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Bluesfest by Chris Cobb Hundreds of thousands of music fans have walked through the Ottawa Bluesfest gates since 1994. By the end of the 2014 festival, Bluesfest will have hosted 2,863 performances by 1,940 acts on 27 differently named stages over 176 days.
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.
The Rise and Fall of Great Powers by Tom Rachman The New York Times and Globe & Mail-bestselling author of The Imperfectionists returns with an intricately woven novel about a bookseller who travels the world to make sense of her puzzling past.
Hotel Florida by Amanda Vaill A spellbinding story of love amid the devastation of the Spanish Civil War
Hard Choices by Hillary Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside account of the crises, choices, and challenges she faced during her four years as America’s 67th Secretary of State, and how those experiences drive her view of the future.

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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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Important Notice re: Capital by Thomas Piketty

The Wait is Over!!!

This book is finally available. I've ordered several copies but many have been reserved. Just call or e-mail and we'll put one aside for you. The next shipment should arrive the week of June 9th


Author Signings


David Dyment is in the store on Saturday, June 14 with Doing the Continental .

Brenda Chapman, author of Cold Mourning, will be at the store on Thursday, June 19th over the lunch hour to sign and discuss her latest book as well as her impressive backlist. Be sure to drop by for a chat.

Todd Coopee will be in the store on Saturday, June 21 from 1 to 3 p.m.with his self-published book, Light Bulb Baking that details the history of the Easy Bake Oven. The word is that he'll have an operating model infusing the store with yummy smells. Drop by to chat with Todd about this fascinating project!



Great New Titles coming  in June...... this is just a sampling!


Stephen King's new novel, Mr.  Mercedes releases on June 3

Bill Bryson's One Summer releases in trade paper June 3

Lawrence in Arabia arrives June 3 in trade paper

Lionel Shriver's Big Brother releases in trade paper on June 10

Stephen King's Dr. Sleep releases in paperback on June 10

Hilary Clinton's biography, Hard Choices arrives on June 17

Jhumpa Lahari's The Lowland releases in trade on June 17

Jo Baker's Longbourn also releases in trade on June 17

Mary Lawson's The Road Ends arrives in trade on June 17



Remaindered Books

New shipments of remaindered books arrive every week. Check the bin outside the store as you pass by for some surprising bargains.



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