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  • Memory Power 101

    A Comprehensive Guide to Better Learning for Students, Businesspeople, and Seniors

    by W. R. Klemm ...
    Today, younger and older people alike are worried about their memories. Billions of dollars are spent each year on herbs, vitamins, and drugs that can supposedly help you build a better memory or protect the skills you have. With over 200 well-researched tips and 300 scholarly references, Memory Power 101 can do what no pill can—help students get better grades, aid professionals in essential ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • The Everything Everyday Math Book

    From Tipping to Taxes, All the Real-World, Everyday Math Skills You Need

    All the math basics you'll ever need!It's not too late to learn practical math skills! You may not need to use quadratic equations very often, but math does play a large part in everyday life. On any given day, you'll need to know how long a drive will take, what to tip a waiter, how large a rug to buy, and how to calculate a discount. With The Everything Everyday Math Book, you'll get a refresher ... Read more

    $17.99 CAD $1.99 CAD

  • This Victorian Life

    Modern Adventures in Nineteenth-Century Culture, Cooking, Fashion, and Technology

    Part memoir, part micro-history, this is an exploration of the present through the lens of the past.We all know that the best way to study a foreign language is to go to a country where it's spoken, but can the same immersion method be applied to history? How do interactions with antique objects influence perceptions of the modern world?From Victorian beauty regimes to nineteenth-century bicycles, ... Read more

    $24.99 CAD

  • The Making of Us

    A Novel

    by Lisa Jewell ...
    From the New York Times bestselling author of Then She Was Gone comes a “compelling and heartbreaking” (Jojo Moyes) novel about three strangers who are brought together by the father they never knew.Lydia, Dean, and Robyn don’t know one another. Yet. Each is facing difficult challenges. Lydia is still wearing the scars from her traumatic childhood. Wealthy and successful, she leads a lonely and ... Read more

    $9.99 CAD

  • The Emotion Amplifier Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Stress and Volatility

    Series Book 10 - Writers Helping Writers
    Welcome to the 2nd edition of Emotion Amplifiers—expanded and updated!Characters who are in control of their emotions rarely slip up, which makes for boring reading. To avoid that pitfall, channel your dark side and introduce stress that will make it harder for them to think clearly. Your weapon of choice? An amplifier. Pain, arousal, dehydration—conditions and states like these make it difficult ... Read more

    $8.73 CAD

  • Ask A Historian

    50 Surprising Answers to Things You Always Wanted to Know

    by Greg Jenner ...
    'Brilliantly funny' SHAPARAK KHORSANDI'Immensely enjoyable' BBC HISTORY MAGAZINE'Every page contains delights' LINDSEY FITZHARRISWhy is Italy called Italy? How old is curry? How fast was the medieval Chinese post system? How do we know how people sounded in the past? Who invented maths?Responding to fifty genuine questions from the public, Greg Jenner takes you on an entertaining tour through ... Read more

    $3.99 CAD

  • Thinking in Systems

    A Primer

    In the years following her role as the lead author of the international bestseller, Limits to Growth—the first book to show the consequences of unchecked growth on a finite planet— Donella Meadows remained a pioneer of environmental and social analysis until her untimely death in 2001.Meadows’ newly released manuscript, Thinking in Systems, is a concise and crucial book offering insight for ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD

  • 51 Must Know Facts About Brain

    by GP Editors ...
    Series Book 1 - 51 Must Know Facts
    The human brain is extraordinary. It is the body’s control centre. We must know how neurons work, how the brain develops, how it controls movement and perceives the senses, what happens during sleep, and how language, learning, and memory are developed. Technology is finally unlocking the secrets of the brain. It is explaining why we behave the way we do. It is helping experts develop new methods ... Read more

    $0.99 CAD

  • 51 Must Know Facts About Heart

    by GP Editors ...
    Series Book 2 - 51 Must Know Facts
    Heart is one of the most iconic organs in our body. It is the hardest working muscle. It powers the entire circulatory system—constantly transporting oxygen, nutrients, waste, heat, hormones and immune cells throughout the body. For most of history, humans had no idea what purpose the heart served. Although everyone could feel their own heart beating, it wasn’t always clear what each thump was ... Read more

    $0.99 CAD

  • The Tanglewood Wedding Shop

    A gorgeously heart-warming and fun romance

    by Lilac Mills ...
    Series Book 3 - Tanglewood Village series
    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something untrue…Edie has enough on her plate keeping her tyrannical boss happy at Moira’s Wedding Shop. So when society bride Tia begs Edie to design her wedding dress – and keep it a secret from the domineering mother-in-law to be – Edie reluctantly says ‘I will’ to making Tia’s dream come true. If her deception is found out, though, it would ... Read more

    $4.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Five Commandments of Storytelling

    Series Book 11 - Beat
    Your story is important. It's your opportunity to captivate readers and deliver a message that will change their lives forever. But somehow, it's just not working. You've written multiple drafts and tried lots of "tips and tricks." But time and again, readers aren't connecting with your characters and the ideas you want to share.You want readers to care deeply about your story. You want to capture ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • The Trouble with Being Born

    by E. M. Cioran ...
    Translated by Richard Howard ...
    In this volume, which reaffirms the uncompromising brilliance of his mind, Cioran strips the human condition down to its most basic components, birth and death, suggesting that disaster lies not in the prospect of death but in the fact of birth, "that laughable accident." In the lucid, aphoristic style that characterizes his work, Cioran writes of time and death, God and religion, suicide and ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • The Moonstone

