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When We Are Bold - Rachel Vincent (ed) This wonderful new book was launched on September 27th at The Ottawa Writers Festival and promptly sold out!. We are working with the publisher to acquire more copies and the book is now being reprinted. Leave an order with us and we'll get you a copy (or three, or four!) as soon as we can. We expect delivery later this month.
Nutshell by Ian McEwan Ian McEwan is a literary superstar, and this is McEwan at his very best. Nutshell is the most amazing novel from the greatest of writers—gloriously entertaining, wonderfully imagined—a mesmerizing thriller to delight all readers.
Ottawa Cooks by Anne DesBrisay Ottawa is not your typical national capital. It straddles two provinces, bridges three founding cultures, and may be better known for its Hill and canal than for its cooking. Ottawa Cooks changes that.
Coffin Road by Peter May In his latest mystery set in Scotland and the Outer Hebrides, award-winning author Peter May spins a tale about three disparate cases that may or may not be linked...
Looking for "The Stranger" by Alice Kaplan The Stranger is a rite of passage for readers around the world. Since its publication in France in 1942, Camus’s novel has been translated into sixty languages and sold more than six million copies.

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God's Jury by Cullen Murphy

Gods_JuryThe Inquisition conducted its last execution in 1826—the victim was a Spanish schoolmaster convicted of heresy. But, as Cullen Murphy shows in this provocative new work, not only did its offices survive into the twentieth century, in the modern world its spirit is more influential than ever.

God’s Jury encompasses the diverse stories of the Knights Templar, Torquemada, Galileo, and Graham Greene. Established by the Catholic Church in 1231, the Inquisition continued in one form or another for almost seven hundred years. Though associated with the persecution of heretics and Jews--and with burning at the stake--its targets were more numerous and its techniques more ambitious. The Inquisition pioneered surveillance and censorship and "scientific" interrogation. As time went on, its methods and mindset spread far beyond the Church to become tools of secular persecution. Traveling from freshly opened Vatican archives to the detention camps of Guantánamo to the filing cabinets of the Third Reich, Murphy traces the Inquisition and its legacy.

With the combination of vivid immediacy and deeply learned analysis that characterized his acclaimed Are We Rome?, Murphy puts a human face on a familiar but little-known piece of our past, and argues that only by understanding the Inquisition can we hope to explain the making of the present.

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Fall/Winter Hours!!

It's that time of year once more. From now on we'll be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but the rest of our hours remain unchanged. Thursday and Friday evenings we're open until 9. Saturday 10 to 6 and Sunday 12 to 5.


Ottawa International Writers Festival

Check out the exciting line-up. Visit the Ottawa International Writers Festival website and pick up your tickets in the store.


 Marion Dewar by Deborah Gorham

After a wildly successful launch of this wonderful new biography (the bookseller ran out of books - shame on me!) we have convinced Deborah to come to the store on Sunday, October 16th from 1 to 3 p.m. to sign copies and to meet customers and chat about Marion.


Greg Marquis - Truth and Honour

Greg will be visiting Perfect Books on the evening of Thursday, October 27th to sign copies of his new book, Truth and Honour which deals with the murder of Richard Oland and the subsequent conviction of Dennis Oland. This visit immediately precedes the appeal of Dennis'conviction. Be sure to drop by to discus this fascinating and troubling case with Greg.


Ken "The General" Grant

Ken has a new book out and will be gracing our store on October 29th. Be sure to drop by and share some wonderful memories with "The General"!



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