Go for a walk and read a good book

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On a cold winter day, there’s often nothing better than curling up with a good book - especially a Canadian book. Feb. 17 was “I Read Canadian Day,” a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people.

In honour of the occasion, and to encourage the reading of Canadian books, Shelley Macbeth, owner of Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge, has organised what she is calling “Story Walk Down Brock.”

Select stores along Uxbridge’s main street have large print outs of pages from the Canadian book, My Winter City, by James Gladstone, a story which lends itself nicely to a walk down the street looking in the shops.

“The interior spreads are in different store's windows and people can walk down Brock Street reading the story. The stunning conclusion is, of course, at Blue Heron!” teases Macbeth.

To read the story, start at Edward Jones and work your way towards Toronto St. Skip over Blue Heron Books to the Tin restaurant, and then double back for the conclusion at Blue Heron Books.

The Story Walk Down Brock will be on display until this Sunday (Feb. 21).

Justyne Edgell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Uxbridge Cosmos