A staff photo from November 2015 (l-r: Diane, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Chris, and Helen)
June 2016 News:
Big news: our annual Summer Picks campaign kicks off on June 20th and will last until July 30th. We've been reading a ton since January to select 15 of the very best summer titles. We're confident we'll surpass our goal of 500 books this year! Pop into the store starting June 20th to learn all about the books we picked this year.
And we can't forget about Dad. Father's Day is June 19th and we have a selection of books on history, sports, business, BBQing, as well as fascinating biographies, mysteries, and thrillers, for all of the dads in your life.
Our next Novel Nights Book Club will take place on June 29th at 7:30 p.m. The book is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, a powerful novel about two half-sisters born in eighteenth-century Ghana who grow up in vastly different circumstances. Effia lives in comfort while Esi is sold into slavery, and from there, their families' stories continues through the Civil War, the Great Migration, and the Harlem Renaissance. To attend, please arrange to purchase a book and a ticket in advance.
Sarah, Chris, Susan, and Helen: Dinner with Edward by Isabel Vincent
Helen and Sarah: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
Diane: Extraordinary People by Peter May
Chris: Nightfall by Richard Wright
Mary: Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir
Susan: Everybody's Fool by Richard Russo
Drive! by Lawrence Goldstone
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee
Shanghai Grand by Taras Grescoe
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight
For Young Readers
Young adult: Shooter by Caroline Pignat
Middle grade: The Gallery by Laura Marx Fitzgerald
Picture books: Tidy by Emily Gravett
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