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RE:BOOKS Publishing Celebrates Independent Bookstore Day with Diverse Lineup

In celebration of Independent Bookstore Day, RE:BOOKS Publishing, a prominent independent publishing house based in Toronto, is set to release a diverse lineup of captivating titles, reaffirming its commitment to supporting local bookstores and amplifying a wide range of voices in literature.

Among the highly anticipated releases is “WHITE” by Aviva Rubin, a gripping psychological drama that explores themes of identity, family, and the transformative power of breaking free from hateful beliefs. This thought-provoking novel promises to captivate readers with its compelling narrative and nuanced characters.

Additionally, “Just Gone: Stories of Persecution for Love and Life” by Jo DeLuzio sheds light on the struggles faced by LGBTQ+ individuals fleeing persecution in their home countries, offering a collection of poignant interviews that demand attention and empathy.

For parents seeking guidance and humor in the chaotic journey of raising children, “How To Train Your Little Monkeys” by Lainy Miller provides an entertaining and insightful perspective drawn from the author’s experience as a zoologist-turned-parent.

In the realm of heartfelt fiction, “The Best Way to Die” by Dr. Courtney Manser delves into the emotional complexities of terminal illness and end-of-life care, offering a poignant exploration of love, loss, and acceptance.

On the lighter side, “Wife by the Hour” by Gail Treasure weaves a tale of unexpected connections and personal growth, while “The Acquisition of Elizabeth Grace” by Gwen K. Harvey promises intrigue and mystery as it unravels the secrets of a family’s past.

Rounding out the lineup, “Yellow Birds” by Karen Green offers a poignant coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of a nomadic lifestyle, while “CATS” by Pamela Wallin celebrates the unique bond between humans and their feline companions with warmth and humor.

In a statement, RE:BOOKS emphasized its dedication to championing diverse voices and stories, highlighting the importance of independent bookstores as cultural anchors in communities.


Independent Bookstore Day is not only an occasion to celebrate the vibrant literary community in Toronto but also a reminder of the vital role independent publishers like RE:BOOKS play in fostering diversity and inclusivity in literature. The lineup of titles released by RE:BOOKS reflects a commitment to amplifying marginalized voices and addressing pressing social issues, enriching the literary landscape and sparking meaningful conversations among readers. As we celebrate the power of storytelling, let us also recognize the invaluable contributions of independent bookstores in nurturing a love for reading and fostering connections within our communities.

Tiana Squire

Tiana Squire is our Leisure and Lifestyle Writer, dedicated to covering a wide array of topics including restaurants & bars, fashion, travel and tourism, family events and entertainment. With a passion for exploring and sharing the best in leisure experiences, Tiana brings her unique perspective and enthusiasm to each piece she writes. For inquiries or feedback, contact Tiana at tiana.squire@gtaweekly.ca.

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