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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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Britain's Empire by Richard Gott

Britains_EmpireSome historians in recent years have promoted the British Empire as a force for good. Richard Gott's new book, Britain's Empire: Resistance, Repression and Revolt, criticises the widely held belief that the British Empire was an imaginative and civilizing enterprise.
Gott reveals a history of systemic repression and almost perpetual violence, showing how British rule was imposed as a military operation and maintained as a military dictatorship. For colonized peoples, the experience was a horrific one, he says, of slavery, famine, battle and extermination. But, he argues, the Empire's oppressed peoples did not go quietly into this good night. Wherever Britain tried to plant its flag, it met with opposition. From Ireland to India, from the American colonies to Australia, Gott traces the rebellions and resistance of subject peoples whose all-but-forgotten stories are excluded from traditional accounts of empire. He argues that the British Empire provided a blueprint for the annihilation of peoples in twentieth-century Europe, and that its leaders must rank alongside the dictators of the twentieth century as authors of crimes against humanity on an infamous scale.

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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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