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BOOKS of the SEASON 2016

 

CONTENTS

BOOKS
CanadaThe WestIndigenous PeoplesCanadian Fiction & Poetry • General FictionMysteryScience Fiction & FantasyGraphic NovelsSeasonal ClassicsBiographyHistoryEssaysArt & PhotographyIssues & PoliticsScienceThe Thoughtful HomeNatureCooking & BakingTravelSportsHockeyHumourTV & FilmBooks on MusicBargain Books

FOR KIDS, BABIES, AND TEENS
Jensine EckwallCelebrate the SeasonWinter TalesBoard BooksColours, Numbers, and ABCsPicture BooksAnimal FriendsFirst Chapter BooksBox SetsLEGO in PrintIntermediate NovelsThe World of JK RowlingGraphic NovelsNature & ScienceThe Artist in YouTeen Fiction

GIFTS OF THE SEASON
Mordens' Chocolate • Calligraphy Sets & Bindewerk JournalsBoard GamesThe Gift of KnowledgeNewgate ClocksTOKYObay WatchesEangee LampsFaribault Wool BlanketsNOMA glassMen's Society Grooming Kitsemk Bags & AccessoriesMinor History Bags & AccessoriesKinto CoffeeMusic CDs & VinylDVDs & Blu-RayWee Urban ClothingThe MiO CollectionBeatrix Potter BookendsBaby Gund Teddy BearCreative Builds • Choo Choo Train SetKaruba Board GameRobotics • Kits for Creativity

ABOUT THE ARTWORK A NOTE ABOUT PRICES


 

CANADA


Canada
Mike Myers
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Comedy superstar Mike Myers writes from the heart about his 52-year relationship with his home and native land. A true patriot who happens to be an expatriate, Myers explores Canada from within and without in this beautifully designed book. Illustrated in colour throughout, it includes among its visual treasures personal photographs and Canadiana from the author’s own collection. (Doubleday. October)

A Number of Things
Jane Urquhart
Illustrated by Scott McKowen.
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As a lyrical 150th birthday gift to Canada, Jane Urquhart chooses 50 Canadian objects around which to weave a rich narrative that speaks to our collective experience as a nation. Each object is beautifully illustrated by Scott McKowen, with Urquhart conjuring and distilling meaning and magic from these unexpected facets of our history, from a Nobel Peace Prize medal to an Innu tea doll to a Massey-Harris tractor. (Patrick Crean Editions. October)

The Promise of Canada
Charlotte Gray
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What does it mean to be a Canadian? What great ideas have changed our country? Gray casts her eye over 150 years of Canadian history to choose people whose ideas have become part of our collective conversation, arguing that Canada has constantly re-imagined itself in every generation since 1867. Beautifully illustrated, The Promise of Canada offers insights into how we have matured, yet remain a people taking on the future. (Simon & Schuster. October)

Her Darling Boy
Tom Goodman
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The battle for Vimy Ridge one hundred years ago has been considered by many as a defining moment in Canadian nation-building. Tom Goodman generally accepted this view until he discovered a rich trove of letters between his grandmother and Archie Polson, the uncle he never met. Goodman has collected many of these letters, along with his own contextual narrative, to reveal the true cost of war to a family and a country. (Great Plains. November)

Hostages to Fortune
Peter C. Newman
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In 1776, the citizenry in the British colonies was divided between those who wished to establish a new republic and those who remained steadfastly dedicated to the British Empire. Newman recounts the dramatic journey of the United Empire Loyalists, their exodus from America, their resettlement in the wilds of British North America, and their defence of what would prove to be the social and moral foundation of Canada. (Touchstone. November)

Legacy
André Pratte & Jonathan Kay, editors
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Traces of the French-Canadians contribution to North American history can be found in all regions of the continent. A ground-breaking work of nation building, this unique biographical book by many of English and French Canada’s finest writers and thinkers — Margaret Atwood, Lucien Bouchard, Dr. Samantha Nutt, Ken Dryden, and more — tells the story of the extraordinary legacy of the French contribution to our way of life. (McClelland & Stewart. November)

 

THE WEST

Fault Lines
Emily Eaton
Photographs by Valerie Zink.
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Oil is not new to Saskatchewan. Many of the wells found on farmland across the province date back to the 1950s. But there is little doubt that the recent boom (2006-2014) and subsequent downturn in unconventional oil production has reshaped rural lives and landscapes. Travelling the province in 2014, Eaton and Zink record what they found, from the sea-can motel built from shipping containers to seismic testing sites. (U of Manitoba Press. September)

Abandoned Manitoba
Gordon Goldsborough
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Travel with Gordon Goldsborough on a fascinating tour of Manitoba from Rapid City School to Mallard Lodge to the Union Stockyards and many places in between as the author helps us reclaim some of our long-lost heritage. A full-colour, richly illustrated book that looks at abandoned sites around Manitoba, describing their features, what caused them to be abandoned, and what they tell us about the history of our province. (Great Plains. October)

Towards a Prairie Atonement
Trevor Herriot
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Herriot enlists the help of a Métis Elder as he revisits the history of one corner of the Great Plains. Facing his own responsibility as a descendant of settlers, Herriot connects today's ecological disarray to the legacy of Métis dispossession and the loss of their community lands. With Indigenous and settler peoples alienated from one another and from the grassland itself, Herriot looks for ways to bring people and prairie together. (U of Regina Press. October)

Imperial Plots
Sarah Carter
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Supporters of British women homesteaders argued they would contribute to the “spade-work” of the Empire, replacing foreign settlers and relieving Britain of its “surplus” women. Carter depicts the female farmers and ranchers of the prairies, from the Indigenous women agriculturalists of the Plains to the array of women who resolved to work on the land in the first decades of the twentieth century. (U of Manitoba Press. October)

 

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INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Wenjack
Joseph Boyden
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An Ojibwe boy runs away from a Northern Ontario Indian School. Too late, he realizes just how far away home is. Along the way he's followed by spirits of the forest who comment on his plight, cajoling, taunting, and ultimately offering him a type of comfort on his difficult journey. The acclaimed author of The Orenda delivers a poignant look into the last moments of Charlie Wenjack's life as he tries to find his way home. (Hamish Hamilton. October)

Secret Path
Gord Downie
Illustrated by Jeff Lemire.
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Containing the text of Gord Downie's album of the same name, this graphic novel illustrated by Jeff Lemire tells the story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who died while trying to escape from a residential school fifty years ago. Includes a code for a free music download. Gord Downie’s vinyl album and the graphic novel is also available as a set. (See the Music section below for more details.) (Simon & Schuster. October)

Firewater
Harold R. Johnson
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Drawing on his experience as a Crown Prosecutor in Treaty 6 territory, Johnson challenges readers to reconsider the drink that goes by many names: booze, hooch, spirits, sauce, and the evocative “firewater.” Confronting the harmful stereotype of the “lazy, drunken Indian,” Firewater examines the history of alcohol, the myths surrounding it, and its devastating impact on Indigenous people. (U of Regina Press. September)

From the Tundra to the Trenches
Eddy Weetaltuk
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In 1951, Eddy Weetaltuk left James Bay. Because Inuit weren’t allowed to leave the North, he changed his name, and joined the Canadian Forces. After fifteen years, he returned home to work with Inuit youth struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. This compelling memoir traces an Inuk’s experiences of world travel and military service to show young Inuit that they can do and be what they choose. (U of Manitoba Press.) Unfortunately, this title has been delayed until January 2017.

Sounding Thunder
Brian McInnes
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Francis Pegahmagabow (1889-1952), a member of the Ojibwe nation, enlisted at the onset of the First World War, and became the most accomplished sniper in North American military history. After the war, he settled in Wasauksing, and served as both chief and councillor. His stories, presented in their original Ojibwe as well as in English translation, are a unique synthesis of Ojibwe oral history, historical record, and family stories. (U of Manitoba Press. September)

Embers
Richard Wagamese
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In this selection of everyday reflections, Richard Wagamese finds lessons in both the mundane and sublime as he muses on the universe. Drawing inspiration from working in the bush — sawing and cutting and stacking wood for winter — as well as the smudge ceremony that brings him closer to the Creator, he explores the manifestations of grief, joy, recovery, beauty, gratitude, physicality and spirituality. (Douglas & McIntyre (2013) Ltd. November)

 

CANADIAN FICTION & POETRY

FICTION

The Break
Katherena Vermette
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One night when Stella, a young Métis mother, spots someone in trouble, she calls the police to alert them to a possible crime. In a series of shifting narratives — police, family and friends, who are connected with the victim both directly and indirectly — reveal a comprehensive story about the lives of the Indigenous residents and the issues they face in this powerful intergenerational family saga. (Anansi. September)

Hag-Seed
Margaret Atwood
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Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Atwood has re-imagined Shakespeare’s final, great play of magic and illusion to create a gripping and emotionally rich homage to the Bard. (October)

Stranger
David Bergen
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Íso Perdido, a young Guatemalan woman, works at a fertility clinic in Chiapas where she falls in love with a visiting American doctor. In an astonishing example of white entitlement, the child born of this union is claimed by the doctor's wife, who is a patient at the clinic, and flown back to the States. Bergen reveals how far a mother will go to reclaim her stolen child, and much more. (HarperCollins. September)

The Archaeologists
Hal Niedzviecki
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The Archaeologists follows six people from the fictional city Wississauga whose lives intersect when bones are discovered in a backyard overlooking the site of a proposed thoroughfare. As personal beliefs are challenged and lives are turned upside down, they each must grapple with the big questions: the environment, consumerism, ennui, repatriation. (ARP. October)

Bit Rot
Douglas Coupland
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Bit Rot (a term used in digital archiving to describe the way digital files can spontaneously decompose) explores the ways humanity tries to make sense of our shifting consciousness in a digital age. Short fiction is interspersed with essays on all aspects of modern life. The result is an addictively satisfying collection of Coupland’s observations about the world we live in. (Knopf. October)

Witches of New York
Ami McKay
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The year is 1880. Two hundred years after the trials in Salem, Adelaide Thom opens a tea shop with another young woman who feels it’s finally safe to describe herself as a witch. Together they cater to Manhattan’s high society ladies, specializing in cures, palmistry and potions. All is well until an enchanting young woman named Beatrice Dunn arrives at their door seeking employment. (Knopf. October)

 

POETRY

Float
Anne Carson
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Presented in individual chapbooks to be read in any order and that float inside a transparent case, this collection conjures a mix of voices, time periods, and structures to explore what makes people, memories, and stories “maddeningly attractive” when observed in spaces that are suggestively in-between. Heartbreaking and disarmingly funny, Float illuminates the uncanny magic that comes with letting go of boundaries. (McClelland & Stewart. October)

Totem Poles & Railroads
Janet Rogers
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Rogers' fifth collection of poetry succinctly defines the 500-year-old relationship between Indigenous nations and the corporation of Canada. She expands that definition with a playful and, at times, experimental voice. Placing poetry at the centre of our current post-residential school/present-day reconciliation reality, Rogers’ poems are expansive and intimate, challenging, thought-provoking and always personal. (ARP. November)

 

FICTION

The Secret History of Twin Peaks
Mark Frost
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From the co-creator of the landmark television series Twin Peaks comes a layered, wide-ranging novel that deepens the mysteries of the iconic town in ways that not only enrich the original series but readies fans for the upcoming Showtime episodes. (Flatiron Books. October)

Small Great Things
Jodie Picault
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A young woman and her husband, admitted to hospital to have a baby, request that their nurse be reassigned. They are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is black, to touch their baby. The hospital complies, but when the baby later goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is on duty, she finds herself caught in a moral dilemma that resonates far beyond her place in time and history. (Knopf. October)

Moonglow
Michael Chabon
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From the Jewish slums of prewar South Philadelphia to the invasion of Germany, from a Florida retirement village to the penal utopia of New York's Wallkill Prison, from the heyday of the space program to the twilight of the American Century, Chabon delivers a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure that collapses an era into a single life and a lifetime into a single week. (HarperCollins. November)

I'll Take You There
Wally Lamb
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Felix Funicello runs a Monday night movie club in what was once a vaudeville theatre. One evening, while setting up a film, he's confronted by the ghost of Lois Weber, a trailblazing director from Hollywood's silent film era. Lois invites Felix to revisit scenes from his past as they are projected on the big screen. The result is an evocative novel of one Baby Boomer's life and the trio of women who shaped it. (HarperCollins. November)

Today Will Be Different
Marin Semple
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Eleanor knows she's a mess. But today, she will tackle the little things. She will have her poetry and yoga lessons after dropping off her son. She won't swear. She will initiate sex with her husband. Before she can put her modest plan into action, however, life happens and she is forced to abandon her small ambitions and rise to a strange, new future in this “achingly funny and very dear book.” —Kirkus Reviews (Little, Brown. October)

Odessa Sea
Clive Cussler
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A desperate attempt in 1917 to preserve the wealth and power of the Romanov Empire. A Cold War bomber lost with a deadly cargo. Mysterious deaths on the Black Sea linked to modern-day smugglers of nuclear materials. At the centre of it all is Dirk Pitt and his NUMA team. From London to Washington, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, the action never stops, as Pitt races to prevent the next global war. (Putnam. November)

Conclave
Robert Harris
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The Pope is dead. Behind the locked doors of the Sistine Chapel, one hundred and twenty Cardinals from all over the globe will cast their votes in the world’s most secretive election. They are holy men. But they have ambition. And they have rivals. Over the next seventy-two hours one of them will become the most powerful spiritual figure on Earth. (Knopf. November)

This Was A Man
Jeffrey Archer
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The seventh and final instalment of the Clifton Chronicles opens with a shot being fired. But who pulled the trigger, and who lives and who dies? Archer “continues his storytelling magic to create characters of spellbinding substance” (Publishers Weekly) in the final volume in this tale of generations that dates to the backstreets of Bristol where Harry Clifton was born in 1919. (St. Martin’s. November)

The Whistler
John Grisham
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We expect our judges to be honest and wise. But what happens when a judge bends the law or takes a bribe? Lacy Stoltz is an investigator for the Florida Board on Judicial Conduct, and when a case involving a previously disbarred lawyer lands on her desk she smells corruption. She also suspects it could be dangerous. But dangerous is one thing. Deadly is something else. (Doubleday. October)

