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Between Friends is a book about the border between Canada and the United States - Canada's official Bicentennial gift to the United States in 1976 - out-of-print (USED) 1st edition - colour photographs - hardcover 14x10 289pg -shelf wear on dj $150.00

Canada West's Last Frontier by Jean Turnbull Elford - history of Lambton County in Ontario, Canada - one of the most complete available - out-of-print 1st edition - b/w photographs - hardcover 11x8.5 189pg $35.00 SOLD OUT

The Canadian Establishment Volume Two - The Aquisitors by Peter Newman - leather bound with slipcase - Canadian History - out-of-print Deluxe leather gift edition - hardcover with slipcase 10x7 517pg $40.00 SOLD OUT

Food and the Gut Reaction by Elaine Gottschall - intestinal health through diet for Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diverticulitis, Celiac Disease, Cystic Fibrosis - includes recipe section  4th printing - glue bound 9x6 143pg  -USED $15.00

Greatcoats and Glamour Boots - Canadian Women at War (1939-1945) by Carolyn Gossage 1st edition - b/w photographs - glue bound 9x6 211pg $20.00

The Seven A.M. Practice - by Roy MacGregor - stories of family life in the arena  1st edition - hardcover 9x6 160pg $15.00 SOLD OUT

Successful Business Writing by Lassor A. Blumenthal - how to write effective letters, proposals, resumes and speeches glue bound 11x8.5 112pg $12.00


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When Your Spouse Dies by Cathleen L. Curry - a concise and practical source of help and advice, dealing with topics including • the stages of grief for adults and children • the expressions of mourning • loneliness and sexuality • networks of support people • financial priorities and planning • good health practices and the importance of spiritual growth to the healing process - 1st edition - glue bound 8x5 127pg $7.00

Ten Lost Years 1929-1939 by Barry Broadfoot- memories of over 600 Canadians who survived the Depression- 8th edition - glue bound 9x6 390pg $8.00

Taylor's Encyclopedia of Gardening by Norman Taylor (Ed.) - USED - a complete garden library in one volume - how and when to plant everything from a window box to a year-round garden- every gardener needs a good plant encyclopedia. And, as the only plant encyclopedia written exclusively for North American gardeners, Taylor’s Encyclopedia of Garden Plants will be as useful twenty years from now as it is today. If a plant can’t be grown on this continent, you won’t find it here. Readers will use this book in a number of ways: as a resource for identifying plants, as a guide to purchasing the best species and cultivars for particular gardening locations and growing conditions, and as an important way to save the cost and disappointment of buying plants that won’t thrive or will overwhelm a garden. Choosing just the right tree or shrub can add the crowning touch to your landscape plan. Here you will find expert information about more than a thousand species of trees, shrubs, roses, bulbs, perennials, annuals, and ground covers. 4th edition - hardcover 10x7 1329pg $25.00

Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew - USED - One of the best selling garden books ever is fresher than ever! Ready to inspire a whole new generation of gardeners. When he created the "square foot gardening" method, Mel Bartholomew, a retired engineer and efficiency expert, found the solution to the frustrations of most gardeners. His revolutionary system is simple: it's an ingenious planting method based on using square foot blocks of garden space instead of rows. Gardeners build up, not down, so there's no digging and no tilling after the first year. And the method requires less thinning, less weeding, and less watering.
"I found a better way to garden, one that's more efficient, more manageable, and requires less work," Bartholomew explains. Not surprisingly, his method quickly received worldwide recognition and has been written up in every major newspaper and gardening magazine. His book, which served as the companion to the nationally acclaimed television series, has sold over 800,000 copies - 1981 hardcover edition - 9x6 347pg $20.00

Sail, Race and Win by Eric Twiname - There are many things to get right in a race-boat preparation, the racing rules, meteorology, tactics, travel logistics and so on. All this makes it easy to forget that winning comes from within and that the most elaborate preparations will fail unless your attitude is right - 1st US edition hardcover 9x6 160 pages $14.00

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale - 10th edition - glue bound 7x4 223pg $4.00

The Pictorial Medical Guide by Forty Specialists- USED - considered a bible of family health and wellness 50 years ago - Dark red hardbound book with gold decoration and lettering on the front. Red pictorial pastedowns and four pages intended for a family registry. Lots of interesting black and white photographs and illustrations depicting medical progress in the 50's. Tear on inside first flyleaf page (Family Register and Family Tree page) - 1952 12th edition - leather bound 7x4 223pg $15.00

A Dictionary of Civil Engineering by John S. Scott - This practical reference book provides a wide range of definitions and information on technical developments throughout the field of civil engineering. 1965 revised edition - glue bound 7x4 348pg $5.00

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Ontario - 200 Years in Pictures by Roger Hall and Gordon Dodds - A celebration of Ontario 1791-1991 - small stain on lower right corner - 1st edition - glue bound 11x8.5 239pg $15.00

The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson - The One Minute Manager reveals three secrets to productive and efficient managing as told through a young man's search for the perfect managing and leading skills. The One Minute Manager is a quick read that emphasizes key points throughout. The message is clear, and implementing the ideas is straight-forward and laid out in the book. This makes it simple to utilize the knowledge and techniques that the one minute manager style offers. The One Minute Manager is an effective tool for developing leadership. - 10th Anniversary edition - glue bound 8x5 111pg $8.00

Dr. Lendon Smith's Low-Stress Diet by Lendon Smith M.D. - a personalized guide to lose weight and beat stress - glue bound 7x4 219pg $3.00

A History of Music in Sarnia & Lambton County by Gladys M. Carswell - 1st edition - glue bound 11x8.5 490pg $30.00

