Joan Sparling Migwans Signing

Debut author, and retired teacher, Joan Sparling Migwans will be in the store on Sunday, June 24 from 12:00-2:00pm to sign copies of her new book, Uprooted.

About the book:

“Overcoming the anguish of becoming a widow with four young children, Joan is determined to offer them the ultimate field trip. Accepting a teaching position at an international school, she takes her children to live in Aleppo, Syria in August 2005. Uprooted from the ease of their Canadian home to live and travel in a world totally outside their comfort zone, they are challenged with different languages, religious customs, monetary systems, climate, and general world view.”

Through Joan’s wonderful retelling, join her and her children as they travel around the Middle East and Europe, searching out new experiences, making new friends, and growing every day under the influence of the vibrant new world around them.

Holiday Hours

“The 24th of May is the Queen’s birthday! If we don’t get a holiday, we’ll all run away!”

Okay, so we won’t actually run away, but just in case, we’ll be CLOSED on Monday, May 21 for Victoria Day.

Regular hours will be in effect on Saturday and Sunday.

Have a great long weekend

David Goldfield Signing

Local author and Manor Park resident David Goldfield will be paying us a visit next weekend to sell copies of his new novel. After the great success of his official launch last month, David will be here in the store from 11:00am to 3:00pm on Saturday, May 19 to sign copies of Into the Volcano – a thriller set in Latin America which is full of murder, greed, and corruption.

Inspired by true events, this edge-of-your-seat read is definitely worth a look, so be sure to come down to meet David, buy a book, and get it signed!

Ann Shortell Book Launch

Toronto author, Ann Shortell will be in the store on Sunday, May 6 to launch her new novel, Celtic Knot. Shortlisted for a 2017 Arthur Ellis ‘Unhanged Arthur’ Award, this re-imagining of a shocking event in Canadian history is a riveting read for fans of historical fiction and mystery lovers alike.

About the book:

“1868 Ottawa
D’Arcy McGee is assassinated. As John A. Macdonald cradles his friend’s bloody head, he blames transplanted Irish terrorists: the Fenian Brotherhood. Within a day, Patrick James Whelan is arrested. After a show trial, Whelan is publicly hanged.
That much is history. Did Whelan do the deed?

What if Clara Swift, a mere slip of a girl, sees the trace-line of a buggy turn off Sparks Street, moments after the murder? What if housemaid Clara understands her dead mentor’s shorthand, and forges an unlikely alliance with the Prime Minister’s investigator? And ends up being trusted by the condemned man’s wife — and by Lady Agnes Macdonald . . .

Celtic Knot.
It’s reimagining a crisis that tested a nation.
It’s history with a mystery.
It’s A Clara Swift Tale.
And it all begins with a shot in the dark.​”

Be sure not to miss this great event!

Lisa Khera Signing

Local author Lisa Khera will be in the store on Saturday, May 5 from 12:00-2:00pm to sign copies of her new co-authored book Women Who Inspire.

About Lisa’s chapter, “Lessons from the Core”:

“In the Women Who Inspire book, Lisa Khera’s chapter on wanting to make a change to her business (life) and not doing it until she is forced to through events outside of her control is so relatable. She shares her story of going back and forth about slowing down and changing certain aspects of her business but not doing them until one day a faithful accident happens that makes it so she can’t teach anymore. Her story of overcoming what could be a wholly negative experience is a reminder that things happen ‘for us’ not ‘to us’.”

David Goldfield Book Launch

Join local author David Goldfield for the launch of his novel Into the Volcano at the Rideau Sports Centre (1 Donald Street) on Friday, April 27 from 6:00-9:00pm.

“Set in Latin America, Into the Volcano is a novel inspired by true events that occurred over the last ten years. The story follows the chilling exploits of a husband and wife who commit a series of murders, targeting expats and their properties in several countries across Central America. At the same time, a populist president uses his own ruthless tactics to deepen his own pockets and consolidate power. The story is a grim reminder that greed and corruption exists at all levels in society…”

We’ll be there selling books, so be sure to stop by the book-selling table to say hi…and to buy a book!

Linda Wiken Book Launch


That’s right, the weather has gotten the best of us today, so our launch with Linda Wiken will now be taking place on Sunday, April 22 from 3:00-5:00pm instead of today. We hope to see you all then!

Local mystery author Linda Wiken will be here on Sunday, April 22 to launch Marinating in Murder, the third book in her Dinner Club Mystery Series. The launch will take place 3:00-5:00pm, complete with snacks, refreshments, and a reading!

Linda is also the author of The Ashton Corners Book Club Series, penned under her pseudonym, Erika Chase.

Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair Signing

Local author Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair will be in the store on Saturday, April 7 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm to sign copies of her new book, Muses from the Blue Shack. As a regular contributor to publications such as True North Perspective, Canaan Connexion, and Perspectives Vanier, this first collection of Alberte’s essays and articles covers a wide range of subjects and includes some of her all-time favourite pieces.

About the author:
“Alberte Villeneuve-Sinclair is a retired teacher turned writer who loves to explore all facets of life, people and relationships through the written word. “Muses from the Blue Shack” is the sixth book for this local author who has written and published novels and children’s books in both languages.”