Escape Clause
John Sandford
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Whenever you hear the sky rumble, that usually means a storm, and there’s a big storm at the Minnesota zoo. Two large Siberian tigers have vanished from their cage. Authorities are very concerned that they’ve been stolen for their organs. Traditional Chinese medicine prizes their parts for home remedies, and people will do extreme things to get — and keep — what they need. As Virgil Flowers is about to find out. (Putnam. October)

Order to Kill
Vince Flynn & Kyle Mills
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Anti-terrorism operative Mitch Rapp heads to Pakistan to confront a mortal threat he may not be prepared for. It soon becomes clear that Moscow is fomenting even more turmoil in the Middle East. Rapp goes deep into Russian territory, posing as an American ISIS recruit, where he uncovers a plan much more dangerous and insidious than he ever expected, one that could have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences. (Atria. October)

The Chemist
Stephenie Meyer
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She used to work for the U.S. government. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn't have a name. But when they decide she is a liability, they come for her without warning. Now she rarely stays in the same place twice or uses the same name for long. They want her dead, and soon. In this gripping thriller, Meyer has created a fascinating heroine with a very specialized skill set. (Little, Brown. November)

The Flame Bearer
Bernard Cornwell
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Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria’s Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia’s Saxon Queen Aethelflaed have agreed to a truce. And so England’s greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his uncle stole from him so many years ago. But fate is inexorable and Uhtred has many enemies. The Flame Bearer is the tenth book in Cornwell’s bestselling series on the making of England. (HarperCollins. October)

The Girl From Venice
Martin Cruz Smith
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Venice, 1945. The war may be waning, but the city known as La Serenissima is still occupied and the people of Italy fear the power of the Third Reich. One night a fisherman comes across a young woman’s body floating in the lagoon and soon discovers that she is still alive and in trouble. The Girl from Venice is a thriller, a mystery, and a retelling of Italian history that will take your breath away. But most of all it is a love story. (Simon & Schuster. October)

 

MYSTERY

Night School
Lee Child
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In the morning, they gave Jack Reacher a medal. That night, they sent him back to school. With Reacher back in uniform andteamed with Marian Sinclair and fan-favourite Frances Neagley, Lee Child once again demonstrates mastery of the genre in his twentyfirst electrifying adventure, showing readers why he’s one of today's top thriller writers. (Delacorte. November)

When The Music's Over
Peter Robinson
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While DI Annie Cabbot investigates the circumstances ofa 14-year-old girl's death, newly promoted DSI Alan Banks finds himself investigating a cold case from fifty years ago in which Linda Palmer was attacked by celebrity entertainer Danny Caxton. No investigation ever took place, and now Caxton stands accused at the centre ofan historical abuse investigation, and it’s Banks’ first task as superintendent to find the truth. (McClelland & Stewart. October)

Coffin Road
Peter May
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A man washes up on a deserted beach, hypothermic and disoriented. The only clue to his condition is a map of the island showing an ancient path called the Coffin Road. Meanwhile, homicide detective George Gunn investigates a brutal murder at a sea-battered lighthouse. In his latest mystery set in Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, Peter May weaves a tale out of these and one other case that may or may not be linked. (Quercus. October)

Chaos
Patricia Cornwell
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In the latest novel in the bestselling series featuring chief medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Patricia Cornwell takes readers down a series of shocking twists and turns with high-wire tension and cutting-edge forensic detail in the latest novel by one of the world’s bestselling crime writers. “When it comes to the forensic sciences, nobody can touch Cornwell.” — New York Times Book Review (HarperCollins. November)

The Bone Collection
Kathy Reichs
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From bestselling author Kathy Reichs comes a collection of four pulse-pounding novellas starring forensic anthropologist Dr. Temperance Brennan — including one original that tells how the forensic anthropologist got her start in the lab — together in a single print edition for the first time. Meet Temperance Brennan as you’ve never seen her before. (Simon & Schuster. November)

Rather Be the Devil
Ian Rankin
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For John Rebus, forty years may have passed, but the death of Maria Turquand still preys on his mind. Murdered in her hotel room on the night a rock star and his entourage were staying there, Maria's killer has never been found. Meanwhile, the dark heart of Edinburgh remains up for grabs. Has old-time crime boss Big Ger Cafferty really given up the ghost? A tale of twisted power, deeprooted corruption and bitter rivalries. (Orion. November)

 

SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY

Willful Child: Wrath of Betty
Steven Erikson
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The second novel of the near calamitous and downright chaotic voyages of the starship A.S.F. Willful Child. Its ongoing mission: to seek out strange new worlds on which to plant the Terran flag, to subjugate and if necessary obliterate new life-forms, to boldly blow…etc etc. Erikson has taken his lifelong passion for Star Trek and transformed it into a smart and hugely entertaining spoof of the series while fondly paying it homage. (Tor. November)

Arcanum Unbounded
Brandon Sanderson
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Sanderson’s first book of short fiction includes the 40,000-word Stormlight Archive novella, "Edgedancer," which appears here for the first time anywhere. The collection conveys the expanse of the Cosmere and includes the Hugo Award-winning novella, “The Emperor's Soul” and an excerpt from the graphic novel "White Sand," plus essays and illustrations for the various planetary systems in which the stories are set. (Tor. November)

The Operative
Gerald Brandt
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The second book in the San Angeles trilogy by Winnipeg author Gerald Brandt continues the far-future science fiction tale, with a cyberpunk tone, that began with The Courier. Kris Ballard is training hard with the anti-corporate movement when their compound is destroyed. Ready or not, Kris and the other trainees are recalled to the dangerous metropolis of San Angeles. But trouble strikes before they even get there. (DAW. November)

Babylon's Ashes
James S. A. Corey
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In the sixth novel of Corey's bestselling Expanse series a group of black-market military ships has crippled the Earth and begun a campaign of piracy among the outer planets. In response, a new alliance is cobbled together, but James Holden and his crew know the new alliance is as flawed as the old. The struggle for power has just begun. As the chaos grows, a few desperate people may determine the fate of more than just humanity. (Orbit. December)

Lost Gods
Brom
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A young man descends into Purgatory to save his wife and unborn child in this illustrated tale of wonder and terror from master storyteller and renowned artist Brom. Fresh out of jail and eager to start a new life, Chet Moran and his pregnant wife, Trish, leave town to begin again. But an ancient evil is looming, and what seems like a safe haven may not be all it appears. (Harper Voyager. October)

Doctor Who: Twelve Doctors of Christmas
BBC
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A new collection of illustrated Christmas adventures, starring twelve incarnations of the Doctor. Inside this festive book of Doctor Who stories, you’ll find timey-wimey mysteries, travels in the TARDIS, monsterchasing excitement and plenty of Christmas magic. (Penguin. November)

A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition
George R.R. Martin
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Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Song of Ice and Fire series with this special illustrated deluxe edition hardcover of the book that started it all: A Game of Thrones, the novel that started a fantasy phenomenon in which “Martin has unveiled for us an intensely realized, romantic but realistic world."— Chicago Sun-Times (Bantam. October)

Dungeonology
Matt Forbeck
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Dungeons & Dragons joins the legendary ’Ology series as the renowned guide Volo Geddarm takes you on an unforgettable journey through the Forgotten Realms. From the dreaming spires of Waterdeep to the frozen majesty of Drizzt Do’Urden’s Icewind Dale, and from the despicable Underdark to the mysterious Underchasm, you’ll learn the history, secrets and wonders of this incredible world. (Candlewick. November)

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Angel Catbird Volume 1
Margaret Atwood
Illustrated by Johnnie Christmas & Tamra Bonvillain.
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Novelist Margaret Atwood and artists Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain collaborate on one of the most anticipated comic book and literary events of the year. On a dark night, a genetic engineer, Strig Feleedus, is accidentally mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a cat and an owl. A humorous, action-driven, pulpinspired superhero adventure, with a lot of cat puns. (Dark Horse Comics. September)

Watchmen Noir
Alan Moore
Illustrated by Dave Gibbons.
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Now presented in stark black and white, highlighting Dave Gibbons dark, moody pencils, read the greatest graphic novel of all time in a whole new way. In an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changes history, a murder-mystery unfolds into a planet-altering conspiracy. As the resolution comes to a head, an unlikely group of heroes have to ask themselves where the true line is between good and evil. (DC Comics. December)

Last Look
Charles Burns
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A graphic milestone: the epic trilogy that began with X’ed Out, continued in The Hive, and concluded in Sugar Skull — now in one volume. The long strange trip of Doug in all its mind-bending totality. The fragments of the past collide with the reality of the present, nightmarish dreams evolve into an even more dreadful reality, and when you finally find out what it means, it will make you want to read it again. Just like Doug. (Pantheon. October)

Wonder Woman: 75th Anniversary Boxset
Various Authors
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Created in 1941, Wonder Woman has evolved into not just one of the most powerful heroes in DC Comics mythology, but also a popular culture and feminist icon the world over. Now DC Comics has packaged Wonder Woman graphic novels from four monumental creators —Gail Simone, Brian Azzarello, George Pérez and Phil Jimenez — in this beautiful slipcase set. (DC Comics. November)

The Dark Knight Returns Slipcase Set
Frank Miller
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It is ten years after Batman has retired, and Gotham City has sunk into lawlessness. Now, as his city needs him most, the Dark Knight returns in a blaze of glory to end the threat of the mutant gangs that have overrun the city. The anniversary celebration of Frank Miller’s epic interpretation of the Dark Knight’s future continues with this new slipcase edition that reprints each issue of the original Dark Knight Returns miniseries. (DC Comics. November)

 

SEASONAL CLASSICS

A Christmas Carol: The Original Manuscript Edition
Charles Dickens
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Every year at the holidays, the historic Morgan Library & Museum in Manhattan displays one of the crown jewels of its collection: the original manuscript of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, with its detailed emendations, deletions, and insertions in Dickens’s own hand. Here, in a beautiful trade edition, is a facsimile of that invaluable manuscript, along with a typeset version of the story and a new foreword by Colm Tóibín. (WW Norton. November)

Jeeves and the Yule–Tide Spirit
P.G. Wodehouse
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Aunts, engagements, misunderstandings and hangover cures; this delightful collection from “the greatest chronicler of a certain kind of Englishness” (Julian Fellowes) brings together a baker’s dozen of P.G. Wodehouse’s finest pieces of short fiction, including the title story in which Bertie Wooster, with both love and revenge in mind, accepts an invitation to spend Christmas at Skeldings Hall. (Arrow. November)

 

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BIOGRAPHY

Waiting for First Light
Roméo Dallaire
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Roméo Dallaire, retired general, former senator, bestselling author, and one of the world’s leading humanitarians, delves deep into his life since the Rwandan genocide in 1994 and the PTSD that has affected him ever since. At the heart of his story is the self-portrait of a top political and military figure whose nights are invaded by despair, but who at first light faces the day with the renewed desire to make a difference in the world. (Knopf. October)

Fearless As Possible
Denise Donlon
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From her early days at MuchMusic, to becoming the first female president of Sony Music Canada before moving on to CBC English Radio as General Manager and Executive Director when the corporation was absorbing deep funding cutbacks, Donlon chronicles her storied career spent on the frontlines of the massive changes in the music industry and media with humour and honesty. (Anansi. November)

Victoria: The Queen
Julia Baird
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Victoria was 18 years old in 1837 when she ascended to the most powerful position in the world: queen of England. For over 60 years, she reigned over an era of immense change, as England became the superpower of the 19th and 20th centuries. In Baird’s biography, we see Victoria as the woman she truly was: passionate, clever, stubborn, lover of her husband Albert, mother of nine children, and the woman who built an empire and found a new life after her husband’s death. (Random House. November)

Born a Crime
Trevor Noah
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Host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah provides America with its nightly dose of satire. In his first book, he tells his coming of age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. Born illegal — the son of a white, Dutch father and a black Xhosa mother — Noah’s story is sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender and always hilarious. (Doubleday. November)

The Undoing Project
Michael Lewis
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Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of studies that showed the ways in which the human mind erred, systematically, when forced to make judgments about uncertain situations. Lewis’s new book chronicles the fascinating collaboration between these two men and their life experiences that may well have changed, for good, mankind’s view of its own mind. (W.W. Norton. December)

The Princess Diarist
Carrie Fisher
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Carrie Fisher, the most idiosyncratic of Hollywood stars, again explores her life as the child of Tinseltown royalty, her adventures as Princess Leia, and her misadventures as Bi-Polar Woman of the Year — with another series of hilarious, jaw-dropping and interconnected autobiographical essays. (Blue Rider. November)

The Escapist
Gabriel Filippi
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In the course of 20 years scaling the highest peaks in the world, Gabriel Filippi has repeatedly cheated death. His unflinching account of extreme feats and devastating loss takes readers to the highest peaks on six continents and into the deepest valleys of the human soul. Through adventure and tragedy, Filippi dissects what it takes to get to the top of the world, and what that quest takes out of you. (HarperCollins. October)

 

HISTORY

The Return of History
Jennifer Welsh
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In 1989, as the Berlin Wall crumbled, Francis Fukuyama wrote a famous essay, “The End of History,” in which he predicted the global power struggles of the past were giving way to a more peaceful world. But a quarter of a century later, history has returned. In her 2016 CBC Massey Lecture, Welsh describes how the dream of unfettered progress toward global peace has been erased by the realties of sectarian strife and regional conflict. (Anansi. September)

The Reckoning
Nathan M. Greenfield
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Conditions in German POW camps were generally vile, with soldiers having little to eat but thin soup and putrid meat. Canadian men were used as slave labourers in salt mines and coal mines, and those who refused the work were beaten. Greenfield explores life and death in the camps, as well as the attempts to run for freedom. These are the forgotten stories of our soldiers, and of how they never gave up hope of making it out alive. (HarperCollins. October)

A History of Medicine in 50 Objects
Gill Paul
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Gill Paul takes readers on a 12,000-year journey to explore significant items that have advanced medical knowledge and practice. The fifty objects range from the everyday (a bottle of Aspirin) to singular medical advances (the first successful heart transplant by Christian Bernard). The objects are presented chronologically and described in two to four pages with illustrations and notes on location, date and field of study. (Firefly. October)

Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Yuval Noah Harari
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Humans today enjoy unprecedented levels of power and an increasingly god-like status. In his challenging new book, Harari explores our creation of today’s human-centred environment, our current predicament and our possible future. Above all, he asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? (McClelland & Stewart. September)

A Little History of Religion
Richard Holloway
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In an era of hardening religious attitudes and explosive religious violence, this book offers a welcome antidote. Writing for those with faith and those without, Richard Holloway retells the entire history of religion, from the dawn of religious belief to the twenty-first century. He encourages curiosity and tolerance, accentuates nuance and mystery, and calmly restores a sense of the value of faith. (Yale University Press. September)

Rogue Heroes
Ben MacIntyre
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Ben Macintyre’s latest book of derring-do and wartime intrigue reveals the incredible story of the last truly unsung secret organization of World War II: Britain’s Special Air Service or the SAS. Staffed by brilliant, idiosyncratic men whose talents defied both tradition and expectations, the SAS not only changed the course of the war, but the very nature of combat itself. (McClelland & Stewart. October)

War: The New Edition
Gwynne Dyer
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The collapse of the Iron Curtain has forced a re-examination of the accepted fundamentals of history. Will open access to the channels of mass communication create enough shared values that we can move beyond mass warfare? Are our traditional military hierarchical structures still relevant? This revised edition of Dyer’s classic work addresses these subjects, and more, in an ongoing discussion of modern warfare. (Knopf. October)

One Soldier
Dillon Hillier
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Dillon Hillier, a corporal with the Princess Pats, returned from a tour in Afghanistan and started up a normal life. But when ISIS insurgents began attacking local populations in Iraq, Hillier felt compelled to go back and became the first Canadian to volunteer to fight ISIS in Iraq. During his three months in the field he learned that the difference between life and death is measured in inches, and some things can never be forgotten. (HarperCollins. October)

 

Manuscript Calligraphy Sets and Markers
Experts in the world of Calligraphy since 1859 and based in England, Manuscript's Calligraphy tools set the standard for quality and design.

