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1.  Greetings from Neil

2.  News and Announcements

3.  Hot Off The Press!

4.  Neil's review of In Tune
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Hello there. My niece introduced me to a movie about a Koala who is trying to save his theatre in San Francisco. I love that movie. 

We have some beautiful new and featured titles this month. The clickities below are just the beginning. The magnificence of all our titles behooves you to investigate the longer list of goodies.

There are many ways to enjoy the reads. You are definitely worthy of owning and operating all of your books in whatever way works for you. Read every word or peruse sections of each title as needed. Flip to the middle and read the introduction last! An individual search for answers should not be affected by the tyranny of pagination and chronology. One's personal library is their very own bespoke think tank. Say you read one book front to back and half way through it reminds you of another book. Away you go to THAT book and you have to jump straight to a chapter in the middle. You find what you need and then you return to the original glorious text that started it all. You leap through your library developing a web of information that is personalized by your own free association and life history. A book collection is the good sleeping dragon. It is through this benevolent beast that you can express yourself while absorbing knowledge that aligns with a search engine that has been forged by your deepest, and most authentic, preferences. 

Please acquire as many books as you wish. Do not give any thought to whether or not you will finish them all. You need them. Your brain needs them. The world needs you. It needs the best you. The world needs you and your books. Sing my lovelies!

If you've been in Toronto a good long time you'll remember many of these shuttered bookshops: Britnell's, SCM, Pages, This Ain't the Rosedale Library, Writers & Co., David Mirvish Books, Longhouse, The Children's Bookstore, Theatrebooks, Edwards, The Book Cellar, Ballenford, Lichtmans—and with a nod to the used and antiquarian shops, Atticus, Abbey Bookshop, About Books, Ten Editions and co.

Now we see Toronto will be home to not even one independent scholarly bookstore. Our colleagues at the Bob Miller Bookroom have taken the decision to close their shop this month. This makes us very sad. Bob Miller managed the SCM Book Room in the Rochdale building, but left in 1975 to establish his own shop, which Carol Vine and Marlene Warnick continued to run superbly well after Bob's retirement.

It is an uncertain time for all independent bookstores and always heartbreaking when contemporaries that one respects must make such a change. One of the things Bob Miller has done best has been the ordering and selling of textbooks for various professors throughout Toronto. If you are teaching a course and in need of a textbook please get in touch with us as we love to do such things. My last two sentences contaminate everything said above it as it comes across as the vulture-like self promotion that it is. I assure you that we would infinitely prefer the Bob Miller Bookroom to remain in business than for us to have any orders for textbooks. We reluctantly advertise what we are able to do, but, regardless of what books we sell to whom, we will miss Bob Miller and that is what sits at the top of our thoughts.

For the full piece by Jamie Bradburn on lost bookstores (orig 2012) visit
Our 2019 Catalogue is absolutely scrumptious. We sent a bunch out to those who asked us to. Did you not get one? Would you like one? please email us here
15% off of all Routledge, Karnac, CRC Press, Psychology Press, Gestalt Press, Speechmark AND Left Coast Press titles.
In the store as well as on the website.
News and Announcements
EMDR Child Specialist Intensive Program Level 1 w/ Ana Gomez, August 11-15 @ Doubletree by Hilton Hotels, Toronto
Leading Edge Seminars presents: EMDR - 5-Day Certification Training w/ Roy Kiessling, August 26-30, Grosvenor YMCA, Toronto

We recently learned that Francine Shapiro passed away. This sad news prompts us to feature our EMDR section. It is on the same bookcase as trauma near the back of the store on the west side.
Passions of Our Time
Julia Kristeva

Julia Kristeva is a true polymath, an intellectual of astonishingly wide range whose erudition and insight have been brought to bear on psychoanalysis, literary criticism, gender and sex, and cultural critique. Passions of Our Time showcases recent essays of Kristeva’s that demonstrate the scope of her capacious intellect, her gifts as a stylist, and the profound contribution of her thought to the challenges of the present. [More. . .]
Hot Off The Press!
Click here a longer list of this month's Newsletter picks and highlights.

Sometimes, with ghosts...
Charlyn Wee

With kind words and charming illustrations, Sometimes With Ghosts... promotes key components of the Mindfulness Self-Compassion program. Young readers will learn that it's okay to have uncomfortable feelings, which in the end aren't so scary after all. [More. . .]

Emotionally Focused Family Therapy: Restoring Connection and Promoting Resilience
James Furrow, Gail Palmer, Susan Johnson, George Faller, and Lisa Palmer Olsen

This revolutionary treatment manual for Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) enables mental health professionals to extend the proven effectiveness of EFT to the multiple relationships and complexities of family life. It offers a theoretical framework that enhances a therapist’s conceptualization of family dynamics through clinical transcripts. [More. . .]

Patricia Leavy

Professor Peyton Wilde has an enviable life teaching sociology at an idyllic liberal arts college--yet she is troubled by a sense of fading inspiration. One day an invitation arrives. Peyton has been selected to attend a luxurious all-expense-paid seminar in Iceland, where participants, billed as some of the greatest thinkers in the world, will be charged with answering one perplexing question. [More. . .]

