hosted by CHCH’s Annette Hamm
.
Hamilton Waterfront Trust Centre Theatre (57 Discovery Drive)
Tickets:  Adults $20 (Click here to buy adult tickets)
Students/Seniors $15 (Click here to buy student/senior tickets)
This event is part of Hamilton Winterfest.


Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 2pm
The Process Project
welcomes a force-of nature: storyteller, theatre maverick and visual artist,
Lisa Pijuan Nomura.
 Find out how Lisa curates and transforms personal stories into successful one-woman theatre shows. Learn about the beautiful collisions between visual art-making and expert story-telling. Let Lisa guide you in a fun exercise of building a story from a random conversation about food.
For more information about Lisa, please visit her website.
 
The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss.
  Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W)
Tickets: $25
Visit the Process Project on  Facebook


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 7pm
We are excited to be participating in
The Walrus Talks Healthy Cities,
presented by McMaster University.
Guest speakers for the evening are:
Miranda Hill (author, Sleeping Funny)
Nick Saul (author, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community & Inspired a Movement)
Andre Picard (Globe & Mail)
Jennifer Heisz (McMaster Dept of Kinesiology)
Gerry Wright (McMaster Institute for Infectious Disease Research)
Santee Smith (Dancer/choreographer)
Tim Potocic (Supercrawl)
David Braley Health Sciences Centre (100 Main St. W. Hamilton)
Tickets $12 adults, $6 students.
To order tickets or for additional details, see here
.


Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre will be in the bookstore to welcome their guest poet,
Cara-Lyn Morgan,
The poetry reading will follow an open mic session.
For more information please visit the Hamilton Poetry Centre
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King Street W., Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome


Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2pm
The Process Project welcomes
novelist, poet, filmmaker, director, actor, and professor,
Sky Gilbert
Sky is one of Canada's most controversial artistic forces. He was the co-founder and Artistic Director of Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in Toronto and is the founder of Hammertheatre in Hamilton. He has written numerous novels and plays, as well as several films. For more information about Sky please visit his website.
The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss. 
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25
Visit the Process Project on Facebook



Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 2pm

The Process Project wraps up with visual artist, Musician and writer,
Tor Lukasik-Foss.
Tor is a visual artist, a member of the band Tiny Bill Cody, and a frequent contributor to Hamilton Magazine. For more information about Tor please visit his website.
The Process Project: It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop. And it’s for anyone interested in creativity and how art is made.
Curated and facilitated by Krista Foss. 
Bryan Prince Bookseller (1060 King St. W., Hamilton)
Tickets: $25
Visit the Process Project on  Facebook 


Monday, April 4, 2016 at Noon
We will be on hand as Na'amat Hamilton presents their
31st Annual Celebrity Luncheon with award-winning author of Ru,
Kim Thúy

Adas Israel Congregation (125 Cline Street South, Hamilton)
Tickets: $25 adult / $22 students & seniors (available at the bookstore)
Ticket includes a light lunch.

For additional information please see
here.

There are a lot of exciting events coming in April, including: the gritLIT Festival; a launch for the much-anticipated debut adult novel by Hamilton author, Gary Barwin; the annual author night fundraiser for CFUW with Marina Endicott; and more....watch for details.

 

November 2015

11/05/2015

 
Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library and
Penguin Random House Canada
are pleased to present
Hockey Night in Hamilton.
Please join us for a lively night of conversation about hockey with
authors and Sportsnet co-host,
Stephen Brunt (Leafs '65: The Lost Toronto Maple Leafs Photographs)
and author and Sportsnet Magazine writer,
Dan Robson (Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend)
Hamilton Central Library
(55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free. Registration required, see
here.


Thursday, November 19th at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes their final guest poet of the fall season,
Karen Enns (Ordinary Hours)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.

Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading.


Sunday, November 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
We will be on hand as the Westdale Children's School
presents "The Soul of Discipline",
a lecture by bestselling author, Kim John Payne (Simplicity Parenting)
St Cuthberts Church (2 Bond Street North, Hamilton)
For addition information, or to order tickets please see
here.


Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at 2:30pm

We will be on hand as the McMaster Laureates of Peace Lecture Series
presents "Conflicted? The World of War"
a lecture by Dr. Samantha Nutt,
Founder and Executive Director of War Child Canada and author of Damned Nations.
McMaster University, Convocation Hall
(1280 Main Street West, Hamilton).
For more information please see
here.
 

Sunday, December 6th at 2:00pm
The Process Project continues with special guest,
mural painter, Lester Coloma.
Please
join us to hear Lester discuss the inspiration and creative process of his art.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
$25


 
 
Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Penguin Random House Canada
and Academic Women's Success and Mentorship at McMaster University
present
Kirstine Stewart,
VP of Media at Twitter.
Ms Stewart will be in Hamilton to discuss her new memoir, Our Turn
and the important role of women in leadership.
McMaster University,
Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning (MDCL) Room 1102
(1280 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. 
Registration required. See here.


Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library welcomes
Miriam Toews,
author of the 2015 Hamilton Reads selection, All My Puny Sorrows.
Please see here for locations, times and additional details.


Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, IFOA Ontario, LitOnTour,
The Writers' Trust of Canada and Hillfield Strathallan College
are delighted to present
IFOA Hamilton
The 36th Annual International Festival of Authors
comes to town to celebrate the five books nominated for the
2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize:
Andre Alexis (Fifteen Dogs)
Elizabeth Hay (His Whole Life)
Pamela Mordecai (Red Jacket)
Russell Smith (Confidence) read by actor, John Fitzgerald Jay
John Vaillant (Jaguar's Children) read by a special guest
The Virtue-Fitzgerald Centre for the Arts
Hillfield Strathallan College
(299 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton)
Tickets: $15

Sunday, November 1st at 2:00pm
The Process Project continues with guests
Kerry Wade and Lynn Bebee.
Kerry and Lynn are fashion designers at Blackbird Studios on James St., North
and they will be sharing the story of the studio and how fashion gets created.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Tickets $25


Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library and
Penguin Random House Canada
are pleased to present
Hockey Night in Hamilton.
Please join us for a lively night of conversation about hockey with
authors and Sportsnet co-host,
Stephen Brunt (Leafs '65: The Lost Toronto Maple Leafs Photographs)
and author and Sportsnet Magazine writer,
Dan Robson (Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend)
Hamilton Central Library
(55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free. Registration required, see here.


Thursday, November 19th at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes their final guest poet of the fall season,
Karen Enns (Ordinary Hours)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading.


Sunday, December 6th at 2:00pm
The Process Project continues with special guest,
muralist, Lester Coloma.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
$25


 

October 2015

10/03/2015

 


Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 2pm-4pm
The Process Project begins.
It’s a conversation. It’s a workshop.
It’s an investigation of creativity  - and how art gets made.
Spend a Sunday afternoon interacting with a local filmmaker, fashion designing duo, visual artist, musician or writer and theatre maverick.  The space is intimate: Bryan Prince Bookseller. The audience is exclusive: seating is limited to 35. Who attends? You, if you’re interested in how creativity gets better with collaboration, cross-pollination; if you’re a practicing or beginning artist and want to hear from others who get work done and get it out there; if you’re looking for inspiration and motivation; or if you want to support and discover local artists.
The Process Project launches October 4th and runs until April. Six lectures in total.
Sunday, October 4 we launch the series with Hamilton filmmaker, Terrance Odette.
Terry will
discussing how his roots as a folk singer and operating room attendant led him to become
an award-winning director/writer.
Tickets: $25 ea, or purchase a season pass for $125 and save.
The Process Project is curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Visit the Facebook event page here.


Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at 6:30pm

Bryan Prince Bookseller is please to host an evening with former Hamilton residents, 
Mark Walma and Lynn Walma (Abigail at McAdam Railway Station).
The author and illustrator will be in town to discuss their historical children's book series and efforts to preserve a historic Railway Station in New Brunswick.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.



Thursday, October 15, 2015 at 7:00pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes their guest poet,
James Arthur (Charms Against Lightning)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading


Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 7:00pm

Bryan Prince Bookseller, Penguin Random House Canada
and Academic Women's Success and Mentorship at McMaster University
present
Kirstine Stewart,
VP of Media at Twitter Canada.
Ms Stewart will be in Hamilton to discuss her new memoir, Our Turn
and the important role of women in leadership.
McMaster University,
Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning (MDCL) Room 1102
(1280 Main Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome. 
Registration required. See here.


Friday, October 23rd & Saturday, October 24th
We will be on hand as the Hamilton Public Library welcomes
Miriam Toews,
author of the 2015 Hamilton Reads selection, All My Puny Sorrows.
Please see here for locations, times and additional details.


Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, IFOA Ontario, LitOnTour,
and Hillfield Strathallan College
are delighted to present
IFOA Hamilton
with the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize finalists:
Andre Alexis (Fifteen Dogs)
Elizabeth Hay (His Whole Life)
Pamela Mordecai (Red Jacket)
Russell Smith (Confidence)
John Valliant (Jaguar's Children)
The Virtue-Fitzgerald Centre for the Arts
Hillfield Strathallan College
(299 Fennell Ave. West, Hamilton)
Tickets: $15

Sunday, November 1st at 2:00pm

The Process Project continues with guests
Kerry Wade and Lynn Beebee.
Kerry and Lynn are fashion designers at Blackbird Studios and they will
be sharing the story of the studio and how fashion gets created.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
$25


Thursday, November 19th at 7:00pm
Bryan Prince Bookseller, Hamilton Public Library and
Penguin Random House Canada
are pleased to present
Hockey Night in Hamilton.
Please join us for a lively night of conversation about hockey with
authors and Sportsnet co-host,
Stephen Brunt (Leafs '65: The Lost Toronto Maple Leafs Photographs)
and author and Sportsnet Magazine writer,
Dan Robson (Quinn: The Life of a Hockey Legend)
Hamilton Central Library
(55 York Blvd., Hamilton)
Free. Registration required, see here.


Thursday, November 19th at 7:15pm
The Hamilton Poetry Centre welcomes their final guest poet of the fall season,
Karen Enns (Ordinary Hours)
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
Free, everyone welcome.
Please note: an open mic precedes the scheduled reading.


Sunday, December 6th at 2:00pm
The Process Project continues with special guest,
muralist, Lester Coloma.
Curated and emceed by Krista Foss.
Bryan Prince Bookseller
(1060 King Street West, Hamilton)
$25