Prices range from $8.00 to $35.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

Bindewerk Wood Journals
Extraordinary handmade Bindewerk books, albums and pads: true cherry or walnut, fine linen & paper covers, rounded corners, metal edging, pockets, elastic closures, and inside, lovely, cream writing paper.

Prices range from $23.00 to $48.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

ESSAYS

Frantumaglia
Elena Ferrante
Translated by Ann Goldstein.
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This book invites readers into Elena Ferrante's workshop, from which emerged her three early standalone novels and the four installments of My Brilliant Friend, known in English as the Neapolitan Quartet. Consisting of over 20 years of letters, essays, reflections, and interviews, it is a unique depiction of an author who embodies a consummate passion for writing. (Europa Editions. November)

Backward Glances
Conrad Black
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This never-before-published collection of Conrad Black’s finest journalism, selected from many of the most prestigious publications in the English-speaking world, spans his full career. Included here are Black’s best columns on Canada, its history and future; the U.S. as superpower; the Middle East; the Catholic Church; Wall Street; and journalism. An essential collection of writings on politics, economics, culture, religion and more. (McClelland & Stewart. October)

Literary Wonderlands
Laura Miller, editor
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Spanning two thousand years of creative endeavour, from Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells's The Time Machine to Murakami's 1Q84, Literary Wonderlands explores the timeless features of fiction's imagined worlds, including the relevance of the writer's own life to the creation of the story, influential contemporary events and philosophies, and the meaning that can be extracted from the details of the work. (Little, Brown. November)

 

ART & PHOTOGRAPHY

Mad Enchantment
Ross King
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We have all seen — live, in photographs, on postcards — some of Claude Monet’s legendary water lily paintings. They are among the most admired paintings of our time. Yet nobody knows the extraordinarily dramatic story behind their creation, until now. In telling the story Ross King presents a compelling and original portrait of perhaps the most beloved artist in history. (Bond Street. September)

@NatGeo
National Geographic
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National Geographic, or @natgeo, is the world’s top noncelebrity account on Instagram, with nearly 50 million followers and over one billion likes on its 7,000+ images posted. Embracing the diversity of the account and weaving in social media trends such as hashtags, throwbacks, flashbacks, and of course animals, @NatGeo’s stunning imagery delights and inspires. (October)

Photographs
Wade Davis
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Celebrated anthropologist and photographer Wade Davis selects 150 of his favourite photographs from the thousands he has taken over his lifetime. Intimate portraits of family and community life, they also represent the enormous diversity of place and culture. Each one captures a rich story about the human condition, and invites the viewer to experience scenes of family, magic, love and tradition. (Douglas & McIntyre (2013) Ltd. October)

 

BOARD GAMES

Vikings on Board
A great choice for the board gamer in your life. Employing 3D modular ships and Viking miniatures, players represent one of four Viking clans. By moving one of your Vikings to claim an action you attempt to control the ships setting sail with the most valuable goods. The strategic challenge is in your action choices.

For 2-4 players aged 8 & up. Playing time 30-60 minutes $57.00.Add to Cart

 

This That & Everything
The fast-paced, easy-to-learn party game in which players race to describe a wide variety of famous people, things, and places for their teammates to guess — in less than 30 seconds. If you hear the description, “Princess and movie star,” shout out, “Grace Kelly”! Or “Footwear for rainy days,” shout out, "Rubber boots"! And if you hear descriptions like, “NYC.... Nick name.... Take a bite out of,” hurry up and shout out, “The Big Apple” because you don't want to run out of time!

For multiple players aged 13 & up. $35.00.Add to Cart

 

ISSUES & POLITICS

Thank You for Being Late
Thomas L. Friedman
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Something big is going on. You can’t miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once, it’s dizzying. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Friedman exposes the tectonic movements that are reshaping the world and explains how to get the most out of them and cushion their worst impacts in this optimist’s guide to surviving in the age of accelerations. (FSG. November)

Did You Just Call Me Old Lady?
Lilian Zimmerman
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An upbeat look at aging as seen though the eyes of a ninety-year-old woman, Zimmerman illustrates how prevalent ageism — the dislike and prejudice against old people — is in society, media and popular culture. She shows how language, advertisements for products to alleviate bodily failings, jokes about memory loss, sexual infirmity and other issues frame and fuel negative attitudes towards older people. (Fernwood. December)

Blood of Extraction
Todd Gordon & Jeffery R. Webber.
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Rooted in Access to Information documents and interviews carried out throughout Latin America, Blood of Extraction examines the increasing presence of Canadian mining companies in Latin America and the environmental and human rights abuses they have perpetrated. From Mexico to Argentina, the authors illustrate the strategies used by the Canadian state to silence local resistance and advance corporate interests. (Fernwood. November)

 

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With hundreds of classes covering dozens of subjects each year, there's surely a class on a topic near and dear to someone you love. Explore the list of upcoming classes, and visit us in-store to purchase a Community Classroom Gift Certificate.

The Community Classroom is only available at our Winnipeg location.

 

SCIENCE

StarTalk
Neil deGrasse Tyson
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For decades, scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson has interpreted science with a combination of brainpower and charm. This beautifully illustrated companion to his popular podcast and National Geographic Channel TV show explores the most confounding mysteries of Earth, space, and what it means to be human. Fun and smart, this book is a guide to everything you ever wanted to know about the universe — and beyond. (National Geographic. September)

The Science of Why
Jay Ingram
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Ever wonder why onions make you cry? Or why lizards do pushups? Or why leaves change colour in the fall? After a long career of asking important questions (Does time speed up as we age? How much Neanderthal is in me? Why do some animals throw their feces?), acclaimed science writer and broadcaster Jay Ingram puts our scientific quandaries to rest in this insightful, witty book for curious readers of all ages. (Simon & Schuster. November)

 

Newgate Clocks
Influenced by classic, vintage and retro designs, these Made in England clocks exhibit a touch of modernism, allowing them to fit many different interiors.

Prices range from $28.00 to $140.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

TOKYObay Watches
Well-designed, fun and affordable, TOKYObay watches are rooted in a world of colours and elegant design. A wide range of styles tug at those 'playful' strings in all of us.

Prices range from $95.00 to $240.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

Eangee Lamps
Available in a variety of unique styles and vibrant colours, Eangee handcrafted lighting is made from real cocoa, banyan, jackfruit and alibangbang leaves as well as other sustainable material to create lamps with high quality finishes and great durability.

Prices range from $78.00 to $156.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

THE THOUGHTFUL HOME

The Miracle of Mindfulness, Gift Edition
Thich Nhat Hanh
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Readers interested in an introduction to Buddhist thought, as well as those seeking to learn about mindfulness and stress reduction, continue to look to Thich Nhat Hanh’s classic work. This new hardcover gift edition features calligraphic illustrations by Thich Nhat Hanh, as well as photographs spanning his early days as a peace activist to his life in Plum Village, the spiritual community he founded in France. (Beacon Press. October)

domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home
The Editors of Domino
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With a detailed and modern perspective, the editors at domino show you how to personalize, style, and create a home you love. In a time when the flood of online decorating advice can feel overwhelming, domino: Your Guide to a Stylish Home provides a trusted filter, using the friendly and authoritative voice of domino to teach readers about attainable, stylish design and how to make it uniquely your own. (Simon & Schuster. November)

 

NATURE

The Hidden Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben
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Forester Peter Wohlleben draws on groundbreaking scientific research to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Readers will never be able to look at a walk in the woods the same way again. (Greystone. September)

Garden Flora
Noel Kingsbury
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Lushly illustrated with an eclectic mix of new and historical photos, botanical art, and vintage seed packets and catalogues, this survey of 133 of the most commonly grown plants explains where each plant came from and the journey it took into home gardens. Along the way Kingsbury tells intriguing tales of plant hunters, breeders and gardeners throughout history, and explores the unexpected ways plants have been used. (Timber Press. October)

Being a Dog
Alexandra Horowitz
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To a dog, there is no such thing as “fresh air.” Every breath of air is loaded with information. In fact, what every dog knows about the world comes mostly through their nose. Alexandra Horowitz, author of the bestselling Inside of a Dog, explains how dogs perceive the world through their most spectacular organ — the nose — and how we humans can put our under-used sense of smell to work in surprising ways. (Scribner. October)

Owls
Marianne Taylor
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Discover the fascinating world of owls with this full-colour, encyclopaedic visual guide that explores all 225 known species. From prehistoric cave paintings to modern children’s stories, these magnificent predators have been seen as harbingers of good fortune and impending disaster as well as serving as icons of fear and wisdom. Includes a poster to illustrate the true wing span of many owls from largest to smallest. (HarperCollins. October)

 

Faribault Wool Blankets
Woven in 100% virgin wool and machine wash and dryable, these blankets are warm, comfortable and durable as only a wool blanket can be. Milled in Faribault, Minnesota since 1892, the Woolen Mill’s label is an assurance of quality and comfort.

Prices range from $70.00 to $240.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

COOKING & BAKING

GENERAL

Super Food Family ClassicsJamie Oliver's Christmas Cookbook
Jamie Oliver
$37.99 each. Hardcover.
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Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook is packed with all the classics you need for the big day and beyond, while Super Food Family Classics continues with his popular philosophy to bring exciting and healthy eating to the heart of the home. Freshen up your family favourites for the season or all year round and expand your recipe repertoire with nutritious, tasty meals. (HarperCollins. October)

Real Food, Real Good
Michael Smith
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Michael Smith, a passionate advocate for healthy homemade meals enjoyed around the kitchen table, knows what it takes to keep cooking simple and chock-full of natural, wholesome ingredients. In Real Food, Real Good, Michael shares more than 100 brand-new recipes packed with healthy, wholesome ingredients that are great choices for a healthy lifestyle. (Penguin. September)

Cooking for Jeffrey
Ina Garten
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Ina Garten will tell you that one of her greatest joys in life is cooking for and sharing a meal with her husband Jeffrey when he returns home after spending the week teaching at the Yale School of Management in Connecticut. Here are 85 never-before-published recipes she makes for him when he gets home, recipes that have kept their marriage strong for forty-six years and counting. (Clarkson Potter. October)

Appetites
Anthony Bourdain
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Once considered the "bad boy" of cooking, Mr. Bourdain has, in recent years, become the father of a little girl, a role he has embraced with enthusiasm. After years of travelling more than 200 days a year, he now enjoys a fulfilling home life. In his first cookbook in more than ten years, he boils down forty-plus years of professional cooking and globe-trotting to a tight repertoire of personal favourites for home cooking and entertaining. (Ecco. October)

Best of Bridge: The Family Slow Cooker
Elizabeth Chorney-Booth, Sue Duncan & June Rosendaal
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There’s a satisfaction that comes from assembling a few ingredients early in the day, pushing a button and not having to worry about dinner until it's time to eat. It just makes the day feel more manageable. Here are 225 all-new recipes that will take you through every meal and every occasion, whether you're looking for some breakfast and brunch inspiration or for a fantastic chili recipe to make on a cold winter's day. (Robert Rose. October)

Vij's Indian
Meeru Dhalwala & Vikram Vij
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The dynamic team behind North America’s celebrated Indian restaurants brings together a new collection of recipes for dishes they serve in their restaurants, as well as cook at home. These are those special recipes that come from the journey of life and are full of meaning, stories, and Indian flavours. Features 80 original recipes, with suggested pairings, carefully crafted for both new and experienced home cooks. (Penguin. October)

China: The Cookbook
Kei Lum Chan & Diora Fong Chan.
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Featuring more than 650 recipes for authentic Chinese dishes for the home kitchen, this authoritative book showcases the culinary diversity of the world's richest and oldest cuisines with recipes from the eight major regions and numerous minor regions. Enjoy popular staples such as Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs and Dim Sum, as well as lesser-known regional classics like Fujian Fried Rice and Jiangsu's Drunken Chicken. (Phaidon. September)

 

VEGETARIAN

Oh She Glows Everyday
Angela Liddon
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Liddon’s follow-up to the Oh She Glows Cookbook, features more than 100 quick and easy wholefoods- and plant-based recipes, such as Fusilli Lentil-Mushroom Bolognese and Ultimate Flourless Brownies, to keep you glowing every day of the year. She shares delicious recipes that are perfect for busy lifestyles, promising to make plant-based eating convenient every day of the week, including holidays and special occasions. (Penguin. September)

Thug Kitchen 101
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The creators of the bestselling cookbook series, Thug Kitchen, are back to deliver the gentle shove you might need to take the leap into healthy eating. This kickass kitchen primer features more than 100 easy and accessible vegetarian recipes that not only benefit our bodies, minds, pocketbooks, and the environment, but taste good too. (HarperCollins. October)

 

BAKING

The New Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day
Jeff Hertzberg & Zoë François
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Hertzberg and François shocked the baking world then they proved that homemade yeast dough could be stored in the refrigerator to use whenever you need it, and they adapted the method for whole grains in their 2009 debut. In this second edition, they've done it again, with an update that showcases whole grains and heirloom flours like spelt, sprouted wheat, and khorasan featured in 33 new recipes as well as old favourites. (Thomas Dunne. November)

Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky
Karlynn Johnston
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Old-fashioned favourites are paired alongside modern re-imaginings in this nostalgic baking book from the award-winning blogger Karlynn Johnston. Suitable for bakers of all skill levels, Johnston’s cookbook debut features over 120 delicious recipes for everything from cakes to candies, doughnuts to dainties and pies to puddings, and covers everything you need to know about being a modern-day, old-fashioned baker. (Appetite. October)

Enjoy in-house specials inspired by recipes selected from Flapper Pie and a Blue Prairie Sky at our Prairie Ink Restaurants & Bakeries throughout November.

