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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|Chris Hadfield Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth, An|
|The Third Rail|
|House of Hades|
Son of a Certain Woman, TheFrom one of Canada’s most acclaimed, beloved storytellers: The Son of a Certain Woman is Wayne Johnston’s funniest, sexiest novel yet, controversial in its issues, wise, generous and then some in its depiction of humanity.
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.
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.
Orr My StoryOne of the greatest sports figures of all time at last breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself. Number 4. It is just about the most common number in hockey, but invoke that number and you can only be talking about one player -- the man often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game: Bobby Orr.
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.
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.
How the Light Gets InThere is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in." --"Leonard Cohen Christmas is approaching, and in Quebec its a time of dazzling snowfalls, bright lights, and gatherings with friends in front of blazing hearths. But shadows are falling on the usually festive season for Chief Inspector Armand Gamache.
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!
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.
I Am Malala the Girl Who Was Shot by the TalibanThe world is entranced by the story of the 15-year-old girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban because she wished to go to school. Flown over to Birmingham for emergency surgery, she has emerged as an elegant and brave spokesgirl for a better future, to the extent that she almost won the Nobel peace prize and has become a sought-after speaker. This book should inspire the world over.
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