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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.

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

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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