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Talk Like A Pirate Day Photo Gallery

Posted on September 21st, 2015 by pajamapress

A vast  crew of pirates descended on Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day with Kari-Lynn Winters, author of Bad Pirate. Special thanks to our mateys at Ella Minnow and at The Beaches Bake Shop and Café, who donated some tasty provisions for the day.

Captain Barnacle sizes up Captain Kari-Lynn   Arrr, he be takin' a captive!    Mateys Getting ready fer a pirate speech sound-off    Arrr, they be the terrors of the sea and no mistake    Preparin' fer the pirate parade   Special thanks to The Beaches Bake Shop & Café for donating some tasty provisions!    The Ella Minnow crew (Rose, Heather, and Yvette) with Kari-Lynn


Mind how ye go, Dean Griffiths—this artistic sea pup may just commandeer yer illustration gig! Fer some pirates, the pen be mightier than the sword. What be this sea pup up to? Puttin' the "Jolly" in "Jolly Roger" A young scab an' his sword Piracy be great fun fer the whole family! Like Captain Barnacle Garrick, this father be mighty proud of his pirate child. Best keep a weather eye out fer this fierce buccaneer! This young pirate charmed the hearts of even the saltiest of sea dogs Walk the plank! Kari-Lynn Winters signs copies of Bad Pirate Families face off in translating some tricky piratical language Bookstore dog Finn mans the front door

Indies First

Posted on November 29th, 2013 by pajamapress

Saturday November 30th is the annual celebration of Indies First, a movement started by Sherman Alexie to have authors and illustrators support independent bookstores by hand-selling books for the day. Hundreds of bookstores and authors have participated in this event since its inception.

This year marks the first time Canadian independent bookstores are getting involved. Pajama Press is lucky enough to have three of our own taking part:

Stephanie McLellan, author of Hoogie in the Middle and Tweezle into Everything

Tara Anderson, illustrator of Nat the Cat Can Sleep Like That

Sue Macleod, author of Namesake

They will be at Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore on Saturday between 11am and 3pm.

Drop by to ask them for a recommendation of their favourite children’s book. And while you’re at it, you can also pick up a copy of one of their books. It’s all to help support the wonderful independent bookstores.

The Canadian Booksellers Association is planning to make the event even bigger next year. And we’re really looking forward to it!