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Washington Black
Esi Edugyan
Hardcover | Aug 2018
in store $33.99
(more on order)
A Circle on the Surface
Carol Bruneau
Paperback | Sep 2018
in store $22.95
Our Homesick Songs
Emma Hooper
Hardcover | Aug 2018
in store $29.95
Barbara Kingsolver
Paperback | Oct 2018
in store $24.99
The Witch Elm
Tana French
Hardcover | Oct 2018
in store $37.00
(more on order)
The Travelling Cat Chronicles
Hiro Arikawa
Hardcover | Oct 2018
on order $25.00
(releases Oct 23 2018)
The Air You Breathe
Frances de Pontes Peebles
Hardcover | Aug 2018
in store $35.00
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Stuart Turton
Paperback | Sep 2018
in store $24.99
(more on order)


Thanksgiving weekend, literary award season, multiple author visits, Halloween, and so many new releases — October is a busy and exciting month!  

Joining us on October 22 at 11 a.m. is novelist Sarah Winman, author of the emotionally charged novel Tin Man. Please email us to RSVP to attend. 

We have three authors visiting on October 24 from 1–3 p.m.! Leslie Crewe, Carol Bruneau and Nicola Davison will talk about their new books BeholdenA Circle on the Surface, and In the Wake, respectively. Please RSVP to attend

And keep checking the events page on our website as we are working on a few other author visits and book talks.


Washington Black by Esi Edugyan, a sweeping story about a young enslaved man on the run with his master, an abolitionist inventor, from Barbados to the Canadian Arctic, London, and Morocco. Shortlisted for both the Giller and the Man Booker. (Sarah)

A Circle on the Surface by Carol Bruneau, an insightful portrait of newlyweds haunted by their pasts in a small Nova Scotia town during World War II. (Mary)

Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper, a haunting novel about a Newfoundland town reeling from the loss of its main industry and the boy who wants to save his family. Longlisted for the Giller. (Chris)

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, a new novel that weaves together the stories of two families who live in the same house two hundred years apart, from a beloved bestselling author. Releases October 16. (Susan)

The Witch Elm by Tana French, about a man who suffers a life-changing event and moves back to his ancestral home, where he must unearth secrets from his past. (Diane)

The Travelling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa, a charming international bestseller about a man and his cat on a road trip across Japan. Releases October 23. (Katie)

The Air You Breathe by Frances de Pontes Peebles, about two young girls with a shared passion for music who grow up together in 1930s Brazil and share a volatile bond. (Helen)

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton, an inventive Agatha-Christie-meets-Groundhog-Day mystery about a man who must relive each day until he solves a murder at a country house party. (Kathleen)


Ben Macinytre turns his eagle eye on Russian double agent Oleg Gordievsky in The Spy and the Traitor

In The Secret History of Soliders: How Canadians Survived the Great War, Tim Cook looks at the daily lives of combatants and how they used humour, songs, skits, and soldier-produced newspapers to push back against the horrors of war. 

The Lost Words by Robert MacFarlane, with illustrations by Jackie Morris, a book that aims to bring some once-common, now-forgotten nature words back into everyday vocabularies through beautiful art and poetic writing. 

The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada, a collaboration between The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Canada's national Indigenous organizations, and a team of Indigenous contributors, is a stunning four-volume atlas that explores First Nations, Inuit, and Métis territories, languages, and stories. 


We have a fun selection of Halloween board books for the little ones!

Middle grade:
Inkling by Kenneth Oppel, illustrated by Sydney Smith, about an inkblot that escapes a sketchbook and brings new life to a struggling family. 

The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell, first in a planned trilogy about the Impossible Postal Express, a delivery train that visits the most impossible places in the world. 

Journey of the Pale Bear by Susan Fletcher, about a runaway boy who befriends a polar bear. 

Young adult:
The Perfect Candidate by Peter Stone, about a recent high school graduate who takes an internship with a congressman and finds himself deep in DC's darkest secrets.

We'll Fly Away by Bryan Bliss, about best friends from childhood who have a plan to leave their dead-end town together — if their complicated lives don't get in the way. 


