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This is Caversham Booksellers 47th monthly e-newsletter. Each month, we will let you know what we can about various this and thats, as well as some new titles we hope you'll be interested in. Thanks for subscribing!

Table of Contents
1. Greetings from Neil
2. Hot Off The Press!
3. Hours of operation and shipping
4. Xena with Freud

 
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Here on Harbord street many of the parking spaces are being converted into covid-era restaurant patios so all our culinary neighbours can continue to do their best for as many people as safely as is possible. Wiener's Home Hardware is our favourite hardware store. I went there yesterday and the nice man at the front had me stand on a red circle while he went and had a look-see for what I asked for. Once I had my stuff I went to another red circle on the floor for my place in line. It was magnificent. We are working on a plan but we are not at spiffy level yet.   

I have either had the great fortune to see many of our masked regulars during curbside pickups or I have enjoyed hearing their voices as they pickup from one of my colleagues. Both scenarios are a treat I tell you.

I have not had a haircut since October. This is obviously not all the pandemic's fault but I have also appreciated seeing other people with their equally seasoned locks. It is an awesome time for Lord of the Rings fans.

I found three bookstores that are lovely. Each has their own locale and speciality. On Jane street, comfortably south of Annette, is Moonbeam Books. If you continue west you may find Cafe Books in Banff or, if you were heading the other direction, there is Scheherazade Books in St. John, New Brunswick. All of these sanctuaries do different stuff than we do but, if it turns out you live right by any of them and did not know, please go and take a look at their magic. Be it in person, virtually, or a mixture.

One of our splendid regulars is Marina. Marina let me know about a wonderful podcast yesterday. 'Any of you enjoy podcasts? This one is called The Science of Psychotherapy. It is wonderful. I urge you to investigate for yourself. Thank you Marina.

For those of you with your ear to the ground regarding the complete Freud set you may be interested in this somewhat recent interview with Mark Solms. This handsome devil has been revising the complete works of Freud for a bit. The interview is a grand read.

Please stay tuned for more info on events, seminars, and the like from our friends at SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health and Leading Edge Seminars. Summer snooze time is winding to a close you see.

You will be shocked to see that we have not run out of new titles to tell you about. Please take a look at all of them as you will not regret it. A big list is here. Let August be wonderful. Thank you very much for being yourselves.  Here is a joke I learned from my friend Chloé: What do you call a pile of kittens? A Meowntain.

-Newsletter Neil
We have 2-4 gremlins in a locked store from 

9-6 Monday to Saturday 

and we are closed on Sundays.
Our website and phone are both open and we are
shipping and offering pickup with prepaid orders.

It is best to call us once you are outside if you are picking up.

Free shipping in Canada for all orders over $50 (pre-tax). For more details go here if you please.
Our spring catalogue of featured titles is here!
We sent a bunch out already. Perhaps you decided to work from home recently and your catalogue was sent to your workplace? Maybe you have been too shy to ask for one before now?
Your situation is safe with us either way as you can request a copy here or here.
You can also peruse it immediately to the left on our home screen. Not all the way left. . .
Below is a recent post of the new Louis Cozolino from our smouldering instagram account!
Hot Off The Press!
Lots of new arrivals this month! Here is just a sample but please click here to view a (long) list of highlights.

Launching Your Autistic Youth to Successful Adulthood: Everything You Need to Know About Promoting Independence and Planning for the Future
Katharina Manassis 

The transition from high school to adulthood is one of the most challenging times for young people on the autism spectrum. What will happen when all their familiar teachers, educational assistants and friends disappear after graduation? Who will replace them in the adult world? How will they manage this drastic change?

Drawing on her experiences as the mother of a child on the autism spectrum and a child psychiatrist, Katharina Manassis shares common transition-related challenges and offers real solutions for each. The book helps parents and teens plan for every stage of the journey. [More. . .]

We will be proudly and gratefully hosting a virtual launch for this book on August 26th! Please let us know if you would like to sign up!
 

The ACT Workbook for Depression and Shame: Overcome Thoughts of Defectiveness and Increase Well-Being Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Matthew McKay, Michael Jason Greenberg, and Patrick Fanning

Grounded in evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), this workbook will give you the tools to identify and dismiss your core beliefs of personal defectiveness, and build a life based on positive choices and values that bring vitality and a sense of personal fulfillment. [More. . .]

Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization: Psychoanalytic, Social, and Institutional Manifestations
Karyne Messina

Misogyny, Projective Identification, and Mentalization looks at how the psychoanalytic concepts of projective identification and mentalization may explain the construction of society and how they have enabled misogyny to be expressed in social, political and institutional settings. Karyne E. Messina explores how misogyny has affects the perception and treatment of women through analysis of a range of examples of individual women and groups.  [More. . .]

F*ck Like a Goddess: Heal Yourself. Reclaim Your Voice. Stand in Your Power.
Alexandra Roxo

What if your deepest fears and wounds were the KEY to living a turned on, passionate life, sharing your gifts with the world, and having mind-blowing orgasms along the way? And what if you could embrace all of you—all of your messy, wild, raw, sensual self—exactly as you are right now AND still feel good? This is what it means to f*ck like a goddess—literally and metaphorically. To let life make love to you and enjoy every bit, even the parts that hurt, and to find the magic in all of it. And this is your birthright. [More. . .]

Mood Prep 101: A Parent's Guide to Preventing Depression and Anxiety in College-Bound Teens
Carol Landau

Our teenagers are suffering more than ever. College counseling centers are overwhelmed, parents are worried, and mental health issues are increasingly common in young people between the ages of 12 and 20. Parents are particularly concerned about how to help their kids achieve a safe, healthy, and fulfilling college experience in light of soaring rates of depression and anxiety in young people.
[More. . .]

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts, Third Edition
Carol Tavris and Elliot Aronson

When we make mistakes, cling to outdated attitudes, or mistreat other people, we must calm the cognitive dissonance that jars our feelings of self-worth. And so, unconsciously, we create fictions that absolve us of responsibility, restoring our belief that we are smart, moral, and right—a belief that often keeps us on a course that is dumb, immoral, and wrong. [More. . .]

The Great Pretender: The Undercover Mission That Changed Our Understanding of Madness
Susannah Cahalan 

Doctors have struggled for centuries to define insanity--how do you diagnose it, how do you treat it, how do you even know what it is? In search of an answer, in the 1970s a Stanford psychologist named David Rosenhan and seven other people--sane, healthy, well-adjusted members of society--went undercover into asylums around America to test the legitimacy of psychiatry's labels. Forced to remain inside until they'd "proven" themselves sane, all eight emerged with alarming diagnoses and even more troubling stories of their treatment. Rosenhan's watershed study broke open the field of psychiatry, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. [More. . .]

Positive Psychology Arts Activities: Creative Tools for Therapeutic Practice and Supervision
Olena Darewych

With straightforward, step-by-step instructions, each chapter includes an overview of a positive psychology concept, followed by associated arts activities, and case examples illustrating the activities' uses in therapy and supervision. Also included are post-activity guiding questions to promote a dialogue between therapist and client, and suggestions for adapting the activities for clients to utilize outside the therapy room. [More. . .]

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man
Mary Trump

In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric. [More. . .]

Treating Individuals with Addictive Disorders: A Strengths-Based Workbook for Patients and Clinicians
Donald Meichenbaum

Integrating client stories, research and evidence-based strategies, this Workbook offers educational information, clinical tools and coping techniques to assist addiction patients on the journey toward recovery.

Chapters include psycho-educational information on the science behind addiction and examine how patients engaging in resilience behaviors can alter brain functions. [More. . .]

How Do You Feel?: An Interoceptive Moment with Your Neurobiological Self
A. D. Craig

How Do You Feel? brings together startling evidence from neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry to present revolutionary new insights into how our brains enable us to experience the range of sensations and mental states known as feelings. Drawing on his own cutting-edge research, neurobiologist Bud Craig has identified an area deep inside the mammalian brain—the insular cortex—as the place where interoception, or the processing of bodily stimuli, generates feelings.  [More. . .]

Kari, Matt, Capstone eh? Xena keeps this freshly published, deluxe edition, of Freud's Interpretation of Dreams ready for when she wakes up from her nap. After indulging in various cassettes, mainly a-ha's Hunting High and Low, while sleeping to dream, she must investigate the whole experience — in-depth-like — once her little eyes open.
This is Caversham Booksellers' 47th monthly e-newsletter. Thank you for reading.
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