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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script)
J K Rowling
Hardcover | Jul 2016
on order $39.99
(releases Jul 31 2016)
The Land of Stories
Chris Colfer
Hardcover | Jul 2016
on order $23.99
(releases Jul 12 2016)
The Nature of the Beast
Louise Penny
Paperback | Jul 2016
on order $18.50
(releases Jul 26 2016)
The Lake House
Kate Morton
Paperback | Jun 2016
on order $22.00
(releases Jun 7 2016)
End of Watch
Stephen King
Hardcover | Jun 2016
on order $36.99
(releases Jun 7 2016)
Even Dogs in the Wild
Ian Rankin
Paperback | Jul 2016
on order $11.99
(releases Jul 26 2016)
Avenue of Mysteries
John Irving
Paperback | Jun 2016
on order $23.00
(releases Jun 7 2016)
Annie Proulx
Hardcover | Jun 2016
on order $39.99
(releases Jun 14 2016)
Circling the Sun
Paula McLain
Paperback | May 2016
in store $21.00
The Japanese Lover
Isabel Allende
Paperback | Jul 2016
on order $22.00
(releases Jul 5 2016)

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A staff photo from November 2015 (l-r: Diane, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Chris, and Helen)
May 2016 News:

This month we have two authors joining us to talk about their latest books. First up on Wednesday, May 11 at 2 p.m., we welcome Helen Simonson, author of one of our favourites, Major Pettigrew's Last Stand. She'll be discussing her new novel The Summer Before the War, the story of an idyllic summer in Rye set in 1914. Space is limited, so please RSVP early to avoid disappointment. 

And on Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m., Chris Cleave joins us. Chris is the author of Little BeeIncendiary, and Gold, as well as the brand-new Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, Sarah's pick for this month. Read more about this new novel below, and again, please RSVP to attend. 

Our May Novel Nights book club will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. We will be discussing Dominic Smith's The Last Painting of Sara De Vos, which we recommended in last month's newsletter. It's a vivid novel about a Dutch master painter in 1631 and the lives she affects centuries later. To attend this discussion, please contact us to arrange purchase of a copy of the book as well as a ticket.

Please note that we will be closed Sunday, May 22, and Monday, May 23, for the long weekend. Be sure to pick up your long weekend reads ahead of time. 

And finally, don't forget mothers love to read! Surprise your mom with a new book or two this Mother's Day. As always, we are happy to make recommendations.

Staff Picks
Sarah: Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
Helen: The Dark Lady's Mask by Mary Sharratt
Diane: I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh and Death in the Tunnel by Miles Burton
Chris: Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Chris and Mary: The Translation of Love by Lynne Kutsukake
Mary: Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley

Susan: The Never-Open Desert Diner by James Anderson and Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift
Notable Non-Fiction

Precious Cargo by Craig Davidson


Chasing Gold by George M. Taber


The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu by Joshua Hammer


The Network: Battle for the Airwaves by Scott Woolley

For Young Readers

Young adult: Stepping into Traffic by K.J. Rankin


Middle grade: Pieces and Players by Blue Balliett


Picture books: Chimpanzees for Tea! by Jo Empson and The Wonderful Habits of Rabbits by Douglas Florian

Board book: Are We There Yet by Sam Williams


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.