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Canadian Independent Bookstore Day is a day to celebrate the amazing independent bookstores in communities across Canada that develop and maintain a thriving book industry across the country. It is a day to go out into your community and enjoy the unique intersection of art, culture, business and opportunity that bookstores provide. Thanks to your participation, this event can continue to grow and thrive in the years to come. The purpose of Canadian Independent Bookstore Day is to show off the unique community spaces that bookstores create.

Visit Kent Bookstore on April 28 11:00 am to 4:00pm , Play bookstore Bingo for an ultimate chance to win $1000.00 worth of books, there will be door prizes, treats, Authors and lots of bargains!

Author line up:  Shayne Randall  will be here at 11 am
                             Catherine Cerveny will be here at 1 pm
                             Geoff Taylor  will be here at 2 pm


Shayne Randall is an athlete and entrepreneur who began his writing career in 1956 at age fourteen interviewing the likes of boxer George Chuvalo , pitcher Lynn Covenguth, and CFLer Sam,“The Rifle” Etchevery for his school paper, De Le Salle’s ‘The Oak Leaves’. Under the tutelege of Canadian poet Nathaniel Benson he was editor of the Winston Churchill C.I. yearbook in both 1959 and 1960. As the 1960’s began so did a foray into the business world, owning and operating several successful companies over the next 50 years, putting his writing career on the back-burner. In the early 1980’s he returned to sports journalism, writing columns for the Peterborough Common Press and op-ed pieces in the Peterborough Examiner. In 1983 he published “The Windmill Pitch” written by Clair Leahy and in 2013 co-wrote “So You Want To Own A Subway Franchise?”, a cautionary tale about the QSR industry. Shayne Randall has seven children and he and his wife Beverly reside in Peterborough,Ontario. He is the oldest of Ken Randall’s fourteen grandchildren.

In his Book The Pepper Kid  History comes to life in this sweeping saga about the first captain of Toronto’s original NHL team. Ken Randall’s journey begins in the days of pro hockey’s infancy as he toiled in over 100 arenas that no longer exist, won two Stanley Cups, and played with and against the early icons of the sport. You’ll meet all the characters that wove the game, highlighted by family anecdotes that will surprise you.

Catherine Cerveny was born in Peterborough, Ontario. She'd always planned to move away to the big city but the small town life got its hooks in her and that's where she still resides today. Catherine is a huge fan of romance and science fiction and wishes the two genres would cross paths more often.  

 “Cerveny’s trillogy blends steamy sci-fi with breathless intrigue and action, all set on a far-future Earth that’s equal parts fascinating and terrifying.” —Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger and Breath of Earth
Year 2950. Humanity has survived devastating climate shifts and four world wars, coming out stronger and smarter than ever. Incredible technology is available to all, and enhancements to appearance, intelligence, and physical ability are commonplace. 

In this future, Felicia Sevigny has built her fame reading the fortunes of others.

Alexei Petriv, the most dangerous man in the TriSystem, will trust only Felicia to read his cards. But the cards foretell something darker than either of them could ever have imagined. A destiny that pits them against an all-knowing government, almost superhuman criminals, and something from Felicia’s past that she could never have predicted, but that could be the key to saving — or destroying — them all.

Geoff Taylor has been telling stories and paddling Algonquin Park for over fifty years. He is a stay-at-home defenceman and a proud dad who grows garlic and plays sloppy mandolin. Geoff lives in Millbrook, Ontario. This is his first novel.

Two veteran guides are fishing on an Algonquin summer morning when they pull Tom Thomson’s waterlogged corpse from Canoe Lake. Taking him to a remote island, they stand vigil over their friend around the clock. The events of the next twenty-four hours have fuelled the speculation and intrigue surrounding Tom’s life and untimely demise for more than a century.

“No one owns the Tom Thomson story. Nor does anyone truly know what happened among the several intertwined mysteries. I like to think the mystery is Canada’s to play with and be forever entertained. Geoff Taylor’s Tom Thomson’s Last Bonfire is a welcome new addition to the family of Tom mysteries. It’s a fine read that raised some intriguing possibilities.”
Roy MacGregor

“A great read to pull out of a canoe pack.”
Kevin Callan (a.k.a. The Happy Camper)