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This news comes to you on Monday instead of the usual Friday – entirely my fault as I am in Newfoundland for a couple of weeks having way too much fun, renovating an old house and spending time on the beach and sitting in the sun, and it is an hour and a half later here - which is no excuse at all.

Leaving the store in the capable hands of Sarah, Jacquie, Janet and Lee-Anna means I can take some time off and know my customers are well looked after.

Sarah Cassidy has written this week’s news and done a great job of it!!  


For the little ones: VIKING TOYS!

We received fresh stock and our shelves are full of Swedish-designed Viking Toys. Strong, simple, silent, safe, & soft. Vibrant colours and fun designs make these toys crowd pleasers with our littler customers.


Second spring visited us this week. Luckily for us readers, with the cooler temperatures came new stock from some of the most chilling authors. 

What could be better than a bite-sized mystery on a cool summer evening? New in stock, "Bloody Scotland" features short mystery stories from a collection of authors, including one of our staff favourites: Ann Cleeves.  

Stephen King fans will rejoice his latest release, "The Outsider." It follows Detective Ralph Anderson as he investigates what looks to be an open-and-shut murder case involving a child. In true Stephen King style, of course, not everything is as straightforward as it might seem. This is at the top of one of our staff's to-read pile--who is excited to see the return of a lesser-known but fascinating character, Ralph Anderson. 

Like any good residents of a summer town, we too are waiting for the scorching days of sunshine. On the sunnier side of the street, we have several new titles in fiction.


"The Lost Family" tells the story of Peter, a man who has put away any interest in finding new love after he survives Auschwitz, while his wife and daughters did not. But when June Bouquet enters his life, Peter is completely drawn in. His life with June, the ups and downs, the bitter and the sweet, are followed from the 1960s to 1980s. A testament to how the human spirit can be torn, renewed, and the complexities of love. 

Kenneth Bonert gives us a novel set within the South African Apartheid in "The Mandela Plot." This novel weaves together races, cultures, religions, and paints the harmony and discord that comes when people feel these "differences." It reads like a literary thriller, and may just be a book that feels like it reads itself. 

"Small Country" by Gael Faye highlights the beauty of pre-war Burundi--a neighbour of Rwanda that also fell into civil war and genocide. The story follows ten-year-old Gabriel, describing paradise through a child's eyes--harmless mischief, eating stolen mangoes, and being among a band of friends who consider themselves kings of their neighbourhood. Gabriel's child eyes also witness the tragedy of what comes next, in a haunting reflection of war. 

Check out our sale table, which, like the seasons in Parry Sound, is constantly changing! Fresh stock and marvelous titles at sale prices. Don't miss a good one, stop by often!


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