Some Gift Ideas

We thought that this week we’d show a bit of a different side of what’s available at the shop. There are some art books here, some beautiful classic editions, and some puzzles! A collection of things we thought might make the perfect gift as we head into the holiday season.



What Comes From Spirit by Richard Wagamese



Drawing from Wagamese’s essays and columns, along with preserved social media and blog posts, this beautifully designed volume is a tribute to Wagamese’s literary legacy.



On Cats: An Anthology




This beautiful gift book contains a selection of essays, stories and poems on cats, by writers from across the centuries, revealing that cats have been worshipped, adored, and mistrusted in equal measure.



The New York Times Book Review: 125 Years of Literary History



From the longest-running, most influential book review in America, here is its best, funniest, strangest, and most memorable coverage over the past 125 years.




A History of Canadian Fiction by David Staines



Highlighting the people who have shaped and are shaping Canadian literary culture, the book examines such major figures as Mavis Gallant, Mordecai Richler, Alice Munro, Margaret Atwood, Michael Ondaatje, and Thomas King, concluding with young authors of today whose major successes reflect their indebtedness to their Canadian forbearers.



Original Sisters by Anita Kunz



From the internationally acclaimed artist, a stunning collection of portraits of ground-breaking women—Joan of Arc, Josephine Baker, Greta Thunberg, Misty Copeland, and many more history-making women whose names have been forgotten and are finally being brought to light. With a Foreword by Roxane Gay.


Hayao Miyazaki 



This book is published on the occasion of the 2021 inaugural exhibition at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, in collaboration with Studio Ghibli in Tokyo. It accompanies the first ever retrospective dedicated to the legendary filmmaker in North America and introduces hundreds of original production materials, including artworks never before seen outside of Studio Ghibli’s archives.



Pierre the Maze Detective by Hiro Kamigaki



A thrilling new maze challenge adventure for Pierre the Maze Detective and all detectives aged 8+. Follow Pierre and Carmen to Canal City for hours of puzzle fun in this crazy and colourful activity book!



The Language Lover’s Puzzle Book by Alex Bellos



100 wonder-filled word puzzles that thrill and tantalize with the beauty, magic, and weirdness of world language.



The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien



For the first time ever, a very special edition of the classic masterpiece, illustrated throughout in colour by the author himself and with the complete text printed in two colours. 

Sympathetically packaged to reflect the classic look of the first edition, this new edition of the bestselling hardback will prove irresistible to collectors and new fans alike.


Treasure Island and Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson



Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic adventure stories, with N. C. Wyeth’s iconic illustrations—now available in a collectible two-volume set.



The World of Jane Austen 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle


Piece together the world of Jane Austen, from the rolling hills of Derbyshire, via Hampshire and Lyme Regis, to the golden stone of the Bath skyline. As you immerse yourself in the proposals and balls of nineteenth-century England, why not take a turn around the garden with Mr Knightly, surprise Mr Darcy at Pemberley or escape to the seaside with Anne Elliot? Austen and her real-life contemporaries can be found amongst unforgettable characters from all six of her novels.



Michael Storrings A Day at the Bookstore 1000 Piece Jigsaw Puzzle



Soothing watercolors from award-winning designer, illustrator, and creative director Michael Storrings thoroughly capture the wonder and delight that can be found inside a bookstore.



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