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Tin Man
Sarah Winman
Paperback | May 2018
on order $22.95
(releases May 15 2018)
Love and Ruin
Paula McLain
Hardcover | May 2018
on order $32.95
(releases May 1 2018)
Vi
Kim Thuy
Hardcover | Apr 2018
in store $27.95
(more on order)
Educated
Tara Westover
Paperback | Feb 2018
in store $22.99
(more on order)
Gateway to the Moon
Mary Morris
Hardcover | Apr 2018
in store $36.95
I'll Keep You Safe
Peter May
Hardcover | Mar 2018
in store $32.49
(more on order)
Women Who Blow on Knots
Ece Temelkuran
Paperback | Feb 2018
in store $18.95
Macbeth
Jo Nesbo
Hardcover | Apr 2018
in store $32.00
(more on order)
Emergency Contact
Mary H K Choi
Paperback | Mar 2018
in store $17.99

 

SPRING 2018 NEWS
 

 

Canadian Independent Bookstore day is Saturday, April 28th! We hope you can all support them on this very important day. Every sale at independent stores goes toward keeping them in our communities.

On April 28th only, we are doubling the loyalty points you earn on regularly priced books, and we'll have a special sales trolley of books at 75% off, replenished throughout the day.

We will also have authors Genevieve Scott, Kim Echlin, and Mary Rose Donnelly visiting us, and a bunch of exciting in-store challenges (with prizes, of course!) PLUS an Instagram challenge. Check out our website's Upcoming Events page for all the details.

Penguin Random House are having a Canadian Independent Bookstore Day Bookstore bingo challenge. Pick up your bingo cards from us or another participating independent bookstore. You could win $1000 worth of Penguin Random House books! You can also enter into a draw to win a fun-filled tote.

It's going to be an exciting day, so be sure to stop by and show your support!

And finally, a little teaser of an event to come. Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife and the brand-new novel Love and Ruin, will be visiting us in June. It will be a ticketed event, so stay tuned for more details.

STAFF PICKS

 

5 of us have read Tin Man by Sarah Winman (author of When God Was a Rabbit), a gorgeously written novel about first love, and we ALL want to recommend it. It's on sale May 15th, and you can call us or email us now to reserve a copy.

Love and Ruin by Paula McLain, a novel about Hemingway's relationship with war correspondent Martha Gellhorn by the bestselling author of The Paris Wife. On Sale May 1. Call us or email us to reserve a copy. (Sarah)

Vi by Kim Thúy, about a family who leave Vietnam for Canada during the war and the protected, cosseted youngest child and only girl, Vi, who tests personal and international boundaries. (Chris and Susan)

Educated by Tara Westover, an unforgettable memoir about a girl homeschooled by her survivalist family who goes on to a PhD at Cambridge. (Susan)

Gateway to the Moon by Mary Morris, a powerful novel about the long-kept secret of a small town in New Mexico, told in alternating past and present storylines. (Mary)

I'll Keep You Safe by Peter May, a chilling mystery about a Scottish woman trying to uncover who killed her business partner in what looked like an apparent terrorist attack. (Diane)

Women Who Blow on Knots by Ece Temelkuran, a uniquely told story and sensation in Turkey, the author's homeland, about three woman on a trip from Tunisia to Lebanon. (Katie)

MacBeth by Jo Nesbo, a retelling of the Scottish play as thrilling as only Nesbo could make it, as part of the Shakespeare Hogarth series. (Helen)

Emergency Contact by Ann H.K. Choi, a charming young adult novel about a boy and a girl who don't know each other but develop a surprising friendship via text when they agree to be each other's emergency contacts. (Kathleen)

 
  

NOTABLE NON-FICTION

The Truth About Animals by Lucy Cooke, a journey through the secret, bizarre, and frequently hilarious habits of animals around the world. 

Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright, the former Secretary of State's examination of how the 20th-century legacy of fascism continues to shape the world. 

Black Tudors: The Untold Story by Miranda Kaufmann, an insightful look at the lives of black people who lived freely in Tudor England.
 


 

FOR YOUNG READERS

Albert's Tree by Jenni Desmond, a picture book about a bear who tries to cheer up his favourite tree.

