A staff photo from November 2013 (l-r: Chris, Susan, Sarah [store owner], Helen, and Diane)
Thanks to those who came to visit during Authors for Indies on May 2nd! Everyone had lots of fun, and we'd especially like to thank the wonderful authors who gave up a lovely, sunny Saturday to support us.
Mother's Day is upon us, and we have a diverse selection of cookbooks, gardening books, and good reads for Mom—or just for you during the long weekend. We're always happy to give recommendations and we offer free gift wrapping.
And we have a few upcoming author visits to announce:
Saturday, May 9th, 1 p.m. - Susan Doherty Hannaford, author of A Secret Music, about a 15-year-old piano prodigy
Wednesday, May 13th, time TBA - Miriam Toews, author of A Complicated Kindness and All My Puny Sorrows
Tuesday, May 19th, 1 p.m. - Lauren Davis, author of Against a Darkening Sky
Tuesday, May 26th, 3 p.m. - Kim Thúy, author of Ru and Man
Please email us at novelspotbookshop at gmail dot com for any of the above events.
Sarah: The Undertaking by Audrey Magee
Helen: The Jazz Palace by Mary Morris and The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan by Robert Hough
Diane: Crossbones Yard by Kate Rhodes and The Final Minute by Simon Kernick
Chris: The Children's Crusade by Ann Packer
Susan: Early Warning by Jane Smiley
Kathleen: A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson
Mary: A Better Man by Leah McLaren
Romantic Outlaws by Charlotte Gordon
Goebbels by Peter Longerich
War at Sea by Ken Smith
On the Move by Oliver Sacks
Beyond the Pale by Emily Urquhart
For Young Readers
Picture book: Paul the Pigeon by Jane Mullis
Early readers: The Mosquito Brothers by Griffin Ondaatje
Middle grade: Ice Whale by Jean Craighead George
Young adult: Mad Miss Mimic by Sarah Henstra and The Kidney Hypothetical by Lisa Yee
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