Join us for a thought-provoking evening with Jeff Rubin
in conversation with CBC's Gregor Craigie, as he presents The Carbon Bubble
Tuesday June 16th from 7:30pm (doors at 7:00)
Alix Goolden Hall, 907 Pandora Ave
Tickets $10 from Munro's Books
For the first time at book length, bestselling author and economist Jeff Rubin addresses Canada's national economic future--and the financial security of all Canadians.
Since 2006 and the election of the 1st Harper government, the vision of Canada's future as an energy superpower has driven the political agenda, as well as the fast-paced development of Alberta's oil sands and the push for more pipelines across the country to bring that bitumen to market. Anyone who objects is labeled a dreamer, or worse--an environmentalist: someone who puts the health of the planet ahead of the economic survival of their neighbours. In
The Carbon Bubble, Jeff Rubin compellingly shows how Harper's economic vision for the country is dead wrong, and argues that there is a lifeline to a better future. The very climate change that will leave much of the country's carbon unburnable could at the same time make some of Canada's other resource assets more valuable: our water and our land. In tomorrow's economy, he argues, Canada won't be an energy superpower, but it has the makings of one of the world's great breadbaskets. And in the global climate that the world's carbon emissions are inexorably creating, food will soon be a lot more valuable than oil.
Munro's Price $32.00
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Join us for an evening with David Downie
A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light
Saturday June 20th at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm)
Free at Munro’s
A unique combination of memoir, history, and travelogue, this is author David Downie's irreverent quest to uncover why Paris is the world's most romantic city - and has been for over 150 years.
Abounding in secluded, atmospheric parks, artists' studios, cafes, restaurants and streets little changed since the 1800s, Paris exudes romance. The art and architecture, the cityscape, riverbanks, and the unparalleled quality of daily life are part of the equation.
But the city's allure derives equally from hidden sources: querulous inhabitants, a bizarre culture of heroic negativity, and a rich historical past supplying enigmas, pleasures and challenges. Rarely do visitors suspect the glamor and chic and the carefree atmosphere of the City of Light grew from and still feed off the dark fountainheads of riot, rebellion, mayhem and melancholy - and the subversive literature, art and music of the Romantic Age.
Weaving together his own with the lives and loves of Victor Hugo, Georges Sand, Charles Baudelaire, Balzac, Nadar and other great Romantics Downie delights in the city's secular romantic pilgrimage sites asking, why Paris, not Venice or Rome - the tap root of "romance" - or Berlin, Vienna and London - where the earliest Romantics built castles-in-the-air and sang odes to nightingales? Read A Passion for Paris: Romanticism and Romance in the City of Light and find out.
Munro's Price $31.50
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We are very proud of the wonderful events we have hosted in the past, and
we continue to receive wonderful visiting authors on their book tours
and speaking engagements. Past events have included Bill Bryson, Mary
Lawson, Ian Rankin, Louis de Bernières and Will Ferguson.