A staff photo from November 2015 (l-r: Diane, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Chris, and Helen)
January 2017 News:
Happy New Year to you all! (And happy fourth birthday to this newsletter.) We hope 2017 will bring you health and happiness and lots of time to read (which according to many studies is what keeps you healthy & happy). A new year brings new hours at A Novel Spot. Our winter hours for January and February are as follows:
Monday to Wed 10-5
Thursday to Friday 10-6
You may recall our staff reading challenge of 2016, which we upped to 600 books. Our final total for the year was 590—so close! We think we can beat that in 2017, so stay tuned.
Sarah: Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue
Helen: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Diane: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Chris: The Naturalist by Alissa York
Mary: Lucky Boy by Shanthi Sekaran
Susan: Swimming Lessons by Claire Fuller
Katie: Wenjack by Joseph Boyden
Kathleen: The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
Mansions of Misery by Jerry White
THidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
Backs to the Wall by D. Peter MacLeod
For Young Readers
Young adult: The Girl in the Picture by Alexandra Monir
Middle grade: Jay Versus the Saxophone of Doom by Kara Kootstra and The Boy Who Knew Too Much by Commander S.T. Bolivar III,
Picture book: Teacup by Katherine Young, with illustrations by Matt Ottley
Ami McKay Charlotte Gray
Anoshi Irani with Sarah
Novelist Paula McLain with staff.
(left) Crime writer Peter May with his newest book. (right) 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