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Forthcoming Titles
The Heroes of Olympus Book Five
Rick Riordan
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $19.99
(releases Oct 7 2014)

Margaret Atwood
Paperback | Aug 2014
on order $22.00
(releases Aug 12 2014)

Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett
Hardcover | Sep 2014
on order $42.00
(releases Sep 16 2014)

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
Paperback | Jul 2014
on order $24.95
(releases Jul 29 2014)

How the Light Gets In
Louise Penny
Paperback | Jul 2014
on order $18.50
(releases Jul 29 2014)

The Rosie Effect #1
Graeme Simsion
Paperback | Sep 2014
on order $19.99
(releases Sep 30 2014)

James Frey
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $24.99
(releases Oct 7 2014)

Stone Mattress
Margaret Atwood
Hardcover | Sep 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Sep 9 2014)

This Changes Everything
Naomi Klein
Hardcover | Sep 2014
on order $35.00
(releases Sep 16 2014)

The War That Ended Peace
Margaret MacMillan
Paperback | Jul 2014
on order $24.00
(releases Jul 29 2014)

Welcome to A Novel Spot!

A staff photo from November 2013 (l-r: Chris, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Helen, and Diane)


After a visit from Toronto author Anthony De Sa, we have signed copies of his novel Kicking the Sky, one of our Summer Picks this year and a compelling coming of age story based on a real-life Toronto murder. We have also learned that he's hard at work on a new novel!

Other author events are in the works. We can now announce that Marissa Stapley will visit at the end of August. Stay tuned for details. Her book Mating for Life, set in Muskoka, is about the bonds between a mother and her three daughters. 

Our Summer Picks promotion is in full swing. There's no better time to relax with a good book, and we have 20 books picked out that will add up to one amazing summer. Each title you purchase from our list earns you a ballot entry in a contest for free books. Each staff member has recommended their favourite Summer Pick below—along with another great read. 

And finally, apologies for any confusion we caused with our email about re-subscribing to the newsletter. If you are currently receiving the newsletter and would like to continue, you can click here and fill out the form to make sure we have your current email address. 

You can email us at novelspotbookshop at gmail dot com or call us to sign up for any or all of our events or just to say hi!


Sarah: The Second Life of Sally Mottram by David Nobbs and The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman

Helen: Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O'Farrell and The Pearl that Broke its Shell by Nadia Hashimi

Chris: The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman and TransAtlantic by Colum McCann

Diane: The Cornish Coast Murder by John Bude and The Blood Promise by Mark Pryor

Susan: Crimes Against My Brother by David Adams Richards and Kicking the Sky by Anthony De Sa

Kathleen: One Summer by Bill Bryson and The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan


We are running a kids' reading promotion all summer long! Sign up your child and get a stamp each time you buy a children's book. Once the card is full of stamps, your child is rewarded with free ice cream—the perfect way to keep them reading. 

Caroline's pick this month is Summer at Forsaken Lake by Michael D. Beil with illustrations by Maggie Kneen. 

Toronto author Anthony De Sa visited in July 2014.

Governor General's Award-winning author Linda Spalding signs books in June 2014.

Rachel Joyce speaks to a customer during a book signing in December 2013.

Diane Setterfield reads from her new novel Bellman and Black in November 2013.

Customers and staff with Mary Rose Donnelly, the author of staff favourite Great Village.

Staff with novelist C.S. Richardson. (l-r: Chris, Helen, Diane, C.S., Sarah, and Susan)

Our staff with novelist Rhidian Brook in June 2013. (l-r) store owner Sarah, Rhidian, Diane, Helen, and Chris

Owner Sarah Pietroski with author Jacqueline Winspear.

Store owner Sarah Pietroski (left) poses with bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear. April 2013.

image of the staff of A Novel Spot

A staff photo on opening day! November 2012.

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.

New Releases
Veronica Roth
Hardcover | Jun 2014
in store $21.99

The Book of Life
Deborah Harkness
Hardcover | Jul 2014
in store $33.00

Daniel Silva
Paperback | Jul 2014
in store $21.99

Wayfaring Stranger
James Lee Burke
Hardcover | Jul 2014
in store $34.00

The Valley Of Amazement
Amy Tan
Paperback | Jul 2014
in store $19.99

C C Humphreys
Paperback | Jul 2014
in store $24.95

Hour Of Darkness
Quintin Jardine
Paperback | Jul 2014
in store $22.99

Big Nate Laugh-O-rama
Lincoln Peirce
Paperback | Jun 2014
in store $8.50

Unruly Places
Alastair Bonnett
Hardcover | Jul 2014
in store $30.00

The Giver Movie Tie-In Edition
Lois Lowry
Paperback | Jul 2014
in store $12.99

A Novel Spot Bookshop
Humbertown Shopping CTR.
Etobicoke ON  M9A 3T7
Phone: 416.233.2665 (BOOK)
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