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Refreshing Summer Reads

Dear readers,

Beat the heat this summer with our beach-ready books! And take advantage of our 10% site-wide discount with code SUMMER10

We’ve curated a diverse Summer Reads collection to get you started:

Enjoy the ferocity and uncommon beauty of A Song From Faraway, where relationships are forged and broken, wars are fought, and trauma is handed down from father to son. 

Immerse yourself in a clash of cultures in Hour of the Crab as Patricia Robertson takes readers from an eleventh-century monastery in France to a near-future British Columbia, where apocalyptic wildfires seem to be never-ending. 

In Tracking Doctor Lonecloud, read the memoir of Jerry Lonecloud — a Mi'kmaw hunter, healer, and showman — who, nearing the end of his life, told journalist Clara Dennis his own story and a wealth of Mi'kmaw tales.

Challenge the belief that a "tough-on-crime" approach makes prisons and communities safer in Down Inside. In his thirty years working in the Canadian prison system, Robert Clark guarded some of Canada's most notorious prisoners, dealt with escapes and lockdowns, but also took parolees sightseeing and arranged ice-hockey games in a maximum-security institution. 

Lose yourself in over fifty full-colour reproductions of Walter Ostrom’s work in Good Earth: The Pots and Passion of Walter Ostrom. A disruptive force shaking up ceramic conventions while simultaneously enriching them, Ostrom is a major player in the development of contemporary ceramics.

Dig into the poetry collection Wheel and Come Again, featuring the works of 28 poets of Caribbean origin; some remain in the islands, and others have migrated to North America and Britain. 

We’re in for some sweltering days this summer, so stock up on a few — or more! — books to carry you through. 

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Upcoming Events

Mark your calendar with these upcoming events!

July 2 to July 9: Amy Spurway (Crow) and Wayne Curtis (Fishing the High Country) at Read by the Sea

July 8 at 7 p.m. EST: Tom Thomson: Artist and Icon with Ian Dejardin (A Like Vision) at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection's Virtual Speaker Series

Aug 17 to Aug 22: Writers at Woody Point Festival, featuring Douglas Walbourne-Gough (Crow Gulch) and other exciting literary voices

Sept 23 to Sept 25: Lunenburg Lit Festival, featuring Tyler LeBlanc (Acadian Driftwood) and more

Now Available

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A Natural Balance: The K.C. Irving Environmental Science Centre and Harriet Irving Botanical Gardens at Acadia University

Lavishly illustrated with full-colour images, A Natural Balance is both an indispensable book for anyone interested in the plants and trees of the Acadian forest and a visual record of a spectacular instance of North American collegiate architecture.

Coming Soon

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August 3, 2021

Headlighting 1974-1978

An encapsulation of the everyday life and fashions of the mid-70s and a tribute to classic vehicles of all shapes and sizes, Headlighting 1974-1978 is a compelling document of a time and a place when car culture was at its peak.

Recent Awards

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Like Rum-Drunk Angels

Winner, 2021 Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize

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Peace by Chocolate

Shortlisted, Taste Canada Award, culinary narrative category

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A Like Vision

Silver Medal, 2021 Independent Publisher Book Award, fine art category

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