For almost half a century, A Different Drummer Books has been in business servicing the thriving Burlington community.

The fact that this bookshop has such a loyal following is understandable. Today, moms and dads bring their kids, remembering when they themselves were brought as children, to this converted 3-story Victorian house to feast on books of all kinds, for all ages and tastes.

Part of the store’s success is due to the community spirit of long-time manager Ian, who is appreciated by not only local residents but also those of us who come from further afield. For example, when I mentioned to Ian that profits from my new memoir, Rag Dolls and Rage, will be donated to SAVIS of Halton for their outreach programs, he immediately offered to lower his store commission in order to help increase donations. He knew of SAVIS and was glad to help out.

The launch of Rag Dolls and Rage is on Thursday, September 12th at 7pm. You are invited to come hear me talk about my memoir, read from it and sign books. If it’s your first time, the address for A Different Drummer Books is 513 Locust Street, just west of Brant Street. Parking is available. There will be refreshments and camaraderie. Come on over : – )

Sheila E. Tucker