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Ultimate Summer Reading List 2021
Here are our staff picks for a summer of excellent reading.
Indigenous Peoples Month 2021
June is National Indigenous History Month - a time for all Canadians - Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers - to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people.
From North America to Australia, and several places in between, we have assembled a collection of richly imaginative and refreshing takes on the genre as seen through an Indigenous lense.
Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Learn and explore lives and perspectives that have helped build and expand our continent and our culture. Celebrate AAPI contributions to literature with one of these reads.
Breaking Bread 2021 - CW4WAfghan
Canadians taking action, in partnership with Afghan women, toward improving conditions of human rights, ending women’s oppression, and providing opportunities for Afghan women to live their lives with dignity, certainty and purpose.
Here is a line-up of our most dastardly and devious suspects that will have you looking over your shoulder during the day and keeping you up at night.
Short Story Month
Short but sweet, celebrate things in small packages with any of these anthologies.
Francais Pour Adultes
Here are some books in french for older audiences. Including, but not limited to: nature, poetry, contemporary literature, and graphic novels (even spicy stuff!) Enjoy!
Francais Pour Les Enfants.
We have a selection of French books for kids of all ages. Check them out!
Chic Scott - Mount AssiniboineSee more
In his book, Mount Assiniboine — The Story, historian Chic Scott tells the story of 130 years of adventure, romance, hard work and dreams at Mount Assiniboine.
Published by the Assiniboine Lodge.
Spring has Sprung,
The grass is ris, look at all these books for kids!
Books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about books about......
Celebs! They're Better Than Us...At Writing.
Here's a colleciton of well written novels and memoirs to scratch that TMZ itch, and please that penchant for People's Magazine.
Live Your Best Forest Hermit Life
Has covid got you down? Been thinking about retreating into the wilderness to escape it all? Here is your definitive list of literature to make the transition from city slicker to experienced woodsman as smooth as possible.
So You're Into Birds Now
We have noticed a dramatic uptick in bird-related books coming in and out of the store. It is only natural to be envious of our feathered friends and their ability to flit about whithout a care in the world. If you, too, have become an ornithological enthusiast whilst stuck inside your house, these books may interest you.
How to Raise a Kid Detective
Have you always wanted your own Veronica Mars or Nancy Drew? A Hardy Boy or Scooby Squad? Here are some books to help build a solid foundation for a super sleuth.
Books vs Movie/Tv
These are our picks for when book > movie or tv show. You might not agree, so please come fight us.
Japanese Magical Realism
If you like fantasy in small doses and tempered with heavy angst, longing, and emotionless sex, boy do we have a treat for you, kind of?
Live Your Past Life
Have you always wanted to reconnect to your past incarnations? Or maybe just gotten a tast of what life was like for your great-great-grand-pappy? Perhaps with a nice boost of fantasy or romance? Well here is Ye Olde Liste for you.
Holy Great Gatsby Batman!
Now that F. Scott Fitzgerald's pivotal book is in the public domain, our cups doth overflow with different editions of it. We have so many copies. Like SO. MANY. Pick your favourite below!
Appease Your Munchkins
If you and your tiny humans are going a little crazy cooped up at home, we have compiled a list of our favourite reads for ages one to eight.
For the Aspiring Back-Alley Surgeon
Have the current times give you a moment to pause and reflect on your own mortality (or your neighbors')? We have got a list of excellent texts to help you with you self-exploration. Literally.
Authors Who Are Your Neighbours
We have assembled a list of authors from around the province that we love that we think you should love too.