 

NOMA glass
Delicate yet practical art pieces crafted by a family of artists who use recycled glass as their medium. Choose from a selection of bud vases, tea light holders, sets of bowls and serving platters.

Prices range from $25.00 to $136.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

TRAVEL

The Travel Book, Third Edition
Lonely Planet
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Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture. With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, The Travel Book is chock-full of information about when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about a country's culture from its film, music, food and drink. Includes a map with every entry. (October)

Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die
Chris Santella
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Chris Santella explores the world's top locations for imbibing, from beautiful landscapes to beer festivals, breweries, classic drinking establishments, and brand-new, under-the-radar spots. With a mix of places to visit — from Denver, Prague, Munich, Vienna, and more — and packed with photographs that bring each locale to life, Fifty Places to Drink Beer Before You Die will have you eagerly planning your next trip. (Abrams. September)

 

Men's Society Grooming Kits
Made in London, England since 2012, these grooming kits for men are both stylish and cool, and designed with a touch of humour. The quality of every item is as good as it is good looking.

Prices range from $32.00 to $44.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

emk
Handmade accessories made in Winnipeg designed to be comfortable, accessible, beautiful and unique.

Prices range from $55.00-$65.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

Minor History
Launched in 2015 by the New York-based design collective Aesthetic Movement, Minor History creates smart, sturdy leather accessories to help carry the stuff of life, with a focus on designs that are simple, modern and not overly concerned with the trappings of fashion. Pared-down silhouettes convey a quiet confidence, made striking by bold expressions of colour.

Prices range from $40.00 to $400.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

SPORTS

The Complete Book of Soccer
John Malam & Clive Gifford
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The Complete Book of Soccer has 320 pages packed with hundreds of photographs; league and club profiles; player biographies; facts and statistics; coverage of all of the world's major championships; and much more. Discover the fascinating story of the game's origins and its circuitous evolution around the world into the game we know and love today. Includes simplified FIFA rules. (Firefly. October)

Curling: Steps to Success
Sean Turriff
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Internationally renowned coach Sean Turriff provides players and coaches with a practical, step-by-step format that develops and improves curlers' fundamental skill level and decision making. Supplemented by more than 90 photos and illustrations, the book covers essential curling skills such as throws, brushing, delivery, basic shots, and ice reading. (Human Kinetics. September)

Don Cherry's Sports Heroes
Don Cherry
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From hockey players to boxers to curlers to umpires, Don Cherry has interviewed them all. Well-known for his “Coach’s Corner” spot on Hockey Night in Canada, Cherry has also hosted the TV show Grapevine, where for over a decade he has interviewed the biggest names in sports. In his new book, Cherry gives us behind-the-scenes access to his most revealing interviews with these all-time greats from the world of sports. (Doubleday. October)

 

HOCKEY

The Hot Line
Geoff Kirbyson
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Winnipeg Free Press reporter Geoff Kirbyson tells the story of Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull and Ulf Nilsson, known as the "Hot Line," which led the Winnipeg Jets to two WHA championships in 1976 and 1978, and remains one of the most potent lines to play in professional hockey history. The Winnipeg Jets installed the trio as the first inductees into the team's newly created Hall of Fame on October 20. (Great Plains. October)

Bleeding Blue
Wendel Clark
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Growing up in rural Saskatchewan, Wendel Clark discovered he had a talent for hockey. Drafted by the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1985, he went on to become a respected leader. Years of hard physical play took their toll, however, and soon his greatest competitor was his own body. Emotional and uplifting, this is the story of a man who would do anything to keep going, even when everything told him to quit. (Simon & Schuster. November)

Captain
Darryl Sittler
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Darryl Sittler, one of the greatest players ever to wear a Maple Leaf uniform, looks back at his incredible career and greatest moments on and off the ice. He writes about growing up in St. Jacobs, Ontario, his days in junior hockey with the London Knights, his rookie year in 1970-71, and personal reflections on some of his greatest teammates and rivals. Includes never-before-seen photographs. (McClelland & Stewart. October)

Hockey Tough, Second Edition
Saul L. Miller
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Employing the training techniques he has taught hockey players and teams for more than 40 years, performance consultant Saul Miller can enhance a player’s physical skills by strengthening the mental factors that apply directly to the game. Learn how to control your emotions, stay focused in clutch situations, play aggressively, not carelessly, and improve the team's performance game in and game out. (Human Kinetics. June)

One Night Only
Ken Reid
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From the beer league to the minor league, hockey players often say they’d give anything to play just one game in the NHL. One Night Only tells the stories of 39 men who lived the dream, only to see it fade as quickly as it arrived. Was it a dream come true or was it heartbreak? And how does the experience define them today? From the satisfied to the bitter, Reid unearths the stories from hockey’s equivalent to one-hit wonders. (ECW. October)

The NHL: 100 Years in Pictures & Stories
Bob Duff & Ryan Dixon
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Ryan Dixon and Bob Duff recount the events that have shaped the league from its madcap early years all the way to the 30-team elite professional sport that it is today. From game changing decisions, like allowing goalies to wear masks, to jaw-dropping performances, like Maurice Richard's 50 goals in 50 games, there is no stone left unturned. Illustrated throughout with more than 200 images. (Firefly. October)

99: Stories of the Game
Wayne Gretzky
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To mark the NHL’s 99th anniversary, Wayne Gretzky brings to life the league's glorious past, from early battles on natural ice, through its golden era when the Howes and Richards, Hulls and Orrs defined excellence, through the dynasties in Montreal, New York, and Edmonton, to the present day. Relive the history of the game with one of its greatest players, and discover the players who inspired him to that greatness. (Viking. October)

 

Prairie Ink is a full-service casual dining destination. Our recipes are made from scratch using fresh, local ingredients. We prepare our baked goods (from croissants and breads to tortes and custom cakes) in our own bakeries. Pair a Prairie Ink treat with one of our new in-house crafted Espressos.

Our restaurants are not franchises. We own them and operate them and take pride in them. Come by for tea with a friend but don’t be surprised if you stay for dinner. And watch for our offerings of a range of hearty Winter Specials designed to nourish the body and warm the soul.

In Winnipeg, Prairie Ink includes a takeaway patisserie featuring the bread, cakes, and pastries of Chef de Patissiere Geoffroy Dextraze. For an extra special treat, pick up a box of Geoffroy’s specialty macarons for yourself or to give as a gift to someone special.

 

Kinto
Designed in Japan, Kinto's slow coffee line uses the pour-over brewing method to celebrate the richness of going slow in order to create a richer, deeper coffee.

The ceramic mugs are made in Hasami, Japan using traditional skills and sandstone clay to create sleek and durable mugs. Available in four glazes and four sizes.

Coffee carafes range in price from $66.00 to $88.00. Mugs range in price from $28.00 to $35.00. Please visit us in store to find these products.

 

HUMOUR

This is a Book About the Kids in the Hall
John Semley
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The Kids in the Hall were like a band: a group of weirdoes united by a common sensibility. And, much like a band, they’re always better when they’re together. This is a book about friendship, collaboration, and comedy — and about clashing egos, lost opportunities, and one-upmanship. Semley explores their history, legacy, and influence in this first book about the legendary Canadian sketch comedy troupe. (ECW. October)

This Is That: Travel Guide to Canada
Chris Kelly, Pat Kelly, Peter Oldring
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From CBC Radio's satirical comedy, This is That: Travel Guide to Canada takes readers on a farcical journey from coast to coast to coast to coast to coast. This faux guide also includes essential travel tips, such as useful Canadian phrases to locate the bathroom, best places to portage, and most spectacular malls above sea level. A hilariously outrageous parody of the travel guide genre and what it means to visit Canada. (Raincoast. November)

Goodnight Batcave
Dave Croatto
Illustrated by Tom Richmond.
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A 100% UNauthorized Goodnight, Moon parody, as only the world-(in)famous MAD Magazine can do it! Batman may be ready for bed, but crime never sleeps. And before the Caped Crusader can turn in for the night, he’ll have to deal with villains like the Joker, Bane, Mr. Freeze, Catwoman and the Penguin. If the Dark Knight hopes to ever catch some Z’s, he’ll have to catch Gotham’s most dangerous criminals first. (DC Comics. November)

Based on a True Story
Norm Macdonald
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Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life, more or less, from his rural origins on a farm in Ontario to a disastrous appearance on Star Search, from an unbelievable audition for Lorne Michaels to his memorable run as the anchor of Saturday Night Live's “Weekend Update." Wild, dangerous, and flat-out unbelievable, here is the memoir of the Canadian actor, gambler and raconteur, and one of the greatest stand-up comedians of all time. (HarperCollins. September)

 

AUTHORS
McNally Robinson Booksellers is an independent, local, eventful bookstore. We are strongly committed to giving local writers a platform and to bringing national and international writers into our community. We have a dedicated event staff to co-ordinate with writers and publishers. If you are a writer or a publisher with a new book please contact us.

SELF-PUBLISHING
Do you have a manuscript that you’d like to turn into  a real book? We can help with that. Just contact bookmachine@grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca. Once you have your book printed and want to sell it in our stores, contact consignment@grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca for our Winnipeg store, and consignment@saskatoon.mcnallyrobinson.ca for our Saskatoon store.

MUSICIANS
Our bookstores include the restaurants Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery. They are full-service, licensed, and offer eclectic casual menus. On Friday and Saturday nights Prairie Ink features live music with a focus on jazz, blues and folk music. If you're in a jazz, blues or folk band, or have a solo act, please get in touch.

EDUCATORS
The Community Classroom inside Winnipeg's McNally Robinson brings together people looking to expand their knowledge in a vast array of personal interest subject areas with creative, knowledgeable and experienced educators. If you have an idea for a class and might be interested in teaching contact barbk@grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca

CONTACT US
In Winnipeg: events@grant.mcnallyrobinson.ca
In Saskatoon: events@saskatoon.mcnallyrobinson.ca

 

TV & FILM

Television: A Biography
David Thomson
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Over twenty-two thematically organized chapters, Thomson brings his provocatively insightful and unique voice to the life of what was television. David Thomson surveys a Boschian landscape, illuminated by that singular glow and peopled by everyone from Donna Reed to Dennis Potter, the first complete history of the defining medium of our time. (WW Norton. October)

The Making of Outlander
Tara Bennett
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Featuring interviews with key actors — including fan favourites Sam Heughan (Jamie) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire) — and crew members, as well as an introduction by Diana Gabaldon, this fully illustrated official companion offers exclusive access to the behind-the-scenes world of Outlander. Includes hundreds of set photos, production and costume designs, storyboards and insider stories. (Delacorte. October)

Coronation Street: The Official Colouring Book
Hamlyn
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Lose yourself in the history of your favourite soap with this fun and fascinating colouring book. Not just a relaxing and creative activity book, it also serves as a history of the show with your favourite characters from over 55 years of storylines and drama. The book is made up of 45 scenes to colour in, from Elsie Tanner in the very first show, through classic scenes and title shots, and ending up with the stars of the current episodes. (November)

A Life in Parts
Brian Cranston
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In his riveting memoir, Cranston traces his zigzag journey from chaotic childhood to mega-stardom by revisiting the many parts he’s played, on camera and off. With humour and humility, Cranston chronicles his unlikely rise from a soap opera regular, trying to learn the ropes and the politics of show business, to a recurring spot as Tim Whatley on Seinfeld, where he became an indelible part of the popular culture. (Scribner. October)

Doctor Who: The Whoniverse
Justin Richards & George Mann
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Doctor Who: The Whoniverse is a never-before-seen history of the Human Race — from the formation of the Earth around the Racnoss eggs, and the creation of life by the destruction of the last Jagaroth spaceship, through to the expansion of the sun and end of the world and beyond to the New Earth, and Utopia. Filled with full-colour illustrations, maps, charts, and artefacts, this is an essential companion to the Doctor’s world. (HarperCollins. October)

The Magnolia Story
Chip & Joanna Gaines
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The first book from Chip and Joanna Gaines, the dynamic husband-and-wife stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper, offers fans a detailed behind-the-scenes look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today. (Thomas Nelson. October)

The Godfather Notebook
Francis Ford Coppolla
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The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, written before filming, by the man who directed it, Francis Ford Coppola, reveals the intense creative process that went into making this seminal film. With his meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo's novel, The Godfather Notebook pulls back the curtain on the legendary filmmaker and the film that launched his career. (Regan Arts. November)

Scrappy Little Nobody
Anna Kendrick
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Anna Kendrick’s autobiographical collection of essays amusingly recounts memorable moments throughout her life, from her middle class upbringing in New England to the blockbuster movies (Up in the Air, Pitch Perfect) that have made her one of Hollywood’s most popular actors. Kendrick offers her one-of-a-kind commentary on the absurdities she’s experienced on her way to and from the heart of pop culture. (Touchstone. November)

Young Frankenstein
Mel Brooks
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This picture-driven book, written by one of the great comedy geniuses of our time, Mel Brooks, takes readers inside the production of this comedy classic with never-beforeseen black-and-white and colour photography from the set and contemporary interviews with the cast and crew, most notably the legendary writer-director Mel Brooks himself. (Black Dog & Leventhal. October)

