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40 Books 40 Years

Celebrating Our 40 Years with

Your 40 Favourite Books

1974 - 2014


Year-End Draw


Grand Prize Draw winner is Carol Ostry!

1974 The Diviners, Margaret Laurence
1975 Shogun, James Clavell
1976 Roots, Alex Haley
1977 Wars, Timothy Findley
1978 Moosewood Cookbook, Molly Katzen
1979 Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams
1980 Clan of the Cave Bear, Jean Auel
1981 Midnight's Children, Salman Rushdie
1982 Schindler's List, Thomas Keneally
1983 Color Purple, Alice Walker
1984 Unbearable Lightness of Being, Milan Kundera
1985 Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood
1986 Love You Forever, Robert Munsch
1987 Beloved, Toni Morrison
1988 Alchemist, Paolo Coelho
1989 Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel
1990 Lives of the Saints, Nino Ricci
1991 Such a Long Journey, Rohinton Mistry
1992 English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
1993 Stone Diaries, Carol Shields

1994 Snow Falling on Cedars, David Guterson
1995 Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt
1996 Fall On Your Knees, Ann-Marie MacDonald
1997 Cure for Death by Lightning, Gail Anderson-Dargatz
1998 No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Alexander McCall Smith
1999 Girl With a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier
2000 Blind Assassin, Margaret Atwood
2001 Life of Pi, Jan Martel
2002 Bel Canto, Ann Patchett
2003 Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini

2004 My Sister's Keeper, Jodi Picoult
2005 Three Day Road, Joseph Boyden
2006 Book Thief, Markus Zusak
2007 Book of Negroes, Lawrence Hill
2008 People of the Book, Geraldine Brooks
2009 The Help, Kathryn Stockett
2010 Night Circus, Erin Morgenstern
2011 Half-Blood Blues, Esi Edugyan
2012 Dear Life, Alice Munro
2013 Signature of All Things, Elizabeth Gilbert

Watch for events featuring local and visiting authors. Take in our annual Book Club night in October, featuring staff recommendations for your Book Club's year ahead. 

On any day, we encourage browsing and welcome questions or special orders. Come in and see us soon!