Summer Hours and Events

Following last year’s reduced summer hours experiment – we’ve decided to close up again on Tuesdays for July and August. So that means we’re open Wednesday – Saturday 10am to 6pm until Sept. 2nd when we resume regular hours.

We open late to 10pm on the second Friday night of the month for the James North Art Crawl (July 11 & August 8). We are also opening up on Sunday, July 13th to take part in Open Streets Hamilton.

A big part of the reason for the reduced summer hours is so we can enjoy some summertime fun with our family and friends. We wish you a summertime filled with creative pursuits and lots of relaxing downtime.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

From our family to yours – we want to thank you Hamilton for another wonderful year on James St. North. We’re shutting the place down until January 3rd when we resume regular hours (10am-6pm). There’ll be some opportunity to see the shop during the holidays as we open the doors and do some inventory counting – we’ll tweet and post the hours here when we know more info. Once again – Merry Christmas and enjoy some time in our wonderful city with you family and friends!

Juniper Ridge Made in California soaps and fragrance

Had someone in the shop today marvel about the fact that we actually carry these great soaps and body washes from Juniper Ridge. She kept seeing them on various holiday shopping guides online and was hoping to find a local source.

Juniper-Ridge-soap-thumb-620x401-46224Juniper Ridge’s stuff smells so amazing and it looks like we’ll sell out before Xmas. We just got another small batch of their products and if we hope to keep them stocked regularly come the new year.


Nikki McClure Calendars, The Black Apple and Berkley Illustrations

We got a box filled with goodies today from Buy Olympia including:

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a restock of the beautiful 2014 calendar from Nikki McClure!

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A batch of Emily W. Martin’s newest Black Apple prints also arrived.

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Ryan Berkely‘s animal illustrations were such a hit the last time – we decided to get some more!

Some amazing books still available for Xmas

At this time of year the shelves start to thin out and sometimes selection can be sparse in our book department but there are still amazing finds to be had.

building-stories-collectionWe have one copy of Chris Ware’s fantastic Building Stories collection.  So much graphic goodness in one package.




The Bust DIY Guide to Life has been a favourite of ours in the shop since it was released last year. The Bust magazine is always brilliant and the book is filled with lots of unique DIY ideas to get your craft on and make fun and do fun things.



Hatch Show Print is a legendary letterpress poster and print shop out of Nashville. This book is so colourful and inspiring. Full of history and art – this will make fans of printmaking and music very happy this holiday season.

We’ll keep posting more treasures as we find them.




Featured art for December

We have lots of new art prints in stock including these fine works:

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Our good friend George Walker’s beautiful wood engravings are stunning and we have a large selection of prints on view. The one above is from his Mysterious Death of Tom Thompson book.

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We’ve had a very busy Raymond Biesinger year at the shop and I don’t see the screen print love slowing down in 2014. We just got shipped his two newest pieces, the Male Anatomy and Female Anatomy. While I got you – we should also remind you that his Hamilton on 30 Oct. 1958 print makes a great gift!

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Coming off a very successful One of a Kind Show appearance, Graham Blair managed to deliver us some more of his beautiful woodcuts in time for the holidays. The polar bears are one of his newest designs and we’re excited to see these on the walls of local homes.