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill - Think and Grow Rich is the number one Inspirational classic for individuals who are interested in learning from important figures in history. The text in this book is the original 1937 edition written by Napoleon Hill, which has often been reproduced, but no updated version has ever been able to compete with the original text. Think and Grow Rich is a timeless classic and should be read by students of business, people with entrepreneurial spirit, and anybody who is interested in furthering their lives and reaching their goals. This book will guided many to success, and has sold millions of copies for nearly three quarters of a century - 15th edition - glue bound 7x4 254pg $5.00

The Fundamentals of Contract Bridge by Charles H. Goren - The Fundamentals Of Contract Bridge offers his famous 'Quizzes to Test Your Mastery, ' as well as concise playing instructions in codified form, guaranteed to improve the skills of any average bridge player - glue bound 7x4 186pg $5.00

The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov- The first Foundation trilogy (Foundation, Foundation and Empire, Second Foundation) won a Hugo Award in 1965 for "Best All-Time Series." It's science fiction on the grand scale; one of the classics of the field - 3 individual books sold as one unit - glue bound 7x4 $5.00 for all 3 SOLD OUT

The Drama of the Gifted Child by Alice Miller - Miller has created a work that reaches into the soul and guides the reader through innermost (sometimes forgotten) memories and details of early life. By showing very clearly how gifted children are often relegated to that back burner of the family because of their own innate self-sufficiency, she paints a vivid picture of unconscious, conditioned manipulation and a common lack of emotional maturity in the part of the parents. The child is essentially denied a self of its own, as the needs of the parent are always paramount.
WARNING: This book is powerful and extremely insightful, but not the informational or educational manual you might expect from the title--it is very personal, and is likely to evoke unexpectedly strong emotions. - glue bound 8x5 118pg

Without Remorse by Tom Clancy - Without Remorse is the epic bestseller Tom Clancy fans have been waiting for. Its hero is a man very familiar to Clancy's readers. His code name is Mr. Clark, and his work for the CIA is brilliant, cold-blooded and efficient... But who is he really? In a harrowing tour de force, Tom Clancy shows how an ordinary man named John Kelly crossed the lines of justice and morality to become the CIA legend Mr. Clark - glue bound 7x4 750pg $5.00

Tales of Power by Carlos Castaneda - In this landmark work, the legendary don Juan concludes the instruction of Castaneda with his most powerful and mysterious lessons in the sorcerer's art. It is a dazzling series of visions that are at once an initiation and a deeply moving farewell - glue bound 7x4 295pg $5.00 SOLD OUT

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A Separate Reality by Carlos Castaneda - Castaneda's monumental work is second in a series based on the spiritual teachings of Don Juan, the Yaqui Indian Sorcerer. Castaneda tells how he returned to Mexico, to don Juan, and to a world of experience no man from Western Civilization had entered before. It is a fascinating journey into the heart of magic - glue bound 7x4 263pg $5.00 SOLD OUT

The Eagle's Gift by Carlos Castaneda - Carlos Castaneda takes the reader into the very heart of sorcery, challenging both imagination and reason, shaking the very foundations of our belief in what is "natural" and "logical." His landscape is full of terrors and mysterious forces, as sharply etched as a flash of lightning on the deserts and mountains where don Juan takes him to pursue the sorcerer's knowledge--the knowledge that it is the Eagle that gives us, at our births, a spark of awareness, that it expects to reclaim at the end of our lives and which the sorcerer, through his discipline, fights to retain. Castaneda describes how don Juan and his party, left this world--"the warriors of don Juan's party had caught me for an eternal instant, before they vanished into the total light, before the Eagle let them go through"--and how he, himself, upon witnessing such a sight, jumped into the abyss. - glue bound 7x4 314pg $5.00 SOLD OUT

The Car Owner's Handbook by Ray Stapley - USED - a common-sense auto book that is in east-to-understand terms - hardcover 9x6 312pg $8.00

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley - Brave New World marked a step in a new direction for Huxley, combining his skill for satire with his fascination with science to create a dystopian (anti-utopian) world in which a totalitarian government controlled society by the use of science and technology. It explorates the pitfalls of linking science, technology, and politics - glue bound 7x4 255pg $5.00 SOLD OUT

Aspects of Antiquity by M.I. Finley - Here in a series of essays are some of the more important questions surrounding ancient societies. From the study of the Ancient Minoans, Crete, Troy, the Cynics, and the decline of the Roman Empire, they are arranged rather chronologically - glue bound 7x4 216pg $5.00 SOLD OUT

Arrow North by G.L. Cassidy - History of the area around Lake Temiskaming in northern Ontario - hardcover 9x6 398pg $15.00

The American Philosopher by Giovanna Borradori - n this lively look at current debates in American philosophy, leading philosophers talk candidly about the changing character of their discipline. The American Philosopher explores the opposition between analytic and continental thought and shows how recent American work has begun to bridge the gap between the two traditions. Borradori's conversations offer an unconventional portrait of the way philosophers think about their work; scholars and students will not be its only beneficiaries, so will everyone who wonders about the current state of American philosophy - glue bound 9x6 177pg $18.00

Alzheimer's Disease by Lenore S. Powell & Katie Courtice - To care for a loved one with Alzheimer's Disease is emotionally and physically draining. This highly-praised book, which grew from a therapist's work with caregivers, explains how caregivers can better communicate with patients and care for their own health. Includes advice on nursing homes, health plans, and patient-choice laws. It addresses the emotional devastation of Alzheimers as well as the physical, legal, and domestic arrangements. There is an entire chapter devoted to anger, another to depression, and another to fear - 9th edition - glue bound 9x6 294pg $10.00

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