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Table of Contents
1. Greetings from Neil
2. News and Announcements
3. Hot Off The Press!
4. Karl's pristine book review
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Caversham Booksellers is very pleased to host a launch for Stephen K. Levine's newest book,  

Philosophy of Expressive Arts Therapy: Poiesis and the Therapeutic Imagination

Please join us from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday, November 11th at Caversham Booksellers, 98 Harbord St. 

RSVP here!
Hello everyone. So we had a fabulous thirtieth birthday party. One of the things we did not think about when sending out our invitations was the variety of automatic email replies. We always expect a decent number of "out of office" replies so they were no surprise. We received two automatic replies that each revealed some sad news. Two of our long term customers have passed away and we did not know. Ken McCallion left us on January 14th last year and Teresa Branco did so on July 14th last year.
Visits from either Teresa or Ken were a beautiful gift to our day whenever they managed to make it in to Caversham. Teresa would usually come in early, often on weekdays, and Ken would usually come in just before (or just after) closing.
Each time Teresa called or visited the store she warmed out hearts with her generous way of communicating as well as with the broad range of topics she investigated that informed her practice. I remember looking forward to when her books would come in so I would get to call and listen her voicemail’s outgoing message. It is not an easy feat to have an outgoing message that warms the hearts of its listeners as well as improving their day but Teresa’s did just that. Even the best voicemail does not hold a candle to the person themselves and this was true with her. Teresa was a gift and she should not be forgotten. 
Ken was an extraordinary person with an inspiring dedication to his work and his clients. He would not rest in his search for books for each of his clients or current areas of study. Sometimes one of us would arrive at the store first thing to find either an email or a voice message from Ken detailing what he was after. You could hear the wheels of his research spinning while he listed the types of resources he needed. The man was a delight.
Neither was here nearly long enough and I am very sorry to have been unaware each of their voids for so many months. Ken and Teresa were two spectacular people. I was gutted when I found out they would never pop in again. Those of us at Caversham who knew them all feel the same and I needn’t dig any further to know that we are not alone.

October was a busy month for us and it was an honour and privilege to have so many people join us for our birthday party. You guys know who you are. For those of you that could not make it please remember that it is you, as well as those that made it, that have held us up for thirty years. 'Ain't no disputing that! 

We did not manage to get everyone to pose but you may be able to ferret out an approximation of the fun had by all at our party.
I am always behind in reading the New Yorker. So I just read a very interesting review of  Benjamin Moser's Sontag and thought I would share it. It just so happens we also have a lovely reissue of Susan Sontag's On Photography as well. 2019 is gonna wrap up something awesome.  
Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?: Big Questions from Tiny Mortals About Death
Caitlin Doughty
Best-selling author and mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition.

Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut’s body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? [More. . .]
How to Catch a Mole: Wisdom from a Life LIved in Nature
Marc Hamer
At once a highly original memoir and an ode to the outdoors, this unexpected—and delightfully strange—book reveals, at its core, a rare vision of the natural world.

Kneeling in a muddy field, clutching something soft and blue-black, Marc Hamer vows he will stop trapping moles—forever. In this earnest, understated, and sublime work of nonfiction literature, the molecatcher shares what led him to this strange career: from sleeping among hedges as a homeless teen, to toiling on the railway, to weeding windswept gardens in Wales. [More. . .]
The Vagina Bible: The Vulva and the Vagina—Separating the Myth from the Medicine
Jen Gunter
From Canadian OB/GYN, women's health advocate and New York Times columnist Dr. Jen Gunter: The Vagina Bible is a comprehensive, accessible antidote to the maelstrom of misinformation around female sexual health, and the ultimate guide to everything a person needs to know about the vagina and vulva. 
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News and Announcements
Upcoming events!
Leading Edge Seminars presents: Doug Smith
Rewriting Stories of Loss and Grief: Effective Counselling Skills in Difficult Situations
November 4 & 5 @ Multi Faith Centre, Toronto

HSJCC Conference - with Stephane Grenier, Jonathan Rudin, Michael Bryant and more
Colouring Outside the Lines: Innovations and Creative Community Responses
Nov 4-6, Hilton Toronto, 145 Richmond St W., Toronto

SickKids CCMH Learning Institute presents Natalie Zlodre
Certificate in Trauma Counselling for Mental Health Professionals: Level 1 Trauma Certificate
Nov 4-5, 18-19, 25-26 @ 114 Maitland Ave, Toronto

