James Gordon: Double Book Launch!Article
By Stephanie Minett
Guelph author/songwriter/activist James Gordon has TWO books to launch at once! Join us in the Bookshelf Cinema on Wednesday, March 29th for this special double launch. James will be reading from both books and sharing some of the songs as well - a delightful way to spend an evening!
Old Babes in the Wood: Stories
By Margaret AtwoodIn the store
Celebrate International Woman's Day with Margaret Atwood as she showcases both her creativity and her humanity in these remarkable tales which by turns delight, illuminate, and quietly devastate.
The Story of Us: A Novel
By Catherine HernandezIn the store
From the author of Canada Reads finalist Scarborough, a stunning new novel about the unbreakable bond of family and the magic that can happen when we meet in the middle.
The Climate Book: The Facts and the Solutions
By Greta ThunbergIn the store
You might think it's an impossible task: secure a safe future for life on Earth, at a scale and speed never seen, against all the odds. There is hope - but only if we listen to the science before it's too late.
Victory City: A Novel
By Salman RushdieIn the store
Available February 8 and reminding us how important words are, Rushdie returns to the realm of magic realism and to the India of his birth. . . . A grand entertainment, in a tale with many strands, by an ascended master of modern legend.
Bad Cree: A Novel
By Jessica JohnsIn the store
With creeps that are ever-creepy and love flowing like beer at a bush party, Bad Cree is a book about the power of dreams, home and family. It reads like a tribute to the ones who came before us Lee Maracle, Jeanette Armstrong, Eden Robinson.
On Writing and Failure: Or, On the Peculiar Perseverance Required to Endure the Life of a Writer
By Stephen MarcheIn the store
Along with his own history of rejection, Marche offers stories from the history of writerly failure, from Ovid's exile and Dostoevsky's mock execution to James Baldwin's advice just to endure, where living with the struggle and the pointlessness of writing is the point.
Women Talking: A Novel
By Miriam ToewsIn the store
Acerbic, funny, tender, sorrowful and wise, Women Talking is composed of equal parts human love and deep anger. It explores the expansive, timeless universe of thinking and feeling about women--and men--in our contemporary world. Movie opens Fri Feb 24 at The Bookshelf Cinema!
The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise
By Pico IyerIn the store
Traveling from Iran to North Korea, from the Dalai Lama's Himalayas to the ghostly temples of Japan, Pico Iyer brings together a lifetime of explorations to upend our ideas of utopia and ask how we might find peace in the midst of difficulty and suffering.
Where To from Here: A Path to Canadian Prosperity
By Bill Morneau, John Lawrence ReynoldsIn the store
Morneau looks backward with coolness and candor and forward with a fresh vision of all that Canada can - and must - become...as well as a few insider tales!
This Is Assisted Dying: A Doctor's Story of Empowering Patients at the End of Life
By Stefanie GreenIn the store
Dr. Stefanie Green has been forging new paths in the field of medical assistance in dying since 2016. In her landmark memoir, Dr. Green reveals the reasons a patient might seek an assisted death, how the process works, what the event itself can look like, the reactions of those involved, and what it feels like to oversee proceedings and administer medications that hasten death. She describes the extraordinary people she meets and the unusual circumstances she encounters as she navigates the intricacy, intensity, and utter humanity of these powerful interactions.