Sunday, January 29 at 7pm
Using documentation from his new book outlining the role played by the smallpox epidemics of 1862 in the non-consensual imposition of British institutions in Nuxalk territory, this PowerPoint presentation by Tom Swanky will show overwhelming evidence from the written record that the Elders' teaching about these epidemics as intentionally caused is accurate. It can be shown that all those who admitted or were accused of creating these artificial epidemics, which killed over 70 percent of all the Nuxalk in about nine months, were the agents of land speculators led by Attorney General George Cary, Governor James Douglas' formal legal adviser.
Every FRIDAY at 8:00-9:30AM
Come meditate with us at Camas Books! No one wants to pay to sit in silence with a group, and now you don’t have to.. it’s freeeeee! Doors open at 8:00, bring cozy layers, a blanket and maybe a pillow. Never meditated before? Needn’t be discouraged, each week in the first 15(ish) minutes, a person will share a form of meditation they enjoy practicing, for the rest of the time, you’re welcome to do whatever form you wish, have it be in art, qi gong, staring at the wall, spinning in circles, reading a book… what have you.. You are most welcome to leave as you wish, quietly.
"We are sick with fascination for the useful tools of names and numbers, of symbols, signs, conceptions and ideas. Meditation is therefore the art of suspending verbal and symbolic thinking for a time, somewhat as a courteous audience will stop talking when a concert is about to begin." -Alan Watts
Thursday, January 19 at 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Bring your friends, bring your board games & card games!
We’ll have the following games available: Cranium, Scattegories, Guess Who (disney edition), and a deck of playing card – but the night will be even more fun if you bring more games too!
Camas Books & Infoshop is a community run, all volunteer bookstore with new and used books, both fiction and non-fiction, on a variety of subjects. We also carry zines, patches, stickers, and a range of t-shirts and other artisan-produced items. Feel free to come by and hang out in our seating area with your laptop, or play in the kids' space.
In addition to being open EVERY DAY, there are also many extra-curricular happenings at the store. Be sure to check out our calendar for more information, and drop by for workshops, special guest speakers, and much more.
If you have questions about how to get involved, send us an email, or phone 250.381.0585. You can also sign up to our twice-monthly announcements list.