Tim Burton
Ian Nathan
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Tim Burton (Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Corpse Bride and Alice in Wonderland) is famed for the visually arresting style of his films that combine with highly original storylines. Illustrated with many behind-the-scenes photographs and film stills, Nathan explores the influences on his development as a filmmaker and assesses how he has captured the fruits of his imagination on screen. (Aurum Press. November)

 

BOOKS ON MUSIC

Absolutely On Music
Haruki Murakami
Translated by Jay Rubin.
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With this intimate conversation about music and writing, Murakami fulfills a personal dream, sitting down with his friend, acclaimed conductor Seiji Ozawa, to talk about their shared interest. Transcribed from lengthy conversations about the nature of music and writing, they discuss everything from Brahms to Beethoven, Leonard Bernstein to Glenn Gould, record collecting to pop-up orchestras, and much more. (Bond Street. November)

Is This Live?
Christopher Wood
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This is the story of the first 10 years of the Nation’s Music Station. When MuchMusic launched in 1984, it was truly the Wild (Canadian) West of television — live, seat-of-the-pants TV, delivered fresh daily. VJ Christopher Ward captures the pure fun and rock ’n’ roll rebellion of those early years with a full-on dose of pop culture from the 1980s and ’90s when the music scene in Canada changed forever. (Knopf. October)

Play It Loud
Brad Tolinski & Alan di Perna
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For generations, the electric guitar has been a symbol of freedom, danger and hedonism. This is the story of how a band of innovators transformed a simple notion into a singular cultural force. Spanning a century and encompassing some of guitar’s greatest builders and players, from Les Paul to Keith Richards to Eddie Van Halen, Tolinski and di Perna bring the evolution of the guitar to roaring life. (Doubleday. October)

The Rolling Stones: All The Songs
Philippe Margotin & Jean-Michel Guesdon
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Since 1963, The Rolling Stones have sold more than 200 million records worldwide. While much is known about this iconic group, few books provide a comprehensive history of their time in the studio. Margotin and Guesdon describe the origin of their 340 released songs, details from the recording studio, what instruments were used, and behind-the-scenes stories of the great artists who contributed to their tracks. (Black Dog & Leventhal. October)

Born to Run
Bruce Springsteen
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Born to Run is much more than a legendary rock star's memoir. It is a book for workers and dreamers, parents and children, lovers and loners, artists, freaks, or anyone who has ever wanted to be baptized in the holy river of rock and roll. With disarming candour, he tells for the first time the story of the personal struggles that inspired his best work, and shows us why the song "Born to Run" reveals more than we previously realized. (Simon & Schuster. September)

I Am Brian Wilson
Brian Wilson
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Brian Wilson was the creative force behind The Beach Boys, a band that defined an era and charted nine consecutive gold albums. But he was derailed in the 1970s by mental illness, drug use, and the shifting fortunes of the band he’d helped create. For the first time in his own words, this legendary musical genius reflects on his tumultuous life and his 21st-century comeback to live performance and renewed creativity. (Knopf. October)

Testimony
Robbie Robertson
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Testimony is the behind-the-scenes memoir from the legendary Canadian who, with The Band and Bob Dylan, created new popular music that lit up the world and has endured for decades. Robertson tells it like it was, weaving together his Mohawk childhood with his experiences of Toronto’s tough, vibrant downtown club scene of the early ’60s, before going on to revolutionize the music that defined a generation. (Knopf. November)

Not Dead Yet
Phill Collins
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With 280 million record sales between his time with Genesis and his solo career, Phil Collins has lived a life few people can imagine. In this reflective memoir, Collins reveals the heart and soul of what drives him as a performer and a creative individual. Whether he’s walking us through the making of his greatest music or mining the dark days of his alcohol and drug addictions, he’s candid, expansive and always entertaining. (Crown. October)

Fleetwood Mac: The Complete Illustrated History
Richie Unterberger
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From this British-American band's blues origins in the 1960s to its pop superstardom in the 1970s and 1980s to its 2015 reunion, Fleetwood Mac has endeared itself to audiences worldwide. With a career that began nearly fifty years ago and yielded seventeen studio albums, Fleetwood Mac’s rollercoaster career is detailed here through a carefully researched text, myriad photographs and rare memorabilia. (Voyageur Press. September)

 

Vinyl Cafe: Up & Away
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The 2016 four-CD collection from Stuart McLean with over four hours of brand new audio stories from Dave, Morley and everyone else at the Vinyl Cafe.

Sit back and let Vinyl Cafe: Up & Away transport you to the always-entertaining world of Dave, Morley and friends. Touch down in Nova Scotia for a tale of the Greatest Hockey Game Ever Played, and the introduction of the first roundabout in Big Narrows; drop in on Sam as he spends his first night home alone, and hear about a school field trip that doesn’t go exactly as planned; float by Dave and Kenny figuring out the mechanics of a sensory deprivation tank, and the science of a sourdough starter. All this plus stories about disastrous dinner parties, airport security, a dog named Tissue and more! Up & Away will lift you up and keep you laughing for close to five hours. (Outside Music. September)

Check out our Talking Books section for more audio titles by Stuart McLean and other fiction and non-fiction titles.

 

MUSIC CDs & VINYL

Michael Bublé: Nobody But Me
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This ninth studio album is the Grammy and Juno award-winning singer's first album in three years. The exciting new collection of original pop tunes and beautiful standards highlight Bublé's talent as a profound interpreter of the American songbook as well as his gifted songwriting and producing style. Recorded in Vancouver and Los Angeles, the new album includes three new Bublé' originals. (Warner. October)

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings: Kings And Kings
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The companion piece to their 2011 collaboration album King And Queens which featured guest appearances from some of the band’s favourite female singers, Kings And Kings features some of the band’s best “guy” friends from the world of roots, blues, and country. Each one of them an accomplished “king” in their realm of creative endeavours and in many cases absolute legends in the entertainment industry. (Outside Music. October)

Leonard Cohen: You Want It Darker
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One of the most fascinating and enigmatic singer/songwriters of the late '60s, Leonard Cohen has retained an audience across six decades of music-making. Uncompromising and urgent, You Want It Darker is the latest chapter in Cohen’s significant contribution to contemporary music and thought. The nine haunting new songs have been beautifully realized in this his 14th studio album, produced by his son, Adam Cohen. (Sony. October)

Sting: 57th & 9th
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Sting returns to a rock-oriented sound following a number of forays into classical, symphonic and holiday music with 57th & 9th. Named after the New York intersection he crossed each day travelling to the studio where he recorded this, his twelfth solo album, the first single, "I Can't Stop Thinking About You," is a pummel of raw electric guitars, rapid-fire snare rolls and simple vocal hooks that captures the mood of the subsequent tracks. (Universal. November)

Gord Downie: Secret Path
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The ten songs in Gord Downie’s album tells the story of Chanie “Charlie” Wenjack, a twelve-year-old boy who died in flight from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School fifty years ago. This deluxe edition also includes the graphic novel illustrated by Jeff Lemore. The book is available separately as a graphic novel featuring Gord Downie’s lyrics and illustrations by Jeff Lemire. (See above, under the Indigenous Peoples category, for more information.) (Universal. October)

Lou Reed: The RCA & Arista Album Collection
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This collection brings together for the first time in one comprehensive anthology 16 groundbreaking studio and live albums written, recorded (and often produced) by Reed as a solo artist following the 1970 dissolution of the Velvet Underground. Newly remastered under Reed's direct personal supervision, this was a longterm project completed shortly before the artist's passing, at 71, on October 27, 2013. (Sony. October)

Brett Eldredge: Glow
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Glow showcases Eldredge’s powerhouse vocals with Christmas standards like “White Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” (featuring Meghan Trainor). Employing swing and soul, Eldredge says the styles on Glow reflect his admiration of some of the all-time great crooners, such as Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Ray Charles. (Atlantic. November)

Sarah McLachlan: Wonderland
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Enjoy such holiday classics as “Silver Bells”, which is re-imagined as “a shimmering, orchestrated picturesque tale,” as well as “Go Tell It On The Mountain” (featuring vocals from Emmylou Harris and Martha Wainwright), while “Away In A Manager” is reinvented as a country shuffle. In all, her first Christmas album since Wintersong (2006) features 13 contemporary and traditional holiday songs. (Universal. October)

Berliner Philharmoniker: The Christmas Album
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Following on its great success in Germany in 2015, this collection features an irresistible mix of Christmas music, both familiar and new, all played by the world-famous Berlin Philharmonic with conductors Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, James Levine, and the especially festive Brass Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic. (Deutsche Grammophon. November)

Jimmy Buffet: ’Tis the Season
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Born on Christmas Day, it seems apropos that Jimmy Buffett would be the perfect person to perform your holiday favourites. Twenty years after his first platinum-plus selling holiday album, Jimmy returns with a new instalment. Recorded in 6 cities during his 2016 summer tour, the 13 track album includes 9 traditional songs, 3 new originals, and a very special parrothead version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” (Millboat Records. November)

Luciano Pavarotti: Christmas With Pavarotti
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This 2-CD set presents an outstanding selection of Pavarotti Christmas Classics, including traditional and modern songs, as well as the first international release of “Tu scendi dalle stele.” Pavarotti is joined by a number of guest artists such as fellow Three Tenors Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras, as well as Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Lionel Richie. (Decca. November).

Kacey Musgraves: A Very Kacey Christmas
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Inspired by Bing Crosby, the Andrew Sisters, Nat King Cole and the classic pop sensibilities and melodies of the 40s, 50s and 60s, A Very Kacey Christmas features the Grammy Award-winner's charming take on eight holiday favourites, as well as four festive original tracks, co-written by Musgraves, that express her personal perspective on the holidays. (Mercury. November)

Bon Iver: 22, A Million
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Featuring sparse, wintry melodies, bare emotionality, and his lyrical, near-Appalachian croon, Bon Iver’s first album in five years takes an unexpected turn toward the strange and experimental. These deeply felt songs about uncertainty feature samples, synths, and processed vocals — an interesting evolution for the soft-voiced, lo-fi folksinger. (Outside Music. September)

Drive-By Truckers: American Band
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Conventional wisdom says don’t judge a book by its cover, but the stark image that accompanies the furious protest songs of Drive-By Truckers’ new album, makes it difficult not to. The 11th full-length release for the Southern rock band formed by Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood features songs about immigration, gun violence, politics, race andmore, using empathy, storytelling and imagery to unpack brutal complexities. (Universal. October)

John K. Samson: Winter Wheat
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Inspired by the search for connection and community, his hometown of Winnipeg, and our individual and collective struggles with addictions to drugs, screens, and fossil fuels, John K. Samson’s new full-length album is a sprawling, masterful and timely work. Several of the 15 songs are inspired by Neil Young’s enduring 1974 album On the Beach, and that record’s honest and unvarnished spirit is evident throughout Winter Wheat. (Anti. October)

Neko Case, k.d. lang, LauraVeirs: Masterworks case/lang/veirs
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A true collaboration between three phenomenal, self-driven artists: avant-rock icon Neko Case, legendary musical nomad k.d. lang, and indie folk star Laura Veirs. The women wrote all 14 songs and shared lead vocals equally, sometimes even within the same track. Full of stunning harmonies and spellbinding rhythms, case/lang/veirs travels through aches and eras, torch songs and tributes to the undersung. (Anti/Epitaph. June)

Martha Wainwright: Goodnight City
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After teaming up with half-sister Lucy Wainwright last year for the Juno-nominated, Songs in the Dark, Martha Wainwright goes solo once again with her new LP, the songwriter's sixth studio album. Returning to the rawness of her debut self-titled record, Wainwright wrote half the songs herself, with an additional six songs written by the likes of Beth Orton, Glen Hansard, brother Rufus Wainwright and others. (Cadence. November)

Bob Dylan: The 1966 Live Recordings
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A monumental 36-disc box set featuring every known recording from the mythic 1966 tour of the US, UK, Europe and Australia. With the exception of the Manchester concert (May 17, 1966) released as Bob Dylan Live 1966 The Bootleg Series Vol. 4 and a smattering of others, the majority of tracks and are previously unreleased in any format, official or bootlegged, and are available in this box set now for the very first time. (Sony. November)

Keith Jarrett: A Multitude of Angels
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The 4-CD set from a series of solo concerts in Italy in October 1996, documents the conclusion of Keith Jarrett’s experiments with long-form improvisation in performances from Modena, Ferrara, Turin and Genoa. The arc of the music is characteristically comprehensive. Jazz is ever present here, alongside a deep closeness with classical music (modern and ancient, Ives and Bach). (ECM. November)

Nora Jones: Day Breaks
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One of music’s most beautiful and critically acclaimed voices finds her returning to the piano and her jazz roots on her sixth solo ablum. The record features Blue Note luminaries including saxophonist Wayne Shorter, organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Brian Blade on a 12-song set that presents 9 new originals alongside covers of songs by Horace Silver, Duke Ellington and Neil Young. (Universal. October)

Miles Davis Quintet: Freedom Jazz Dance: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 5
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Sourced from original four-track analog session reels and master tapes, this re-mastered set of three discs explores Miles’ work circa 1966, during the prime time he spent playing with a quintet he’d assembled two years before. Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Tony Williams (drums) were all bold, young talents in the jazz world, and their energy revitalized Miles’ own musical ambitions. (Sony. October)

John Scofield: Country for Old Men
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Following last year’s Grammy-winning Past Present, the jazz guitar maestro John Scofield presents a tribute to the country songs of American icons including Hank Williams, Merle Haggard and Dolly Parton, with pianist/organist Larry Goldings, bassist Steve Swallow, and drummer Bill Stewart pitching in. As he is on this album, Scofield in full jazz-improv mode is something to behold. (Universal. September)

John Prine: For Better, or Worse
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John Prine and a few of his talented friends dip into the classic country songbook for the grizzled singersongwriter's first full-length album in nearly five years. His voice is scarred, but that only makes the bruised  tenderness in each country and bluegrass tune more real. Nothing beats the sublime simplicity of “My Happiness,” sung with Fiona Whelan, Prine’s Irish-born wife of 20 years. (Sony. October)

Sierra Noble: City of Ghosts
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The songs on the latest album by Winnipeg singer/songwriter Sierra Noble are a collection of snapshots from her journey, from “then” to “now,” and feature universal themes of love, longing, and discovery wrapped in infectious melodies and delivered with sincerity and conviction. Noble is accompanied by Ariel Posen on guitar, Paul Yee on bass, and Daniel Roy on drums as well as special guests Joey Landreth and Alexa Dirks. (Indie. September)

Mozart 225: The New Complete Edition
200-CD Box Set. $425.99.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $383.39
In celebration of Mozart’s 225th anniversary this individually numbered limited edition is a fusion of the latest scholarship with 240 hours of benchmark performances from 600 world-class artists and state-of-the-art sound recording presents Mozart’s entire work, including every last fragment, in the most authoritative edition ever created.

