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Pioneer Fashion Strikes Gold

Post-Victorian pioneer style is in. Big beards and work boots (boys); peasant skirts and sensible-heeled ankle booties (girls); huddling in old timey, barn-board-clad bars around old-timey-branded craft beer and brown liquor (everyone).

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Bakka Phoenix

  1. PATTERN SCARS, Caitlin Sweet
  2. DRAGONS AND THE STARS, Derwin Mak & Eric Choi, Editors
  3. CHILD OF A HIDDEN SEA, A.M. Dellamonica
  4. CAST IN FLAMES, Michelle Sagara
  5. MY REAL CHILDREN, Jo Walton
  6. FRIDAY SOCIETY, Adrienne Kress
  7. RED PLANET BLUES, Robert J. Sawyer
  8. LOCKSTEP, Karl Schroeder
  9. DOOR IN THE MOUNTAIN, Caitlin Sweet
  10. INDIGO SPRINGS, A.M. Dellamonica
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Ben McNally Books

  1. GUNNER, Paul Almond
  2. BEYOND INTELLIGENCE, Donna Matthews
  3. MAN IN THE SHADOWS, Gordon Henderson
  4. TINY WIFE, Andrew Kaufman
  5. PAPER SWORD, Robert Priest
  6. THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS, Tom Rachman
  7. BIRDING WITH YEATS, Lynn Thomson
  8. BAY STREET, Philip Slayton
  9. BOREAL FEAST, Michelle Genest
  10. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
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Type Books

The Queen Street Store

  1. HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE, Sheila Heti
  2. THE ORENDA, Joseph Boyden
  3. THE GIRL WHO WAS SATURDAY NIGHT, Heather O’Neill
  4. THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS, Tom Rachman
  5. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
  6. JULIA, CHILD, Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Julie Morstad
  7. BASED ON A TRUE STORY, Elizabeth Renzetti
  8. POLYAMOROUS LOVE SONG, Jacob Wren
  9. THE WORN ARCHIVE, Sarah-Marie McMahon
  10. THE WAR THAT ENDED PEACE, Margaret Macmillan
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Bryan Prince Bookseller

  1. THE ORENDA, Joseph Boyden
  2. THE RISE & FALL OF GREAT POWERS, Tom Rachman
  3. AN ORDINARY HERO: THE STORY OF DAVID GOLDBERG, WWII CANADIAN SPITFIRE PILOT, David S. New
  4. FIGHTING TO LOSE: HOW THE GERMAN SECRET SERVICE HELPED THE ALLIES WIN THE SECOND WORLD WAR, John Bryden
  5. ALL MY PUNY SORROWS, Miriam Toews
  6. THE NIGHT CANADA STOOD STILL: HOW THE 1995 QUEBEC REFERENDUM ALMOST COST US OUR COUNTRY, Robert Wright
  7. SECONDS: A GRAPHIC NOVEL, Bryan Lee O’Malley
  8. BASED ON A TRUE STORY, Elizabeth Renzetti
  9. WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART’S BLOOD, Diana Gabaldon
  10. THREE DAY ROAD, Joseph Boyden

Summer 2009: Scream Edition

How Will We Kiss?

By Chris Bucci Try to imagine a world where books no longer exist. That’s what the organizers of The Scream Literary Festival want us to do. How will we read? How will we think? How will we decorate our shelves? How will we kiss?
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