It’s our Back to School Sale!

Whether you have a kid in school, or are a student or teacher yourself, we’ve got something for you. This week and next, until we close Saturday, September 16th, all kids and teen books are 20% off, as are all teacher resources. Come check them out!

Purse sale!

If you’ve been eyeing one of our purses, now’s the time to treat yourself. All our purses are 20% off for the month of December. Come check them out!


Back to School Sale

School starts in just a few days, and you know what that means… Sale!

Come check out our selection of kids books and teacher resources, which are all 20% off from today, August 29th to September 10th. The sale includes all kids books, from board books to teens and both fiction and non-fiction, as well as all our teacher resources. Stock up while they’re on sale!

back to school books

It’s Spring! Time for a sale!

Spring is a time of new beginnings, but for some of us, it’s also time to start looking at all the lovely light summer shawls, short sleeve tops, or even skirts for some lighter spring and summer knitting. We’ve got just the thing – all our yarns are now 20% off from today to April 30th. The sale even extends to include all the yarn that was already on sale, as well as all the local and handspun yarn we have in stock. Find your perfect spring project and come check us out for some yarn!

Do You Like Live Music?

Tonight is the second of the Home Routes Concerts being held at Faking Sanity this year, featuring Russ Kelley, a singer/songwriter from the Ottawa area. Come buy your tickets before we close at 6 pm for $17 (cash only), or buy your tickets at the door tonight for $20.

Russ has spent his life in music, as a performer, as a songwriter, and as the Head of the Music Section for the Canada Council of the Arts. He is now preparing to record another set of original songs called In Plain Sight.

Come check him out tonight. It’s sure to be a great show!

Photo by Ben Welland.

Photo by Ben Welland.

5 YEARS!!!

It feels like we just opened, and yet this week is our 5th anniversary. We’ve come a long way.

We had 4,914 books entered into our inventory the day we opened; we’ve entered 60,028 since then, and have 24,291 in stock right now. We also expanded our offerings to include knitting and crochet tools, yarn, knitting bags and a few other gifty things, like bags and wallets, tea and coffee presses, hand made local pottery, jewellery, soap and hand knits.

We’ve had about 20 artists displaying their work here over the past 5 years, hosted a half dozen concerts, and 40 coffee houses. We’ve also offered a dozen knitting classes, and countless knit nights over that time.

The ride has been a little crazy, a little exhausting, and a lot of fun, and we wouldn’t be here, celebrating our 5th anniversary without all of you. Thank you to each and every one of you who has supported us over these past 5 years, and helped and encouraged us along the way.

As a small token of our appreciation, we will be holding an anniversary sale this week from today, September 21st, to Saturday, September 26th – 20% off all books and yarn (including books and yarn already on sale).


Have you always wanted to learn how to knit socks?

We will be offering a sock knitting workshop on Sunday, November 9th. To take part in the class, you must already be comfortable knitting in the round (on double-pointed needles, 2 circulars, or magic loop).

– The cost is $35 (including taxes) for a 4-hour workshop, covering all the skills needed to knit your own lovely handknit socks.
– Bring your own worsted or bulky, smooth, plied yarn (no singles, fuzzy, novelty/eyelash yarn, etc), and needles of the appropriate size to knit in the round in the method you find most comfortable (double-pointed needles, 2 circulars, or 1 long circular for magic loop).

Call for details and/or to register.

We want new yarn…

… so you can get some of our older stock at a discount! Our Austermann Step, Tofutsies, Allhemp6 and Baby Alpaca Lace are all on a 20% off clearance sale. Happy hunting!

Twin Peaks / Tall Cans in Concert!

Yes, you heard right, we’re hosting another concert this month. Join Twin Peaks and fellow music act Tall Cans on Saturday, June 22nd. Many of you have heard these guys play in Dawson, so come show your support for these talented musicians. Let’s fill the place! Doors open at 6:30 and the show starts at 7:00. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Eventful day!

Yesterday was indeed an eventful day for us!

We started off the day with a class of 30 kids coming in to check out our cookies and bookstore. It was kind of fun seeing the place full of new people who didn’t know we were here before, and some of them had great questions for us.

Then, we carried on with our regular lunch, but in the afternoon, we started moving furniture to prepare for a sound check, and then a concert in the evening. If you weren’t here, you missed a great show. Sean’s music is incredible – sometimes moving and at other times, incredibly funny. I have to admit that I didn’t know his music before we booked his show, but I can see why he’s won so many awards. It was great!


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