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The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original studies undoing our assumptions about the decision-making process.
Thank You for Being Late by Thomas L. Friedman We all sense it - something big is going on. You feel it in your workplace. You feel it when you talk to your kids. You can't miss it when you read the newspapers or watch the news. Our lives are being transformed in so many realms all at once - and it is dizzying.
Moonglow by Michael Chabon Following on the heels of his New York Times-bestselling novel Telegraph Avenue, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Michael Chabon delivers another literary masterpiece: a novel of truth and lies, family legends, and existential adventure-and the forces that work to destroy us.
The Marriott Cell by Mohamed Fahmy Award-winning journalist Mohamed Fahmy's widely anticipated account of his wrongful incarceration in Cairo's maximum-security Scorpion Prison for terrorists and political leaders, and his subsequent battle for justice, opens a remarkable window onto the closed world of Islamic fundamentalism and the bloody geopolitical struggles that dominate our headlines.
The Reckoning by Nathan Greenfield Following on the heels of his book The Forgotten comes a new book about the lives of Canadian prisoners of war in the First World War.   Meet Nathan at Perfect Books on Sunday, December 11th from 1 to 3 p.m.

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The Sellout by Paul Beatty


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A biting satire about a young man's isolated upbringing and the race trial that sends him to the Supreme Court, Paul Beatty's The Sellout showcases a comic genius at the top of his game.


New Title

The Reckoning by Nathan Greenfield

ReckoningFollowing on the heels of his book The Forgotten comes a new book about the lives of Canadian prisoners of war in the First World War.


Meet Nathan at Perfect Books on Sunday, December 11th from 1 to 3 p.m.


New Title

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Do Not SayCongratulations to Madeleine Thien on being awarded the prestigious Giller Prize (as well as the Governor General's Award and her nomination for the Man Booker Prize). At Perfect Books, we had an inkling that this may occur and we have lots of copies on hand!


Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate.


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News and Events

Christmas Week Hours Extended!!

We'll remain open until 9 p.m. from Monday, December 19th through Friday December 23rd. On Christmas eve, we'll be open from 10 until 4 p.m.


William McElligott's new Ottawa book - December 17th

Wille has once again created a treasure for all of us who like to brag about this beautiful city. And we're fortunate to be able to host Willie again on Saturday, December 17h, at Perfect Books from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This is your chance to acquire a signed first edition copy of a stunning keepsake. Check out the cover here and came and see the book in our store.


Governor General's Award Winners

Seven wonderful titles were chosen and are now proudly displayed in the store. Check them out with this link.


Nathan Greenfield - The Reckoning

We're delighted to welcome our friend and local historian Nathan Greenfield to the store on Sunday, December 11th from 1 to 3 p.m. He will be signing copies of his new book, The Reckoning (Harper Collins Canada). The signed copy will make an excellent book for the history buff in the family.

Notable Books

We've made a determined effort to have in stock a great many of the New York Times list of notable books for 2016 as well as the Globe & Mail's top 100 books of 2016. We think you'll be impressed and we hope you'll be inspired



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