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Intellectually invigorating - R. Subramaniam, Bombay


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Unimaginable Zero Summer - Leslie Stella


Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise - Ruth Reichl


The Moneypenny Diaries - Kate Westbrook


Cinderella Man: The James J. Braddock Story - Michael DeLisa


The Everyday Vegan - Dreena Burton


Queenmaker: A Novel of King David's Queen - India Edghill


Ogilvy on Advertising


Unleashing the Ideavirus - Seth Godin


How to Design and Build the Perfect Deck for Your Home - Tim Snyder


Little Green Men - Christopher Buckley


Captain Underpants and the Perilous Plot of Professor Poopypants - Dav Pilkey


The Adventures of Peter Cottontail - Thornton Burgess

Also new this week



What Crow Said, Robert Kroetsch
The Collected Works of Billy the Kid, Michael Ondaatje
No Great Mischief, Alistair MacLeod
River of the Brokenhearted, David Adams Richards
The Timekeeper, Trevor Ferguson
The Venetian, Grant Buday
Paradise, Toni Morrison
Introducing Vivien Leigh Reid Daughter of the Diva, Yvonne Collins/Sandy Rideout
Losing It, Lindsay Faith Rech
The Debutante Divorcée, Plum Sykes
Cassandra French's Finishing School for Boys, Eric Garcia
Onwards and Upwards, Arabella Weir
Halide's Gift, Frances Kazan
Tracks, Louise Erdrich
Bending With the Wind, Nick Avis (Newfoundland poet)
The Poetry of Robert Frost (hardcover, complete)
The Picador Book of Contemporary New Zealand Fiction, ed. Fergus Barrowman
Brideshead Revisited, Evelyn Waugh
Islands in the Stream, Ernest Hemingway
The Crying of Lot 49, Thomas Pynchon
The Hive, Camilo José Cela
Things Fall Apart, Chinua Achebe
The Exchange and Other Stories, Yury Trifonov
Claudius the God, Robert Graves
The Odyssey of Homer
The Collected Letters of a Nobody, Keith Waterhouse (out of print)
Cheaper by the Dozen, Frank Gilbreth/Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Arabian Nights Murder, John Dickson Carr (out of print)
The Ambler Warning, Robert Ludlum
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
Holy Blood, Holy Grail, Baigent/Leigh/Lincoln
Wolves of the Calla: The Dark Tower V, Stephen King
Neuromancer, William Gibson
The Gormenghast Trilogy, Mervyn Peake
Grimm's Complete Fairy Tales
Grass for His Pillow: Tales of the Otori Book Two, Lian Hearn
all six volumes in Robert E. Wall's The Canadians (out of print)



Walking on Water, Madeleine L'Engle
Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry, Owen Barfield
Christian Devotion, John Baillie (out of print)
Reaching Out without Dumbing Down: A Theology of Worship for the Turn-of-the-Century Culture, Marva Dawn
The New Oxford Annotated Bible with Apocrypha (NRSV)
The International Bible Commentary, F.F. Bruce
Catechism of the Catholic Church and The Pilgrim Continues His Way, anonymous
The World Treasury of Modern Religious Thought, ed. Jaroslav Pelikan
The Hero with a Thousand Faces, Joseph Campbell ($10, out of print)
Primitive Mythology: The Masks of God, Joseph Campbell
Historical Atlas of World Mythology: The Way of the Animal Powers Part 1, Joseph Campbell
Larousse World Mythology (hardcover)
A World Transformed, George Bush I and Brent Scowcroft
Division Street: America, Studs Terkel
The Birth of Tragedy and the Genealogy of Morals, Friedrich Nietzsche
The Russian Revolution, Leon Trotsky
A Brief History of Chinese and Japanese Civilizations, Conrad Schirokauer
Tao, Taoist Master Ni Hua-Ching
The Complete Works of Lao Tzu, Taoist Master Ni Hua-Ching
Secrets from an Inventor's Notebook, Maurice Kanbar
The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at M.I.T., Stewart Brand
Life Library of Photography (16 vols., $4 each)
Murals from a Great Canadian Train, Ian Thom
Better Than It Sounds: A Dictionary of Humorous Musical Quotations, David Barber
The Norton Manual of Music Notation, George Heussenstamm
Improvisation Starters: 900 Situations for the Theatre, Philip Bernardi
French Humanist Tragedy, Donald Stone
How to Read a Film, James Monaco
500 Ways to Beat the Hollywood Script Reader, Jennifer Lerch
Moving Windows: Evaluating the Poetry Children Write, Jack Collom
The Canadian Press Stylebook
Hotel Babylon: Inside the Extravagance and Mayhem of a Luxury Five-Star Hotel, Imogen Edwards-Jones
Comfort Me with Apples: More Adventures at the Table. Ruth Reichl
Dot West says International Cooking Can be Fun (cookbook, Westfair Foods Winnipeg, 1970's)
Carillon Festive Food Recipes (published in Steinbach Manitoba, 1978)
Mary Ominde's African Cookery Book
The South Beach Diet, Arthur Agatston
From Panic to Power, Lucinda Bassett
Perfect Health, Deepak Chopra
Wizard of the Upper Amazon: The Story of Manuel Córdova, F. Bruce Lamb
The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness, Peter Matthiessen
The Freshwater Angler Fishing Rivers and Streams
Progress As If Survival Mattered, Friends of the Earth
The Leap of the Deer: Memories of a Celtic Childhood, Hebert O'Driscoll
Tall Tales that are True by British Columbia Storyteller Arthur H. Townsend
Dancing Through Time: The First Fifty Years of Canada's Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Christopher Dafoe (hardcover)
Gone to an Aunt's: Remembering Canada's Home for Unwed Mothers, Anne Petrie

plus hundreds more every week.... TOP OF PAGE

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"It is only because we are not using God's creative earth in a more harmonious manner that wars and poverty exist." - Total Tax Relief: A Concept in Liberty, Justice and Equality, Raymond Abrams

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