A staff photo from November 2013 (l-r: Chris, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Helen, and Diane)
September 2015 News:
Saying goodbye to summer will get a little easier once we tell you about the authors we have visiting this month. Coming up first on September 15th at 2 p.m., Paula McLain visits to talk about her new book Circling the Sun. Paula is the author of the immensely popular novel The Paris Wife. This event is almost sold out so please RSVP soon.
On September 20th we'll be opening at 11 a.m. for a special visit from 2 authors: Paula Daly, author of thrillers The Mistake I Made and Just What Kind of Mother Are You?, and Jane Thynne, author of The Scent of Secrets, an espionage-themed story set just before World War II. Please RSVP for this event.
Our Novel Nights book club starts up again on Wednesday, September 16th at 7:30 p.m. The book is Infinite Home by Kathleen Alcott, a deeply human novel about a New York brownstone full of tenants who become a motley family when their home is threatened. Please remember that the book and a ticket need to be purchased from us to attend. Space is limited so spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Sarah: Girl Waits with Gun by Amy Stewart and Moving by Jenny Eclair
Helen: Undermajordomo Minor by Patrick DeWitt and Harriet Wolf's Seventh Book of Wonders by Julianna Baggott
Diane: A Song for Drowned Souls by Bernard Minier and No Other Darkness by Sarah Hilary
Chris: The Red Collar by Jean-Christophe Rufin
Susan: The Dust that Falls from Dreams by Louis de Bernieres
Mary: The Mistake I Made by Paula Daly
Canoe Country: The Making of Canada by Roy MacGregor
The Demographic Cliff by Harry S. Dent, Jr.
This Is Happy by Camilla Gibb
For Young Readers
Ask Me by Bernard Weber with illustrations by Suzy Lee
Llama Llama Gram and Grandpa by Anna Dewdney
The Marvels by Brian Selznick
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
Voyagers: Project Alpha by D.J. MacHale
Another Day by David Levithan
Eleanor Catton, Man Booker-prize winning novelist, with Sarah.
Kim Thuy (middle) with Helen (left) and Sarah.
Crime writer Peter May with his newest book.
Jacqueline Winspear during her second visit to our store.
British author and historian Ben Macintyre with Sarah.
Have you heard about our frequent buyer programme? It's completely free and best of all, we keep track of it for you in our computer. No cards, no hassle. Each regular priced purchase you make earns you points. When you reach $20, you can redeem your points for free books, or keep collecting.
We have a number of great reads in the store. But if you can't find what you're looking for, we are more than happy to order it in for you. If it's print, we will find it.
We are more than just novels - we have a great selection of bios, mysteries, classics, cookbooks, history, and of course, children's books! We like to have a little bit of everything at A Novel Spot.
If you can't decide what to get the avid reader in your life, we also offer gift certificates in any denomination.
Toronto author Anthony De Sa visited in July 2014.
Governor General's Award-winning author Linda Spalding signs books in June 2014.
Rachel Joyce speaks to a customer during a book signing in December 2013.
Diane Setterfield reads from her new novel Bellman and Black in November 2013.
Customers and staff with Mary Rose Donnelly, the author of staff favourite Great Village.
Staff with novelist C.S. Richardson. (l-r: Chris, Helen, Diane, C.S., Sarah, and Susan)
Our staff with novelist Rhidian Brook in June 2013. (l-r) store owner Sarah, Rhidian, Diane, Helen, and Chris
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