Jack and the Geniuses at the Bottom of the World by Bill Nye and Gregory Mone, a middle-grade adventure about a boy who lives with two 12-year-old geniuses and the missing scientist they must find. 

Book Scavenger by Jennifer Chambliss Bertman, about a 12-year-old girl who races to find out what happened to her idol, the creator of a wildly popular literary scavenger hunt. 

Munmun by Jesse Andrews, a young adult novel set in a world where a person's physical size corresponds to his or her wealth, and the destitute are tiny and on their own in a dangerous world. 

LAST MONTH'S BESTSELLERS

The Twelve Lives of Samuel Hawley by Hannah Tinti
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
The Little French Bistro by Nina George
To Die But Once by Jacqueline Winspear
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn


 


WINTER 2018 NEWS

 

Happy winter! Nothing beats the cold like a new book! There are lots of great new books coming in weekly, and we have challenged ourselves to read 550 books in 2018. (Last year we read 531.) How many do you plan to read? 

You can start with some from our list of 2017 bestsellers below or from our winter staff picks. Or you might want to check out one of our Saturday Specials! Starting February 3rd and running for the month of February, three hand-selected titles will be 20% off on Saturdays only.  As you can see, our website has
 a fresh new look and you can browse our favourite titles there. We also post information about all upcoming events and Novel Nights.

Our winter hours are now in effect and you can find them on our website. 

Lastly, a big thank you to all of you who helped us raise funds for Youth Without Shelter. With the extreme cold this winter, Youth Without Shelter were beyond delighted to receive a cheque for $1455. We always knew book lovers were great, and now we know they are generous too!

 

STAFF PICKS

 



The Life and Times of Persimmon Wilson by Nancy Peacock, a gripping novel about an enslaved man turned Comanche warrior on a quest to find his lost love in the 19th-century American west. (Sarah)

A Hundred Small Lessons by Ashley Hay, a novel about an elderly woman who leaves her home and the new family who move in, and the unexpected ways in which their lives intersect. (Mary)

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn, a twisty debut thriller about an agoraphobic woman who is convinced she has witnessed a crime across the street. (Diane)

Artemis by Andy Weir, the much-anticipated second novel by the author of The Martian, about a lunar colony and a woman hired to engineer a heist that gets her in more trouble than she ever expected. (Chris)

Women and Power by Mary Beard, a sweeping examination of the ancient roots of misogyny and how powerful women throughout history have worked to redefine power itself. (Katie)

The Dry by Jane Harper, a page-turner about an FBI agent who returns to his hometown for the first time in years for a funeral and finds himself in the middle of a long-buried mystery. (Susan)

Exit West by Mohsin Hamid, a novel about two lovers who escape civil war and emerge into an uncertain future with nothing but each other. (Helen)

The Lost Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu, a moving and ambitious novel about five girls who have a shocking experience at summer camp that changes their lives forever, even as they grow up and move on. Releases February 13. (Kathleen)


 

NOTABLE NON-FICTION

Niall Ferguson looks at how social networks have driven change from ancient Rome to the Renaissance to Facebook in The Square and the Tower.

In The Written World, Martin Puchner examines how stories shape our world, and how texts and the technology of printing have changed the course of history time and time again. 

Pale Rider by Laura Spinney is the fascinating, heartbreaking story of how the Spanish Influenza of 1918 devastated the world. 


FOR YOUNG READERS

The Whiz Mob and the Grenadine Kid by Colin Meloy, art by Carson Ellis, is a fast-paced middle-grade story about a gang of child pickpockets that Katie thoroughly enjoyed.

David Walliams is back with the hilarious Bad Dad, illustrated by Tony Ross, a novel about... well, a bad dad, and his adventures with his son. 

Author Mac Barnett and illustrator Jon Klassen team up again for The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse, a picture book about a duck and a mouse who get swallowed by a wolf—and what happens to them after that. 

 

OUR 2017 BESTSELLERS

The Alice Network, Kate Quinn
Trust Us pick (summer)
A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles
Trust Us pick (holiday)
The Last Painting of Sara De Vos, Dominic Smith
The Lightkeeper's Daughters, Jean E. Pendziwol
The Woman in Cabin 10, Ruth Ware
The Nightingale, Kristin Hannah 
Swimming Lessons, Claire Fuller
Dinner with Edward, Isabel Vincent

 

 

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