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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.

Local Authors

pb_authorWe are happy to support local authors who have self-published their work. To that end we've created a special area in the store that is dedicated to local, self-published writers.

Before we begin, we need to make sure for both of us that your book fits with our market so drop by with a copy of your book. Please read this advice and insight from a long standing bookseller that may be of some help. (Insights on the book biz) Michael Neill is the owner of Mosaic Books in Kelowna, B.C.

Our consignment contract is for four months and Perfect Books receives 40% of the retail price of the book. A $25 fee covers our costs of managing the book in our store AND entitles you to one in-store signing at a mutually agreeable date. (Drop by the store and pick up a copy of our consignment brochure for details)

If the book does well we will be calling you to restock the item. And at the end of the four month term we can settle up and discuss whether our store is the right place for your work.

Please contact Jim Sherman, the owner, for further information.

Jim Sherman
Phone: (613) 231-6468        
Fax: (613) 231-4425        
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News and Events

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.





Contact Us

We're conveniently located in heart of Ottawa at 258A Elgin Street (at Somerset Street West). map.

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