A staff photo from November 2013 (l-r: Chris, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Helen, and Diane)
April is National Poetry Month. Why not kick off spring with some poetry? Stop by the store to see our selection.
Saturday, May 2 will be the first Authors for Indies Day in Canada. We're working with numerous authors who want to show their support for independent bookshops. Save the date because we'll have some authors dropping in to the store. More info to come.
Congratulations to one of our favourite authors, Kim Thúy! Her book Ru won Canada Reads. If you haven't read it yet, you must.
Novel Nights will be held Wednesday, April 15 at 7:30 p.m. The book we will be discussing is The Evening Chorus by Helen Humphreys. Set during World War II, the novel is about the bonds and secrets between three members of the same family. James Hunter is shot down and taken captive in a German POW camp. His wife, Rose, has been left on her own at home, but offers to take in James's sister, Enid, when her home is destroyed in the Blitz. Space is limited so reserve your ticket and copy of the book soon.
Sarah: The Steady Running of the Hour by Justin Go (releases April 21) and
Life Drawing by Robin Black
Helen: The Siege Winter by Ariana Franklin
Chris and Susan: The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
Kathleen: Spinster by Kate Bolick
Caroline: Arsenic for Tea by Robin Stevens
17 Carnations by Andrew Morton
Middle Power, Middle Kingdom by David Mulroney
Terms of Service by Jacob Silverman
Heretic by Ayaan Hirsi Ali
For Young Readers
Picture book: Home by Carson Ellis
Early readers: Princess Pistachio and the Pest by Marie-Louise Gay
Young adult: Seeker by Arwen Elys Dayton
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