A staff photo from November 2015 (l-r: Diane, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Chris, and Helen)
September 2016 News:
This month's Novel Nights Book Club will take place on Wednesday, September 28th at 7:30 pm. The book is Leaving Lucy Pear by Anna Solomon, a captivating novel about a young unmarried woman who leaves her baby at the foot of a pear tree and returns to town a decade later, only to run into her daughter, Lucy, and the woman, Emma Murphy, who has been raising her as her own. As always, space in the store is limited, so RSVP early to avoid disappointment. Please remember in order to attend you must purchase the book and a ticket from us.
No one will be short of reading material this month thanks to this year's Giller Prize longlist, which was just announced and can be found in its entirety here. Staff favourites to win the prize are By Gaslight by Steven Price, The Wonder by Emma Donoghue (recommended by Kathleen below), Stranger by David Bergen, and Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien.
Sarah: Nutshell by Ian McEwan
Helen: Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
Diane: The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena
Chris: The Break by Katherena Vermette
Mary: The Olive Tree by Lucinda Riley
Susan: I Will Send Rain by Rae Meadows
Kathleen: The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
The Perfect Horse by Elizabeth Letts
Hitler: Ascent, 1889-1939 by Volker Ullrich
Defying the Nazis by Artemis Joukowsky
The Pigeon Tunnel by John LeCarré
For Young Readers
Middle grade: One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi, The Most Frightening Story Ever Told by Philip Kerr, Verdigris Deep by Frances Hardinge
Picture books: A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers with Sam Winston, Ada Twist, Scientist by Andrea Beaty with David Roberts
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