Monday, October 13, 2008

Coles The Book People

When I taught first grade, we used the Open Court reading program. The grade one reader started like this: See, See me, See me eat, See me eat meat. Obviously not a literary masterpiece, but beginning readers could easily sound out the words and experience immediate success. Several books later, poetry was introduced. One poem I remember went something like this:

Rainy day, shady and gray.
Time to read and dream
And wait for the clouds
To be blown away.
Today's rainy. As I sit in my Powell River condo, nearby Harwood Island fades in and out of the wet gray sky. The approaching ferry is like a ghost ship breaking through the gloom. It's time to curl up with a book and read away the hours. There's lots of good places in Powell River for books. Today I'd like to highlight Coles The Book People.

Coles Bookstore is located in the Town Centre Mall near Overwaite. Corrine, the manager, and her friendly staff help customers find just the right title. If she doesn't have it, she'll order it for you.

Corrine is a great friend to local authors. All six of Wayne's Coastal BC Stories books are prominently displayed on her "Local Interest" shelves. Corrine has also hosted several book launches and slide show presentations to help promote our books.

So, if you are looking for a good read, head on over to Coles. If you're a local author, see Corrine about including your book on her shelves. -- Margy


  1. Anonymous5:16 PM

    Village Books here in Bellingham is one of my favorite places to go for a quiet afternoon. All six of Waynes books are the best. I am waiting for the next one to come out so I can travel the Sunshine Coast.

  2. I love book stores! and reading on a rainy day is heaven for me!

  3. I remember that poem very well when I was in first grade. It came from a thin (blue) workbook that contained worksheets and poems. It went like this:

    Rainy day
    Shady and gray
    Time to stay home and read and dream.
    And wait for the rain to be blown away.

    Another poem from that same text book went like this:

    By boat
    By plane
    By a speedy train
    Home to me.

    I sure wish I could find that old workbook from first grade.


We welcome your comments and questions. - Wayne and Margy