Trivia lovers take note – on sale now

b-3Terry recommends Canada 365 to anyone that loves starting their day with a little piece of Canadian trivia.

Beautifully illustrated over 400 photographs, this book shows what happened on this day in Canada–from January 1 to December 31–from historical turning points to the odd and unusual, to milestones in sports, business, politics and entertainment.

We have 10 copies on hand at 50% off the regular price.

Our customer recommends this youth series…

Our local reader

Keeper of the Lost Cities is a series written by Shannon Messenger.

Twelve-year-old Sophie has never quite fit into her life.  She’s skipped multiple grades and doesn’t really connect with the older kids at school, but she’s not comfortable with her family, either.

The reason? Sophie’s a Telepath, someone who can read minds. No one knows her secret—at least, that’s what she thinks…

Find out more in the first book, right here.


YA Novel The Breadwinner to become a Movie

7bd6fd4d-bb49-4776-ad40-b6a78c2072a3Have you heard the news? The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis is becoming a movie! The Breadwinner is being produced in association with Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Jolie Pas Productions and is scheduled for completion in Summer 2017.

The first book in the Breadwinner series is an award-winning novel about loyalty, survival, families and friendship under extraordinary circumstances during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan.
Eleven-year-old Parvana lives with her family in one room of a bombed-out apartment building in Kabul. Parvana’s father — a history teacher until his school was bombed and his health destroyed — works from a blanket on the ground in the marketplace, reading letters for people who cannot read or write.

d734d059-74dc-45bc-98a4-d1566f311831One day, he is arrested for the crime of having a foreign education, and the family is left without someone who can earn money or even shop for food.

As conditions for the family grow desperate, only one solution emerges. Forbidden to earn money as a girl, Parvana must transform herself into a boy, and become the breadwinner.

June Book Club: The Heaviness of Things That Float

b-1We will meet Wednesday June 15  at 7:00pm to discuss one of my newest favourites, The Heaviness of Things That Float by Jennifer Manuel. Excellent writing and insightful,  Jennifer Manuel skilfully depicts the lonely world of Bernadette, a woman who has spent the last forty years living alone on the periphery of a remote West Coast First Nations reserve, serving as a nurse for the community.

All welcome. Call to let me know you are coming or if you have questions. A casual get together lasting about 1 hour.