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Shorter, cooler days in November mean more time snuggling up with books. We’ve got everything you need to get warm and bookwormy by the fire.

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Stay out of the cold wind and inside the cozy kitchen. November sees the release of a smorgasbord of cookbooks.
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CANADA’S FAVOURITE RECIPES – A treasure trove of Canadian culinary delights from beloved food writers Rose Murray and Elizabeth Baird.

BOUCHON BAKERY – Thomas Keller’s treats from the famous Bouchon Bakery combine the best of American and French buttery delights. Not for the calorie counters among you.

QUINOA REVOLUTION – Better for the calorie counters: the new book from the authors of Quinoa 365 contains more than 150 recipes with less than 500 calories.

101 CLASSIC COOKBOOKS: 501 CLASSIC RECIPES – A hall of fame for the crème de la cookbooks, as chosen by a committee including Ruth Reichl, Michael Pollan, and Jonathan Gold.

HUGH’S THREE GOOD THINGS … ON A PLATE – More than a formula for “meat and two veg” meals. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall argues that three good things are all you need to serve up a perfect plate.

POLPO: A VENETIAN COOKBOOK (OF SORTS) – A tribute to Italy’s greatest hidden cuisine from one of London’s buzziest dinner spots.

Back by popular demand! You can’t read it but you all seemed to love it. The Buddha Butter Dish is back! Plus the il motorino pizza cutter, the spaghetti measuring book,pickled corkscrews, and super-cool beer cozies.

Non-food Non-fiction
Fall is all about fiction (congrats to this year’s award nominees, and to Will Ferguson, 2012 Giller Prize winner). So we thought we’d be different and go heavy on some true stories this month.

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THE ROLLING STONES AT 50 – The only official book to celebrate a half-century since the Stones went on stage at the Marquee Club in London’s Oxford Street. In words and more than 1,000 images.

I’M YOUR MAN: THE LIFE OF LEONARD COHEN – A major, in-depth biography including interviews with more than 100 figures from the life of he of the famous blue raincoat.

THE JOHN LENNON LETTERS – Edited by the Beatles’ official biographer and published with Yoko Ono’s permission, this book collects more than 250 letters from the pen of Lennon.

SHAKESPEARE’S RESTLESS WORLD –  A beautiful, gifty book from the author of The History of the World in 100 Objects. This one’s based on a BBC production too.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT? – Will Gompertz presents 150 years of modern art in the blink of an eye.

THE BOOK OF BARELY IMAGINED BEINGS – Caspar Henderson’s guide to the world’s most weird, wonderful and far-fetched creatures.

VENICE: A NEW HISTORY – Thomas K. Madden’s portrait, in words, of a city.

GREAT SAYINGS: CLASSIC WORDS FOR MODERN TIMES – Wanna know who said what? Now you shall. Great for gifting or for making yourself look extra smart at dinner parties.

SPILLOVER – David Quammen tracks the animal origins of emerging human diseases. Not for hypochondriacs.

Our kids’ sections are bursting with new releases for the junior bookworms in your household.

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Older Readers:
THE MARK OF ATHENA – The third book in Rick Riordan’s The Heroes of Olympus series has arrived! Will the Greek and Roman demigods cooperate to defeat the giants released by the Earth Mother?

WATERSHIP DOWN – Hankies at the ready for the first-ever illustrated edition of Richard Adams’ classic. Illustrations by Aldo Galli.

THE GIRL WHO FELL BENEATH FAIRYLAND AND LED THE REVELS THERE – Part two in the Fairyland series sees September embarking on a new adventure.

THE DIVINERS – A rash of occult murders comes to light in Libba Bray’s latest.

INHERITANCE – The conclusion to Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance series, out now in paperback.

Middle Readers:

WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR? – Mr. Lemony Snicket’s first authorized autobiographical account of his childhood…

NEIL FLAMBE AND THE TOKYO TREASURE – The adventures continue in this fun culinary mystery series for kids.

UNBORED: THE ESSENTIAL FIELD GUIDE TO SERIOUS FUN – Some inspiration for staying busy now that playing needs to be done mostly indoors.

Picture Books:

THIS IS NOT MY HAT – Jon Klassen’s I Want My Hat Back remains a huge favourite at Type. And now we have a sequel! What’ll happen to that cheeky little fish … ?

SAFARI – Watch gazelles run and gorillas chew. This amazing “photicular” book is like TV, only with pages!

STAR WARS A GALACTIC POP UP ADVENTURE – Comes with working light sabre!

‘Tis the season for Type to begin making its annual December gift guide, and maybe you are too.
To help you prepare for the upcoming holiday season, we’re happy to provide a Wish List service at both our locations. Just tell us what books are on your list this holiday season and your friends will be able to look you up at the store! Pass us a handwritten list or send an email to wishlist@typebooks.ca.

*As ever, if you’d like us to put a book on order or on hold for you, just give us a call at your nearest store*

Type Queen West 416-366-8973
Type Forest Hill 416-487-8973

Type Queen West (883 Queen Street West)

Thursday, November 1, 6 – 8pm
. Mark Kingwell, Unruly Voices: Essays on Democracy, Civility, and the Human Imagination.

Wednesday, November 14, 6 – 8pm
Granta 121: Best of Young Brazilian Novelists.

Sunday, November 18, 2 – 4pm
BOOK LAUNCH: Marcela Duran, Jason: A Toronto Adventure.

Wednesday, November 21, 6:30 – 8:30pm
Arsenal Pulp Press reading featuring authors John Vigna, Barry Grills, and Ian Colford.

Friday, November 23, 6 – 8pm
. Julie Morstad,  The Wayside. Including an interview by Anabela Piersol.

Monday, November 26, 6 – 8pm
. Glen Chilton launches his travel memoir, The Attack of the Killer Rhododendrons.

People at Type: EMILY M. KEELER

Emily Keeler
Emily M. Keeler is a regular browser, buyer and event-attender at our Queen St store. Recognize her name? She’s the #LitBeat editor for hub of literary goodness The Millions, the Toronto editor at Joyland, and you’ll also find her on the masthead of Canada’s newest lit mag, Little Brother, of which she’s the founding editor. When Emily’s not reading or writing about books and writing, she’s probably sitting in the park, eating potato chips and watching the dogs.

EMILY RECOMMENDS: INFERNO by Eileen Myles, MALARKY by Anakana Schofield, ENOUGH ABOUT YOU by David Shields.

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