Pride Comes Before the Parade: Celebration of Pride Reading – May 27, 2016 at 5PM

Join us for an evening of readings to celebrate Pride! Our readers include: Michelle Alfano (emcee) is the author of the personal memoir The Unfinished Dollhouse (Cormorant Books, 2017) which was selected as one of The Globe 100 Best Books of the Year in 2017. Her novella,Made up of Arias, was the 2010 winner of the F.G. Bressani Award for Short Fiction. Her …

“Missing Mike” Book Launch with Shari Green – May 16, 2018 at 4PM

MISSING MIKE – a middle-grade story about the devastation of wildfires and the resilience of the human spirit. He’s a rescue, a mutt. Maybe there’s a little golden retriever in him, although he’s not exactly pretty. He’s had a run-in with coyotes and he’s missing an eye. But Mike is eleven-year-old Cara Donovan’s dog, and they love each other absolutely. …

“Whenever You’re Ready: Nora Polley on Life as a Stratford Festival Stage Manager” Book Launch with Shawn DeSouza-Coelho – May 12, 2018 at 6PM

Whenever You’re Ready: Nora Polley on Life as a Stratford Festival Stage Manager from ECW Press is an intimate account of the career of Nora Polley, who — in her 52 years at the Stratford Festival — has learned from, worked with, and cared for some of the greatest directors, actors, stage managers, and productions in Canadian theatrical history. In so doing, Nora …

“Ark Land” Launch with Scott A. Ford – May 11, 2018 at 7PM

Ark Land is a whimsical graphic novel sci-fi adventure from ChiZine Publications about a fantasy world turned on its head by the arrival of mysterious alien arks. Come celebrate the launch of Ark Land at the store from 7-8:30PM! Banner image is concept art by Scott A. Ford for Ark Land. 

Independent Voices Book Club – May 9, 2018

This month we’re reading Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison. Greenville County, South Carolina, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family-a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, hard- drinking men who shoot up each other’s trucks, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly. At the heart of this story is Ruth Anne …

In Conversation with Elisabeth de Mariaffi and Marissa Stapley – May 1, 2018 at 7PM

Join us for a discussion between Elisabeth de Mariaffi and Marissa Stapley Author to celebrate Elisabeth’s new critically acclaimed thriller, “Hysteria”. Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s first book of short stories, “How to Get Along with Women”, was longlisted for the 2013 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her poetry and short fiction have been widely published in magazines across Canada. Her debut novel, “The Devil You Know”, was …