The New Complete Edition Box Set includes: 200 CDs, 2 Hardback Books, 5 tracklist books with full recording information, New Kochel Catalogue Guide, 4 Art Prints, Numbered Edition Certificates. It presents over 240 hours of music, 600 solo performers and ensembles including 60 orchestras and every significant Mozart interpreter of the past 30 years.

Five hours of new recordings have been commissioned for this Edition including premieres of previously-lost compositions and every perform-able fragment. Moreover, a further 25 CDs present key works in great alternative versions, while five more CDs present legendary and historic performances, making this Edition a document of the greatest Mozart performances as well as of his complete works. (Universal. October)

Jonas Kaufmann: Dolce Vita
CD $15.99.Add to Cart
Deluxe CD $19.99.
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German operatic tenor Jonas Kaufmann gets intimate with this sweeping tribute to Italian music. Songs like the heartfelt “Parla più piano”— better known as the sentimental theme from The Godfather — contain robust orchestrations and unforgettable melodies that will linger long after the record stops spinning. (Sony. October)

Elina Garanca: Revive
CD $17.99.Add to Cart
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The Latvian mezzo-soprano, a worldclass performer at the peak of her form, explores the emotional storms raging in the lives of opera’s strong women. She channels her experience and insights into a collection of arias drawn from the great Romantic repertoire, complete with captivating rarities and genuine showstoppers in a celebration of female strength, honour, sacrifice, dangerous passion and obsession. (Deutsche Grammophon. November)

 

DVDs & BLU-RAY

Downton Abbey: The Complete Collection
$135.99. DVD 22-disc Set.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $122.39
Enjoy all six seasons of the multiaward winning hit series in this complete collection. With all 52 episodes and over five hours of brand-new bonus video, this is all of the splendour and romance, desire and heartbreak, scandal and rumour that Downton Abbey viewers across the globe have grown to love. (PBS. October)

The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series (1959-1964)
Created by Rod Serling.
$99.99. DVD 25-disc Set.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $89.99
Your next stop is The Twilight Zone. Enjoy all 156 episodes of Rod Serling's timeless tales of fantasy and suspense. The series, which ran from 1959 to 1964, features a roster of then-current and future stars that include Burgess Meredith, William Shatner, Gig Young, Lee Marvin, Inger Stevens, and Jack Klugman. (Paramount. October)

Dead Ringers
Directed by David Cronenberg.
$44.99. Blu-ray.Add to Cart
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Dead Ringers is the chilling story of identical twin gynecologists, Beverly and Elliot Mantle, who share the same practice, same apartment and the same women. When a new patient challenges their eerie bond, they descend into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs and madness in this disturbingly horrific drama. Jeremy Irons delivers a bravura performance as both Beverly and Elliot. (Shout! Factory. November)

Lone Wolf and Cub
Directed by Kenji Misumi.
$104.99. Blu-ray.Add to Cart
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Based on the best-selling manga series, the six Lone Wolf and Cub films follow the exploits of the shogun’s executioner, Itto Ogami, as he wanders the countryside with his infant son and a weaponized perambulator seeking vengeance for his murdered wife. Delivering stylish thrills and a body count that defies belief, the films are recognized for their action sequences as well as the tender depiction of the bonds between a parent and child. (Criterion Collection. November)

Outlander Season Two
$65.99. Blu-ray set.Add to Cart
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Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles, only to find themselves thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant but political gain proves far less fruitful. But altering the course of history presents challenges that weigh on the very fabric of their relationship in the second season of this time travel tale. (Sony Pictures. November)

Lo and Behold
Directed by Werner Herzog
$26.99. DVD.Add to Cart
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Director Werner Herzog explores the Internet's impact on human interaction in this wide-ranging documentary. Segments include a look at self-driving cars, a profile of people addicted to the Internet, and an interview with inventor Elon Musk. (Magnolia. November)

Inspector Lewis: The Complete Series
$114.99. DVD 18-disc set.Add to Cart
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Inspector Robert Lewis steps out of the shadow of his mentor — the inimitable Inspector Morse — in this highly-acclaimed series. Together with his partner, Detective Sergeant James Hathaway, they take on the elite criminal underworld of Oxford, England, relying on Lewis' instinct and Hathaway's intellect. Catch all 33 mysteries, from the pilot to the series finale, in this 18-disc set. (PBS. October)

Into the Forest
Directed by Patricia Rozema.
$22.99. DVD.Add to Cart
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Set in a not-too-distant future in the Pacific Northwest, siblings Nell and Eva are content with their semiisolated existence in their father’s woodland abode. When the region is struck by a power outage, however, and it becomes apparent that a global calamity is the cause, the sisters have to tap uncharted depths within themselves as they fight intruders, disease, loneliness and starvation. A compelling parable adapted from the Jean Hegland novel. (Lionsgate. October)

Poldark Season Two
$49.99. DVD 2-disc set.Add to Cart
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Ross Poldark returns home to Cornwall following his arrest in the gripping finale of season one. It’s 1790 and there is riot and revolution in the air. Ross must fight for his freedom when George Warleggan tries to have him hanged as a revolutionary. While Francis and Elizabeth watch in horror, can Demelza save Ross from himself amid catastrophic losses, significant triumphs, and shattered relationships. (PBS. November)

Western Union
Directed by Fritz Lang
$32.99. Blu-ray.Add to Cart
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Nominally an epic celebration of pioneer achievements, this 1941 film really belongs to Randolph Scott's Vance Shaw, a reformed outlaw trying to make good as a member of the team stringing telegraphs wires across the plains. But his past keeps reaching out for him, so that the brightly coloured fable of westward progress is almost eclipsed by the darker, personal drama of embattled character and divided loyalties. (KL Studio Classics. November)

The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection
$65.99. Blu-ray set.Add to Cart
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Celebrate one of the greatest comedy acts in history with The Marx Brothers Silver Screen Collection. This essential collection features the legendary four Marx Brothers in five of their most acclaimed and best-loved films — Duck Soup, Horse Feathers, Monkey Business, Animal Crackers and The Cocoanuts — the only five movies ever made with all four brothers together: Groucho, Chico, Harpo and Zeppo! (Universal Studios. October)

Macbeth: A Special Collector’s Edition
Directed by Orson Welles
$46.99. Blu-ray.Add to Cart
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Welles stars as the titular Macbeth, a doomed Scottish lord tragically undone by his own ambition. Welles’ noir-tinged interpretation bubbles over with supernatural prophecy and murderous intrigue, effectively mixing the use of shadow and oblique camera angles to achieve an ominous sense of a land in peril. Beautifully shot by John L. Russell (Psycho) this is an altogether unique interpretation of Shakespeare’s Scottish play. (Olive Films. November)

 

BARGAIN BOOKS

We select a wide variety of discounted adult and children’s books from dedicated companies to create a unique and eclectic store-within-a-store.

Visit our Bargain Books section and browse a wide selection of fiction, biographies, memoirs, history, cookbooks and books for kids, all priced to save you money.

Please note that Bargain Books cannot be purchased online. Visit us in store to browse our current selection. Stock is limited for all titles, including those showcased above.

 

 

 BOOKS of the SEASON
FOR BABIES, KIDS, and TEENS

 

JENSINE ECKWALL

Every year we celebrate an author/illustrator in our holiday Books of the Season catalogue. This year we are pleased to feature the distinctive artwork of Jensine Eckwall from the book, Almost a Full Moon, featured in the banner at the top of the catalogue and in the image directly above.

Eckwall is an illustrator based in Brooklyn, New York. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in 2013, she has worked for clients such as The New York Times, New York University, The Boston Globe, Viacom, and others. She has been honmoured by the Society of Illustrators and American Illustration. She has painted several book covers for children and young adults.

Almost a Full Moon, a warm-hearted story of family, community, food, and home written by musician Hawksley Workman, is her first picture book.

A boy and his grandmother host a gathering in their small cabin in the middle of winter. Friends travel from near and far, and some new friends even turn up. The walls of the cabin are elastic and the soup pot bottomless; all are welcome. Based on the lyrics of Hawksley Workman's song from his holiday album Almost a Full Moon, this book evokes both the cold and the coziness of a winter's night: crisp clean air, sparkling snow, the light of the moon, welcoming windows, glowing candles, family and friends.

The spare text is beautifully complemented with Jensine's rich illustrations. She brings beauty and a hint of magic to Workman's evocative lyrics. Together, they create a world and a night of enchantment.

Hardcover. $21.99.Add to Cart
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Tundra. September. Ages 3-7.

Copyright notice: All Jensine Eckwall artwork used to illustrated the 2016 Books of the Season is from Almost a Full Moon written by Hawksley Workman. Text copyright 2016 © by Hawksley Workman. Illustrations copyright 2016 © by Jensine Eckwall. Used by permission of Tundra Books, a division of Random House of Canada Limited, a Penguin Random House Company.

 

CELEBRATE THE SEASON

Madeline's Christmas
Ludwig Bemelmans
$13.99. Board Book.Add to Cart
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It’s the night before Christmas, and everyone in the old house in Paris is sick. All except Madeline. Taking care of eleven little girls and Miss Clavel is hard work, but Madeline finds help from a magical merchant peddling flying carpets door-to-door. Now the girls are going on a Christmas journey that will surely make them forget their sniffles and sneezes so they can enjoy the warm glow of holiday cheer. (Viking. October) (Ages 3-7)

The Day Santa Stopped Believing in Harold
Maureen Fergus
Illustrated by Cale Atkinson.
$21.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Santa has a problem. This kid, Harold? Santa doesn’t think he’s real. He’s heard the rumours. He wants to believe in Harold. Getting Harold’s letters, eating the cookies he leaves out, feeding his carrots to the reindeer — what would Christmas be without that? But Santa’s just not sure. Santa comes up with a plan to find out once and for all if Harold really exists with hilarious consequences. (Tundra. October) (Ages 4-8)

Walk This World at Christmastime
Debbie Powell
$24.00. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader reward Price $21.60
A book. An Advent calendar. A perfect gift. This collection describing global cultures illustrates the ways people around the world celebrate Christmas. Travel to a new set of countries with every turn of the page. Lift the numbered flaps for all the fun of an Advent calendar in a format to be read again and again. (Candlewick. October) (Ages 5-8)

Refuge
Anne Booth
Illustrated by Sam Usher.
$20.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Everyone knows the story of how Jesus was humbly born in a manger. But here is a lyrical depiction of what came next: the new family's travels through the desert, fleeing Herod's soldiers in order to find a safe place to welcome their son into the world. A refreshing look at the classic Christmas story that asks readers to consider the modern day implications of being forced to flee your home country. (Little, Brown. October) (Ages 4-8)

A Boy Called Christmas
Matt Haig
Illustrated by Chris Mould.
$16.50. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Eleven-year-old Nikolas — nicknamed “Christmas” — has received only one toy in his life: a doll carved out of a turnip. Still, he tries hard to believe in happiness, living with his father in the second smallest cottage in all of Finland. Then one day his father goes missing, and Nikolas must travel to the North Pole to save him. Sparkling with wit and warmth, this is a cheeky new Christmas classic-in-the-making. (HarperCollins. November) (Ages 8-12)

Yitzi and the Giant Menorah
Richard Ungar
$21.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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On the eve of Hanukkah, the People of Chelm receive a giant menorah from the Mayor of Lublin. Every night, as the villagers meet to watch the lighting of a candle, they ponder how to best thank the Mayor. The villagers come up with idea after idea, but their gift never quite reaches the Mayor. What will they do? Finally, on the last night of Hanukkah, Yitzi has an idea to orchestrate the surprise thank you gift. (Tundra. September) (Ages 5-9)

A Hanukkah with Mazel
Joel Edward Stein
Illustrated by Elisa Vavouri.
$10.99. Softcover.Add to Cart
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Misha, a poor artist, has no one to celebrate Hanukkah with until he discovers a hungry cat in his barn. The lucky little cat, whom Misha names Mazel, inspires Misha to turn each night of Hanukkah into something special. He doesn't have money for Hanukkah candles, but he can use his artistic skills to bring light to his home, as Mazel brings good luck to his life. (Lerner. September) (Ages 3-8)

Celebrate Hanukkah
Deborah Heiligman
$8.99. Softcover.Add to Cart
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With dazzling images and engaging text, readers learn about the historical and cultural significance of Hanukkah and why it is celebrated around the world. From the lighting of the menorah to the special foods that are shared to the spinning of the dreidels, discover insights about this holiday’s traditions and the Jewish faith. (National Geographic. September) (Ages 6-9)

 

WINTER TALES

Little Penguins
Cynthia Rylant
Illustrated by Christian Robinson.
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As the snow starts to fall, the excited penguins pull out scarves, mittens, heavy socks and boots, while Mama helps them bundle up. But when it’s time to go out, one timid penguin decides to stay home. Filled with waddling baby penguins, playful text, and delightful illustrations, Rylant and Robinson pair up to tell this wintry story about five little penguins enjoying a snowy day. (Schwartz & Wade. October) (Ages 3-7)

The Wish Tree
Kyo Maclear
Illustrated by Chris Turnham.
$23.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways. (Chronicle. September) (Ages 2-5)

The First Snow
Bomi Park
$23.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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From a young girl’s initial glimpse out the window to such adventures as rolling a snowman and making snow angels, her quiet quests are ones all young readers will recognize. Simple, muted text and evocative art conjure the excitement of a day spent exploring the wonder of snow — and the magic that such a day can bring. (Chronicle. September) (Ages 2-5)

 

BOARD BOOKS

Music Is...
Brandon Stosuy
Illustrated by Amy Martin.
$11.99. Board Book.Add to Cart
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Music Is... explains music through our eyes and ears so that the sense of hearing is transformed into a visual experience. A pitch-perfect board book that introduces the many moods, styles, and senses of music to the youngest audiophiles — because music is for everyone, and music is for you. (Simon & Schuster. October) (Ages 1-3)

