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Shawn Micallef book launch in Hamilton


Join us on Sunday April, 30th from 2-4pm for an in-store appearance from Toronto author and urban observer, Shawn Micallef. We’ll be celebrating the launch of his new book, Frontier City and also discussing The Trouble With Brunch and Stroll. After the talk, we’ll head out for a small walk around James St. North. This is sure to be an engaging conversation. We’ve wanted to being Shawn into town for a while now. Really honoured to present this to Hamilton. Event is free to attend and Shawn’s books will be available for purchase.

Some featured Hamilton books heading into the holidays

We are happy to say there is lots of choice this Holiday season when it comes to books about Hamilton and books by Hamiltonians. Here’s what we got in stock right now:


Unbuilt Hamilton by Mark Osbaldeston


‘Hey, it’s ‘Made in Hamilton’ – a book of Hamilton Postcards


Evenings & Weekends – Five Years in Hamilton Music by Andrew Baulcombjane-cover-window-800

Color Me Jane – a Jane Austen Coloring Book by Jacqui Oakley


Naked Trees by John Terpstra


Showdown! Making Modern Unions by Rob Kristofferson and Simon Orpana

Holiday gift guide #6 – Books on fashion, life and culture



So many great books in-stock right now! Where do we start? How about with these four fantastic books that we’re happy to feature on our shelves: Rookie Yearbook Three, Bust DIY Guide to Life, Women in Clothes and The Worn Archive.

We’re still taking special orders for Christmas delivery. Get in touch if you are looking for a book or gift for that special someone.

Hamilton Postcard Book now in stock

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Great article in The Spec By Jeff Mahoney about the new Hamilton postcard book published by the Golden Horseshoe Postcard Club. We have been selling it for a couple of weeks now and the book is getting lots of positive comments from customers. It is very amazing to see so many historic views of our city in one beautiful package. Books are $39.95 and will make a great Christmas gift.

Some amazing books still available for Xmas

At this time of year the shelves start to thin out and sometimes selection can be sparse in our book department but there are still amazing finds to be had.

building-stories-collectionWe have one copy of Chris Ware’s fantastic Building Stories collection.  So much graphic goodness in one package.




The Bust DIY Guide to Life has been a favourite of ours in the shop since it was released last year. The Bust magazine is always brilliant and the book is filled with lots of unique DIY ideas to get your craft on and make fun and do fun things.



Hatch Show Print is a legendary letterpress poster and print shop out of Nashville. This book is so colourful and inspiring. Full of history and art – this will make fans of printmaking and music very happy this holiday season.

We’ll keep posting more treasures as we find them.




Rookie, Yellow Owl Workshop and Tintin

I recently had a young girl squeal out loud in the shop when she set eyes on the Rookie Yearbook sitting on our main table. She is not the only one excited by this fantastic print edition compiling some of the best articles, interviews, photo editorials, and illustrations found on Rookie’s fantastic website. This has been a popular gift item this holiday season – get in quick to check it out!

Who doesn’t like rubber stamps? Especially these fun sets from Yellow Owl Workshop. We have a variety of stamps from this amazing San Francisco company and are also stocked up on their ink pads and Print Workshop book.

Were we ever happy to get these amazing Tintin sets the other day! Compiling the entire collection of Tintin books in a neat box set – armchair adventurers can travel the world with the intrepid Belgian reporter, his dog Snowy, Captain Haddock, and the curious cast of characters that make these books worth returning to at any age.

More gift ideas tomorrow!