A Toolkit of Motivational Skills: How to Help Others REACH for Change, Third Edition
Catherine Fuller, Phil Taylor, and Kath Wilson

A Toolkit of Motivational Skills, Third Edition, draws on the latest research to show how the Motivational Interviewing approach can be effectively utilized to draw out and sustain an individual’s internal motivation for behavioral change. [More. . .]

Food Junkies: Recovery from Food Addiction, Second Edition
Vera Tarman

A fact-filled guide to coping with compulsive overeating problems by an experienced addictions doctor who draws on many patients’ stories of recovery.

Overeating, binge eating, obesity, anorexia, and bulimia — Food Junkies tackles the complex, poorly understood issue of food addiction from the perspective of a medical researcher and dozens of survivors. What exactly is food addiction? . [More. . .]

Some of My Friends Are...: The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships
Deborah Plummer

An insightful look at how cross-racial friendships work and fail within American society.

In a U.S. national survey conducted for this book, 70% of respondents strongly agreed that friendships across racial lines are essential to making progress toward improving race relations. However, further polling found that most Americans tend to gravitate towards friendships within their own racial category.[More. . .]

Running Is My Therapy: Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier
Scott Douglas

Longtime runner Scott Douglas marshals expert advice and a growing body of research to show how a consistent running routine can make us happier—and enhance the benefits of talk therapy, antidepressants, and cognitive behavioral therapy. [More. . .]

Surviving Genocide: Native Nations and the United States from the American Revolution to Bleeding Kansas
Jeffrey Ostler

The first part of a sweeping two-volume history of the devastation brought to bear on Indian nations by U.S. expansion

In this book, the first part of a sweeping two-volume history, Jeffrey Ostler investigates how American democracy relied on Indian dispossession and the federally sanctioned use of force to remove or slaughter Indians in the way of U.S. expansion. [More. . .]

The Good Vices: From Beer to Sex, the Surprising Truth About What's Actually Good for You
Harry Ofgang and Erik Ofgang

Being healthy is easier, less expensive, and a whole lot more enjoyable than you think.
Much of the health advice we receive today tells us that in order to be healthy, we must consume a Spartan diet, exercise with the intensity of an Olympic athlete, and take a drug for every ailment. We constantly worry about the foods we should or shouldn't be eating and the medical tests we have neglected to take. [More. . .]

The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep
Guy Leschziner

A renowned neurologist shares the true stories of people unable to get a good night’s rest in The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep, a fascinating exploration of the symptoms and syndromes behind sleep disorders. [More. . .]

Nodding Off: The Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave
Alice Gregory

Sleep is vital to the way we learn, remember and forget, to how we feel about family and partners, our wellbeing, and our mental and physical health. It is essential for life itself. In Nodding Off, renowned sleep researcher Alice Gregory explores every aspect of sleep, from the different stages of sleep and how our sleeping patterns change throughout our lives, to what happens when things go wrong and getting some shut-eye becomes more of a trial than a pleasure. [More. . .]
Allan D. Peterkin and Anna Skorzewska (Eds)
Mindful Colouring: Recovery Stories from Disordered Eating
Michèle Laliberté and Sharon Trottier
In Mindful Colouring, psychologist Dr. Michèle Laliberté of the Eating Disorders Clinic at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, Ont., and art therapist Sharon Trottier have created a book that is at one and the same time a collection of recovery stories from disordered eating, a colouring book filled with pictures inspired by those recovery stories, and a source of encouragement for those facing such challenges themselves. The book is divided into fifteen recovery themes; each theme opens with a therapist’s perspective contributed by Michèle, followed by patients’ own perspectives and recovery stories, reflections from Sharon, and line drawings by Sharon inspired by the patients’ stories and suggestions. At the end of the book is a place where readers can set down their own stories and drawings. [More. . .]
In Tune: Music as the Bridge to Mindfulness
Richard Wolf

To think of Mindfulness as a skill to be honed through daily practice is by no means a new concept. My attention span is very short and Wolf's assertion about working on various skills associated with mindfulness on a daily basis greatly appeals. 
Music is full of notes and, between the notes, there is silence of varying duration—"for every musical notation of the duration of sound there is an equal notation for the duration of silence". Just as it is very easy for a musician to make noise instead of listening it is at least as easy for all of us to do the equivalent in various aspects of daily life. Noisy thoughts and the true appreciation of silence are themes that are constant throughout the book. For example we learn about Miles Davis' lesson to Hancock that he should "evoke silence when playing by listening to the notes he might leave out".
In turn we have listening to silence as an ultimate gateway to mindfulness, music, and a way to digest and consider everything critically. In Tune is somewhat geared towards musicians, and those who are musically inclined, but I would be shocked if there was a soul who was exempt from its benefits.
There was once a snuggly little frog named Afraid. Afraid was lost and staying put in a snow drift. Afraid was eventually found and united with Happy, Sad, Angry, Calm, and Brave.

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