Leading Edge Seminars presents two days with Margaret Wehrenberg:
Disrupting Rumination: Changing the Thoughts That Underlie Anxiety and Depression, Nov 7th,
and The New Social Anxiety: Managing the IMpact of Social Media, Gaming, and 24/7 Internet Access, Nov 8th
at Knox Church, 630 Spadina Ave., Toronto

The Consciousness Explorers Club presents Shinzen Young
Happiness Independent of Conditions Nov 9th at the United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto

The Luke Sklar Mental Health Initiative at Holy Blossom Temple presents
Dr. Martin M. Antony: Conquering Anxiety Nov 11th  at 7:00pm 1950 Bathurst St, Toronto

Book Launch for Stephen K. Levine's Philosophy of Expressive Arts Therapy: Poiesis and the Therapeutic Imagination
Nov 11th from 7:00-9:00pm at Caversham Booksellers, 98 Harbord St., Toronto

ONTABA 2019 Annual Conference Nov 14-15
with Dr. Adrienne Perry, Dr. Jonathan Tarbox, Dr. Thomas Szabo, Dr. Nicole Luke and more
Metro Toronto Convention Centre North Building rooms 203, 205, 206

Southlake Regional Health Centre's 16th Annual Dr. L. Morley Smith Mental Health Academic/Clinical Day
Nov 15th, 581 Davis Drive, Newmarket

Ontario Psychological Association's 72nd Annual OPA Conference 
Nov 14-15, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., Toronto

Early Psychosis Intervention Ontario Network
EPION Conference 2019: Partners in Practice and Progress
with Amy Willans, Dr. Chiachen Cheng, Dr. Sean Kidd, Dr. Martin Le Page and more
Nov 19-20, Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W, Toronto

Leading Edge Seminars presents John Briere
Complex Trauma Revisited: An Evolving Model of Emotional, Cognitive and Relational Processing
Nov 21-22, Knox Church, 630 Spadina Ave, Toronto

OAMFT Annual Conference 2019 with Stan Tatkin
PACT: A Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy: Attachment, Arousal Regulation and Neuroscience
Nov 23, YMCA Toronto – 20 Grosvenor St, Toronto

Annual U of T Department of Psychiatry Psychopharmacology Conference
Nov 23, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria St, Toronto

Leading Edge Seminars presents Allan Abbass, MD
The Embodiment of Emotional Disorders: Treating Psychophysiologic Disorders with Short-Term Psychotherapy  Nov 28-29, YWCA, 87 Elm St., Toronto

Leading Edge Seminars presents Colleen Carney, PhD, CPsych
Get Some Sleep: CBT-I for Treating Insomnia and Comorbid Conditions
Dec 2-3 YWCA 87 Elm St, Toronto

Our first ever fall catalogue of featured titles is out! Please let us know if you would like one please 

request a fall catalogue here!
Arrows in a Quiver: From Contact to the Courts in Indigenous-Canadian Relations
James Frideres
Written in an accessible style and ideal for classroom use, Arrows in a Quiver provides an overview of Indigenous-settler relations, including how land is central to Indigenous identity and how the Canadian state marginalizes Indigenous people. Illustrating the various “arrows in a quiver” that Indigenous people use to fight back, such as grassroots organizing, political engagement, and the courts, Frideres situates “settler colonialism” historically and explains why decolonization requires a fundamental transformation of long-standing government policy for reconciliation to occur. The historical, political, and social context provided by this text offers greater understanding and theorizes what the effective devolution of government power might look like.
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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.

Should Robots Replace Teachers?: AI and the Future of Education
Neil Selwyn

Developments in AI, robotics and big data are changing the nature of education. Yet the implications of these technologies for the teaching profession are uncertain. While most educators remain convinced of the need for human teachers, outside the profession there is growing anticipation of a technological reinvention of the ways in which teaching and learning take place.

Through an examination of technological developments such as autonomous classroom robots, intelligent tutoring systems, learning analytics and automated decision-making, Neil Selwyn highlights the need for nuanced discussions around the capacity of AI to replicate the social, emotional and cognitive qualities of human teachers. [More. . .]

White Privilege
Shannon Sullivan

Some embrace the idea of white privilege as an important concept that helps us to make sense of the connection between race and social and political disadvantages, while others are critical or even hostile. Regardless of personal views, it can be difficult to agree on what 'white privilege' even means.

