The Ultimate
Bookish Road Trip

Get ready to bookmark your favourite spots across Canada!

Scroll down to learn more about some of our Canadian-authored books, independent bookstores, and must-sees across the country.

We're on a mission to Support Local this summer as we create the ultimate journey for readers seeking adventures on and off the page.

BritishColumbia

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Born and raised in Vancouver, bestselling author Shelley Wood returns this summer with her new novel, The Leap Year Gene, a sweeping, imaginative historical epic that follows the remarkable lives of the McKinleys, a family forever altered by daughter Kit’s secret.

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Alberta

ALBERTA

Calgary-based author Natalie Sue made readers across the country laugh with her debut novel, I Hope This Finds You Well. In this wildly funny and heartwarming office comedy you'll be eager to share with your entire contact list, an admin worker accidentally gains access to her colleagues’ private emails and DMs and decides to use this intel to save her job.

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Saskatchewan

THE PRAIRIES 

A member of Whitefish Lake First Nation #128 (a.k.a. Goodfish Lake) who lives near Saskatoon, Kristy Jackson is encouraging young readers to face their fears with her debut book, Mortified. For fans of Remarkably Ruby and Diary of a Wimpy Kid, comedy and cringe come together in this sweet novel about a young girl who must battle a bad luck curse and all the embarrassing events that come with it.

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NorthernON

NORTHERN ONTARIO

Originally born in the UK, but now living in Ontario, internationally bestselling thriller author Hannah Mary McKinnon is bringing her love of music into her latest thriller that can best be described at Ruth Ware's One by One meets Daisy Jones and the Six. In Only One Survives, we follow the rise and bloody demise of an all female pop-rock group called The Bittersweet, and the lengths some of the members go to hold on to their fame.

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SouthornON

SOUTHERN ONTARIO

Toronto-based thriller writer Linwood Barclay released another instant bestseller this summer with I Will Ruin You, a spine-tingling new novel in which a teacher’s act of heroism inadvertently makes him the target of a dangerous blackmailer who will stop at nothing to get what he wants.

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Quebec

QUEBEC

Born and raised in Montreal, Heather O'Neill is a master of language that is as delicious as cake and serious as a gunshot. This September, she returns with The Capital of Dreams, a breathtaking dark fairy tale of survival and betrayal that only this bestselling novelist, short-story writer, and essayist could create.

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NovaScotia

NOVA SCOTIA

A writer of Mi'kmaq and settler ancestry, Annapolis Valley-based Amanda Peters captivated Canadians with her debut novel The Berry Pickers last year. This summer, she delivers her debut collection of short fiction, Waiting for the Long Night Moon, which describes the Indigenous experience from contact with the first European settlers, to the forced removal of Indigenous children, to the present-day fight for the right to clean water.

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PEI

PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

Amy James has lived in Australia, the Caribbean and the United States, but now calls the east coast of Canada home. A writer known for various YA, adult fantasy, and contemporary romance, Amy returns this winter with A Five-Letter Word for Love, a heartwarming and humorous romance set in Prince Edward Island in which an unlikely couple fall in love over Wordle.

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