Have a Look: Non-Fiction

November 17, 2018

Take a look at some of our favourite non-fiction picks! These are some of our bestsellers and new releases including everything from personal essays to biographies to political theory and more.

Thumb 1535393759 images

How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

Alexander Chee

From the author ofThe Queen of the Night, an essay collection exploring his education as a man, writer, and activist—and how we form our...

More Info
Thumb 1542473990 images

Just Kids

Patti Smith

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD In Just Kids, Patti Smith’s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never-before-seen glimpse of her...

More Info
Thumb 1536352574 images

All About Love

bell hooks

THE ACCLAIMED FIRST VOLUME IN HER "LOVE SONG TO THE NATION"“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . ....

More Info
Thumb 1542474044 images

Policing Black Lives

Robyn Maynard

Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons,...

More Info
Thumb 1542474108 images

The Argonauts

Maggie Nelson

An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and familyMaggie Nelson'sThe Argonautsis a genre-bending memoir, a work of...

More Info
Thumb 1542474691 images

Abolish Work


Available for the first time in a single volume, the two influential and well-circulated pamphlets that comprise Abolish Work offer cutting-edge class analysis and...

More Info
Thumb 1542474650 as we have always done

As We Have Always Done

Leanne Betasamosake Simpson

Winner: Native American and Indigenous Studies Association's Best Subsequent Book 2017Honorable Mention: Labriola Center American Indian National Book Award 2017Across North America, Indigenous acts...

More Info
Thumb 1539622783 images

Call Them by Their True Names

Rebecca Solnit

“Rebecca Solnit is essential feminist reading.” —The New Republic“Solnit’s exquisite essays move between the political and the personal, the intellectual and the earthy.” —ElleRebecca...

More Info
Thumb 1542474993 images

Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism

Kristen R. Ghodsee

A spirited, deeply researched exploration of why capitalism is bad for women and how, when done right, socialism leads to economic independence, better labor...

More Info
Thumb 1542475022 images

Welcome Home

Lucia Berlin

"As the case with her fiction, Berlin's pieces here are as faceted as the brightest diamond." --Kristin Iversen,NYLONNamed a Fall Read byBuzzfeed, Vulture, NewsdayandHuffPostA...

More Info
Thumb 1536331439 images

I'm Afraid of Men

Vivek Shraya

"Emotional and painful but also layered with humour, I'm Afraid of Men will widen your lens on gender and challenge you to do better....

More Info

Posted by

Kennedy Rooke


Graphic Novels, Kids section at 211