A staff photo from November 2015 (l-r: Diane, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Chris, and Helen)
February 2016 News:
It's the month of love—the love of books, of course! If you love reading, you'll love this month's staff picks.
On Sunday, February 28th at 2 p.m., Jason Tetro will be visiting the store. Jason is a microbiologist and the author of the new book The Germ Files, about the role microbes play in human health. Jason will be sharing his research with us and discussing tips for preventing flu and more. Please email us to RSVP for this author visit.
Our Novel Nights book club returns on Wednesday, March 9th at 7:30 p.m. The book is Olga Grushin's unique novel Forty Rooms, which revolves around the premise that a woman's life is made up of different rooms. The protagonist's first rooms are in her family's Moscow apartment, and her world expands when she moves to the United States and finds love, marriage, and a family. But she still needs to confront the ghosts of her youth. This is a mysterious, provocative novel and will give us lots to discuss. Please note that the book does not come out until February 16th. You may call or email to reserve a copy of the book and a ticket for the discussion, and you will be able to pick up the book after February 16th. Space is limited, so don't hesitate!
We will be closed on February 14th and February 15th, the Sunday and Monday of the long weekend. A Happy Valentine's Day and Family Day to all.
Sarah and Helen: Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian
Sarah and Mary: The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon and Be Frank with Me by Julia Claiborne Johnson
Helen: The High Mountains of Portugal by Yann Martel
Diane: The Girl in the Glass by James Hayman
Chris: In Other Words by Jhumpa Lahiri and The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys
Mary: The Guest Room by Chris Bohjalian
The Only Game in Town by Mohamed A. El-Erian
The Last Armada by Des Ekin
Cold Fire by John Boyko
A Most Ungentlemanly Way of War by Colonel Bernd Horn
Excellent Daughters by Katherine Zoepf
For Young Readers
Young adult: Front Lines by Michael Grant, The Skeleton Tree by Iain Lawrence, The Prey by Tom Isbell
Middle grade: Pax by Sara Pennypacker, Jack and Louisa by Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Kate Wetherhead
Picture books: Mine by Jerome Keane and Susana de Dios, Our Love Grows by Anna Pignataro, Love Is My Favourite Thing by Emma Chichester Clark
Sunjeev Sahota with Sarah.
Kim Echlin, author of The Disappeared and Under the Visible Life.
Novelist Paula McLain with staff.
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.
A Novel Spot Bookshop Humbertown Shopping CTR. 270 The Kingsway Etobicoke ON M9A 3T7 Canada