Independent Voices Book Club on June 27 at 7!

Join us for our monthly store book club! This month we’ll be reading “Tracks” by Louise Erdrich. “Tracks” is set in North Dakota at a time in the past century when Indigenous tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, “Tracks” is a tale of passion and deep unrest. Over the course of ten crucial years, as …

Storytime in French with Josée on June 24 at 11:30!

Join us for a storytime in French with Josée van Wissen! She’ll be selecting a few stories from our French section to read! All ages welcome. Josée van Wissen is a French Immersion teacher. She has been teaching for 5 years, with experience teaching grades 1 through 11. She has worked in camps in the past (including one French-language camp …

Storytime with Lana Button on June 23 at 11!

Join us for a storytime with Lana Button! She’ll be reading from her newest book, “My Teacher’s Not Here!”, a sweet picture book about a kindergartner dealing with her first substitute teacher. Lana Button works in early childhood education. Her writing has been published in Lady Bug magazine and Today’s Parent. She is the author of “Willow’” series, and “My …

Storytime with David Gutnick on June 23 at 2!

Join us for a storytime with David Gutnick, author of the picture book, “Mr. Mergler, Beethoven, and Me”!  Not long after arriving in Canada from China, a young girl and her father bump into a kind old man at their local park. They have no idea that he has been teaching young people music for over fifty years. Mr. Mergler …

Murderino Book Club on June 21 at 7!

We’re starting our own Murderino Book Club at Queen Books this summer! Faciliated by our very own cherished bookseller, Rachel! For the first meeting, we’ll be discussing “Without Pity: Ann Rule’s Most Dangerous Killers ” by Ann Rule! In every case file of “Without Pity”, Ann Rule deepens her unrelenting exploration of the evil that lies behind the perfect facades …

The Life Lucy Knew Launch with Karma Brown on June 19 at 6!

Join us for the launch of “The Life Lucy Knew”, the new novel by Karma K. Brown! KARMA BROWN is an award-winning journalist and author of the bestsellers “Come Away With Me”, “The Choices We Make” and “In This Moment”. In addition to her novels, Karma’s writing has appeared in publications such as Redbook, SELF, and Chatelaine. Karma lives just outside …

Metatron Presents | Gemini Season (Reading) on June 15 at 7!

Metatron Press is coming to Toronto and teaming up with Queen Books to bring you an alluring spring evening of readings featuring the voices of: °❀. Aley WATERMAN .❀° Ashley OBSCURA (Montréal) .❀° Faith ARKORFUL .❀° Sennah YEE °❀. Shazia HAFIZ (Vancouver) °❀. Tania PERALTA .❀° Quinn FLOM °❀. Téa MUTONJI Metatron Press (2014) is an indie literary publisher based …

The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms Signing & Reading on June 12 at 6

Join us for a reading and signing with the creators of “The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Mom’s”! If you’re a mom (or mom-to-be) who wants to raise decent human beings, maintain your pre-baby identity, and not lose your sh*t along the way, congrats: you’ve just found the parenting book of your dreams. The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms …

“Bat Citizens” Launch with Rob Laidlaw on June 10 at 11!

Join us to celebrate the launch of Rob Laidlaw’s book, “Bat Citizens”, from Pajama Press! From the award-winning author of “No Shelter Here: Making the World a Kinder Place for Dogs” and “Cat Champions: Caring for our Feline Friends” comes an inspiring book about bats, their importance to a wide range of ecosystems, and the young “bat citizens” who are engaged …