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On the Come Up
Angie Thomas
Hardcover | Feb 2019
on order $23.99
(releases Feb 5 2019)
The New Silk Roads
Peter Frankopan
Hardcover | Mar 2019
on order $34.00
(releases Mar 26 2019)
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The Artist-in-Residence Program in our Gallery introduces a new level of creativity and engagement for Curiosity House Books & Gallery. A new venture in 2019, the Artist-in-Residence Program engages with the local art community directly and creates an ever changing space that is fresh and unique for visitors to experience. The residency program allows Curiosity House Books to continue to support arts & culture in our community and to support individual artistic endeavors by offering artists a studio space in which to create, experiment, and exhibit.
The Gallery will be the dedicated home for up to 2 artists in the residency program and allows visitors access to the creative process. The Artist-in-Residence Program will be offered in either a 3-month or 6-month term at an affordable monthly rate, which will include marketing & social media support from Curiosity House Books, wifi, high exposure and access to facilities. All sales are that of the artists. It is our hope that the Artist-in-Residence Program will support local artists, create a unique experience for visitors, engage the community, and be a creative hub. Here's to a creative 2019!

The first residency will begin February 1, 2019.

All interested artists can send a note of interest to:




We are pleased to now offer memberships to Curiosity House Books & Gallery and Curiosity House Books Publishing – join today and become part of our family. 

A great way to support Curiosity House Books is by purchasing a membership. We are part of your community. Your support will continue to keep us here as an integral part of the arts & culture community in Creemore. A community supported bookstore is a bookstore for the community. Your membership will be helping YOUR little bookstore.

The Curiosity House Books membership program helps the store by maintaining a loyal customer base on whom we can depend. Our membership program helps you by allowing you to shop at your local bookstore and save money on the books that you want to buy. Your purchase goes much farther when you shop locally, and we thank you for continuing to do so.

By purchasing a membership today you are letting us know that we can rely on your support and patronage going forward. Your support matters greatly to us. We thank you for choosing us.



3 levels of membership are now available

$50 – 1-year membership - Membership Rewards:

  • Loyalty Rewards Program – members only, earn points on every book purchase for store credit*
  • BuyBack Program – only for members, bring back your books for store credit*
  • Special ordering privileges*
  • Members-only sale events
  • hear about events first, discount prices on CH events
$100 – 1-year membership - Membership Rewards:
  • All of the above plus...
  • 10% discount on every book purchase
  • 20% discount on the Book of the Month/Staff Picks
  • VIP treatment and ticket to all Curiosity House Books ticketed events (e.g. Beer & Books)
  • Free local delivery
 Support our Curiosity House Books Publishing Program & bookstore

$500 Gold Member Membership

A Gold member supports Curiosity House Books & Gallery as well as the Curiosity House Books Publishing program. By purchasing a Gold Member you are telling us we can rely on you for your continued support to our publishing program and bookstore.

Gold Membership Rewards:
  • All rewards under the $100 Bookstore Membership Program
  • 1-year subscription to our Curiosity House Books published books for that calendar year, as well as VIP status at all Curiosity House Books launches and events
  • 1 copy of a Curiosity House Books publication of your choosing upon sign up
  • Public acknowledgement as a supporter at Curiosity House Books publishing events
  • Plus...
  • $250 store credit upon sign up for future purchases to be drawn against

We thank you for your support and belief in our publishing program. Your commitment will allow us to continue to publish unique voices that deserve to be heard. We have a great publication line-up for 2019. Stay tuned for more details.

We thank you for your patronage over the years and we hope we can count on your continued support in 2019 and in future years. It is our hope that you will consider signing up for a membership today. Email us at or visit us in person at Curiosity House Books to sign up. 


*Please note: That as of February 1, 2019, only members will be able to special order, earn points in the Loyalty Rewards Program, and take advantage of the BuyBack Program. There are many rewards to being a Member. Consider being a Member today and start saving!


We are also a publisher of fine local history, art and children's books. We are distributed by Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited. Available where fine books are sold.



A Bird Chronicle

A Bird Chronicle 

Learning the alphabet has never before been more fun, or more beautiful. A stunning collection
of birds and letters, words and illustrations, stories and silhouettes, A Bird Chronicle is a
keepsake to treasure for years to come.
A Bird Chronicle showcases the 26 letters of the alphabet alongside 26 beautifully illustrated
birds from around the world from A to Z. There’s Andy the American Kestrel who dives like an
arrow, Big Bird Betsy who’s a bit cheeky and won’t think twice about taking your banana, and
Charlie the Crested Caracara who loves to chase the crab. Part children’s story book and bird
field guide, with a playful nod to art and design mixed with lessons in typography and
gorgeous illustrations.

Curiosity House Books


Available at Curiosity House Books & Gallery, Simcoe Street Books and an independent bookstore near you.



Curiosity House Books & Gallery and Simcoe Street Books are local, community-minded independent bookstores specializing in curated adult and children's fiction and non-fiction book selections.

Curiosity House Books is a small indie press publishing quality art, children's and history books.

 Proud booksellers since 1995 in the heart of Creemore, ON.
Proud booksellers since 2017 in Collingwood, ON. 

Curiosity House Books & Gallery

178 Mill Street
Creemore, ON L0M 1G0

Simcoe Street Books

65 Simcoe Street Books
Unit #1
Collingwood, ON L9Y 1H7

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