Rich Larson Event

Join us on Saturday, November 10 between 12:00pm and 2:00pm to meet local Science-Fiction author, Rich Larson. Having lived in many countries and written innumerable speculative fiction stories for different print and online publications, it’s no surprise that Rich has gifted us with such an intriguing and colourful debut novel. Annex is the first in The Violet Wars Trilogy and, as booksellers and Sci-Fi fans, we’re excited to say that there will be much more to come from this new, young novelist!

About the book:
“At first it is a nightmare.

When the invaders arrive, the world as they know it is destroyed. Their friends are kidnapped. Their families are changed.

Then it is a dream.

With no adults left to run things, Violet is finally free to live life on her own terms. Taking the new kid, Bo, under her wing, she and her pack of ‘Lost Boys’ can do whatever they want to do and be whoever they want to be.”

But the invaders won’t leave them alone for long…”

What readers are saying:
“Rich Larson presents a uniquely compelling apocalypse – equal parts frightening and touching.” -Alex White

“A thrilling entry into the alien invasion genre with two fierce young protagonists you won’t be able to stop rooting for.” -Fonda Lee

Elie Nasrallah Signing

Local author, Elie Nasrallah will be here on Saturday, November 3 from 11:00am to 3:00pm to sign copies of his book Hostage to History.

Check out the following links to find out more about Elie Nasrallah and his work!

Elie’s essay from the Ottawa Citizen:

Nasrallah: Let's stop the myth-making around multiculturalism

This is a great article from Ottawa Life Magazine in which Elie Nasrallah is named one of the top 25 people in the Capital:

http://www.ottawalife.com/2016/09/meet-the-16th-annual-top-25-people-in-the-capital-2/

Erwan Larher Event

Join us at 7:00pm on Thursday, November 1 to meet and talk with prolific French author Erwan Larher. He will be in the store to discuss his new book, The Book I Didn’t Want to Write.

About the book:
“Erwan Larher was enjoying a rock concert in Paris’ Bataclan Theatre on November 13, 2015, when the firing started in what is now known as one of the most gruesome terror attacks in Europe. Larher reflects on what the attack meant to him and to others with humour and passion (…) [in this] instant French bestseller that has received critical acclaim across Europe.”

Be sure to tune into CBC Radio’s q with Tom Power on October 30 to hear more about the book before coming down to meet the author!

Chris Stevenson Event

Chris Stevenson has covered the ups and downs of the Ottawa Senators for multiple publications, has appeared on both the pre- and post-game shows on TSN 1200, and will now be paying us a visit on Friday, November 2 from 5:30-7:00pm to talk about all things hockey and his new book 100 Things Senators Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die! Whether you’ve been a fan since the beginning, are a relative newbie, or are just having a hard time reconciling yourself to what’s been happening to the team over the last few years, this book (and this event) are for you!

About the book:
“Most Ottawa Senators fans have attended a game at the Canadian Tire Centre, seen highlights of a young Daniel Alfredsson, and remember exactly where they were when the team reached the Stanley Cup Final in 2007. But only real fans know all the components of the trade which landed Jason Spezza or how to get a seat at Sens Mile. 100 Things Senators Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die is the ultimate resource guide for true fans of Ottawa hockey. Whether you’re a longtime member of the Sens Army or a new supporter of Erik Karlsson, this book contains everything Senators fans should know, see, and do in their lifetime.”

John Owens Book Launch

Join us on Saturday, October 20 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm for the launch of local mystery author John Owens‘ new book Connecdead!

“The first book in the Jake Lydon mystery series, ‘Connecdead’ has been called ‘Chandler-like, if Raymond Chandler were a bit more cynical.’ Come out and meet John and decide for yourself if he bears any resemblance to his Hawaiian-shirt-wearing, chain-smoking, curmudgeon-on-a-good-day, anti-hero.”

Mike Martin Book Launch

Join us between 6:30pm and 8:00pm on Thursday, October 4 to celebrate the launch of local author Mike Martin‘s newest Sergeant Windflower mystery, Darkest Before the Dawn. As the sixth book in the series, Sgt Windflower and the rest of his team in Grand Bank, Newfoundland have already faced a number of challenging and mysterious cases over the years, and this newest one is sure to be no less intriguing. If you’re a fan of unique and entertaining mysteries, mark October 4 on your calendar because this event is for you! Also…there will be cake!

About the book:
“Ghosts, mysterious deaths, and a new, perplexing character confront Windflower, Tizzard and the other police officers in Grand Bank as they unearth secrets that have been lying hidden in the sleepy hamlet for decades. A fast-moving mystery, ‘Darkest Before the Dawn’ is also a story of love, loss and learning how to grow old gracefully; a tale of family, community and looking after each other, of not giving up hope…just before the dawn.”

Annette Isaac Signing

Local author Annette Isaac will be in the store on Saturday, September 22 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm to sign copies of her new book Missing the Cues: Tales of a Newcomer’s Life in Canada.

About the book:

Missing the Cues: Tales of a Newcomer’s Life in Canada explores the often unspoken and unwritten codes that newcomers encounter in Canada, from the perspective of a woman of colour with Caribbean roots. Whether they have come out of choice or necessity, newcomers gradually expect to fully enjoy the social, political, and economic good times in Canada. And yet, tips about unlocking the doors to the full potential of the good times can elude many new immigrants. This book is a valuable and entertaining read for all newcomers about the subtle cues, gestures and unwritten traditions that can both enhance and frustrate the immigrant dream.”