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Topical Lists
Recent Awards
Updates for Untitled Books
Canadian & US Best Selling Titles
Upcoming Movies
Upcoming TV Series
Upcoming Music
New Selection Lists
On-Shelf Dates
Seasonal Electronic Archives





 Fall 2020 Drop-Ins


SLIST 43744




 CBC Canada Reads Winner 2020


SLIST 43758




 Inhabit Media Traditional Inuit Myths and Legends


Inuit traditional stories have been passed on from person to person for generations in the Arctic. These stories are part of Inuit oral history and could include cautionary tales, stories of how the world and all its inhabitants were created, experiences with supernatural beings, or stories that chronicle great journeys. These stories are encoded with traditional knowledge and Inuit values.


SLIST 43742

PDF Catalogue




 Indigenous Voices Award Winners 2020


Please click here to open the Word document.




 E-Mail Invoices


LSC has been reviewing various aspects of its services, attempting to find efficiencies and ways that we can be more environmentally responsible. Precautions against COVID have accelerated many of these reviews, to find ways to limit touch points and unnecessary materials delivered between us to you. Such a service are invoices.


While PDF copies of invoices have been available via the ADMIN Console for many years, it has remained standard to include paper copies of invoices in shipments. Many libraries, since reopening, have requested that we cease this practice, as it creates an artifact that must be touched by multiple people in an organization, and a potential vector for contamination. Many publishers have also made this switch, and it is becoming more an industry norm.


LSC has begun to send digital, PDF copies of invoices to several libraries since reopening. By October LSC will be moving to digital invoices as standard practice. Rather than being printed upon shipment, the invoice will be automatically emailed to any designated person when the shipping invoice is created.  Please note, the physical shipment will usually arrive the following week. The invoices will also remain available as a PDF in the ADMIN console.


We know that some customers use invoices as packing slips. We would point out that the emailed copies can be used as packing slips in the same way, and as many designated email address can be included to receive the invoice (receiver, manager, direct to city accounting, etc). We are happy to work with your individual needs regarding recipients, format, etc.


If you wish to continue to receive paper invoices included in your shipment, please let us know by Sept 30th. 




Little People, Big Dreams


Due to library interest, we have gathered together all of the current titles in the Little People, Big Dreams series.  Check it out in SLIST 43553.





Publication Updates


Title Update


The MTO Official Air Brake Handbook 2018  has been out of stock since early January.  All existing orders have been cancelled with no current date of reprint.





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Recent Awards


Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for political Writing Shortlist 2020

SLIST 43815


Booker Prize Longlist 2020

SLIST 43800


Sheila Barry First Annual Best Canadian Picturebook of the Year Award Shortlist 2020

SLIST 43740


Taste Canada Awards Shortlist 2020

SLIST 43741


Pat Lowther Memorial Award Winner 2020

How She Read by Chantal Gibson



Sunburst Award Shortlist 2020

SLIST 43739


CILIP Carnegie Medal Winner 2020

Lark by Anthony McGowan



CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal Winner 2020

Tales from the Inner City by Shaun Tan



Booker Prize Shortlist 2020

SLIST 43737


Caldecott Medal Winner 2020

The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander, illus. Kadir Nelson



Griffin Poetry Prize Winners

SLIST 43736


Trillium Book Award Winners

Trillium Book Award

Shut Up You're Pretty by Tea Mutonji


Prix Litteraire Trillium

Crevaison en corbillard by Paul Ruban


Trillium Book Award for Poetry

Unmeaningable by Rosanna Bennett

Prix de poesie Trillium

Premier quart by Veronique Sylvain

9782897441975 44th Annual First Novel Award

The Dishwasher by Stephane Larue (trans. Pablo Strauss)
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League of Canadian Poetry Awards Winners 2020

SLIST 43660


Pulitzer Prize Winners 2020

SLIST 43661


TD Summer Reading Top 10 Recommended Reads 2020

SLIST 43259



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Topical Lists


Girls in STEM

SLIST 43746


Girls in Science

SLIST 43750


Pride 2020 - LGBTQ+

SLIST 43555


Cooking April-August 2020

SLIST 43476


Gardening April-August 2020

SLIST 43485


Grief and Grieving

SLIST 43157



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Updates for Untitled Books - August 2020


In response to library requests, LSC will now be posting monthly updates for untitled books,

so that libraries can update their own records before release date. 

Click here for the latest titles.


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Canadian & US Best Selling Titles - August 10, 2020

To help our libraries spruce up their collections with bestselling titles, we will be putting together weekly SLISTs. 

For a printable Word document, please click here.


39108 Best Selling Fiction in Canada
39109 Best Selling Non-Fiction in Canada
39107 Best Selling Canadian Fiction
39106 Best Selling Canadian Non-Fiction
39111 Best Selling Fiction in the US
39110 Best Selling Non-Fiction in the US



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Upcoming TV Releases


Indicates new titles added to the list this week.