Fear: Trump in the White House by Bob Woodward
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Starlight by Richard Wagamese 
Trust Us pick
Wild Fire by Ann Cleeves



We're kicking off the season of reading with several author visits. See below for all the details and remember to check the events page on our website for all the latest news.

September 19 at 11 a.m.: Andrea Barnet, author of Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall, and Alice Waters Changed Our World, joins us for coffee and a discussion of her book, a look at four influential women of the 20th century. Please 
RSVP by email. 

October 3 at 11 a.m.: Rachel McMillan, author of the exciting new Van Buren and DeLuca mystery series, joins us for coffee and a chat to discuss book one in the series, Murder at the Flamingo. Please 
RSVP here

October 22 at 11 a.m.: Author Sarah Winman visits to chat about her new novel, staff favourite Tin Man. Please 
RSVP as space is limited.

And our next Novel Nights book club meeting will be on September 25 at 7:30 p.m. The book up for discussion will be beloved author Richard Wagamese's final novel, Starlight. Please call us at 416-233-2665 to reserve your copy of the book and a ticket to attend. 


The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris, a novel based on the incredible true story of an Auschwitz prisoner who worked as the concentration camp's tattooist and the risks he took to help others survive. (Sarah)

The Very Marrow of Our Bones by Christine Higdon, a novel about two women who disappear from a small BC town in 1967, and the young daughter who keeps a secret for forty years, until she learns she isn't the only one who hasn't told the truth. (Chris)

The Summer Wives by Beatriz Williams, about a teenage girl coming of age in the 1950s on an elite island with her stepfather and stepsister, and the secrets she uncovers when she returns to the island years later to confront her past. (Mary)

Machine Without Horses by Helen Humphreys, a unique novel about a writer inspired by an obituary, and a famously private salmon-fly dresser who worked out of a small cottage in northern Scotland. (Susan)

Eagle and Crane by Suzanne Rindell, a historical novel about two daredevil pilots in a flying act, one white and one Japanese-American, set during the days of Japanese internment camps. (Helen)

The Blood Strand by Chris Ould, a gripping mystery about police detective Jan Reyna, who must return to the Faroe Islands, where he was born, to solve a murder that might involve his father. (Diane)

I'm Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya, an exploration of masculinity and femininity from a trans artist who shares stories from her own journey through trauma. (Katie) 

Circe by Madeline Miller, an absorbing novel about the infamous witch of Ancient Greece who crossed paths with everyone from Odysseus to Athena. (Kathleen)



21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari, an instruction manual for modern life that tries to answer the question of what is happening in the world today

The Women Who Flew for Hitler by Clare Mulley, about Nazi Germany's two most highly decorated women pilots

Who Killed Tom Thompson? by John Little, a look an an enduring question about one of Canada's most famous artists


Board book: Sandra Boynton's latest charming story, But Not the Armadillo 

Picture book: Marie Louise Gay's look at the refugee experience, Mustafa 

Middle grade: Lauren Magaziner's tales of a detective agency, Case Closed (first in a new series)

Young adult: Jason Reynolds's dazzling novel about gun violence, Long Way Down 



Trust Us pick
An Unwanted Guest, Shari Lapena
Let Me be Like Water, S. K. Perry
The Bookshop, Penelope Fitzgerald
Educated, Tara Westover





Good news for everyone looking for vacation reads! Our annual Summer Picks promotion begins June 11th and goes until July 31st.

Our final list is a carefully selected mix of novels, mysteries and  - of course - another Trust Us pick that we are confident you'll enjoy! Here's a little teaser:
We've gone in a completely different direction this year, but we think you will share our love for this rewarding read. It is set in a country with a turbulant past and it is a powerful story of personal discovery and the meaning of family.
The Staff Picks this month are all from the Summer Picks list so stop in and find out which books we recommend for summer reading.
Once again, if you buys three books from our summer picks at the same time you will receive a $5 coupon to use at your next visit or by September 15th.





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.



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. 


Love and Ruin by Paula McLain
Full Disclosure by Beverley McLachlin
The Tin Man by Sarah Winman
Need to Know by Karen Cleveland
The Templars' Last Secret by Martin Walker




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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