Philosopher Shannon Sullivan cuts through the confusion and cross-talk to challenge what ‘everybody knows’ about white privilege. [More. . .]

The Telemachus Complex: Parents and Children after the Decline of the Father
Massimo Recalcati

Fatherhood today is in crisis. Fathers have gone missing, or have become their children’s playmates, and the symbolic authority of the father has lost its power. What remains of the father today in the wake of this decline, and what should the relation between children and parents now be? 

In addressing these questions, Massimo Recalcati draws inspiration from the story of Telemachus in Homer’s Odyssey. The Telemachus complex is the reverse of the Oedipus complex. [more. . .]

Psychiatry in Primary Care: A concise Canadian pocket guide, Second Edition
David Goldbloom

Psychiatry in Primary Care: A Concise Canadian Pocket Guide is a comprehensive resource that supports the work of primary care practitioners who encounter mental health problems in their everyday practice.

This expanded and updated second edition reflects the latest evidence, using a "just the pearls" approach to providing clinically tested guidance on detecting and managing mental health problems within the primary care context.
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Widen the Window: Training Your Brain and Body to Thrive During Stress and Recover from Trauma
Elizabeth Stanley

A pioneering researcher gives us a new understanding of stress and trauma, as well as the tools to heal and thrive.

We usually think of stress and trauma as separate conditions, but they actually share a neurobiological basis. This groundbreaking book not only lays out how and why we tend to disown trauma, it explains the science of how to direct our attention to widen our windows of resilience, perform under stress, and recover from traumatic experiences. [More. . .]


Anxiety, Stress & Mindfulness: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Wellness
Andrew Safer

Instead of trying to get rid of anxiety and stress, we can change our relationship to them. Mindfulness practice grounds us. Our drama-of-the-moment becomes thoughts and feelings that come and go as we navigate back to now. Awareness wakes us up from automatic pilot, and the mental fog begins to lift. Damaging self-talk begins to lose its authority, and anxiety and stress become less dire and more textured; we can work with them. [More. . .]


Just One Thing Card Deck: 52 Practices for More Happiness, Love and Wisdom
rick hanson

We are so busy these days that it’s great to have just one thing to focus on: a simple practice to reflect on and be inspired by that will gradually strengthen your neural pathways of happiness, love, and wisdom.

These practices are grounded in brain science, positive psychology, and contemplative training. They’re simple and easy to do - and they produce powerful results: bringing you more joy, more fulfilling relationships, and more peace of mind and heart. [More. . .]

The Death of a Butterfly: Mental Health Court Diaries
Richard D. Schneider

Canada has seen a dramatic increase in the numbers of mentally ill people entering the criminal justice system. In Canada and the United States, mental health courts were introduced in the late 1990s as a rehabilitative solution to traditional responses (such as incarceration) that had proven to be ineffective and detrimental to the mentally ill. Recognizing that the criminalization process was neither designed nor intended to address society’s responsibility to the mentally disordered individual, these courts have sought to reverse the misplaced responsibility for the provision of mental health care services. [More. . .]

Blanket Toss Under Midnight Sun: Portraits of Everyday Life in Eight Indigenous Communities
Paul Seesequasis

A revelatory portrait of eight Indigenous communities from across North America, shown through never-before-published archival photographs--a gorgeous extension of Paul Seesequasis's popular social media project.

In 2015, writer and journalist Paul Seesequasis found himself grappling with the devastating findings of Canada's Truth and Reconciliation Commission report on the residential school system. [More. . .]

Are Filter Bubbles Real?
Axel Bruns

There has been much concern over the impact of partisan echo chambers and filter bubbles on public debate. Is this concern justified, or is it distracting us from more serious issues?

Axel Bruns argues that the influence of echo chambers and filter bubbles has been severely overstated, and results from a broader moral panic about the role of online and social media in society. [More. . .]

The Heart of ACT: Developing a Flexible, Process-Based, and Client-Centered Practice Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Robyn D. Walser

In The Heart of ACT, renowned acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) trainer Robyn Walser explores ACT as a process-based therapy incorporating interpersonal, intrapersonal, and overarching and ongoing processes, as well as the integration of six core components of psychological flexibility to connect clinicians to the dynamic and relational implementation of ACT. [More. . .]
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