November 2014 Events Calender

November 11-30

John N. Smith Military Collection on Display


November 22

“Breakaway” Bus Tour Guests from Vancouver in Downtown Abbotsford


November 26

Hemingway’s Attends the William A. Fraser Christmas Craft Fair. Come by our table, we will be selling books and records!


November 28

Black Friday! This is our kick-off to Christmas, more details to follow. Join us on Facebook to keep updated. Much more to come on this Black Friday Event.





John N. Smith, a longtime friend of Hemingway’s Books passed away last month and we acquired his personal book collection.

Mr. Smith was shot down twice as a navigator in the RAF and survived a crash landing as well. For his first ditching he received the coveted Gold Fish medal for an airman who was rescued from the English Channel during the war. He was rescued by the French Underground during his second downing.

We will have copies of his military records included in each of his books (many of which he signed). We are hoping to be able to include in this a copy of his Gold Fish medal certificate.

Among the collection are many WWI and WWII titles including a 1939 hardcover (in dustjacket) of the English version of Mein Kampf (My Struggle), an autobiography by Adolf Hitler of his early years and ideas during his rise to power. Mr. Smith read this book before deciding to enlist.

Mr. Smith joined the RCAF in 1939, but a training prank saw him expelled from flight school. Determined to fly, he then made the perilous journey to Britain and joined the RAF as a bomber navigator. His numerous books about the Battle of Britain and the RAF were among his most cherished possessions.

This collection goes on sale Tuesday, November 11 as part of our Remembrance Day celebration. We will feature the Smith collection in our New Arrival section upstairs until the end of the month.

We invite you to come down to the store starting this Tuesday to browse the collection — and share the memory of this remarkable Canadian.

25% off all new and used vinyl!

Our sale over the weekend was such a success that we’ve decided to keep it going for a bit longer! You can get 25% off any vinyl record in the store up until Monday November 3rd.

Now is a perfect time to start Christmas shopping, so come on in to get the best selection while you still can!

Big Record Sale This Weekend Only!

This weekend only, Friday October 24th-Sunday October 26th, we are offering 25% off all records in store, new and used. Loads of bands like the Beatles, Cream, The Beach Boys, Pink Floyd and thousands more classic rock, hundred of great jazz and everything else you’re looking for as the countdown to Christmas begins.


Paul Born Signing May 3/14

On Saturday, May 3 Hemingway’s is hosting author Paul Born for the launch of his new book “Deepening Community”.

Current Promotions!

October 4 to November 3, 2013 Promo!

Check out our Facebook page! If you like or share the sale post on Facebook you will get special Facebook discounts on all our books and records. 10% off cash purchases under $20.00 (before tax) or 20% off all purchases of $20.00 or more! Tell us you liked or shared the post when you come to the cashier and save money! Store credit can be used as usual. Your discount is based on the cash portion of your sale. This offer ends Sunday, November 03, 2013. Share this with your friends and we will see you soon!

Hemingway’s is now selling records!

That’s right we have returned to the record selling business after a five year hiatus!  For all you music lovers out there we have a vast collection of records on sale. We’re pricing them as quick as we can, so stop by the store and check them out! We might just have that hidden gem you’ve always been looking for! As well, we are accepting records, if you’d like to bring some in call us at 604-855-1894 or email us at


Huge Collection of Christian Fiction Just In!

Are you a fan of the Christian Fiction genre?  We’ve just added over 1500 titles to our collection.  Used books in near new condition, our authors cover the big-name favourites like Ted Dekker, Terri Blackstock, and Judith Pella, as well as less known authors waiting to be discovered!  We’ll be adding more to the shelves all week, so come by and check it out!

Dave Kyle, store owner, gives some more details in this video!

As always, if there is a certain title or author you are searching for, give us a call at 604-855-1894 or send an email to, and we will see what we can find.

Spring Has Sprung!

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! What’s new at Hemingway’s?

With thousands of new titles arriving each week, we are expanding our inventory, lowering prices, and boosting our discount sections!

Looking for great deals?  We have a huge assortment of “Company’s Coming” cookbooks, now only $3.00 each.

 We have Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers, also only $3.00 each.

Haven’t read Stieg Larsson’s bestselling “Millennium Trilogy”?  Find the first book, “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” for just $3.00.

 For these and other great deals, come down to the store and have a look!


Check out our new selection of Royce Art 3D Bookmarks!  Give one as a gift, or treat yourself; the wide selection of images ensures something for everybody!




Support Local Talent!

A group of students from William A. Fraser Middle School carefully researched and produced The Historic Downtown Abbotsford Walking Tour.  Selling for only $5.00, all proceeds are being donated to help victims of the recent earthquake in Haiti.  Show your support for our students and their community projects by picking up your copy today!


Three local ladies, Julie Houlker, Glenda Standeven, and Michelle Rickaby, have written an inspirational, true book calledChoosing to Smile: Inspirational Life Stories of Three Friends Who Happened to Have Cancer.  See how they refuse to let life’s challenges defeat them, but rather “choose to smile” and face adversity with perseverance, determination, and a positive attitude. 

For more information, visit the website at



Take a look at local author Theresa Chevalier’s first book Shameful Innocence, a “debut novel of passion, regret, unrequited love and a country caught up in the throes of World War I”.  Set in Russia during the Great War, this well researched novel provides an accurate portrait of Mennonite life during this era.


Visit Theresa’s website for more information:

Check out local author Denise Jaden’s debut novel Losing Faith. 

For more information on the novel, including plot summaries and excerpts, please

Interested in the history of War Brides?  Take a look at “Most Excellent Citizens: Canada’s War Brides of WWII,” a remarkable study of Canada’s 48,000 World War II war brides. Eswyn Lyster spent the last decade of her life interviewing a staggering 5,000 War Brides and hundreds of their descendants.

Sadly, she passed away before seeing the book in print but her son Terry, with help from his wife Carolyn and other family members, completed the project.

Local Author Bennett R. Coles has written the first volume his new military SF series. “Virtues of War” is a face-paced futuristic tale of an elite unit sent to investigate a planet whose inhabitants are rumored to be driven mad by their sun.

For more information, visit

Ex-fire bomber pilot Linc W. Alexander, has written about his experiences in “Fire Bomber Into Hell.” This is a definitive history of a dangerous occupation, and Mr. Alexander was a part of it from its beginnings in the 1950’s.