The first leaves are falling to the ground, reminding us that summer is almost over. At the book store this is always an exciting time of year as we have our fall author events in addition to all brand new fall titles coming into the store.

Take a look below to see our upcoming events. We hope you can join us!

If you need a recommendation for your next great read, our Staff Picks is the perfect place to find it. We love sharing what we read with you and hope you enjoy our recommendations as much as we do!

Make sure you read all the way to the bottom of this email to see if you are the winner of our Great Book Giveaway for September.

Happy reading & we look forward to seeing you soon,

Barb & Tom

Come in and meet Carollyne Haynes

Signing copies of her new book   A Matter of Issue

in our Parksville store.

Thursday, September 8th 12:30 - 2:30pm

Everyone welcome

Join us for an afternoon with author Ron Smith, as he launches his important new book

at the McMillan Arts Centre
133 McMillan Street
  • Books will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author
  • Refreshments provided
Friday, September 9th,  2pm - 4pm

Everyone welcome


Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse
by Faith Sullivan

"I loved this utterly charming, beautifully written novel about Nell Stillman, intelligent, resourceful, and generous, who, despite life's struggles, finds strength in lasting friendships and in the rich inner life awakened by the novels she loves. I couldn't put this one down until the very last page!"

Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse was one of the Top Ten Books of 2015 in the Wall Street Journal, and Winner of the Midwest Book Awards and the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction.

News From the Red Desert
by Kevin Patterson

"Patterson is a medical doctor, Canadian Forces Veteran, and was a volunteer at the Canadian run combat Surgical Hospital in Kandahar. He has written this sobering tragic and tragi-comic novel that portrays the chaos of combat, with a supporting cast of characters that remain with you long after reading this brilliant authentic novel."

The Hidden Keys
by Andre Alexis

"I never know quite what to expect when I pick up a new book by Andre Alexis.  This one is an unusual treasure hunt.  As always it's his characters that make the book:  there is an aging heiress (who is also a heroin addict), her dealers, a thief, a taxidermist (who is also an artist), a police officer, the very wealthy and the very poor.  There are no pat or easy answers either.  What does it mean to be honourable?  Is it ever possible to do the "right" thing for the "wrong" reasons?  Fun, unique, clever and thought provoking all at once."

From the author of The Scotiabank Giller Prize Winner, 
Along the Infinate Sea
by Beatriz Williams

In the autumn of 1966, Pepper Schuyler's problems are in a class of their own. To find a way to take care of herself and the baby she carries, the result of an affair with a married, legendary politician, she fixes up a beautiful and rare vintage Mercedes and sells it at auction.  

But the car's new owner, the glamorous Annabelle Dommerich, has her own secrets: a Nazi husband, a Jewish lover, a flight from Europe, and a love so profound it transcends decades.

"Historical fiction with old-fashioned romance, Nazi spies, beauty, wealth, and stunning geography. What could be better?"

The Wonder
by Emma Donoghue

This story takes place in a small village in 1859 in Ireland, where an 11 year old girl is touted a miracle by surviving without food. The book revolves around the people in the child's life -believers and skeptics.  Principal among these is a nurse who is brought in from England to observe the girl.  This book is filled with tension as the nurse attempts to discover the truth in time to save the girl's life. Hard to put down.

From the author of bestselling novel, Room
for local events

Lighthouse Community Hall 
Saturday November 19
Doors open:  6 pm , dinner: 6:30pm,
 show to follow. 
                                                      Tickets : $40.00

Paperback fiction
The Heart Goes Last
by Margaret Atwood

Several years after the world's brutal economic collapse, Stan and Charmaine, a married couple struggling to stay afloat, hear about the Positron Project in the town of Consilience, an experiment in cooperative living that appears to be the answer to their problems - to living in their car, to the lousy jobs, to the vandalism and the gangs, to their piled-up debt. There's just one drawback: once inside Consilience, you don't get out.

The Blue Guitar
by John Banville

Oliver Otway Orme-a man equally self-aggrandizing and self-deprecating - is a painter of some renown, and a petty thief who has never been caught . . . until now. Unfortunately, the purloined possession in question is the wife of the man who was, perhaps, his best friend. Fearing the consequences, Olly has fled-not only from his mistress, his home, and his wife, but from the very impulse to paint, and from his own demons.

