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(To hold or order any of these books [or to check on current availability], please email

Solstice - Joyce Carol Oates

The Grapes of Wrath - Steinbeck

Pulp Fiction - Quentin Tarantino (screenplay)

The Truth (with jokes) - Al Franken

A Question of Honor: The Kosciuszko Squadron, Forgotten Heroes of WWII - Lynne Olson/Stanley Cloud

The Fruit Palace - Charles Nicholl

Xeriscape Plant Guide (out of print)

The Ferret Chronicles: Rescue Ferrets at Sea - Richard Bach

What Are People For? - essays by Wendell Berry

On the Merry-Go-Round - bp nichol and Simon Ng (out of print)

My Life in Orange: Growing Up with the Guru - Tim Guest

Maus (vols 1 and 2) - Art Speigelman

Also new this week



The Acid House, Irvine Welsh
Point Counter Point, Aldous Huxley (hardcover)
The Viceroy of Ouidah, Bruce Chatwin
The Fifth Column, Ernest Hemingway
Look for Me, Edeet Ravel
The Mobile Library: The Case of the Missing Books, Ian Sansom
The Beach, Alex Garland
Siddhartha, Herman Hesse
The Stranger, Albert Camus
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee
Lady Susan/The Watsons/Sanditon, Jane Austen
The Grand Inquisitor, Dostoevsky
Notes from Underground, Dostoevsky
The Reprieve, Sartre
Junky, William S. Burroughs
Breakfast of Champions, Kurt Vonnegut
We Don't Live Here Anymore, three novellas by Andre Dubus
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories Selected by Michael Ondaatje
A Crocus Sings, A.C. Darke (local poet Herbert Belyea)
Moosewood Sandhills, Tim Lilburn (poems)
Atlantic Crossings, David Helwig (poems)
The Tough Romance, Pier Giorgio Di Cicco (poems)
American Primitive, poems by Mary Oliver
My Granddaughters are Combing Out their Long Hair, Colleen Thibaudeau (poems)
Doctor Zhivago, Boris Pasternak
The Underdogs, Mariano Azuela
This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen, Tadeusz Borowski
Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare
The Ramayana Through Western Eyes, adapted by J.C. Shaw
Box/Quotations of Mao Tse-Tung, Edward Albee (play, out of print)
Day of the Minotaur, Thomas Burnett Swann
The Princess Bride, William Goldman
Just the Words: Vol. 1 and 2, Monty Python's Flying Circus
A Paradigm of Earth, Candas Jane Dorsey
five hardcover James Bond collections



Showings, Julian of Norwich
Jesus and Mary: Finding Our Sacred Centre, Henri Nouwen
The Easter Moment, John Shelby Spong (signed)
The Word of God and the Word of Man, Karl Barth (out of print)
Dogmatics in Outline, Karl Barth
Confessions, St. Augustine
On the Truth of the Catholic Faith, St. Thomas Aquinas
The Shaking of the Foundations, Paul Tillich
The Complete Bible: An American Translation, Powis Smith/Goodspeed (includes Apocrypha)
A Biblical Case for an Old Earth, David Snoke
Religion and the Rise of Capitalism, R.H. Tawney
Without Marx or Jesus: The New American Revolution has Begun, Jean-Francois Revel (out of print)
Existentialism, John Macquarrie (out of print)
Magic, Science and Religion, Bronislaw Malinowski
Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche and Kafka, William Hubben (Quaker)
Rights of Man, Thomas Paine
The Liberal Hour, John Kenneth Galbraith
Store Wars: Shopkeepers and the Culture of Mass Marketing, 1890-1939, David Monod
Married to the Job: Why We Live to Work and What We Can Do About It, Ilene Philipson
Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market, Eric Schlosser
The Doors of Perception/Heaven and Hell, Aldous Huxley
Fear and Loathing in America, Hunter S. Thompson
Prozac Nation: A Memoir, Elizabeth Wurtzel
Black Berry, Sweet Juice: On Being Black and White in Canada, Lawrence Hill
The Female Eunuch, Germaine Greer
Buddhism in Chinese History, Arthur Wright
The Zen Way to the Martial Arts, Taishen Deshimaru
A Book of Five Rings: A Guide to Strategy, Miyamoto Musashi
Yookoso!: An Invitation to Contemporary Japanese, Tohsaku (textbook plus 4 CDs)
The New Fowler's Modern English Usage (3rd ed.)
The Act of Creation, Arthur Koestler
All Trivia: A Collection of Reflections and Aphorisms, Logan Pearsall Smith (out of print)
A Certain Somewhere: Writers on the Places They Remember, ed. Robert Wilson
Chess Openings: Traps and Zaps, Bruce Pandolfini
Hydroponic Home Food Gardens, Howard Resh
The Field Guide to Mushrooms, Thomas/Heerkens
The Standing People: Field Guide of Medicinal Plants for the Prairie Provinces, Keane/Howarth (very rare)
Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin, Ellis Amburn
The Real Frank Zappa Book, Frank Zappa
The Epic of New York City: A Narrative History, Edward Robb Ellis
Stardust and Shadows: Canadians in Early Hollywood, Charles Foster
Bible and Sword, Barbara Tuchman
The Tools of War: 1939/45 and a Chronology of Important Events
Rescuing History from the Nation: Questioning Narratives of Modern China, Prasenjit Duara
Frozen in Time: Unlocking the Secrets of the Franklin Expedition, Beattie/Geiger (out of print)
Church of Scotland in Prince Edward Island (MacDonaldite Section), J.H. Bishop (rare, signed)
Canada Then and Now, Aileen Garland (local author)
The Peoples of Canada: Vol. 1 and 2, J.M. Bumsted (local author)
Forty Nights to Freedom: The True Prisoner of War Escape Story of Wing Commander Stewart F. Cowan, Gladys Smith (local author)
A Search for America, Frederick Philip Grove
The Foot of the River, George Lalor (local author, out of print)
The Spirit of the Land: The Opening Statement of the Gitksan and Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs in the Supreme Court of BC 5/11/87
Architectural Heritage: The MSTW Planning District, Manitoba Culture Heritage and Recreation
A Brief Survey of the History of the Vineland Mennonite Brethren Church (English/Low German)
The Interpreter's Bible: A Commentary in Twelve Volumes, $13 each (for comparison, Burton Lysecki has four vols. at $25 ea.)

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