Accidental Wilderness: The Origins and Ecology of Toronto's Tommy Thompson Park
By Robert Burley, Walter H. KehmIn the store
Area resident and long time Bookshelf customer Walter Kehm has written a book on Tommy Thompson Park, which was initially created as a landfill site on the city's rapidly developing waterfront. The park's physical and ecological footprint have grown dramatically. Congratulations Walter!
Ready Player Two: A Novel
By Ernest ClineIn the store
The highly anticipated sequel to the beloved worldwide bestseller Ready Player One, the "ridiculously fun and large-hearted" (NPR) near-future adventure that inspired the blockbuster Steven Spielberg film. One of Steph's Fresh Air picks.
Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1)
By Daniel Casanave, Yuval Noah Harari, David VandermeulenIn the store
Volume one of the epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenom. In a world deluged by irrelevant information, clarity is power.
Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art
By James NestorIn the store
No matter what you eat, how much you exercise, how skinny or young or wise you are, none of it matters if you're not breathing properly.
All Together Now: A Newfoundlander's Light Tales for Heavy Times
By Alan DoyleIn the store
One of Newfoundland's funniest and most beloved storytellers offers his cure for the Covid blues
The French Laundry, Per Se: The Art of Finesse
By Thomas KellerIn the store
Every elegant page projects Keller's high standard of ‘perfect culinary execution'. . . . This superb work is as much philosophical treatise as gorgeous cookbook.
By Gil AdamsonIn the store
Just won the Roger's Trust Fiction Prize - Ridgerunner is part literary Western and part historical mystery, and a follow-up to Gil Adamson's award-winning and critically acclaimed novel The Outlander.
Jack: A Novel
By Marilynne RobinsonIn the store
A new classic from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Gilead and Housekeeping.The long-awaited fourth and last of Marilynne Robinson's Gilead novels--one of the great works of contemporary literature.
A Wealth of Pigeons: A Cartoon Collection
By Harry Bliss, Steve MartinIn the store
Time for a little Steve Martin!
The Open Door: A Ghost Story for Christmas
By Margaret Oliphant, SethIn the store
World-renowned illustrator Seth returns with three new Christmas ghost stories for 2020.
By Rupi KaurIn the store
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of milk and honey and the sun and her flowers comes her greatly anticipated third collection of poetry.
By Margaret AtwoodIn the store
The collection of a lifetime from the bestselling novelist and poet. By turns moving, playful and wise, the poems gathered in Dearly are about absences and endings, ageing and retrospection, but also about gifts and renewals.
How to Pronounce Knife: Stories
By Souvankham ThammavongsaIn the store
Congratulations to Souvankham Thammavongsa for winning this year's Scotia Giller Prize!! These poignant and deceptively quiet stories are powerhouses of feeling and depth; How to Pronounce Knife is an artful blend of simplicity and sophistication.
Indians on Vacation: A Novel
By Thomas KingIn the store
WE HAVE AUTOGRAPHED COPIES!! Nominated for the Rogers Trust Fiction Prize, you're sure to enjoy Tom's latest book, inspired by a handful of old postcards sent by Uncle Leroy nearly a hundred years ago. Any book by Tom is always a reason to celebrate!!!
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Immigrant Women Who Changed the World
By Elena FavilliIn the store
The latest instalment in the New York Times bestselling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, featuring 100 immigrant women who have shaped, and will continue to shape, our world.
REVIEW: HOMELAND ELEGIESReview
By Brian Ostrow
Of course this story starts as it must, like our obsessions, with Trump.
No Time Like the Future: An Optimist Considers Mortality
By Michael J. FoxIn the store
A moving account of resilience, hope, fear and mortality, and how these things resonate in our lives, by actor and advocate Michael J. Fox.
By Susanna ClarkeIn the store
From the New York Times bestselling author of Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell, an intoxicating, hypnotic new novel set in a dreamlike alternative reality.
REVIEW: HAMNET AND JUDITHReview
By Barb Minett
Words on these pages act like a time machine that propels you back to the time of Shakespeare.
Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver
By Mary OliverIn the store
I can't think of a better antidote to this screen obsessed fast moving world. The poems contain a tenderness and beauty that can be glimpsed on the cover.
Is This Anything?
By Jerry SeinfeldIn the store
The first book in twenty-five years from Jerry Seinfeld features his best work across five decades in comedy.
Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants
By Robin Wall KimmererIn the store
The focus that day is to reflect on "Education: the roles and responsibilities of Institutions within the journey of reconciliation and how Institutions build relationships that are respectful and reciprocal with indigenous people."
The Tower of Nero (Trials of Apollo, The Book Five)
By Rick RiordanIn the store
At last, the breathtaking, action-packed finale of the #1 bestselling Trials of Apollo series is here!
The Office Jigsaw Puzzle: 500 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle
By Chantel de SousaIn the store
The 500 pieces will reveal the faces of Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim and Pam, and all the iconic characters from the greatest sitcom ever....and a bit of relief from these crazy times!
Here the Dark
By David BergenIn the store
MADE THE SHORTLIST! Several short stories and an extraordinary novella makes Giller Prize Winner David Bergen's newest book unforgettable.
Ottolenghi Flavor: A Cookbook
By Ixta Belfrage, Yotam OttolenghiIn the store
The bestselling author of Plenty breaks down the three factors that create flavor to deliver more than 100 super-delicious recipes for innovative ways to cook vegetables. Can't wait for this one!
Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence
By Claire SaffitzIn the store
This is a wonderful book for experienced bakers-there are plenty of surprises and challenges-and an ideal one for beginners.
STET! Dreyer's English: A Game for Language Lovers, Grammar Geeks, and Bibliophiles
By Benjamin DreyerIn the store
What could be more fun than a grammar game!!!
Loops & Lattes Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Beaver Valley
By Nicola RossIn the store
Hikers and nature lovers - a whole new world has just opened up for you. Check out Nicola Ross's newest loops and lattes!
HYPERtheticals: 50 Questions for Insane Conversations
By Chuck KlostermanIn the store
A popular Esquire columnist and all-around pop culture fanatic, Chuck Klosterman overanalyzes everything -- from the cultural significance of The Sims to Billy Joel's greatness level -- in essay collections like Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs and Chuck Klosterman IV.
REVIEW: LEAVE THE WORLD BEHINDReview
By Barb Minett
Can a novel that's "as 2020 as it gets" also be funny?
Five Little Indians: A Novel
By Michelle GoodIn the store
Taken from their families when they are very small and sent to a remote, church-run residential school, Kenny, Lucy, Clara, Howie and Maisie are barely out of childhood when they are finally released after years of detention.