We Sang You Home
Richard Van Camp
Illustrated by Julie Flett.
$9.95. Board Book.Add to Cart
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In this sweet and lyrical board book from the creators of the bestselling Little You, gentle rhyming text captures the wonder new parents feel as they welcome baby into the world. A celebration of the bond between parent and child, this is the perfect song to share with your little ones. (Orca. October) (Ages 1-3)

Little Elliot Big City
Mike Curato
$11.50. Board Book.Add to Cart
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Amid the hustle and bustle of the big city, Little Elliot, the polka-dotted elephant, leads a quiet life. In spite of the challenges he faces, Elliot finds many wonderful things to enjoy — like cupcakes! And when his problems seem insurmountable, Elliot finds something even sweeter — a friend. Discover the heartwarming friendship story of Little Elliot and Mouse, now available in board book. (Henry Holt. September) (Ages 2-6)

Pancakes!
Meagan Bennett
Illustrated by Lotta Nieminen.
$19.95. Board Book.Add to Cart
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Simple, straightforward recipe text brings readers through each step of cooking pancakes, while the interactive novelty features, such as pull-tabs, wheels, and a punch-out piece, invite them to participate in the process. Cooking pancakes has never been so satisfying — and clean! Perfect for young chefs-to-be, or any kid who prefers to “do it myself.” (Phaidon. October) (Ages 2-4)

Fire Engine No. 9
Mike Austen
$9.99. Board Book.Add to Cart
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Told almost entirely in sound words, this day-in-the-life look at a fire engine crew is for the youngest vehicle enthusiasts and parents with a penchant for exuberant read-aloud sessions. A high-action (yet toddler-friendly) beat-by-beat look at an emergency response, now available as a board book. (Random House. October) (Ages 1-3)

Snowy Bear
Tony Mitton
Illustrated by Alison Brown.
$8.99. Board Book.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $8.09
In the icy-cold heart of winter, a little bear wanders through the snow, searching for a place to call home. But where can he go? There is no room for a bear. Then suddenly, Snowy Bear sees a warm flickering of light, orange and bright in the distance. It's a house with a lonely little girl inside! Could this be Snowy Bear's new home? A timeless tale of friendship and finding your place. (Bloomsbury. September) (Ages 3-6)

 

Wee Urban
Clothing for your babe with sophisticated designs, conscious organic alternatives, practical functionality and superior quality.

Prices range from $32 to $55. Please visit us in store to find these items.

 

COLOURS, NUMBERS, and ABCs

The Crayons' Book of Colors
Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers.
$11.99. Board Book.Add to Cart
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The crayons are back and brighter than ever. It's Duncan's birthday, and all the crayons want to make him a card! With their fun and quirky illustrations of firetrucks, dragons, and (dare we say?) wheat, these creative crayons each have something different to contribute in this fun board book that introduces young readers to colour. (Grosset & Dunlap. October) (Ages 2-5)

The Crayons' Book of Numbers
Drew Daywalt & Oliver Jeffers.
$11.99. Board Book.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $10.79
Counting is as easy as 1... 2... purple? In this charming board book by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers, poor Duncan can't catch a break! First, his crayons go on strike. Then, they come back home. Now his favourite colours are missing once again! Can you count up all the crayons that are missing from his box? A fun way to introduce young readers to numbers. (Grosset & Dunlap. October) (Ages 2-5)

An Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
$15.99. Board Book.Add to Cart
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Exquisitely illustrated by award-winning picture book creator, Oliver Jeffers, this board book brings the alphabet to life. From Astronaut to Zeppelin, this is no ordinary alphabet. Boldly colourful, funny and specially adapted from Jeffers' highly-acclaimed Once Upon an Alphabet, this new edition is perfect for younger readers. (HarperCollins. September) (Ages 2-5)

 

The MiO Collection
Simple wooden shapes provide the framework to build imaginative houses with MiO people with hand-painted wooden heads and soft beanbag bodies. Perfect for little hands and tactile play, this may very well become a favourite creative set for the grown-ups too!

Sets range in price from $14.00 to $125.00. Reader Reward Card discount applies. Ages 3 & up. Please visit us in store to find these items.

 

PICTURE BOOKS

Nanette's Baguette
Mo Willems
$18.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Mo Willems’ hilarious new picture book follows our plucky heroine on her first big solo trip to the bakery. But will Nanette get the baguette from baker Juliette? Or will Nanette soon be beset with regret? Set in a handcrafted-paper-modeled French village, the vibrant laugh-out-loud world of Nanette's Baguette may be Mo's best creation yet, and an irresistible tale you won't soon forget! (Disney-Hyperion. November) (Ages 3-5)

They All Saw a Cat
Brendan Wenzel
$23.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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When you see a cat, what do you see? In this delightful celebration of observation, curiosity and imagination, Brendan Wenzel shows us the many lives of one cat, and how perspective shapes what we see. (Chronicle. September) (Ages 3-6)

Hotel Bruce
Ryan T. Higgins
$18.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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When Bruce gets home from a southern migration trip with his goslings, he is in no mood to share his home with the trio of mice who have turned his den into a hotel for critters of all shapes and sizes. Bruce growls and grumbles and tries to throw them all out, but the entrepreneurial mice just can't take a hint. Will this grumpy bear ever get his quiet, peaceful den back to himself? (Disney-Hyperion. October) (Ages 3-5)

Ada Twist, Scientist
Andrea Beaty
Illustrated by David Roberts.
$21.95. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $19.76
Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada is hopelessly curious. When her house fills with a toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. This delightful picture book about girls in science champions girl power and women scientists. (Abrams. September) (Ages 5-7)

What is a Child?
Beatrice Alemagna
$21.95. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $19.76
This is a beautifully illustrated celebration of what makes each child unique. Through bold and sensitively observed portraits and a thoughtprovoking text, Beatrice Alemagna inspires children, and adults reading with them, to consider their own identity. A must-have for every school, library and bedside table. (Abrams. September) (Ages 4 & up)

Du Iz Tak?
Carson Ellis
$21.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies peer at it in wonder. When the plant grows taller and sprouts leaves, some young beetles arrive to gander, and soon — with the help of a pill bug named Icky — they wrangle a ladder and build a tree fort. With detailed illustrations and a tragicomic flair, Ellis invites readers to imagine the dramatic possibilities to be found in even the humblest backyard. (Candlewick. October) (Ages 4-8)

We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen
$21.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Two turtles have found a hat. The hat looks good on both of them. But there are two turtles. And there is only one hat. Evoking hilarity and sympathy, the shifting eyes tell the tale in this brilliantly paced story in three parts, highlighting Jon Klassen’s visual comedy and deceptive simplicity. The delicious build-up takes an unexpected turn that is sure to please fans and newcomers alike. (Candlewick. October) (Ages 4-8)

King Baby
Kate Beaton
$22.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $20.69
All hail King Baby! He greets his adoring public with giggles and wiggles and coos, posing for photos and allowing hugs and kisses. But this royal ruler also has many demands, and when his subjects can't quite keep up, King Baby takes matters into his own tiny hands. A modern, laugh-out-loud picture book and (let’s be honest) realistic take on life with a new baby. (Scholastic. September) (Ages 4-8)

The Hockey Song
Stompin’ Tom Connors
Illustrated by Gary Clement.
$21.95. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $19.76
As Stompin’ Tom Connors says, “It’s the good old hockey game, the best game you can name.” And in this charmingly illustrated book for all ages, the classic song played at hockey games around the world comes to life as a shinny game on an outdoor rink in the middle of the city starts with two players and soon grows to include the whole community. (Ages 7-11) (Greystone. September)

The Darkest Dark
Chris Hadfield
Illustrated by The Fan Brothers.
$22.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $20.69
Chris Hadfield’s debut children’s book, inspired by his childhood decision to become an astronaut, is a beautifully illustrated, universal story about a boy who goes from being afraid of the dark to wanting to explore every corner of the universe. (Tundra. September) (Ages 3-7)

A Child of Books
Oliver Jeffers & Sam Winston
$22.00. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $19.80
A little girl sails her raft across a sea of words, arriving at the house of a small boy and calling him away on an adventure. Through forests of fairy tales and across mountains of make-believe, the two travel together on a fantastical journey that unlocks the boy’s imagination. Combining elegant images and typographical landscapes, A Child of Books is a beautiful prose poem on the rewards of reading and sharing stories. (Candlewick. September) (Ages 1 & up)

 

ANIMAL FRIENDS

Owls & Loons: Inuit Art from Cape Dorset
Zoe Burke
$13.95. Board Book.Add to Cart
Reader reward Price $12.56
This read-aloud board book, brightly coloured and full of fun, presents rhyming couplets by Zoe Burke accompanied by ten intriguing prints of owls and loons by the Inuit artists from the Canadian territory of Nunavut at Cape Dorset. (Pomegranate. September) (Ages 1 & up)

 

CELEBRATING 150 YEARS OF PETER RABBIT

The Tale of Kitty in Boots
Beatrix Potter
Illustrated by Quentin Blake.
$26.95. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $24.26
When Miss Kitty sneaks out to go hunting in her beautiful boots she gets herself into all sorts of scrapes, but on this particular night she meets the foxiest hunter of them all, Mr. Tod! This entertaining tale is filled with mistaken identities, devious villains and even an appearance from Peter Rabbit. Told with Beatrix Potter’s trademark humour and wry observations, this tale is sure to become as popular as her original classics. (Warne. November) (Ages 3-5)

A Celebration of Beatrix Potter
Beatrix Potter
$34.00. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $30.60
To mark her 150th birthday, this gorgeous collection features beautiful illustrations of Potter’s characters, as interpreted by more than 30 of today's favourite children's book illustrators. Each illustration is accompanied by text from the artist explaining what that character means to them, making this a tribute to and a celebration of Beatrix Potter and her work. (Warne. November) (All ages)

 

Beatrix Potter Bookends
Celebrating $150 years of Peter Rabbit, these wooden bookends make a great gift for any age, starting a library or holding beloved memories. Please visit us in store to find these items.

Huggable Peter Rabbit $21.00. Reader Reward Price $18.90.

 

Baby Gund
Adorable tan teddy bear in two sizes. Soft and huggable. Please visit us in store to find these items.

Small $14, large $35. Reader Reward Card applies.

 

FIRST CHAPTER BOOKS

We Are Growing!
Laurie Keller
$10.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $9.89
Walt and his friends are growing up fast! Everyone is the something-est. But what about Walt? He is not the tallest, or the curliest, or the silliest. He is not the anything-est! As a BIG surprise inches closer, Walt discovers something special of his own! (Disney-Hyperion. September) (Ages 6-8)

The Princess in Black Takes a Vacation
Shannon Hale & Dean Hale
Illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
$18.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $17.09
After battling monsters all night, a sleepy Princess in Black decides that she needs a vacation. The very next day Princess Magnolia rides her bicycle to the seaside, where the air is salty, the sun is shiny, and the sea is as blue as monster fur. But just as she is about to take a nap, she hears a “ROAR!” Seriously? A monster? On the perfect beach? Could a sea monster really ruin this vacation for the Princess in Black? (Candlewick. November) (Ages 5-8)

The Cookie Fiasco
Dan Santat
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Four friends. Three cookies. One problem. Hippo, Croc and the Squirrels are determined to have equal cookies for all! But how? There are only three cookies, and four of them! And they need to act fast before nervous Hippo breaks, all the cookies into crumbs! (Disney-Hyperion. September) (Ages 6-8)

 

BOX SETS

The Rider Woofson Collection
Walker Styles
Illustrated by Ben Whitehouse.
$27.99. Softcover.Add to Cart
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Join Rider and the PI Pack as they dig up clues to reclaim a precious statue, expose a fishy impostor, solve a musical mystery, and track down a sacred scroll in this action-packed four-book collection. With easy-to-read language and illustrations on almost every page, the Rider Woofson chapter books are perfect for emerging readers. (Simon & Schuster. October) (Ages 5-9)

The DATA Set Collection Box Set
Ada Hopper
Illustrated by Sam Ricks.
$31.99. Softcover.Add to Cart
Reader Reward Price $28.79
Join the gang in this action-packed four-book collection in which plastic toys come to life, dinosaurs try to eat the team, aliens visit Earth, and an army of robots tries to take over the DATA Set’s school after they come face-to-face with their reclusive, mysterious next door neighbour, Dr. Bunsen. Thanks to him, the kids learn to think fast in even the most outrageous situations. (Simon & Schuster. October) (Ages 5-9)

Judy Blume Chapter Book Collection
Judy Blume
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No one knows more about growing up than Judy Blume. And in her classic chapter books, full of humour and heart, she tells it like it is to even the youngest readers. Rediscover Judy Blume’s beloved classic chapter books — The Pain and the Great One, The One in the Middle Is a Green Kangaroo, and Freckle Juice — now available together in a collectible boxed set. (Atheneum. October) (Ages 6-10)

 

Creative Builds
This fresh and fun building toy is designed by engineers to help promote mechanical thinking. Unlike many products which hope to promote S.T.E.M. fields, Roominate relies on genuine creative fun that includes mechanical components. Let your child learn while they play!

Sets range in price from $19.99 to $89.99. Reader Reward Discount Applies. Ages 5 & up.

 

LEGO IN PRINT

LEGO Pop-up
Matthew Reinhart
$39.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Matthew Reinhart creates another spectacular pop-up book, this time telling the LEGO story with equal amounts of facts, fun and adventure! Packed with a variety of features — pop-ups, pull tabs, turning wheels and more — this "fun-formative" book is a delight for LEGO and pop-up fans alike. (Scholastic. October) (Ages 7-10)

Factastic: A LEGO Adventure in the Real World
Simon Hugo
$26.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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The newest book in the LEGO nonfiction line takes on the biggest subject of all: our world and everything in it! There's a world of information inside on almost every subject under the sun, from science to technology, history to geography to popular culture. Each spread contains a LEGO scene to facilitate the learning journey, a vignette, mini-story, or icon featuring LEGO models and characters. (Scholastic. October) (Ages 8-12)

365 Things to Do with LEGO Bricks
Simon Hugo
$30.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Build your own LEGO pet, challenge your friends to make the tallest LEGO tower against the clock, or create a LEGO treasure hunt. This interactive book features imaginative building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and require a handful of bricks to inspirational build activities to keep you occupied for hours. (DK. October) (Ages 6-9)

 

Choo Choo Train Set
Uniquely soft train locomotive and three rail cars safe for the youngest child. Comes with a colour-your-own play mat.

