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News - The Middle of July 2019

It is not often that I leave the store for more than a day or two in the summer, but we are off to spend a week in Newfoundland so that we can attend the opening of the summer show at Christina Parker Gallery where Alan has several pieces on display.

 We will spend some time in Old Bonaventure where one of our jobs is to restore our outhouse before our grandchildren arrive there at the end of August. I have a big stack of books with me and look forward to undisturbed days of reading in the much more moderate temperature of seaside Newfoundland.

 I leave the store in the capable hands of Patti, Lynn, Sara and Janet, and look forward to returning to work with renewed energy for the busiest weeks of the summer.




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La Brigantessa by Rosanna Micelotta Battigelli (Inanna Publications, 2018) was awarded Gold for Historical Fiction in the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards. She received her Gold Medal in May at the Awards Gala at the Copa Cabana in New York City. She attended and read at CanWrite2019 at UBC in Vancouver, where La Brigantessa was shortlisted for the 2019 Canadian Authors Association Fred Kerner Book Award. It is currently shortlisted for the 2019 Northern Lit Award, and it is a 2019 Finalist for The Miramichi Reader’s “The Very Best!” Book Award. It also won an International Book Award for Best Cover in June. Rosanna did a reading at a CAIS (Canadian Association for Italian Studies) Conference in Orvieto, Italy in June.


Rosanna was born in Calabria, Italy, and immigrated to Sudbury with her family when she was three. She has enjoyed coming to Parry Sound for a few years, and Parry Sound Books is one of her favourite stops. She is very happy to be guest author on July 20th, and looks forward to chatting with customers about her award-winning book! 





PREP WITH PAM - Plant Based Foods That Taste Like Love.

My first cookbook is finally here and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with all of you. This book is loaded with delicious, nutrient-dense recipes that are easy to make.

As a mom of 3 I get that time can be an issue when it comes to meal prep.

My mission is to simplify cooking and meal prep so that you can eat healthy and have more time to do the things you love.


News - Early July 2019

A new month, and the true beginning of summer with water more than warm enough for a long swim.

 And busy in the bookstore!

I am very lucky this summer to have Patti “job sharing” with me and learning this business, and Sara, Lynn and Janet who have worked for me part time for many, many years are here when Patti or I take a day off. I am very fortunate to know that my business is in good hands – and most importantly that my customers are being well looked after if I am not in the store every day.


The store is packed with new books, with books arriving daily keeping our shelves full and fresh. Have a look at our selection of 31 of our favourite books from the past 31 years – all discounted by 30% to thank our loyal customers. Without you we would not be here – your patronage is very, very, much appreciated.


We have lots of birthday cards and cards and notecards for all occasions. The 2019/2020 academic year, and 2020 engagement calendars are in.


There are art supplies, and sketchbooks and journals. We have puzzles for children and adults, and lots of good quality toys to keep the kids busy. As always we have a great selection of books for children of all ages – ask us for recommendations for the children in your life – we love to put just the right book into the hands of little readers!


And – remember we will special order any book we do not have in stock (at no extra charge) just ask!

Happy summer, happy reading. Charlotte




Summer is here! Welcome back to our summer visitors and summer residents, and thank you for supporting us at Parry Sound Books, year after year, after year.


We have filled our sale table with books for children this weekend – stock up to keep the kids in your life reading all summer long.


We have also just received a new selection of Peeper reading glasses – and sun readers – great quality and very stylish.


New this week is the most recent Kate Atkinson novel – Big Sky, the 5th in her Jackson Brody mystery novel series. Wacky as always, and so very, very good!


The store is full of great books and we look forward to seeing you this summer!


News - Week of 31 May 2019

Lots of new stock - books and toys arriving daily!


This week we have received a large order of wonderful Green Toys.


Green Toys is an eco-friendly toy company. Their motto is “every day is Earth Day”.

Green Toys are made in the USA from 100% recycled material - they are unquestionably safe toys.

At Green Toys, and at Parry Sound Books, we care about kids – how they play, and what they play with.  

OCEAN by Britta Teckentrup - A Peek-Through Picture Book


Watch the ocean come to life before your eyes! Dive under the waves and see how clever peek-through holes reveal a vibrant array of ocean life. Children will love discovering a bustling habitat under the sea, while learning about bright coral reefs, acrobatic dolphins, gigantic whales, and sneaky predators.


TOMBLAND by CJ Sansom is the 7th novel in the Shardlake mystery series.

It is now the summer of 1549, two years after the death of King Henry VIII. Since the old king’s death Shardlake has been working as a lawyer in the service of Henry’s daughter, the Lady Elizabeth. One murder follows another and Shardlake and his assistants are drawn into mystery and danger as they investigate.

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