Quebec City English Bookstore Newsletter – October 2010

Quebec City English Bookstore Newsletter – October 2010

Hello Quebec City,

Happy Halloween everyone and welcome to the October newsletter.

Fall is in full swing and winter will soon be upon us. Are you looking forward to spending some of those long winter evenings curled up with a good book? Hope so, as we have plenty of English books for you to choose from. Here in Quebec City.

Talking of good books, thanks to everyone who came out to Quebec High School recently for the Angus Bell author event. Laugh out load funny and a great evening all round.

The kids English reading and games classes are being run again due to being so popular. There’s a couple of places left if you’re interested?

So, on to the usual stuff…    

If you want to receive our newsletter, Register (free) and we’ll send it to you.    

We’d also like to say thanks to Jay Ouellet for taking this picture at the Batting on the Bosphorus event.    

Andrew Greenfield, English bookstore ONLINE, Quebec City

Book of the Month Batting on the Bosphorus – Angus Bell

Bit of a given really, but, having brought Angus to Quebec City to talk about his life, travels and writing, it seemed only right to feature his first body of work as our book of the month. We have a few SIGNED COPIES still available but please hurry as there aren’t many left. A percentage of any copy purchased before the end of October 2010 will got to Quebec High School.

Monthly Specials


ESL Dictionary Pack

The ESL Dictionary Pack contains:

1 x Collins French/English – Anglais/Français Ringbinder Dictionary, 1 x Merriam-Webster French/English Dictionary and  – 1 x Barron’s Dictionary & Thesaurus. 

List Price $32.97 Price $27.97  Buy Now Monthly Competition 

Thanks this month must got to Kensington Books for providing Marie Bostwick’s excellent A Thread So Thin as the prize for the October 2010 newsletter competition.   

Read on to find out what you have to do to get a copy…    

ISBN 9780758233168

New York Times bestselling author Marie Bostwick crafts a timeless tale of friendship, love and the choices we must make in their name.

Want to win a copy? Visit the blog post here and tell us how many books are on the top shelf in the first picture?
Email your answer to us via the Contact link and we’ll draw the winner out of a hat from all the correct entries received before 23h 59 hrs, Tuesday 23rd November 2010. The judge’s decision is final. Good luck.    

September Competition Winner

The September 2010 Competition was won by Pauline Stevens. Top stuff Pauline. Well done.
Could you please contact us so we can deliver your copy of Gardening Basics for Canadians.

Dictionary Corner – Word/Phrase of the Month       

Student’s Oxford Canadian Dictionary

ISBN: 9780195427158

This month’s word/phrase is  CHANGE (noun) an act or process through which something becomes different.

Student’s Oxford Canadian Dictionary is available at and is priced at only $24.95

Kids Corner

Humpty Dumpty’s Nursey Rhymes 

This cheerfully illustrated board book will quickly become a favorite with toddlers. Die-cut in the shape of a smiling Humpty Dumpty sitting on his wall, the book is a miniature anthology of favorite nursery rhymes. 

Each rhyme is cleverly illustrated with an amusing color illustration that will delight young boys and girls.

ISBN 9780764162787 available now at priced $9.50 Buy Now

The Classroom – English as a Second Language Study Tips    

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Study Tip for October 2010 is brought to you by:    

Les Services Emchar Inc.    

This month, we’d like to promote the use of phrasal verbs. A phrasale verb is is a mix of a verb and an adverb or a verb and a prepostion. They’re very common in the English language and most of the time have a meaning that is not the same as the orginal verb. Confused? Not to worry, have a look at the English Phrasal Verbs online dictionary and see if you can pick up a few of them. 

Les Services Emchar Inc. est agréé par Emploi-Québec.
Les Services Emchar Inc. offers English courses to private and corporate clients in and around Quebec City.
Les Services Emchar Inc. est une entreprise qui fournit des services en langues à Québec et les environs.
Cours d’anglais à Québec is on Facebook

That’s right, we’re on Facebook. We’d love you to join our group.
We update the Facebook Group regularly.    


Well that’s it for October 2010. Thanks for reading and we’ll see you again next month.

Keep spreading the word and remember – If it’s printed in English and available in Canada, we’ll get it for you!
Si c’est en anglais et disponible au Canada, nous vous le procurerons!    

The Newsdesk
English bookstore ONLINE, Quebec City

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