Past Events

2024

June


Sat
1
Book Signing for John Connolly's Connections
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Perfect Books

John Connolly's collection of short stories in Connections explores the euphoria of newfound love, the agony of loss, and the darkness some may be capable of when they’re pushed to the brink. Relationships have the power to profoundly impact our lives - in ways we never could have anticipated - and take us to places we least expect.

Sat
1
Book Launch for Suyi Davies Okungbowa's Lost Ark Dreaming
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Art Engine at Arts Court

Launch for Nommo Award-winning author Suyi Davies Okungbowa's newest book, Lost Ark Dreaming. This this high-octane post-climate disaster novella brings us the brutally engineered class divisions of Snowpiercer meets Rivers Solomon’s The Deep

Mon
3
Book Launch for Stephen Maher's The Prince
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
St. John the Evangelist Church

The Ottawa Writers Festival presents Stephen Maher as he launches his new biography of Justin Trudeau entitled The Prince.

For tickets please visit  https://writersfestival.org/events/spring-2024-in-person-events/book-launch-the-prince

Mon
3
Book Launch for Don Butler's Norman's Conquest
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

Join us in-store with Don Butler for the launch of his newest book Norman's Conquest, the much anticipated follow-up to A Life of Bliss.

Tue
4
Book Launch for Bill Waiser & Jennie Hansen's Cheated
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Library and Archives Canada

Perfect Books will be at Library and Archives Canada to welcome Bill Waiser and Jennie Hansen with their newest work, Cheated: The Laurier Liberals and the Theft of First Nations Reserve Lands.

Tue
4
Book Launch for Sarah Pothecary's Strabo's Geography
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

Join us in-store with Sarah Pothecary who will introduce her brilliant new Strabo’s Geography: A Translation for the Modern World.This is a lively new translation of Strabo’s complete Geography—an encyclopedic guide to the ancient world of the first century CE—connecting it with the world of the twenty-first century. This truly will be an event not to be missed.

Wed
5
Book Launch for Scott Mainprize's The First Few Feet in a World of Wolves
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

Scott Mainprize will introduce his novel entitled The First Few Feet in a World of Wolves, a fictionalization of the time the author spent teaching in Aupaluk. 

Tue
11
Book Launch for Jann Everard's Blue Runaways
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

We join award-winning writer Jann Everard, and her debut short story collection about love and loss with Blue Runaways.

Thu
13
Book Launch for Terry Mosher's Montreal Expos: A Cartoonist's Love Affair
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

An avid fan of the storied Montreal Expos throughout the team's 36-year existence, renowned Canadian political cartoonist Terry Mosher (pen name Aislin) has put together a tribute of some of his favourite baseball sketches, newspaper clippings, and photographs, and of course, anecdotes from a number of Montreal's virtuoso sports reporters in Montreal Expos: A Cartoonist's Love Affair.

Sun
16
Book Launch for Ben Berman Gahn with The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Perfect Books

Ben Berman Gahn will be joined by local authors Manahil Bandukwala and Mahaila Smith to launch his new Science Fiction novel, The Years Shall Run Like Rabbits.

Tue
25
Book Launch for Maggie North's Rules for Second Chances
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

Join us in-store with Maggie North to launch her new romance novel Rules for Second Chances. Brimming with heart and heat, Rules for Second Chances explores the hardest relationship question of all: can true love happen twice...with the same person?

Wed
26
Book Launch for Peter Edwards & Kevin Loring's Lytton
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

Bestselling true-crime author Peter Edwards and Governor General's Award-winning playwright Kevin Loring will be at Perfect Books to launch their new Non-Fiction book Lytton: Climate Change, Colonialism and Life Before the Fire. From these two sons of Lytton, BC, the town that burned to the ground in 2021, comes a meditation on hometown―when hometown is gone.

 

Sun
30
Book Signing for Elizabeth Balangue-Langfried's ABC of Ottawa
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Perfect Books

Elizabeth Balangue-Langfried will be in-store to sign copies of her children's book ABC of Ottawa; a colorful children's picture book that describes the history, culture, demographics, architecture, and everyday life in Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

July


Thu
11
Book Launch for Alexander Boldizar's The Man Who Saw Seconds
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

Join us in store with Alexander Boldizar to discuss his second book The Man Who Saw Seconds. Exploring the nature of time, the brain as a prediction machine, and the tension between the individual and the systems we create.

Tue
16
Book Launch for Gloria Blizzard's Black Cake Turtle Soup
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

Gloria Blizzard joins us this evening with her new book of essays entitled Black Cake Turtle Soup, and Other Dilemmas, a diasporic collection of essays on music, memory, and motion. These musings of wayfinding speak to anyone exploring issues of belonging - to a family, a neighbourhood, a group, or a country.

Thu
18
Book Launch for Adrienne Gruber's Monsters, Martyrs, and Marionettes: Essays on Motherhood
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Perfect Books

Book*hug Press and Perfect Books present the Ottawa launch of Monsters, Martyrs, and Marionettes: Essays on Motherhood by Adrienne Gruber. With special guests Brecken Hancock, Ben Ladouceur, and Katherine Leyton.

Sat
20
Jagjeet Sharma Book Signing for Measure of a Woman
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Perfect Books

Jagjeet Sharma will be in-store with us to sign copies of her new book of poetry released earlier this year entitled Measure of a Woman. The masculine and the feminine are equally divided within yourself, within oneself. It is about the struggles and challenges a Wo/man faces day in and day out in any part of the world.