Type Talk March

With March Break, Easter, Passover, and spring all around the corner, we’re stocking up on great reads for all ages. And one or two things to play with too.

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The Demonologist – Local literary superstar Andrew Pyper serves up a dose of Miltonesque horror. Don’t read alone after dark.

The DinnerGone Girl meets Carnage in Herman Koch’s brilliant new novel.

Flimsy Little Plastic Miracles – Ron Currie Jr. plays with truth and fiction in this playful novel about someone very much like Ron Currie Jr.

Exercises in Style – Raymond Queneau’s kooky classic, now with added exercises!

Harvest – Suspicions about newcomers abound and an old way of life is threatened in Jim Crace’s eleventh novel.

How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia – A story of romance and greed in “rising Asia” from Mohsin Hamid, author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.

The Lion Seeker – Kenneth Bonert’s South African-set debut introduces an exciting new name to CanLit.

A Long-Awaited Publishing “Event”!

Red Doc> – It’s Type staffer Kyle’s most anticipated book of the year, and it might be yours too. The sequel to Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red is part poetry, part drama, part narrative. See below for details our special launch event on March 20.

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Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall – The complete, unauthorized (what else …) biography by Will Ellsworth-Jones.

The Book of My Lives – Aleksandar Hemon explores passion and memory in this not-quite memoir, the author’s first work of non-fiction.

Detroit: An American Autopsy – Detroit is the “IT” city right now. This latest addition to its literary canon comes from Pulitzer-winning Charlie LeDuff.

The Feminine Mystique 50 Years – How times have changed. Or not…? Read or re-read Betty Friedan’s seminal text.

A History of Future Cities – Daniel Brook takes a look at the city of the future via lessons from many cities of the present and past.

How Literature Saved My Life – For anyone who’s ever sought salvation in the pages of a book, seek out David Shields’ latest.

The Master of Us All: Balenciaga, His Workrooms, His World – Mary Blumes chronicles a sparkling life in haute couture.

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The Artist, the Cook, and the Gardener – On gardens as inspiration both for great art and for great grub. A lavishly illustrated recipe book from Maryjo Koch.

The New Jewish Table – Seasonal American and Eastern-European Jewish cooking cultures combined in more than 125 recipes by Todd Gray and Ellen Kassoff Gray.

The Stop – Nick Saul and Andrea Curtis tell the inspiring story of Toronto’s The Stop, and how a fight for good food transformed a community.

Vegetable Literacy – America’s leading authority on vegetarian cuisine, Deborah Madison makes you read vegetables in a whole new light.

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For Kids on March Break or with a Holiday Long Weekend to Fill

Exclamation Mark – What’s a little punctuation guy to do when he stands out so? Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s charming book finds out.

Lucky Ducklings – Eva Moore’s beautifully illustrated feel-good story is also a true tale of rescue.

Unbored: The Essential Guide to Serious Fun – Essential!

And … Lego Paper Packs (perfect for the back seat of the car), AmazErasers Zoo Activity Kits, Gelarti gel stickers, Playforever toy cars, Doodle Art Posters (up to 70 hours of creative colouring!), plush Jellycat bunnies (in fuchsia!), and 3D pocket guides to dinosaurs and creepy crawlies (yikes!).


*Want to put a book on order or on hold? Give us a call!*
Type Queen West 416-366-8973
Type Forest Hill 416-487-8973

Type Events

Type Queen West (883 Queen Street West)

Thursday, March 7, 7 – 9pm
Sherwin Tjia, Serial Villain: A Dozen Thrilling Illustrated Tales
View the Facebook event page here.

Wednesday, March 20, 7 – 9pm

To celebrate the launch of Red Doc>, Anne Carson’s follow up to Autobiography of Red, academic Michael Cobb, author of Single, and cultural critic Sarah Liss take part in a discussion moderated by Type’s own Kyle Buckley. View the Facebook event page here.

Thursday, March 21, 7 – 9pm
Saleema Nawaz, Bone and Bread; Andrew Kaufman, All My Friends Are Superheroes 10th anniversary edition
The authors read from their new, or newly reissued, books.


Sunday, March 24, 1 – 5pm (remarks @ 2:30). Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Barn 4
BOOK LAUNCH: Nick Saul & Andrea Curtis, The Stop: How the Fight for Good Food Transformed a Community and Inspired a Movement.

(See below for more about the authors.)

People at Type: Nick Saul

Nick Saul


Nick Saul is a member of our Type family in many ways. His sister is the co-owner; his wife, Andrea Curtis (a former Person at Type), teaches creative writing to schoolchildren at the store at Word-Play: Writing in the City; and his two boys might just be as knowledgeable about our kids’ section as the staff. He can also frequently be found engaged in heated debates about B-Ball with Type staffer Kyle. As Executive Director of The Stop for 14 years, Nick championed the values of quality and community that transformed a food bank into a food movement and a model for communities across Canada. As your friendly neighbourhood bookstore, quality and community are pretty important to us, too. When Nick’s not running Community Food Centres Canada, or hanging out with his family, he likes to play basketball and fish for smallmouth bass on Georgian Bay.

NICK RECOMMENDS: The Atlas of Food: Who Eats What, Where, and Why by Erik Millstone and Tim Lang, Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel, Mission Street Food: Recipes and Ideas from an Impossible Restaurant by Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz.

*Photo of Nick Saul by Karri North

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