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What people are saying:

As usual, I am sitting at Tim Horton's sipping a coffee on a Sunday morning and grinning from ear-to-ear from the shots you take in TWAB. Too funny. I hope I never end up looking like Ted Nugent... LOL! Grinning wildly and laughing by yourself in public can be a problem, so I better stifle it. - GK, Winnipeg


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


On Holiday: A History of Vacationing - Orvar Lofgren (out of print)


The Last Family in England - Matt Haig (out of print)


Thought Preserve - Kevin Hainey (very scarce)


Heavily Tattooed Men and Women - Spider Webb (out of print)


Pop Art Redefined - Russell/Gablik (out of print)


Huguenot Ancestry - Currer-Briggs/Gambier


Vinni-Pukh: The Authorized Russian-language Winnie-the-Pooh/The House at Pooh Corner ($100 online, $40 at Aqua)


I Am a Book and Like to Be Read - Roger Hargreaves


Great Canadian Animal Stories: Sixteen Stories by Sixteen Masters


Birds - Robert Bateman (out of print)


A Terrible Beauty: The Art of Canada at War - Heather Robertson (out of print)

Also new this week



Midnight Sweatlodge, Waub Rice (June 2011)
Goldfinger, Dennis Cooley (poetry)
End of the Line for Cowboy Bob, Rob Loewen (poetry, local, very scarce)
The Ballad of Alice Moonchild, Aleata Blythe (poetry)
Kiwi Stuff: Poetry from the Kiwi Poets Pub, NZ, ed. Douglas/Malthus (scarce)
Writings and Drawings, Bob Dylan
The Flying Troutmans, Miriam Toews
The Piano Tuner, Daniel Mason
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho
The Farming of Bones, Edwidge Danticat
Hotel World, Ali Smith
Pandora's Box, Alice Thompson
The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog, Doris Lessing
Women with Men, Richard Ford
Dr. Kalbfleisch and the Chicken Restaurant, Cordelia Strube
JPod, Douglas Coupland
As She Climbed Across the Table, Jonathan Lethem
Everything Is Illuminated, Jonathan Safran Foer
Invisible Monsters, Chuck Palahniuk
The International, Glenn Patterson
The Emigrants, W.G. Sebald (Germany, trans.)
Man in the Holocene, Max Frisch (Switzerland, trans.)
The Face of Another, Kobo Abe (Japan, trans.)
Antony and Cleopatra, Colleen McCullough
Last Evenings on Earth, Roberto Bolano
2666, Roberto Bolano (CD audiobook)
Shalimar the Clown, Salman Rushdie (CD audiobook)
The Meaning of Night: A Memoir, Michael Cox (CD audiobook)
Making History, Stephen Fry
Under the Dome, Stephen King
The Fifth Elephant, Terry Pratchett
Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson
Stardust, Neil Gaiman
The Neverending Story, Michael Ende
The Last Unicorn, Peter S. Beagle



Anselm: Fides Quaerens Intellectum, Karl Barth (out of print)
Community, State and Church, Karl Barth (out of print)
The Essence of Christianity, Ludwig Feuerbach
History and Eschatology: The Presence of Eternity, Rudolf Bultmann (out of print)
The Sins of Scripture, John Shelby Spong
Kundalini: The Evolutionary Energy in Man, Gopi Krishna
The Tao of Pooh, Benjamin Hoff
The Interpretation of Dreams, Sigmund Freud
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature, Steven Pinker
The Moon and the Virgin: Reflections on the Archetypal Feminine, Nor Hall
The Way of the Storyteller, Ruth Sawyer
The Theory of Oral Composition: History and Methodology, John Miles Foley
Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, Janet Burroway
The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction, Barnaby Conrad
The Writing Life, Annie Dillard
Five Moral Pieces, Umberto Eco
What the Dog Saw and other adventures, Malcolm Gladwell
How to Be Alone: Essays, Jonathan Franzen
A Certain Somewhere: Writers on the Places They Remember, ed. Robert Wilson
Providence of a Sparrow: Lessons from a Life Gone to the Birds, Chris Chester
The Note Book of Elbert Hubbard
Still Me, Christopher Reeve
Finding Lily: A Memoir, Richard Clewes
Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun: Canadian Publishing and the Correspondence of Sinclair Ross, 1933-1986
The Black Book of English Canada, Normand Lester (Quebec, trans.)
How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization, Franklin Foer
The Medium Is the Massage, Marshall McLuhan/Quentin Fiore
Generative Phonology, Kenstowicz/Kisseberth
Schirmer Pronouncing Pocket Manual of Musical Terms
We Owe You Nothing: The Collected Punk Planet Interviews
White House Cookbook Centennial Edition, Hugo Ziemann/F.L. Gillette
The 2nd Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions, Martin Gardner
The Mummy Congress: Science, Obsession, and the Everlasting Dead, Heather Pringle
Rome, Inc.: The Rise and Fall of the First International Corporation, Stanley Bing
Tried By War: Abraham Lincoln as Commander-in-Chief, James McPherson
The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration, Isabel Wilkerson
Casualty Figures: How Five Men Survived the First World War, Michèle Barrett
Spymistress: The Life of Vera Atkins, the Greatest Female Secret Agent of WWII, William Stevenson
Intelligence in War: Knowledge of the Enemy from Napoleon to Al-Qaeda, John Keegan
The March of Folly: From Troy to Vietnam, Barbara Tuchman
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century, Barbara Tuchman
Tibet and Its History, Hugh Richardson
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West, Dee Brown
The Story of England, Christopher Hibbert
The Italians of Thunder Bay, John Potestio (very scarce)

plus hundreds more every week....


What's Gumby Reading?

"He lived with his Ministers as he did with his Mistresses: he used them, but he was not in love with them. They were to administer Business to him as Doctors do physic, wrap it up in something to make it less unpleasant."

The Hollow Crown: The Fall and Foibles of the Kings and Queens of England, John Barton

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