Blue Heron Books is more than a bookstore. It is the hub for all things cultural in the quaint town of Uxbridge and for its many satellite communities. Established in 1989, the store, located 50 km northeast of Toronto, services over 100 area schools and an astounding 27 book clubs. Lucy Maud Montgomery, during her tenure in nearby Leaskdale, belonged to the long-standing Hypatia Book Club which continues to this day and celebrated its 100th year anniversary in 2008. On staff at Blue Heron are individuals who are knowledgeable and passionate about books including an editor, a teacher, a librarian and a psychology major. Known for its top-notch event series offered spring and fall, as well as the Book Drunkard Literary Festival annually at the end of October, in addition to numerous classes and programs for adults and children alike, Blue Heron Books offers something for everyone.