Thursday, December 3, 2009

2010 Heritage Calendars Now Available!

Our heritage calendars make unique Christmas gifts! We have two new calendars for 2010: Hamilton Heritage Calendar and Beach Heritage Calendar. Please visit our website ( for more information or to purchase your calendar!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

More of First Here!

Our newest book, More of First Here, edited by Margaret Houghton, will be released in the next few weeks! This book is the second in the First Here series, following last years successful First Here.

Information on its availability in stores and from our website will be posted here!

Also, details about the upcoming Book Launch for More of First Here will available soon!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mother's Day & Father's Day Sale!

In celebration of Mother's Day & Father's Day, we will be having a sale! From May 1 - June 21, 2009, books in our 'Prints Series' will be reduced 50% from our original prices! There are 15 books to choose from in this series including: Prints Along the Beach, Prints of the Steel City, Prints of Oakville and Memories of Burlington. These books make great gifts!

Please visit our website at

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Brant Inn Memories - chapter excerpt

Distinctive Lombardo sound meant money in the bank

Old acquaintances were rarely forgotten whenever Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians played the Brant Inn.

Quite simply, the Lombardo orchestra was the Brant's most popular attraction, appearing nine times between 1952 and 1961, usually for four nights on each visit.

Call their music "schmaltzy", call it "cornball", call it "Mickey Mouse", but the fact remained that the distinctive Lombardo sound meant money in the bank.

"It was nothing in the early years to take in $25,000 in four days for the Lombardos. And that was just from tickets", Brant Inn owner John Murray Anderson said on his retirement in 1964. In return, the most the nightclub paid the band was $11,000 for five nights in 1960.

The Lombardo secret was basic: give the public what it wants - familiar melodies played at a danceable tempo. Or as the band's slogan put it: The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven.

To buy Brant Inn Memories, please visit our website at

Monday, March 23, 2009


All of our books listed on our website ( will be a minimum of 30% off until June 1, 2009! Please take advantage of these savings!

Monday, February 2, 2009

January Sale - Now February Sale!

To thank our customers for their loyal support of our books, our January Sale has been extended through the month of February! Please see for more information.

Friday, January 2, 2009

January Sale!

Please visit our online store at for a whole month of savings! For the entire month of January 2009, buy any book from our 'Local History Books' section and save 30%. These savings will include our most recent books - 'Images of Burlington' and 'First Here', as well as the popular 'Vanished Hamilton' series and 'Brant Inn Memories'.