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Glass Houses
Louise Penny
Hardcover | Aug 2017
on order $33.99
(releases Aug 29 2017)
Dog Man #3
Dav Pilkey
Hardcover | Aug 2017
on order $12.99
(releases Aug 29 2017)
A Column of Fire
Ken Follett
Hardcover | Sep 2017
on order $45.00
(releases Sep 12 2017)
Turtles All the Way Down (Signed Edition)
John Green
Hardcover | Oct 2017
on order $25.99
(releases Oct 10 2017)
Sleeping in the Ground
Peter Robinson
Hardcover | Oct 2017
on order $29.95
(releases Oct 24 2017)
The Only Cafe
Linden MacIntyre
Hardcover | Aug 2017
on order $34.00
(releases Aug 8 2017)
Reckless Daughter
David Yaffe
Hardcover | Oct 2017
on order $34.99
(releases Oct 10 2017)
Lost in September
Kathleen Winter
Hardcover | Sep 2017
on order $29.95
(releases Sep 12 2017)
Dead Reckoning
Ken McGoogan
Hardcover | Sep 2017
on order $33.99
(releases Sep 26 2017)
The History of Bees
Maja Lunde
Paperback | Aug 2017
on order $24.99
(releases Aug 22 2017)

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23rd Annual Lakefield Literary FestivalSee more
Friday July 14 to Sunday July 16, 2017
Individual event tickets are available at Happenstance Books & Yarns
or perhaps purchase a Festival Pass $109.00
For a comprehensive programme please visit the Festival website
Our Customers and Staff Recommend......See more


Welcome to Happenstance Books Online!


Happenstance is an independent bookstore serving an enthusiastic community of readers from the picturesque village of Lakefield. We carry a comprehensive selection of Canadian and international titles, both classic and current, and a wide range of non-fiction books. Mysteries have a section all their own. We proudly feature local authors and titles of local interest.  Our children's sections offer exciting choices for readers from babies to teens.

Susan and her staff are committed to personalized customer service in the search for that perfect read. On line, you can HOLD,RESERVE, ORDER, all from the comfort of your home or office. Use our TitleLink search engine which contains over four million titles, to find books of interest. TitleLink lets you know what's in stock, on order (coming or forthcoming), or what we can quickly obtain. If you can't find a specific title using the Titelink Search engine, simply e-mail or call us with your request. We'll continue the search and contact you with the results.

Use "My List" to create your selection and then "View My List" and "Proceed to checkout", which real sends your request to us. Then wait for an e-mail or phone call to confirm that everything is in order. In addition to instore pickup, we ship books to almost anywhere, for the cost of the shipping.

Happenstance Hours                                                                We do sell that other type of yarn- knitting that is.
Monday - Thursday 9am - 5:30 pm                                   Please contact us with your knitting and crocheting needs.
Friday 9am - 6pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm




New ArrivalsSee more
Summer is fast approaching and new books are arriving daily.