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Larose by Louise Erdrich In this literary masterwork, Louise Erdrich, the bestselling author of the National Book Award-winning The Round House and the Pulitzer Prize nominee The Plague of Doves wields her breathtaking narrative magic in an emotionally haunting contemporary tale of a tragic accident, a demand for justice, and a profound act of atonement with ancient roots in Native American culture.
Shoe Dog by Phil Knight In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.
Principles to Live By by David Adams Richards The masterful new novel from a Canadian literary legend at the height of his powers.
Brown by Kamal Al-Solaylee Brown is not white. Brown is not black. Brown is an experience, a state of mind.
Brand Command by Alex Marland The pursuit of political power is strategic as never before. Ministers, MPs, and candidates parrot the same catchphrases. The public service has become politicized.

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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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Summer Hours Return!!

Starting on Tuesday, May 24th, we return to summer hours. This means we are once again open every weekday evening until 9 p.m. So, if you're taking a stroll on a warm summer evening, be sure to drop by the shop to see what exciting new titles have arrived.

Just to kick things off, we'll be open on Victoria Day from 12 to 5!!


Mark Leslie and Creepy Capital May 28th

Join the fun on Saturday, May 28th from 12 to 2 as Perfect Books welcomes Mark Leslie and his book Creepy Capital. Mark will introduce you to many ghostly, supernatural and downright creepy goings on in our city. (No, this is not  a political satire!  sheesh!)

Su Sokol on May 29th from 2:30 to 4:30

Attention all Sci-Fi Fans!! be sure to come by the store on Sunday, May 29th to welcome Su Sokol as she presents her new novel, Cycling to Asylum. Su will be here to meet fans and do a reading.


Canada Reads

Lawrence Hill's The Illegal is now in trade paper and is in good supply

Transforming Ottawa

The second printing is now available. Pick one up while they are still in stock!

Town and Crown

This new history of Ottawa is now available.





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