July 6, 2011

Resting Our Wings

The Dragon is resting its wings but follow us on Facebook and Twitter where we will continue to recommend great books!

May 19, 2011


It is with heartfelt regret, that we announce today The Flying Dragon Bookshop will be closing its doors on June 30, 2011.

We have in recent months explored opportunities to embrace the technological advances that have presented themselves with such rapidity in our industry.  But at the end of the day we realized that for us, it was all about the books and the tactile, sensory experience they provide. 

It is bittersweet that we have just received the 2011 Libris Award for ‘Specialty Bookseller of the Year’ from the Canadian Booksellers Association.

While we can’t imagine not being able to walk into the magical world of The Flying Dragon on a daily basis, we know that our futures hold wondrous adventures and we wish the same for all our loyal customers and our colleagues in the publishing industry.

We want to end the way we started, by talking about the books with you, our fellow booklovers.  Please join us for Nina’s Summer Reads on Friday, May 27th at 9:30am.

We invite all our Flying Dragon friends, customers and colleagues to celebrate our wonderful collection of books that have been so lovingly chosen. 

Until June 30th, in appreciation, we will be offering our collection at 20% off.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
~ A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)

May 10, 2011

The Rainbabies

There is a feel of rain in the air tonight. It reminds me of The Rainbabies by Laura Krauss Melmed, and of the couple that discovered a dozen shimmering drops of water, each holding a tiny baby on a moonlit night. This classic story is beautifully illustrated by Jim LaMarche and one that often slides off my shelf on a night when the moonbeams dance through the window.

For more of Jim's illustrations visit Surlalune Fairy Tales.

January 25, 2011

Is This Jennifer Donnelly?

Is this Jennifer Donnelly? No, this is Vikki VanSickle, author of Words That Start With B and the manager of the Flying Dragon.

Is this the real Jennifer Donnelly? No, this is Patti, CFO of the Dragon and queen of everything in her realm.

Is this the real Jennifer Donnelly? No, this is Moi, Cath Francis, co-owner of the Dragon.

Is this the real Jennifer Donnelly? No, this is Nina McCreath, my partner at the Dragon.

Is this the real Jennifer Donnelly? YES! 
The Guardian says "This rich and ambitious young adult novel is told in the wry voice of a privileged and troubled Brooklyn teenager who is barely coping with the harsh cards life has dealt her family. Set principally in Paris, Revolution straddles, and at times connects, two stories and two times: the present day and the mid-1790s..."
Read Shelf Elf's review of Revolution and enjoy her interview with Jennifer.

December 17, 2010

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

London Snow

When men were all asleep the snow came flying,
In large white flakes falling on the city brown,
Stealthily and perpetually settling and loosely lying,
Hushing the latest traffic of the drowsy town;
Deadening, muffling, stifling its murmurs failing;
Lazily and incessantly floating down and down:
Silently sifting and veiling road, roof and railing;
Hiding difference, making unevenness even,
Into angles and crevices softly drifting and sailing.

Savor the rest of the poem by Robert Bridges at the Poetry Foundation.

November 25, 2010

In Our Window - Celebrate the Season

"On the night you were born,
the moon shone with such wonder
that the stars peeked in
to see you
and the night wind whispered,
'Life will never be the same.'

Because there had never been
anyone like you...
ever in the world."

Leaf's Lament

The Leaf's Lament
by Andrew Fusek Peters

Said the leaf to the sky,
I would learn to how to fly,
But I'm shaking like a leaf do I dare?

Listen to a recording and read more