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Secret Path
Gord Downie
Paperback | Oct 2016
in store $26.99
Margaret Atwood
Hardcover | Oct 2016
in store $29.95
We Found a Hat
Jon Klassen
Hardcover | Oct 2016
in store $21.99
Small Great Things
Jodi Picoult
Hardcover | Oct 2016
in store $32.00
Precious and Grace
Alexander Mccall Smith
Hardcover | Oct 2016
in store $29.95
Yiddish for Pirates
Gary Barwin
Paperback | Oct 2016
in store $21.00
My Name Is Lucy Barton
Elizabeth Strout
Paperback | Oct 2016
in store $22.00
The Seven Prequels Boxed Set
Orca Book Publishers
Paperback | Sep 2016
in store $59.95
Wilbur Smith
Paperback | Oct 2016
in store $24.99
The Flame Bearer
Bernard Cornwell
Paperback | Oct 2016
in store $22.99

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2016 Governor General's Literary Award WinnersSee more

The winners for the 2016 Governor General's Literary Awards have been announced! This year marks the 80th anniversary of the awards, which are presented by the Canada Council for the Arts.

Below are the winners for each of the seven English Language categories in the annual prize: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, young people's literature (text), young people's literature (illustrated books), drama and translated books.


Paul Beatty wins Man Booker Prize 2016!See more
IFOA Port Hope - Lit On TourSee more
Thursday, November 3 @ 7 pm
Mary J. Benson Branch,
Port Hope Public Library
International Festival of Authors presents readings and Q&A with three writers of mysteries:
Shari Lapena, The Couple Next Door
How well do you know the couple next door? Or your husband? Or even—yourself? People are capable of almost anything…
Robert Rotenberg, Strangle Hold
When the Detective Becomes the Accused…
Liam Card, Stopgap
A recently deceased grieving spirit decides to rid the world of violent crime and becomes the most notorious killer in history.

Book sales will follow the readings.
Tickets $10. available at Port Hope Public Library, Furby House Books and online.

Michael Enright and Robert Bothwell
in a pop-up forum just before the US election

Hillary, Donald & US

Sunday, November 6 ,2–4 pm, St Mark’s Church, 51 King Street, Port Hope
Michael Enright host of CBC Radio One's "The Sunday Edition" and is the CBC's resident expert on US presidential races. He has covered ten US presidential conventions.
Robert Bothwell is a professor of international relations at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto,and a much-published expert on Canada-US relations.
Karin Wells the moderator is a radio  journalist. 

Book sales will follow the readings.
Tickets $10. available at the door only.

Presented by Northumberland Learning Connection, Sponsored by Port Hope Public Library & Furby House Books

Horizons' 22nd Writers & Friends Literary Afternoon Sunday, November 13See more


This is going to be a grand affair to celebrate Horizons’ 22nd Writers and Friends.  

Guest authors are Wayne Johnston, Madeleine Thien, and Jane Urquhart, reading from their award-winning works.

Early Bird price is only $90,with $65 charitable tax receipt, if you purchase your tickets before October 17th

Tickets may now be purchased online at or by calling the Horizons office, 905-372-5483. After October 17th tickets will be $100 ($75 charitable tax receipt) and also available at Furby House Books on Walton Street in Port Hope.

Sunday November 13th, 1 pm
Trinity College School, 55 Deblaquire St N, Port Hope

2016 Kirkus Prize FinalistsSee more

The Kirkus Prize is one of the richest literary awards in the world, with a prize of $50,000 (US) bestowed annually. The Prize has three categories: the Kirkus Prize for Fiction, the Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction and the Kirkus Prize for Young Readers’ Literature. The winners will be selected on November 3, 2016, by an esteemed panel composed of nationally respected writers and highly regarded booksellers, librarians and Kirkus critics.

2016 Giller Prize ShortlistSee more

The Scotiabank Giller Prize strives to highlight the very best in Canadian fiction year after year. The prize awards $100,000 annually to the author of the best Canadian novel or short story collection published in English and $10,000 to each of the finalists. The Prize ceremony will air on CBC Television November 7th. 

2016 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize FinalistsSee more

Writers’ Trust Announces Finalists for 20th Anniversary Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize!

New and veteran voices featured on landmark year’s shortlist.The Writers’ Trust of Canada has revealed this morning the finalists for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, recognizing writers of the year’s best novel or short story collection. The prize is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.

The prizewinner will be announced at the Writers’ Trust Awards Ceremony in Toronto on November 2.

The five finalists are:
Coming SoonSee more



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Furby House Books is now offering fax and copy services.
The cost is $2 per page. Cash only.