SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER
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GET COZY WITH THE LATEST NEW FICTION!
Billy Summers
by Stephen King

Billy Summers is a man in a room with a gun. He’s a killer for hire and the best in the business. But he’ll do the job only if the target is a truly bad guy. And now Billy wants out. But first there is one last hit. This brand new book is about love, luck, fate, and a complex hero with one last shot at redemption.
Dark Roads
by Chevy Stevens

A new page-turning thriller from Vancouver Island author Chevy Stevens. Set in Cold Creek, near a rugged and isolated British Columbia highway, Hailey McBride has lost her father and suddenly vanishes into the mountainous terrain, hoping everyone will believe she’s left town. Rumors spread that she was taken by a highway killer who’s claimed another victim over the summer.
Operation Angus
by Terry Fallis

From bestselling author Terry Fallis comes the long-awaited follow-up to The Best Laid Plans and The High Road - a comic spy story that heralds the return of Angus McLintock.

A madcap cloak-and-dagger adventure with humour and heart that will delight and entertain readers until the very last page.
The Bookseller's Secret
By Michelle Gable

In 1942, London, Nancy Mitford is worried about more than air raids and German spies. She's recovering from a devastating loss, estranged from her husband, her allowance has been cut, and she’s given up her writing career. Eager for distraction and desperate for income, Nancy jumps at the chance to manage the Heywood Hill bookshop while the owner is away at war. 
The Liquor Vicar
By Vince R. Ditrich

Nanoose Bay author and "Spirit of the West" drummer Vince Ditrich delivers a comedic debut fiction filled with a crazy cast of characters, sure to entertain!

We Are the Brennans
By Tracey Lange

We Are the Brennans explores the staying power of shame - and the redemptive power of love - in an Irish Catholic family torn apart by secrets.
The Madness of Crowds
By Louise Penny

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache returns to Three Pines in bestselling Canadian author Louise Penny's latest novel. He’s asked to provide security for a visiting Professor of Statistics giving a lecture at the nearby university. Gamache starts looking into the Professor and discovers an agenda so repulsive he begs the university to cancel the lecture. They refuse and when a murder is committed it falls to Armand Gamache, his second-in-command Jean-Guy Beauvoir, and their team to investigate the crime.

The Husbands
By Chandler Baker

To what lengths will a woman go for a little more help from her husband?

Nora Spangler is a successful attorney but when it comes to domestic life, she packs the lunches, schedules the doctor appointments, knows where the extra paper towel rolls are, and designs and orders the holiday cards. Her husband works hard, too… but why does it seem like she is always working so much harder?
VIRTUAL AUTHOR EVENT
From two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author Colson Whitehead, Harlem Shuffle (releasing September 14th) is a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s.
Purchase a copy with us to attend this exclusive Virtual Event!

Pre-order your copy here.
STAFF PICKS
TOM'S PICK
Wild Places:
Vancouver Island
by John Kimantas
This kayaking, hiking and recreational guide for Vancouver Island is by noted author and explorer John Kimantis. The 265 pages are filled with fine quality photographs, maps and tips, points of interest, camping information, hiking and all the information needed to journey through one of the most remarkable places on earth. Detailed and thorough, this book is a must for my bookcase.
MARIANNE'S PICK
Island Queen
by Vanessa Riley
This new work of historical fiction is based on the remarkable life of Dorothy Kirwan Thomas, a free woman of colour, born into slavery, who became a wealthy and powerful business woman and land owner in the colonial West Indies.

Vanessa Riley's beautiful writing and thorough research, bring to life this complicated woman, who prioritized her family and her business, and left her mark on history. Highly recommended.
ANTONIA'S PICK

The Manningtree Witches
by A.K. Blakemore
Blakemore wields pen to paper with a grand, beautiful, eerie talent. Opening this book is as if tiptoeing directly into the desperate, tangled world inhabited by her characters; gritty, sumptuous, laced with terror, chaotic desire, and deception. The witch hunting of 1600’s England is a dark, unruly thing with slick, terrifying talons…and the Manningtree Witches exposes every frantic detail.
BARB'S PICK
From our children's section
If the World Were 100 People
by Jackie McCann
How do children (and adults) make sense of our planet with 8 million citizens?  Through clever graphics and big ideas explained simply, this terrific children’s book shows what we all look like, where and how we all live, and what we have in common and what makes us unique, plus a whole lot more!  This book is perfect for home and classroom, teaching children about becoming global citizens. I absolutely love and highly recommend it.
SUE'S PICK
The Reckoning
by Mary L. Trump
In this book Mary Trump presents a well researched view of American history, specifically focusing on anti-Black racism and African slavery, highlighting the damage done to American society that continues to the present day. 
The book was not what I expected in that the main focus was not on Donald Trump and his immorality and corrupt policies. Instead, the author makes the case that as a privileged white nation, the American people need to face the past and be accountable in order to move ahead. As a psychologist, her analysis merits attention.
Well worth the read.
LABOUR DAY HOURS
Monday, September 6th
NEW NON-FICTION
Mushrooms of British Columbia
by Andy MacKinnon &
Kem Luther

*Brand new from the Royal BC Museum, a guidebook for anyone, amateur or expert, who loves to study, draw, photograph and eat BC mushrooms.*
What Comes
From Spirit
by Richard Wagamese

*Selections from Wagamese’s essays and columns, social media & blog posts*
The Lost Pianos of Siberia
by Sophy Roberts

*New in paperback*
The First Time
Bread Baker
by Emmanuel Hadjiandreou
Beginner's Guide to Photography
by Haje Jan Kamps
You @ the U:
A Guided Tour Through the First Year of University
by Janet Miller
TICKETS TO THE COLIN JAMES TRIO
Monday, November 8th 7:30pm
Qualicum Civic Centre

TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
 $55.00 Adults
Cash or cheque only

Please note:
Tickets from the postponed March 2020 show will be honored

For more information about this event please contact:
Gee Dan Productions - Gene Daniel (250) 751-1169
Kids Corner
Books for back to school
Time for School
Little Blue Truck
by Alice Schertle
Time for School
Activity Book
by Todd Parr
Hello Preschool!
by Priscilla Burris
The Night Baafore the First Day of School
by Dawn Young
You are Enough:
A Book About Inclusion
by Margaret O'Hair
Norman's First Day at Dino Day Care
by Sean Julian
SPECIAL ORDERS
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We offer:
*books by mail
*curbside pick-up
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(within our local area)
*and in-store pick-up!
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Great Book Giveaway
We all know getting something for free these days is pretty unusual. That's why we love giving away a free book each month to a wonderful customer and recipient of our monthly e-newsletter.

This month our lucky winner will receive, a copy of the book, The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley, a $24.95 value.

Congratulations.....

Beth Yim