Welcome to A Novel Spot!
A staff photo from November 2013 (l-r: Chris, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Helen, and Diane)
October 2014 NEWS:
We've been open for almost two years! Our anniversary is fast approaching, and we have a small party planned for early November. Please stay tuned for details to follow.
Our Novel Nights book club will take place on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. The book is Ian McEwan's The Children Act. Please email us at novelspotbookshop at gmail dot com to reserve your spot and copy of the book.
Sarah: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Helen: Adult Onset by Ann-Marie MacDonald
Susan: Sweetland by Michael Crummey
Diane: Spring Tide by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind
Kathleen: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
FOR YOUNG READERS:
This month we've loving Tony Abbot's The Copernicus Legacy, a fun new series. The Space Rocks series (Tom O'Donnell) is another great pick for middle-grade readers.
For teens, we recommend Blood Money by Anne Cassidy.
Our favourite picture book this month is Garth Stein's Enzo Races in the Rain. And we love the board book Countablock, with eye-catching number-themed illustrations.
We recommend Valour Road by John Nadler, Irving vs. Irving by Jacques Poitras, Ellen T. Harris's new biography of George Frideric Handel, and Allan Levine's Toronto: Biography of a City.
Eleanor Catton, Man Booker-prize winning novelist, with Sarah.
Kim Thuy (middle) with Helen (left) and Sarah.
Crime writer Peter May discussed 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