We're All In This Together
by Amy Jones

Like all families, the Parkers of Thunder Bay have had their share of complications. But when matriarch Kate Parker miraculously survives plummeting over a waterfall in a barrel -- a feat captured on a video that goes viral -- it's Kate's family who tumbles into chaos under the spotlight. Her prodigal daughter returns to town. Her 16-year-old granddaughter gets caught up in an online relationship with a man she has never met. Set over the course of four calamitous days, Amy Jones's big-hearted first novel follows the Parkers' misadventures as catastrophe forces them to do something they never thought possible -- act like a family..

Margherita's Notebook
by Elisabetta Flumeri & Gabriella Giacometti

Margherita is a spirited young woman with a passion for cooking. When her heart is broken in Rome, she returns to her hometown of Roccafitta, a small Tuscan village filled with lovable eccentrics and beautiful vineyards. She dreams of saving enough money to reopen her late mother's restaurant and hopes she may find help from the handsome stranger in town, Nicola Ravelli.

Featuring the recipes for the seductive Italian dishes described in the story, including roast duck and the delectable pastry, baci di dama (a lady's kiss), Margherita's Notebook is an engaging and warm celebration of the power of food and its ability to nourish, stimulate, and express emotion-a satisfying read for every season.
The House Between Tides
by Sarah Maine

Following the death of her last living relative, Hetty Deveraux leaves London and her strained relationship behind for Muirlan, her ancestral home in Scotland's Outer Hebrides. She intends to renovate the ruinous house into a hotel, but the shocking discovery of human remains brings her ambitious restoration plans to an abrupt halt before they even begin. Few physical clues are left to identify the body, but one thing is certain: this person did not die a natural death.

A House Without Windows
by Nadia Hashimi

For two decades, Zeba was a loving wife, a patient mother, and a peaceful villager. But her quiet life is shattered when her husband, Kamal, is found brutally murdered with a hatchet in the courtyard of their home. Nearly catatonic with shock, Zeba is unable to account for her whereabouts at the time of his death. Her children swear their mother could not have committed such a heinous act. Kamal's family is sure she did, and demands justice.

The Book of Veganish
by Kathy Freston

The Book of Veganish contains everything curious young adults need to help them navigate through the transition to a vegan lifestyle. The 70 simple recipes are perfect for those with tight budgets and rudimentary cooking tools (and skills). Filled with insights on the benefits of adopting a plant-based diet and how to best deal with parents and the rest of the non vegan world, The Book of Veganish will allow existing and aspiring vegans to feel confident about their new lifestyle choices.

Sapiens:  A Brief History of Humankind
by Yuval Noah Harari

 In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical, and sometimes devastating breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, paleontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? 

Now I Sit Me Down
From Klismos to Plastic Chair:
A Natual History
by Witold Rybczynski

In Now I Sit Me Down, the distinguished architect and writer Witold Rybczynski chronicles the history of the chair from the folding stools of pharaonic Egypt to the ubiquitous stackable monobloc chairs of today. He tells the stories of the inventor of the bentwood chair, Michael Thonet, and of the creators of the first molded-plywood chair, Charles and Ray Eames. He reveals the history of chairs to be a social history - of different ways of sitting, of changing manners and attitudes, and of varying tastes. The history of chairs is the history of who we are.

Tell Everyone
by Alfred Hermida

Tell Everyone spells out how our ability to create and share news is shaping the information we receive and depend on to make informed decisions, from choosing politicians to doing business. Drawing on historical examples, real-world experiences and leading research, Tell Everyone explains how the power of sharing is transforming how we understand and give meaning to world events.

American Heiress:
The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst
by Jeffrey Toobin

Based on more than a hundred interviews and thousands of previously secret documents,  American Heiress  thrillingly recounts the craziness of the times. Toobin portrays the lunacy of the half-baked radicals of the SLA and the toxic mix of sex, politics, and violence that swept up Patty Hearst and re-creates her melodramatic trial.  American Heiress  examines the life of a young woman who suffered an unimaginable trauma and then made the stunning decision to join her captors' crusade.
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