Welcome To Westminster Books
We are New Brunswick's Favourite Bookseller! For over 35 years we have been located as an independent bookstore in beautiful downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. Here you can find out about us, our products and services, how to order books from us, what's happening at our store and more. Please look around and if there is anything we can help you with, just let us know: our contact information is always on the right, as is a link to the contact form.
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|I Am Malala the Girl Who Was Shot by the Taliban|
|How the Light Gets In|
|Orr My Story|
|Son of a Certain Woman, The|
Swamp WaterIn 2004, Robert Munsch was in Fredericton, NB, to do a storytelling show. He was having lunch at the Lord Beaverbrook hotel, across the street from the theatre. At the restaurant, he noticed two things — that there were ducks in the river right outside the hotel, and that there was a little girl having a Fancy Restaurant Lunch with her grandma. The girl had a copy of one of his books, so he went over and signed it. Later he came up with this story.
Pond HockeyPond hockey has experienced a resurgence in the past decade, and this book evokes a feeling of nostalgia skilfully blended with a magical story of one man's life journey. The healing power of the game intertwines with real stories about real games on the icy ponds of our youth.
Minister Without PortfolioHenry Hayward is a drowning man. With a soured long-term romance finally at an end, no family, and no refuge to be had in work, he progressively spends his days in the solace of alcohol and his nights with a series of interchangeable partners. In a quest to simultaneously recover from unrequited love and to find meaning in what is becoming an increasingly emotionally arid life, Henry travels to Afghanistan as an army-affiliated contractor.
Steam Train Dream TrainThe team behind the #1 New York Times bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site returns with another fabulous book for bedtime! The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts!
Night Before Christmas, theBARBARA REID is a critically acclaimed Canadian author and illustrator, well known to children, parents, and teachers alike for her timeless stories and vibrant Plasticine illustrations. Barb has received every major Canadian children's book award, including the Governor General's Award. She received the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and was named to the Order of Ontario in 2012, and to the Order of Canada in 2013.
Christopher PrattChristopher Pratt is one of Canada's most prominent painters and printmakers. The intense realism of Christopher Pratt's art is, at first glance, deceptively simple. But behind the recognizable images lie deeper meanings. Pratt's search for a reality that is magical and mysterious gives his work its uncanny and haunting qualities.
Up the CreekThe bear, the moose and the beaver are the best of friends, even though they often disagree. On a canoe trip, the trio’s squabbling leads them into rough waters. Can they agree on a plan before it’s too late? Nicholas Oldland earned a degree in fine arts at Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, and enjoyed success as a commercial artist and filmmaker before taking up the role of creative director at Hatley, a popular apparel company. Big Bear Hug is his first picture book.
Mary PrattThis major book on her work, the first in almost twenty years, features five major essays by columnist and art critic Sarah Milroy, Catharine Mastin of the Art Gallery of Windsor, Mireille Eagan and Caroline Stone of The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Ray Cronin and Sarah Fillmore of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, and as well as seventy-five colour reproductions of Pratt’s most renowned work, a chronology of her career, and a selected list of group and solo exhibition.
War That Ended Peace, TheBeginning in the early nineteenth century and ending with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, award-winning historian Margaret Macmillan uncovers the huge political and technological changes, national decisions, and just as important, the small moments of human muddle and weakness that led Europe from peace to disaster. This masterful exploration of how Europe chose its path towards war will change and enrich how we see this defining moment in history.
Beatles at the BBC the Archives 1962-1970A carefully curated collection of the surviving transcripts of the Beatles’ appearances on BBC Radio and Television from 1962 to 1970, featuring commentary from author and Beatles expert Kevin Howlett and rare photographs and memorabilia from the BBC.
Chris Hadfield Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, AnAstronaut training turns popular wisdom about how to be successful on its head. Instead of visualizing victory, astronauts prepare for the worst; always sweat the small stuff; and do care what others think. Along the way, he shares exhilarating experiences, and challenges, from his 144 days on the ISS, and provides an unforgettable answer to his most-asked question: What’s it really like in outer space?
AllegiantWhat if your whole world was a lie? What if a single revelation—like a single choice—changed everything? What if love and loyalty made you do things you never expected? The explosive conclusion to Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy reveals the secrets of the dystopian world that has captivated millions of readers in Divergent and Insurgent.
Back to Basics 100 Simple Classic Recipes with a TwistChef Michael goes back to basics—with a twist! Back to Basics features 100 simple and delicious classic recipes, ingredients, and cooking techniques. And in every recipe, Chef Michael shows how easy it is to add a twist or two to your cooking. You’ll never get stuck making a dish just one way!
Freeman Patterson: Embracing CreationThis major retrospective exhibition of the life and work of Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson explores the artist’s extraordinary creative vision over a lifetime. Freeman Patterson is one of Canada’s most distinguished photographers of the natural world. His photographs of sensual landscapes, vibrant slashes of wildflowers, and spectral images of human habitation invariably evoke highly personal responses from viewers.
Keon and Me My Search for the Lost Soul of the LeafsHockey is the lens through which we see our lives—how we measure right and wrong, how we understand our hopes and fears. So it was for Dave Bidini in 1974, the last year Dave Keon played in Toronto. In a new grade in a new school, Bidini found himself the victim of a bully—a depredation he could understand only by thinking about what the Leafs dauntless captain went through game after game.
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