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Back to School
Posted: Aug 21, 2017

Summer is coming to a close and it’s almost time to get ready for back-to-school! Luckily our Downtown Burlington businesses are here to help. 

Some students may be heading off to University for the first time and we’re here to help! Watch our friends from Specs on PearlPeter Skoretz (Edward Jones), Lakeshore Clinic and The Feathered Bed on CHCH Morning Live, talking about tips and tricks for University students heading back to school. Everything from decorating dorm rooms, how to avoid the freshman 15 to budgeting & eye wear.

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If books are on their material list – we have 2 great book stores downtown!

A Different Drummer Books 
513 Locust Street
905-639 0925

Owner Ian Elliot recently took over the shelves within the century home and lends an excitable passion for pages to the generations of readers that continue to sort through the deep selection of titles offered.

When asked what makes A Different Drummer unique he suggests “the place has a certain rhythm”, the result of a shared passion among guests and staff alike.

Drop by any given day and you’re likely to see signings and chats by celebrated authors. If you are looking for a specific title or interest, make sure you ask Ian, because if it’s in print, he can get it for you.

The Book Nook 
501 Brant Street 
(905) 637-0881

A definite Downtown Burlington destination for gift ideas for everyone. Friendly, helpful and personable staff help to ease your searches.

At The Book Nook, you can search or browse our inventory of hard to find, out of print, used, and rare books. If you can’t find what you like, please fill out our off-line search form and we will search our off-line inventory, other bookstores and book search services for you.

Family Fun Sunday
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