With a new season comes a new roster of books to add to your shelf! From a coming-of-age story set during the Vietnam War to a rare photographic record of an early-20th-century queer relationship, here’s what you can look forward to from us this spring:
Rafael Has Pretty Eyes
A cast of unforgettable, oddball characters find themselves at surprising crossroads in this darkly humorous short-story collection.
The Gunsmith's Daughter
An engrossing story of ruthless ambition and one young woman’s journey toward independence.
305 Lost Buildings of Canada
Raymond Biesinger and Alex Bozikovic
An impossible illustrated architectural walking tour from coast to coast.
Len & Cub
Meredith J. Batt and Dusty Green
An intimate story sharing one of the oldest photographic records of a same-sex couple in the early 20th century.
A gut-busting memoir by Canada’s favourite outsider-turned-local, Brit Happens chronicles Mullinger’s lifetime of adventures.
A career-spanning collection featuring over one hundred selected poems from Sinclair’s twenty-year career.
You May Not Take the Sad and Angry Consolations
A piercing, emotional examination of disability through poetry.
Forthcoming Art Books
The story of a visionary family and their engagement with Canadian and Indigenous art.
Anna Hudson, Heather Igloliorte, and Jan-Erik Lundström
A celebration of art and culture within and beyond traditional Inuit and Sámi homelands in the Circumpolar Arctic.
Emma Hassencahl-Perley and John Leroux
For the first time, the story of the groundbreaking co-operative “Micmac Indian Craftsmen” of Elsipogtog and their art is told in full.
Moving the Museum
Wanda Nanibush and Georgiana Uhlyarik
Documents the reopening of the J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art with a renewed focus on the AGO’s Indigenous art collection.
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