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If I Stay

Puffin | July 8, 2014 | 259 pages
While in a coma following an automobile accident that killed her parents and younger brother, seventeen-year-old Mia, a gifted cellist, weighs whether to live with her grief or join her family in death.  More Info

Malala, a Brave Girl from Pakistan/Iqbal, a Brave Boy from Pakistan

Beach Lane Books | November 11, 2014 | 40 pages
Meet two heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the rights to freedom and education in these inspirational nonfiction tales from acclaimed author-illustrator Jeannette Winter. Two stories of bravery in one beautiful book! Meet two brave young heroes of Pakistan who stood up for the right to freedom... More Info

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

Speak | October 31, 2014 | 271 pages
Where She Went, authored by Gayle Forman, is an endearing romantic novel about two people each other’s first loves, meeting again after having parted ways three years before. Adam had saved Mia from an ill-fated accident that had, in a way, crushed her life three years ago. Mia then walked out of... More Info

No Two Alike

Little Simon | November 4, 2014 | 36 pages
From bestselling author-illustrator Keith Baker, explore the wondrous world of winter in this charming story now available as a Classic Board Book! No two snowflakes are alike, almost, almost . . . but not quite. Follow a pair of birds on a snowflake-filled journey though a gorgeous winter... More Info

The Art of Stillness

Simon & Schuster/ TED | November 4, 2014 | 120 pages
A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure of staying put and reveals a counterintuitive truth: The more ways we have to connect, the more we seem desperate to unplug. Why would a man who seems able to go everywhere and do... More Info

This Book Is Gay

September 1, 2014 |
Former PSHCE teacher and acclaimed YA author James Dawson gives an uncensored look at what it's like to grow up as LGBT. Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this frank, funny, fully inclusive book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to... More Info

Museum Mayhem

Aladdin | November 4, 2014 | 96 pages
A night at the museum and a broken sculpture lead to artistic injustice—unless Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew can find the true culprit! Nancy, Bess, and George are so excited. Their favorite new art teacher, Miss Alcott, is taking them on their best class trip yet—a sleepover at the River... More Info

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2014 01 Nov
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Clearing the Plains Book Launch, James Daschuk in Conversation with Rick Harp

Taking advantage of James Daschuk coming to Ottawa to receive Sir John A.

2014 05 Nov

Cancelled! Talk & Book Launch with Irvin Jim and John S. Saul

Please note that this event is cancelled. One of our speaker, Irvin Jim, has an emergency meeting with his union, the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA).

Aplogoize for the inconvenience. 

2014 06 Nov

A Flawed Freedom Book Launch and Film Screening of Miners Shot Down

In collaboration with the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, veteran analyst and activist John S.

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