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Goose Lane Editions: Holiday Staff Picks

Happy holidays, readers! It’s the most wonderful time of year here at Goose Lane, and we’d like to share the cheer with all of you! Take a look at our blog over the next month for holiday tips, festive clips, and helpful gift ideas from our staff and friends.

Remember: if you're shopping online, all of our books are 20% off online, just use discount code NOEL19 with every order.

Our staff here at Goose Lane love the holidays almost as much as we love books. Today, we went around the office in search of book recommendations and beloved parts of the holidays!


Susanne Alexander (Publisher)

1) Gifts to Last, selected by Walter Learning

Favourite part of the holidays is celebrating her son's birthday on Christmas Day.


 Amanda Moss (Customer Service and Orders):

1) The Hunter and The Wild Girl

2) F- Bomb

3) Catch my Drift

Favourite thing about the holidays? Baking a huge assortment of goodies; some traditional, and some brand new treats.



Julie Scriver (Creative Director):

1) The Rest is Silence

2) Mary Pratt

3) The Nettle Spinner

Favourite holiday activity is walking in the woods.



Ben Barton (Financial Manager):

1) Hiking Trails of New Brunswick (All of them)

2) Dangerous Enemy Sympathizers

3) Crow Gulch

Favourite part of the holiday thing is spending time with family.



Nathaniel Moore (Publicity Manager):

1) Maud Lewis: Paintings for Sale

2) Different Beasts

3) Daughters of Silence

Favourite holiday pastime is listening to Dean Martin Christmas records.



Alan Sheppard (Production Editor):

1) Crow Gulch


3) Dangerous Enemy Sympathizers

Favourite thing about the holidays is spending time with family, and Christmas cake.


Angela Williams (Publishing Assistant):

1) Crow

2) Will Starling

3) This Marlowe

Favourite part of the holidays is spending time with family.


Charlotte Simmons (Publicity Assistant):

1) Different Beasts


3) These are not the potatoes of my youth

Favourite part of the holidays is home-cooked meals.


Emma Rhodes (Publicity Intern):

1) Crow Gulch


3) Shut Away

Favourite thing about the holidays is going home to see her pets.


Michael Tower (Shipping and Receiving):

1) Slow Seconds

2) Maud Lewis: Paintings for Sale

3) Different Beasts

Favourite thing about the holidays is resting near the fireplace with a good book.


Aurianna McLaughlin (Digital and Social Media Intern):

1) Marry, Bang, Kill

2) Catch My Drift

3) Daughters of Silence

Favourite thing about the holidays is the fresh smell of December snow, and the sharp scent of torn wrapping paper mixed with the fragrance of the Christmas tree.


Corey Redekop (Social Media)

1) You Comma Idiot

2) Will Starling

3) The Walking Tanteek

Favourite part of the holidays is eggnog; why is this delicious treat not available year round?


Visit some of our favourite indie bookstores this season!

Another Story Bookshop(315 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto, ON) 416-462-1104: These heroes of literature offer selections for all ages from a diverse range of authors. Be sure to visit the next time you find yourself in Toronto!


LaHave River Books(3421 Hwy 331, LaHave, NS) 902-688-1855: What could be better than a wharfside bakery? A wharfside bakery with a bookstore, of course! Swing by LaHave and pair your favourite book with your favourite pastry!


Outdoor Elements(597 Main Street, Sussex, NB) 506-433-3060: Cyclists, hikers, campers, and snowboarders will be right at home in Sussex’s sport shop. Hikers in particular can keep an eye out for some helpful hiking trail guides as well!


Type Books – (2887 Dundas Street W, Toronto, ON) 416-761-9973: Type Books covers all the bases with their contemporary fiction and non-fiction, small press titles, art and design, and children’s books. Drop by the Junction and fill your literary heart!



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