$45.00. Reader Reward Price $40.50. Ages 3 & up.

 

INTERMEDIATE NOVELS

Gertie's Leap to Greatness
Kate Beasley
Illustrated by Jillian Tamaki.
$23.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Gertie Reece Foy is 100% Not-From-Concentrate awesome. So when her absent mother moves away from their small town, Gertie sets out on her greatest mission yet: becoming the best fifth grader in the universe to show her mother exactly what she'll be leaving behind. There's just one problem: seat-stealing new girl Mary Sue Spivey wants to be the best fifth grader, too. (FSG. October) (Ages 8-12)

The Secret Keepers
Trenton Lee Stewart
Illustrated by Diana Sudyka.
$24.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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When Reuben finds an antique watch, he soon learns it has a secret power and his life takes an intriguing turn. At first he is thrilled with his new treasure, but as one secret leads to another, Reuben finds himself torn between his innately honest nature and the lure to be a hero. A heartpounding mystery adventure full of curious characters, treacherous traps, and hairsbreadth escapes. (Little, Brown. October) (Ages 8-12)

Missy Piggle-Wiggle and the Whatever Cure
Ann M. Martin
Illustrated by Ben Hatke.
$23.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle has gone away and left her niece, Missy Piggle-Wiggle, in charge of the Upside-Down House and the beloved animals who live there. Families in town soon realize that, like her great-aunt, Missy Piggle-Wiggle has cures for all sorts of childhood (mis) behaviour: The Whatever Cure and the Just-a-Minute Cure, for instance. What is a stressed out parent to do? Why, call Missy Piggle-Wiggle, of course! (Feiwel & Friends. September) (Ages 8-11)

The Secret Horses of Briar Hill
Megan Shepherd
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There are winged horses that live in the mirrors of Briar Hill hospital for sick children. One morning Emmaline climbs over the wall of the hospital’s abandoned gardens and discovers an injured white horse, named Foxfire who has left the mirror-world to find refuge in Emmaline’s. To save Foxfire from a dark and sinister force, she must find all the colourful objects she can in a world that is filled with gray. (Delacorte. October) (Ages 10 & up)

Rebel Genius
Michael Dante DiMartino
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In twelve-year-old Giacomo's Renaissance-inspired world, art is powerful, dangerous, and outlawed. While training in a secret studio for young artists and their Geniuses (birdlike creatures that are the living embodiment of the creative spirit), a murderous artist goes after the three Sacred Tools — objects that would allow him to destroy the world — and Giacomo and his friends must risk their lives to stop him. (Roaring Brook. October) (Ages 8-12)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid #11: Double Down
Jeff Kinney
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The pressure’s piling up on Greg Heffley. His mom thinks video games are turning his brain to mush, so she wants her son to put down the controller and explore his “creative side.” When Greg discovers a bag of gummy worms, it sparks an idea. Can he get his mom off his back by making a movie, and will he become rich and famous in the process? Or will doubling down on this plan just double Greg’s troubles? (Amulet. November) (Ages 8-12) 

The Lost Property Office
James R. Hannibal
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Thirteen-year-old Jack Buckles is great at finding things. Not just a missing glove or the other sock, but things normal people have long given up on ever seeing again. If only he could find his father, who has disappeared in London without a trace. Hannibal’s debut novel is a thrilling adventure through history, complete with mysteries, secret items, codes, and a touch of magic. (Simon & Schuster. November) (Ages 8-12)

The Seven Prequels Box Set
Various Authors
$59.95. Softcover.Add to Cart
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The seven grandsons from the bestselling Seven (the Series) and the Seven Sequels return in the Seven Prequels, along with their daredevil grandfather, David McLean. Eric Walters, John Wilson, Ted Staunton, Richard Scrimger, Norah McClintock, Sigmund Brouwer and Shane Peacock take readers from the heat of the jungles of Central America to the mysterious streets of Stockholm to one very dangerous kayaking trip in Florida. (Orca. September) (Ages 10-15)

The Littlest Big Foot
Jennifer Weiner
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Ignored by her family and shipped off to boarding school, twelve-year-old Alice Mayfair would like a friend. And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake, she finds one. But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods. From bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a laugh-out-loud funny and painstakingly real tale of friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong. (Aladdin. September) (Ages 8-12)

The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes
Wade Albert White
$22.49. Hardcover.Add to Cart
Reader reward Price $20.24
Anne has spent most of her thirteen years dreaming of the day she and her best friend Penelope will finally leave Saint Lupin's Institute for Perpetually Wicked and Hideously Unattractive Children. When the big day arrives, a series of curious happenings lead to Anne being charged with an epic quest: to travel to strange new locales, solve myriad riddles, and triumph over monstrous foes — or face the consequences. (Little, Brown. September) (Ages 8-12)

 

Karuba Board Game
Land on an island and go exploring the ancient ruins. Karuba is played competitively but without direct conflict, making it perfect for friends or family!

For 2-4 players aged 8 & up. Playing time approximately 40 minutes. $60.00. Reader Reward Price $54.00.


 

THE WORLD OF JK ROWLING

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Illustrated Edition
J.K. Rowling
Illustrated by Jim Kay.
$49.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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Breathtaking scenes, dark themes and unforgettable characters — including Dobby and Gilderoy Lockhart — await inside this fully illustrated edition. Fizzing with magic and brimming with humour, this inspired reimagining follows Harry and his friends, now in their second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, as they seek out a legendary chamber and the deadly secret that lies within. (Bloomsbury. October) (Ages 9-11)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Inside the Magic
Ian Nathan
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Discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the big screen. Each section contains profiles of the key characters, with insights from Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler, Colin Farrell, and many others, together with sections on set design, costumes, make-up, special effects, art department & props, especially wands! (HarperCollins. November)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Poster Book #1
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This fantastic poster book includes 12 double-sided pullout posters featuring the iconic images from the film. (Scholastic. September) (Ages 8-12)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
J.K. Rowling.
$29.99. Hardcover.Add to Cart
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When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone. J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. (Scholastic. November) (Ages 8 & up)

 

Harry Potter's Diagon Alley 3D Puzzle
Build this 450-piece 3D puzzle version of Diagon Alley and explore a magical world full of surprises! Measures approximately 21.75" in length when assembled.

Ages 14 & up. $35.00. Reader Reward Price $31.50.

 

GRAPHIC NOVELS

Ghosts
Raina Telgemeier
$13.99. Softcover.Add to Cart
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Catrina and her family move to Bahía de la Luna where her sister, Maya, who has cystic fibrosis, will benefit from the cool climate. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbour tells them about the ghosts. Ghosts?! Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat not so much. But as the time of year approaches when the ghosts reunite with their loved ones, Cat must put aside her fears for her sister's sake, and her own. (Scholastic. September) (Ages 8-12)

Dog Man
Dav Pilkey
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New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it’s Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL HERO! When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty? (Scholastic. September) (Ages 7 & up)

Mighty Jack
Ben Hatke
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Jack might be the only kid in the world who's dreading summer. That’s when his single mom takes a second job and leaves him at home to watch his autistic kid sister, Maddy. It's a lot of responsibility, and it's boring, too, because Maddy doesn't talk. Ever. But then, one day at the flea market, Maddy does talk — to tell Jack to trade their mom's car for a box of mysterious seeds. It's the best mistake Jack has ever made. (First Second. September) (Ages 10-14)

Lucy & Andy Neanderthal
Jeffrey Brown
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This laugh-out-loud adventure features Lucy and her goofball brother Andy, as the Paleo pair take on a wandering baby sibling, bossy teens, cave paintings, and a mammoth hunt. But what will happen when they encounter a group of humans? Jeffrey Brown’s signature comical touch enlivens the scientific and historical content, including a special paleontologist section that helps dispel common Neanderthal myths. (Crown. September) (Ages 8-12)

The Baby-Sitters Club Graphix #1-4 Box Set
Ann M. Martin
Illustrated by Raina Telgemeier.
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Includes four full-colour graphic novels in one box set: The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novel #1: Kristy's Great Idea, #2: The Truth About Stacey, #3: Mary Anne Saves the Day, and #4: Claudia and Mean Janine. (Scholastic. November) (Ages 8-12)

 

NATURE & SCIENCE

Best in Snow
April Pulley Sayre
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With gorgeous photo illustrations, award-winning author April Pulley Sayre sheds sparkly new light on the wonders of snow. From the beauty of snow blanketing the forest and falling on animals’ fur and feathers to the fascinating winter water cycle, discover the wonderful world of snow in this nonfiction picture book that celebrates snowfall and the amazing science behind it. (Beach Lane. October) (Ages 3-8)

Under Water, Under Earth
Aleksandra Mizielinska & Daniel Mizielinski
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Hundreds of fascinating facts are waiting to be unearthed. Dive below the surface and find out what happens under earth and under sea — from early submarines and deep-sea life to burrowing animals and man-made tunnels. You will never look at the world in the same way again! Gorgeous design and quirky illustrations make this a book to be pored over again and again. (Candlewick. October) (Ages 7-9)

Super Cool Tech
DK
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See today’s best innovations and imagine tomorrow’s big ideas in this cutting-edge guide that explores how incredible new technologies are shaping the modern world and its future. Packed with more than 250 full-colour images, Super Cool Tech is an essential guide for the history and future of technology, from familiar smartwatches to intelligent, driverless cars and beyond to the seemingly impossible. (October) (Ages 8-12)

 

Robotics
Command six axes of varied movements: open and close grip, wrist rotation, wrist mobility, elbow bend, base rotation and shoulder motion allow a vertical reach of 16.35 inches, horizontal reach of 12.42 inches, and lifting capacity of 50grams! With the removal of the gripper, you can activate the suction apparatus. This feature enables the user to elevate objects with a larger surface area (like a small mobile phone). Hydraulic power, no electricity needed. Assembly required. Ages 10 & up.

$75.00. Reader Reward Price $67.50. Please visit us in store to find this item.

 

THE ARTIST IN YOU

Art Play
Marion Deuchars.
$27.95. Softcover.Add to Cart
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Marion Deuchars has created an engaging range of activities and games organized into seven sections: Drawing, Color, Shapes, Paint, Paper, Printing, and Pattern. Discover the joys of making your own marbled paper. Create your own language in pictures. Providing hours of endless fun and exploration, this book brings out the artist in everyone. (Laurence King. November) (Ages 7-11)

Watercolor Crush
Klutz
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This book includes everything you need to make watercolour wonder: 18 high-quality watercolour paper pages to transform black and white illustrations into one-of-a-kind works of art, a book packed with tips, tricks, and techniques to help you express your inner artist, 7 premium watercolour paints in a rainbow of colours, an art-quality brush, and a palette mixing tray. You've never had a watercolour crush quite like this! (August) (Ages 6 + up)

Draw it 3D
Klutz
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With inspiring illustrations of aliens, zombies, dragons, dinosaurs, and the like, aspiring artists as well as doodlers and scribblers will learn about perspective and optical illusions, along with cool tools that professional artists, engineers, and video game designers use to bring their drawings to life. Includes mechanical pencil, black pen, block eraser, ruler, punch out stereoscopic viewer, punch out anamorphic illusions, blank practice pages. (August) (Ages 8 + up)

Hervé Tullet's ZaZaZoom!
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One part matching game, one part dominoes, plus loads of fun, this game is both a clever challenge to hone memory skills and a make-your-own visual adventure of colourful play pieces. (Ages 3-9)

 

Kits for Creativity
From arts and crafts, to puzzles and games, Spicebox offers attractive, sturdy kits for the budding creator in your life.

Kits range in price from $15.00 to $30.00. Reader Reward Card discount applies. Please visit us in store to find these items.

 

TEEN FICTION

Holding Up the Universe
Jennifer Niven
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Libby Strout and Jack Masselin, two isolated teens who have more going for them than their peers will acknowledge, get tangled up in a cruel high school game which lands them in group counselling and community service. They are both surprised when the more time they spend together, the less alone they feel. A poignant love story about finding that person who sees you for who you are, and seeing them right back. (Knopf. October) (Ages 14 & up)

Heartless
Marissa Meyer
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In this prequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Catherine is a favourite of the King of Hearts. But she is a talented baker, and all she wants is to open a bakeshop, an unthinkable ambition for a young woman who could be the next queen. Then she meets Jest, the mysterious court joker, and for the first time, she feels the pull of true attraction. But in a land of magic, madness and monsters, her fate is not in her hands. (Feiwel & Friends. November) (Ages 12-18)

Spontaneous
Aaron Starmer
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Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until fellow seniors Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc. Katelyn is the first, but she is not the last. As the seniors continue to blow up without warning, the FBI rolls in to search for an answer. A darkly funny and original exploration of friendship, goodbyes — and spontaneous combustion. (Dutton. September) (Ages 14 & up)

Kids of Appetite
David Arnold
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In the Hackensack Police Department, Vic Benucci is being questioned in interrogation room #3. Mad, the Stoic Beauty with the punk cut, is in room #2. They’re both explaining how they found themselves mixed up in a grisly murder. But in order to tell that story, they have to go way back. David Arnold delivers a cast of unforgettable characters in this tragicomedy about first love and devastating loss. (Viking. September) (Ages 14 & up)

Vassa in the Night
Sarah Porter
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Vassa lives a hard life with her stepmother and bickering stepsisters in a working-class Brooklyn neighbourhood. But Vassa has Erg on her side. A gift from her dead mother, Erg is a tough-talking wooden doll with sticky fingers, a bottomless stomach, and ferociously running. Inspired by the Russian folktale “Vassilissa the Beautiful,” Porter weaves a dark yet hopeful tale about a young girl’s search for home, love and belonging. (Tor. September) (Ages 13-18)

The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily
Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
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Lily’s grandfather suffered a heart attack, and his difficult road to recovery has taken a toll on her typically sunny disposition. With only twelve days left till Christmas — Lily’s favourite time of the year — Dash, Lily’s brother Langston, and their closest friends take Manhattan by storm to help Lily recapture the holiday magic of New York City in this life-affirming seasonal tale of romance. (Knopf. October) (Ages 12 & up)

 


 

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