7 Highlights from October

7 Highlights from October

October 12, 2022

Following up on last month's highlights, here are 7 titles coming this October that our staff is looking forward to. We want to make sure you're aware of these ones!


Liberation Day


The “best short-story writer in English” (Time) is back with a masterful collection encompassing joy and despair, oppression and revolution, bizarre fantasy and brutal reality, cutting to the very heart of what it means to live in community with our fellow humans.

I'm digging into this one now and have read the first two stories. Each story is wildly different, with engaging concepts and clear moral purpose. I recommend this one.

Beyond the Wand


From the magical moments on set as Draco Malfoy to the challenges of growing up in the spotlight, get a backstage pass into Tom Felton’s life on and off the big screen. 

Every Potterhead I know loves Tom Felton, without fail. This book escaped my notice until recently, so I'm making sure it's on your radar.

Diper Överlöde (Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 17)


In Diper Överlöde, book 17 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley is finding out that the road to fame and glory comes with some hard knocks.

Don't miss the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid! Coming October 25th.

Greywaren (The Dreamer Trilogy #3)


THE MAJESTIC CONCLUSION TO MAGGIE STIEFVATER'S DREAMER TRILOGY. This is the story of the Lynch family. This world was not made for such a family—a family with the power to make a world and break it. If they cannot save each other or themselves, we are all doomed.

The Dreamer Trilogy is bookseller Taylor’s favourite series of all time, and now the final book has arrived.



A young Black girl goes missing in the woods outside her white rust belt town. But she's not the first—and she may not be the last...

For thriller fans, here's one that stands out to us, not least for its exceptional cover design. This one is in store now.



Multi-award-winning scientific futurist Dr. Catherine Ball presents insights into how technology and science are providing answers to many of the challenges the world is facing today—food shortages, war and conflict, the decline in local manufacturing, health and ageing, and global warming—and asks why we are not embracing these technologies more widely. 

I'm looking forward to this one, as it promises an optimistic, in-depth, and fascinating investigation into the possibilities of a world where humans fully embrace technology.

Self-Portrait with Nothing


Orphan Black meets Fringe in a story that reminds us that living our best life sometimes means embracing the imperfect one we already have. Combining a thrilling pan-continental race against time with an authentic and touching personal drama, Self-Portrait with Nothing is an unforgettable debut that explores what it means to be part of a family.

I love a good speculative fiction debut, and their Orphan Black comparison has me intrigued. We have copies on the way here now, and I'm looking forward to checking it out.



All of these books are either in stock or on order at this very moment. You can also choose to order a copy online by clicking the title for the book, and then we’ll let you know when it’s ready. Thanks for taking a look, and we’ll see you again in November with another curated list.