Saturday, December 29, 2012

Archive CD Books (Canada) SALE!

I have just received a notice from Archive CD Books (Canada) that they are offering almost ALL of our CANADIAN topic books on CD at a discount for a limited time. And the sale prices are shown on each product - just above the "Regular Price" - so you can see your savings.

They give examples -

Gazetteer and Business Directory, Canada 1930, Cat.No. CA0035

ON SALE FOR: $18.75, Regular Price: $37.50

Commemorative Biographical Record of the County of York, Ontario - 1907 Cat.No. CA0254

ON SALE FOR: $13.13, Regular Price: $26.25

British Columbia from the Earliest Times to the Present, Historical & Biographical. 4 Vol. set. Cat.No. CA0361-S

ON SALE FOR: $24.50, Regular Price: $49.00

You are reminded that this sale won't last forever, so act now and you won't be disappointed.

Don't forget that they already give you free shipping if you live in Canada (flat rate elsewhere)

Sale prices are shown in the regular locations in the catalogue on each product on sale. To help you see ALL of the products on offer we have added a special "SALE" category in our online catalogue, and you can go straight there using this link

You are reminded that because of the complexity, and illogicality, of Canada Post's overseas shipping rates we check and, if possible, reduce our overseas rates for multiple purchases - we try to give you our best prices. Any shipping overcharge will be rebated on your credit card.

And while you are there on the website, you can subscribe to their very informative newsletter by subscribing to

FREE Access Ends Tonight!

The other day I posted about the free access at Well, that free access ends tonight at midnight – December 29!

By taking advantage of this free access, you can explore their newest, as well as their most popular collections from Canada, the U.S., UK and around the world!

To go to the site for more information, go to

Saltwater Heritage: The History and Conservation of Our Coastal Architecture:

The Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation, in association with Beaconsfield Historic House, in Charlottetown, PEI, invites you to join them for the annual January lecture series. The theme for 2013 is Saltwater Heritage: The History and Conservation of Our Coastal Architecture.

The Institute has assembled a group of specialists to explore stories of the connections with Prince Edward Island shores.

January 7, 2013 – “Weeping Saltwater Tears: Charlottetown’s Disappearing Maritime Heritage” by Harry Holman. He is a sailor and former Provincial Archivist, and the Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries, and he will draw on is extensive knowledge of the local waters and present an illustrated lecture using historical and contemporary images to reveal the changes to waterfront and maritime architecture and institutions.

January 14, 2013 - Carol Livingstone, President, PEI Lighthouse Society and Josh Silver, Red Seal Carpenter and Learning Manager, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry program at Holland College, will present “Lighting the Way: History, Form and Function in Lighthouse Conservation of PEI”. Together, they will explore these iconic forms of coastal architecture and the close relationships between their architectural features and their varied designs.

January 21, 2013 - Historian, Dr. Monica MacDonald, will be there to give a talk on one of the most stately seaside summer residences of PEI, and national historic site, in her illustrated presentation, “Dalvay-by-the-Sea: A Historical Overview”. She will look into the many lives of this former retreat of American industrialist, Alexander McDonald.

January 28, 2013 - Boyde Beck, popular historian, author, and Curator of History, PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation will speak on the fascinating story of Green Park and Beaconsfield, the former houses of shipbuilders, James Yeo (Jr.), and James Peake (Jr.), and the industry that made them in his talk, “Green Park and Beaconsfield — Two Shipbuilding Stories".

The talks start at 7 pm, at the Beaconsfield’s Carriage House in Charlottetown. Admission is open to the public by donation. Storm dates to be announced via local media.

For more information, please go to their website at