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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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A Traveller's History of Canada

A Traveller's History of Canada

by Robert Bothwell

  • HISTORY
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 220 PAGES

A readable and admirably concise march through Canadian history from prehistory to today, including a timeline. (CND82, $14.99)

Toronto's Many Faces

by Tony Ruprecht

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A visitors' guide to Toronto, with a welcome focus on the city's diverse ethnic neighborhoods. (CND140, $34.99)

Moon Handbooks Montreal & Quebec City

Moon Handbooks Montreal & Quebec City

by Sacha Jackson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 411 PAGES

A practical guide in the Moon series, packed not only with travel necessities (hotels, restaurants, sights), but also with a good overview of history and destinations. (CND386, $17.99)

Northeastern USA, Eastern Canada Map

Northeastern USA, Eastern Canada Map

by Michelin

  • 2012
  • MAP

This colorful, double-sided, folded map of Eastern Canada and the United States, at a scale of 1:2,400,000, covers the Great Lakes, south to Washington and Kansas City and north to Winnipeg and New Brunswick. (CND182, $6.95)

 
Fodor's Montreal's 25 Best

Fodor's Montreal's 25 Best


by Fodor's

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

A shirt-pocket guide to Montreal, this slim book includes an excellent map of the center of the city and essential information on its highlights, including restaurant recommendations and sightseeing. (CND41, $11.99)

Fodor's Toronto, With Niagara Falls & the Niagara Wine Region

Fodor's Toronto, With Niagara Falls & the Niagara Wine Region


by Fodor's Travel Publications

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

This practical guide in the popular series is packed with insider information in an easy-to-use format. (CND307, $19.99)

Frommer's Niagara Region

Frommer's Niagara Region


by Louise Dearden

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 245 PAGES

A practical, frequently revised guide to exploring Niagara Falls and surroundings. (CND254, $18.99)

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One

How to Be a Canadian, Even If You Already Are One


by Ian Ferguson | Will Ferguson

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 275 PAGES

A tongue-in-cheek portrait of Canadian people and society, written by two native sons. Not entirely (but mostly) in jest, the book is an insightful look at the Canadian national character. (CND208, $19.95)

Montcalm and Wolfe, The French and Indian War

Montcalm and Wolfe, The French and Indian War


by Francis Parkman | Caleb Carr | John Keegan

  • HISTORY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 640 PAGES

This volume, a reprint of the original 1884 edition by the great Francis Parkman, is an extensively researched account of the French and Indian War and of the great generals Montcalm and Wolfe. (CND16, $24.95)

Niagara Falls (Images of America)


by Daniel Dumych

  • HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER

A photohistory of the town that grew up around the falls, drawn from the archives of the Niagara Library. (CND240, $21.99)

The Day the World Came to Town, 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland

The Day the World Came to Town, 9/11 In Gander, Newfoundland


by Jim Defede

  • HISTORY
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

When thirty-eight jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land in Gander, Newfoundland, on September 11, 2001, due to the closing of United States airspace, the citizens of this small community were called upon to come to the aid of more than six thousand displaced travelers. (CND305, $14.99)

The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War

The War That Made America, A Short History of the French and Indian War


by Fred Anderson

  • HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Anderson (Crucible of War) illuminates relations between the Indians, French and British in 18th-century North America. (USA157, $18.00)

The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson

The Group of Seven and Tom Thomson


by David P. Silcox

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 444 PAGES

The much-loved painters of The Group of Seven helped define Canadian identity, creating iconic images of early 20th-century Canada. This glorious, lovingly produced book show-cases nearly 400 paintings, including influential landscapes, lesser-known portraits, gardens and city scenes, all organized geographically. (CND221, $35.00)

In the Skin of a Lion

In the Skin of a Lion


by Michael Ondaatje

  • LITERATURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 243 PAGES

This richly lyrical, poetic novel by Michael Ondaatje is set in 1920's Toronto and rural Ontario. Its protagonist is a tough woodsman who comes to the rough-and-tumble city. (CND13, $15.00)

Shadows on the Rock

Shadows on the Rock


by Willa Cather

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 229 PAGES

Set at the end of the 17th century in rural Quebec, this beautifully realized novel highlights the struggles of the Parisian widower Auclair and his young daughter to adapt to their new land. (CND10, $14.00)

Surfacing

Surfacing


by Margaret Atwood

  • LITERATURE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 208 PAGES

One of Atwood's earliest novels, a suspenseful yarn where a young woman becomes entangled in affairs, mysteries and the haunting draw of nature as she searches for her missing father on an island off the coast of northern Quebec. (CND224, $14.95)

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz


by Mordecai Richler

  • LITERATURE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 328 PAGES

The book that established Richler as a novelist, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz unfurls amid the bumptious, working-class splendor of Montreal's Plateau neighborhood, once solidly Jewish and more recently home to the city's music scene. (CND263, $10.95)

The Blind Assassin

The Blind Assassin


by Margaret Atwood

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 544 PAGES

Winner of the Booker Prize in 2000, this hauntingly beautiful novel interweaves two disparate strands: one, a murder mystery set in Toronto at the close of WWII; the other, the text of the murdered woman's science fiction novel, which may hold a clue to her death. (CND139, $16.00)

Ontario Wildlife

Ontario Wildlife


by James Kavanagh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PLASTIC CARD

A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered wildlife in Ontario. (CND284, $8.95)

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America

The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America


by David Sibley

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 432 PAGES

A compact, geographically-specific version of the Sibley Guide with all-new range maps, the same glorious illustrations and expanded, extremely valuable descriptions of each bird with status, habitat, range, voice and identifying marks. (USE262, $19.95)

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