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The Lying Life of Adults
Elena Ferrante
Hardcover | Sep 2020
on order $38.95
(releases Sep 1 2020)
A History of My Brief Body
Billy-Ray Belcourt
Hardcover | Aug 2020
on order $25.00
(releases Aug 25 2020)
Trick Mirror
Jia Tolentino
Paperback | Jul 2020
on order $24.00
(releases Jul 14 2020)
Songs for the End of the World
Saleema Nawaz
Paperback | Aug 2020
on order $24.95
(releases Aug 25 2020)
The Certainties
Aislinn Hunter
Hardcover | Aug 2020
on order $29.95
(releases Aug 4 2020)
Antiracist Baby Picture Book
Ibram X Kendi
Hardcover | Jul 2020
on order $11.99
(releases Jul 14 2020)
Against Amazon
Jorge Carrion
Paperback | Sep 2020
on order $21.95
(releases Sep 8 2020)
All I Ask
Eva Crocker
Paperback | Aug 2020
on order $22.95
(releases Aug 4 2020)
Zadie Smith
Paperback | Jul 2020
on order $18.00
(releases Jul 28 2020)
Black Water
David A Robertson
Hardcover | Sep 2020
on order $32.99
(releases Sep 22 2020)

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Founded by Jason Purcell and Matthew Stepanic, Glass Bookshop is a new space in Edmonton, Alberta, that focuses on Canadian writing with special attention paid to LGBTQ2SIA and IBPOC writers, as well as the independent publishers who help to produce their work.

In order to protect the health and well-being of our community, we have closed the doors to our pop-up space until it’s safe to gather again. It’s important that we think and act collectively now; stay home as much as you can, limit contact, and take good care of yourself and others.

We are offering FREE delivery to homes in Edmonton, Sherwood Park & St. Albert on Mondays, Wedenesdays, and Fridays. Browse the lists below to discover some of our favourite and popular titles, or use the search bar above to find a specific title.

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STARFest is the St. Albert Readers' Festival, and it's all about bringing readers and authors together – supporting diverse and exciting writing voices, and the booksellers and publishers who bring their work to you, the readers. All STARFest authors will present online this year, though they will continue to investigate the possibility of incorporating in-library experiences, depending on the situation in the coming months. View the full list of authors and events on their website here.


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Glass Bookshop is the exclusive store for books by the faculty of Pandemic University 'Pop-up' School of Writing. Whether that’s a nonfiction book proposal, TV comedy pilot, or a collection of disaster poetry documenting life in quarantine, PanU's series of online webinars are a great place to learn your craft. And you’ll be helping financially support writers who’ve lost work due to COVID-19. To get us through the COVID-19 pandemic safely, we encourage you to stay home, write a lot, and read more.

Learn more to enrol here.