A staff photo from November 2013 (l-r: Chris, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Helen, and Diane)
We have lots of exciting things planned this month, starting with a visit from novelist Sandra Gulland on Tuesday, April 15th at 7 p.m. Sandra is the author of a trilogy of novels based on the life of Josephine Bonaparte. Her new novel The Shadow Queen tells the story of Claudette, a young, impoverished actress who finds herself at the centre of the Sun King's glittering--and secretive--court. Please RSVP by email at novelspotbookshop at gmail dot com.
With bookstores closing across Toronto, our own Sarah Pietroski was interviewed by Matt Galloway on CBC's Metro Morning to discuss why she opened a bookstore. In case you missed it, you can listen to the interview here
We were also delighted to learn that A Novel Spot has been longlisted for the Libris Award for Bookseller of the Year! You can view the full list of nominees here
And we were also featured
on the blog 365 Etobicoke as one of the top things to do in Etobicoke.
Sarah: The House at the End of Hope Street by Menna van Praag
Helen: Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement
Diane: The Accident by Chris Pavone and The Whisperer by Donato Carrisi
Chris: All My Puny Sorrows by Miriam Toews
Susan: Medicine Walk by Richard Wagamese
Customer pick of the month: The Martian by Andy Weir
FOR YOUNG READERS:
Caroline's pick for readers 8-12 is Colin Meloy's Wildwood.
Other recommendations: Stay Where You Are and Then Leave by John Boyne, The Pigeon Needs a Bath! by Mo Willems, and The 26-Storey Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
Georgian London by Lucy Inglis
My Usual Table by Colman Andrews
Missing Microbes by Martin J. Blaser
Love Letters of the Great War by Mandy Kirkby
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
Store owner Sarah Pietroski (left) poses with bestselling author Jacqueline Winspear. April 2013.
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.