Throughout 2014, Laughing Oyster Bookshop in downtown Courtenay celebrated its 40th year in business with a unique twist: every month, patrons voted for their favourite book titles on ballots that featured bestsellers from 1974 to now.
At last the time has arrived for the grand prize draw, when one very lucky reader will win all 40 of the past 40 years’ top favourite books, as voted by local shoppers. Laughing Oyster owner Evelyn Gillespie will draw the grand prize winner in store on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m.
During the much-anticipated event, local artist and illustrator Joe Ziner will also be in store to sign copies of the new children’s book, I Know A Crow, written by Vancouver Island author Margo McLoughlin.
Laughing Oyster invites you to meet local artist Ziner on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 12-4 p.m. Door prizes will be drawn throughout the day and the winner of the 40 Years Of 40 Books contest will be announced at 2 p.m. A complimentary sparkling drink of Magick Mead from Hornby Island’s Middle Mountain Mead and seasonal sweets will toast the occasion.