"Delicious Autumn!

My very soul is wedded to it,

and if I were a bird, I would fly about the earth

seeking the successive Autumns."

~ George Eliot ~

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Madeleine Thien

Congratulations Madeleine Thien!

Winner 2016 Governor General's
Fiction Award

"Do Not Say We Have Nothing"

Canada, 1991, ten-year-old Marie and her mother invite a guest into their home: a young woman called Ai-Ming, who has fled China in the aftermath of the Tiananmen Square protests. 

Ai-Ming tells Marie the story of her family in Revolutionary China - from the crowded teahouses in the first days of Chairman Mao’s ascent to the Shanghai Conservatory in the 1960s and the events leading to the Beijing demonstrations of 1989.  It is a story of revolutionary idealism, music, and silence, in which three musicians - the shy and brilliant composer Sparrow, the violin prodigy Zhuli, and the enigmatic pianist Kai - struggle during China’s relentless Cultural Revolution to remain loyal to one another and to the music they have devoted their lives to.  Forced to re-imagine their artistic and private selves, their fates reverberate through the years, with deep and lasting consequences for Ai-Ming – and for Marie.

Madeleine Thien, daughter of Malaysian-Chinese immigrants, was born in Vancouver and now lives in Montreal.  

Charles van Sandwyk

Meet Charles van Sandwyk

Wednesday, November 2nd

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

A reading, some time to chat,

a little wine & cheese... and perhaps

a glimpse into the new book

Charles is working on.

These beautiful books & cards
make wonderful gifts.

CVS collectible prints and artwork will also be available to purchase.

This is a free event
but seating is limited so please reply to this email or call to reserve.


Animal Wisdom by CVS

Charles van Sandwyk was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1966. In 1977, he emigrated with his family to Vancouver, Canada, where he studied graphic design at the Capilano College art programme in North Vancouver.

Upon graduating in 1986, the wanderlust of younger years sent him to the South Pacific where he fell in love with the Fiji Islands and its inhabitants.

Soon after, Charles began publishing his beautiful books which prompted a passionate venture into the world of handmade and private press books, cards and prints which continues to this day.

The National Library of Canada has maintained archives on his works since 1986 and his art is collected around the world.

Owl by CVS
Robins by CVS
An Unexpected Gift by CVS
Full Moon Eyes by CVS
Fairies by CVS
Crow by CVS

“What an astonishing thing a book is.
It's a flat object made from a tree with flexible parts on which are imprinted lots of funny dark squiggles.
But one glance at it and you're inside the mind of another person, maybe somebody dead for thousands of years.
Across the millennia, an author is speaking clearly and silently inside your head, directly to you.
Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people who never knew each other, citizens of distant epochs.
Books break the shackles of time.

A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic.

~ Carl Sagan, Cosmos  ~

GG Short List 2016 Fiction
Much applause to all
of the 2016 Governor General's Award
short-listed authors for providing us
with such wonderful books to read.

We have all of them in stock!
As well as these new Fall releases...


*Hagseed by Margaret Atwood
*Stranger by David Bergen
*Wenjack by Joseph Boyden
School Days of Jesus by J.M. Coetzee
*Bit Rot by Douglas Coupland
*The Wonder by Emma Donoghue
*Secret Path by Gord Downie
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
News of the World by Paulette Jiles
Dear Mr. M by Herman Koch
Nutshell by Ian McEwan
*The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
Paris for One by Jojo Moyes
* By Gaslight by Steven Price
Barkskins by Annie Proulx
When the Music's Over by Peter Robinson
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
*All That Man Is by David Szalay

*Surviving Logan by Bjarnson & Shaw
In Such Good Company by Carol Burnett
Utopia is Creepy by Nicholas Carr
*Don Cherry's Sports Heroes by Don Cherry
*Waiting for First Light by Romeo Dallaire
*The Promise of Canada by Charlotte Gray
Homeo Deus by Yuval Harari
*Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet by Ross King
The Pigeon Tunnel by John le Carre
*Canada by Mike Myers
Hostages to Fortune by Peter C. Newman
*The Candidate by Noah Richler
Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen
*Barbarian Lost by Alexandre (Sacha) Trudeau
Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
*The Return of History by Jennifer Welsh
I am Brian Wilson by Brian Wilson
The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben

* Canadian Author

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Jem, our bookstore dog with her friend 'Handsome Hudson' looking at the Staff Favourites shelves!

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog it's too dark to read!"

- Groucho Marx
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