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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
J K Rowling
Hardcover | Nov 2016
on order $29.99
(releases Nov 18 2016)
Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11)
Jeff Kinney
Hardcover | Nov 2016
on order $16.95
(releases Nov 1 2016)
Rather Be the Devil
Ian Rankin
Hardcover | Nov 2016
on order $32.00
(releases Nov 1 2016)
Night School
Lee Child
Hardcover | Nov 2016
on order $37.00
(releases Nov 7 2016)
The Road to Little Dribbling
Bill Bryson
Paperback | Nov 2016
on order $23.00
(releases Nov 1 2016)
The Wrong Side of Goodbye
Michael Connelly
Hardcover | Nov 2016
on order $38.00
(releases Nov 1 2016)
The Chemist
Stephenie Meyer
Hardcover | Nov 2016
on order $36.50
(releases Nov 8 2016)
Odessa Sea
Clive Cussler
Hardcover | Nov 2016
on order $39.00
(releases Nov 15 2016)
No Man's Land
David Baldacci
Hardcover | Nov 2016
on order $38.00
(releases Nov 15 2016)
Swing Time
Zadie Smith
Hardcover | Nov 2016
on order $33.00
(releases Nov 15 2016)

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

Happy Thanksgiving to all! And if we don't say it enough: thank you for supporting us. We wouldn't be here without your regular support.

This month, we welcome Katie to our bookselling team. Katie brings a lot of enthusiasm and will be spearheading our social media initiative. From now on, you can follow us on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Visit our social media profiles between newsletters and shop visits to keep up to date on the goings on at A Novel Spot.

We have a couple of author visits on the horizon. Ruth Ware, who penned In a Dark Dark Wood, will be popping in on either Oct 27 or 28th. Follow us on Twitter for the exact day and time.

We are very excited to announce that Ami McKay,  author of The Birth House and The Virgin Cure, will be in the shop on November 1st at 2 p.m. to tell us all about her newest book The Witches of New York (which releases on Oct 25th). We expect this to be a high demand event so please RSVP early so as not to be disappointed.

And our next Novel Nights Book Club is on Wednesday, November 2nd at 7:30 p.m. The book is Dave Eggers's Heroes of the Frontier, a darkly funny novel about a family travelling through Alaska in search of a new life. Please email us or call 416-233-2665 to purchase a ticket and a copy of the book in order to attend. 

Staff Picks
Sarah:  A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
Helen: Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood
Diane: Coffin Road by Peter May
Chris and Helen: The Hidden Keys by André Alexis
Mary: The Kept Woman by Karin Slaughter

Susan: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Katie and Sarah: Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien
Notable Non-Fiction

Rogue Heroes by Ben Macintyre

Life Sentence by Christie Blatchford


Mad Enchantment by Ross King

For Young Readers

Young adult: Replica by Lauren Oliver

Middle grade: The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart (illustrated by Diana Sudyka), new illustrated version of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling (illustrated by Jim Kay)


Picture books:  Snatchabook by Helen Docherty (illustrated by Thomas Docherty)


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.