    In Wilkie Collins' "The Moonstone," a priceless diamond, steeped in legend and intrigue, becomes the focal point of a gripping tale of mystery and deception. Set in Victorian England, this classic novel follows the quest to recover the stolen gemstone, weaving together multiple narratives, twists, and turns, as characters grapple with secrets, suspicions, and unexpected alliances. As the search ... Read more

    $0.99 CAD

  • Ultimate Star Wars, New Edition

    The Definitive Guide to the Star Wars Universe

    Every significant Star Wars character, creature, location, battle, droid and vehicle: one ultimate encyclopedia.Packed full of information, stunning images, and now fully updated to include The Last Jedi, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: Resistance, plus an exclusive look at The Rise of Skywalker.All the saga's iconic characters are here, from Darth Vader to Ponda Baba and Leia to Luminara ... Read more

    $19.99 CAD $3.99 CAD

  • Etiquette Guide to Japan

    Know the rules that make the difference!

    Farewell to faux pas!Minding your manners is an acquired skill, but what serves you well elsewhere could trip you up in Japan. Save yourself possible embarrassment with Etiquette Guide to Japan. An inside look at Japanese social graces, it answers all the questions of the thoughtful traveler. Extensive, specific information on Japanese business etiquette assists readers traveling to Japan for ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • The Story Microscope

    The Surprising Way a Spreadsheet Can Save Your Manuscript

    Series Book 10 - Beat
    You're a writer with 1,001 questions about how to fix your manuscript and you want answers.It's hard to see your whole story in enough detail to find all the problems, much less craft the best solutions. After months of effort, you're deep inside the characters and plot so you need a tool that's objective-something to magnify and explain each scene and show you how they all connect.The best way to ... Read more

    $10.99 CAD

  • The List

    Shout Your Dreams Out Loud to Make Them Come True

    Refreshingly honest, fast-paced, and full of humor, The List is full of practical advice and inspiration that will help you achieve your goals. Already an international bestseller, the book began as a list of 10 things the author wanted to accomplish in 400 days. He posted the list on his blog and asked for help-and within 24 hours was overwhelmed by responses. The key idea is as simple as it is ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD

  • All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel by Anthony Doerr | Conversation Starters

    by dailyBooks ...
    All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr | Conversation StartersA Brief Look Inside:All the Light We Cannot See, the second novel from Anthony Doerr, takes place duringWorld War II.It tells the story of a young, blind girl living in Paris with her father. The pair must escape as the War nearsParis, but not without takingthe precious, and highly sought after, Sea of Flames. Marie-Laure and her ... Read more

    $5.49 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How Not To Shop

    A laugh-out-loud, feel-good romantic comedy

    by Carmen Reid ...
    Series Book 3 - The Annie Valentine Series
    'I loved her then, I love her now. Annie's back and she's better than ever! Fun, feel good and feisty - Annie Valentine is the woman you want to share a cocktail with!' Portia MacIntoshHer passion is fashion... but she's on a budget!Personal shopper Annie Valentine is about to hit the big time: presenting a glamorous TV makeover series! This is it for Annie and her little family. No more scrimping ... Read more

    $4.99 CAD $0.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Greek Myths

    (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

    by Robert Graves ...
    Series series Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition
    Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audienceAnd, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths, he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is “no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons.” His work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the creation myths; the legends ... Read more

    $16.99 CAD $6.99 CAD

  • The Personal Shopper

    A laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from bestseller Carmen Reid

    by Carmen Reid ...
    Series Book 1 - The Annie Valentine Series
    'Fun, feel good and feisty - Annie Valentine is the woman you want to share a cocktail with!' Portia MacIntoshThere's just one accessory Annie Valentine can't find...the perfect man!Meet Annie Valentine: stylish, savvy, multi-tasker extraordinaire. As a personal shopper in a swanky London store, Annie can be relied on to solve everyone's problems . . . except her own.Because as a busy single mum ... Read more

    $3.99 CAD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Let's Talk About Aging Parents: A Real-Life Guide to Solving Problems with 27 Essential Conversations

    Caring for an aging parent can raise a host of tricky questions, but these conversation-starting scripts, plus expert advice, will help you and your parent find answers.Age-proofing an older relative’s living space, figuring out powers of attorney, spotting and dealing with signs of dementia, asking them to give up the car keys or consider assisted living . . . the first step toward tackling these ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD

  • The Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World with Kids 2023

    Series series Unofficial Guides
    Save time and money with in-depth reviews, ratings, and details from the trusted source for a successful Walt Disney World family vacation.How do some guests get on the big, new attraction in less than 20 minutes while others wait for longer than 2 hours—on the same day? Why do some families pay full price for their visit when others can save hundreds of dollars? In a theme park, every minute and ... Read more

    $23.99 CAD

  • The Silva Mind Control Method

    by José Silva ...
    The revolutionary program that teaches you how to use meditation and visualization to change your life.First published in 1978, The Silva Mind Control Method has helped millions of people create better, happier, and more successful lives. Based on the extraordinary course pioneered by José Silva in the 1960s, this accessible guidebook uses meditation and visualization to help you alleviate stress, ... Read more

    $18.99 CAD