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The Book by Keith Houston We may love books, but do we know what lies behind them?
The Underground Railway by Colson Whitehead Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. Life is hell for all the slaves, but especially bad for Cora; an outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is coming into womanhood—where even greater pain awaits.
A Great Reckoning by Louise Penny When an intricate old map is found stuffed into the walls of the bistro in Three Pines, it at first seems no more than a curiosity.
By Gaslight by Steven Price London, 1885. In a city of fog and darkness, the notorious thief Edward Shade exists only as a ghost, a fabled con, a thief of other men's futures -- a man of smoke.
Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class

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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Glorious Heresies Nightwalking
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News and Events

Ottawa International Writers Festival

Check out the exciting line-up for pre-Fesival Events. Visit the Ottawa International Writers Festival website and pick up your tickets in the store. Several Pre-Festival events begin as early as September 13th when Alexandre Trudeau launches his new book with us. The final week of September sees some great writers coming to our city. Check out the website and book early!


Anne DesBrisay

..... will be visiting Perfect Books on Monday, September 26th from 4:30 to 7 p.m. to sign copies of her new book, Ottawa Cooks. Several of the chefs featured in this beautifully crafted edition will be in the store to appear with Anne. The book, especially a signed copy, will make an excellent gift.


Barbara Fradkin and Linda Wiken

Two of our favourite local authors are co-hosting a launch party at the Heart and Cown Pub on Clarence Street on Wednesday, September 28th from 7 to 9 p.m. Both launch a new mystery series. Perfect Books will be there. Join us for readings, book signings and much laughter!



Stephen Maher

Stephen is launching his new book, Salvage, at the Metropolitain Brasserie on September 28th at 6 p.m. It's a terrific thriller set in Nova Scotia. Rough seas, rough trade and tender hearts!!


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.



Contact Us

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

PHONE: (613) 231-6468         FAX: (613) 231-4425         EMAIL: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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