Title Genre Rating Format PCN List Price Selling Price


August 11, 2020

Blacklist: Season 7 Crime Drama NR





Gold Digger: Season 1 Drama NR





NCIS: New Orleans, the Sixth Season Crime Drama NR






August 18, 2020

Batwoman: the Complete First Season Action NR





Blue Bloods: the Tenth Season Crime Drama NR





S.W.A.T.: Season Three Action NR





Terror: Infamy, Season 2 Horror NR






August 25, 2020

Chicago Fire: Season Eight Action NR





Chicago Med: Season Five Action NR





Endeavour: the Complete Seventh Season Crime Drama NR









Flash: the Complete Sixth Season Action NR









SEAL Team: Season Three Action NR






September 1, 2020

Magnum P.I.: Season Two Action NR





Young Sheldon: the Complete Third Season Comedy NR







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Upcoming CD Releases


Indicates new titles added to the list this week.

Artist Title Genre PCN List Price Selling Price


Available Now

Bush Kingdom Rock 3938587 $17.99 $12.41
John Legend  Bigger Love R&B 3938586 $16.99 $12.32
Alanis Morrisette Such Pretty Forks in the Road Pop 3949989 $16.99 $12.56
Luke Bryan  Born Here Live Here Die Here Country 3949991 $16.99 $11.22


August 14, 2020

Katy Perry  Smile Pop 3955336 $15.99 $11.22


August 21, 2020

The Killers  Imploding the Mirage Rock 3955335 $14.99


Tim McGraw Here on Earth Country 3955337 $16.99





New Selection Lists

Library Services Centre is currently creating Selection Lists based on items reviewed in periodicals. Please feel free to send suggestions on reviews you would like to see listed to Jamie Quinn, Customer Experience Manager.



Slist Title Due Date # of Titles


C&T Publishing - Fall 2020

Dec 11, 2020 46


Herald Press - 2020

Dec 11, 2020 14


Biblioasis Fall 2020

Dec 11, 2020 13


Wolsakand Wynn - Fall 2020

Dec 11, 2020 4


Allison & Busby - July-Dec 2020

Dec 11, 2020 30


Seven Stories Press - Fall 2020

Dec 11, 2020 15


Workman Publishing - Fall 2020

Dec 11, 2020 15


Bloomsbury Childrens - Fall 2020

Dec 11, 2020 40



On-Shelf Dates for August 2020


Please note that prior to the on-shelf date listed, all copies of the following titles must be kept secure and may not be placed on shelving or any display area or loaned to any person, customer or otherwise.

Thank you for your cooperation.


Title ISBN/Binding Author Shelf Date
Blood in the Water: A True Story of Revenge in the Maritimes 9780735238053 pb Silver Donald Cameron 08/11/2020
Boy in the Field 9780062946393 ha Margot Livesey 08/11/2020
Choppy Water/(Stone Barrington #54) 9780593188293 ha Stuart Woods 08/11/2020
Choppy Water/large print (Stone Barrington #54) 9780593294789 pb Stuart Woods 08/11/2020
Hollow Ones/10 compact discs, unabridged 9781478999379 tc Guillermo del Toro 08/11/2020
Lone Jack Trail/(Neah Bay #2) 9780316448758 ha Owen Laukkanen 08/11/2020
Mirage/(Web Shifter's Library #2) 9780756415600 ha Julie Czerneda 08/11/2020
My Lies, Your Lies 9780062906618 pb Susan Lewis 08/11/2020
No Offense/(Little Bridge Island #2) 9780063007123 ha Meg Cabot 08/11/2020
No Offense/(Little Bridge Island #2) 9780062890078 pb Meg Cabot 08/11/2020
Private Cathedral/(Dave Robicheaux #23) 9781982151683 ha James Lee Burke 08/11/2020
Private Cathedral/10 compact discs, unabridged (Dave Robicheaux #23) 9781797111636 tc James Lee Burke 08/11/2020
Say No More/(Sacramento #2) 9781984805300 ha Karen Rose 08/11/2020
Say Your Word, Then Leave: the Assassination of Jamal.../PUB POSTPONED 9780062956835 ha Karen Attiah 08/11/2020
Then She Vanished/(Roland Ford #4) 9780525537670 ha T. Jefferson Parker 08/11/2020
Then She Vanished/9 compact disc, unabridged 9780593211793 tc T. Jefferson Parker 08/11/2020
Three Women Disappear/large print, PUB CANC 9781538752180 pb James Patterson 08/11/2020
Three Women Disappear/PUB CANC 9781538701621 ha James Patterson 08/11/2020
Three Women Disappear/PUB CANC 9781538715451 pb James Patterson 08/11/2020
We Are All the Same in the Dark 9780525621676 ha Julia Heaberlin 08/11/2020
CBD Bible 9781443461436 pb Dani Gordon 08/18/2020
Company We Keep 9781443462648 ha Frances Itani 08/18/2020
Company We Keep 9781443457538 pb Frances Itani 08/18/2020
Erratics 9780385695268 pb Vicki Laveau-Harvie 08/18/2020
Jackal/(Black Dagger Brotherhood Prison Camp #1) 9781501195068 ha J.R. Ward 08/18/2020
Jackal/10 compact discs, unabridged (Black Dagger Brotherhood Prison Camp #1) 9781797104775 tc J.R. Ward 08/18/2020
Little Disasters 9781501172236 ha Sarah Vaughan 08/18/2020
Little Disasters 9781501172229 pb Sarah Vaughan 08/18/2020
Neptune Room 9781771665810 pb Bertrand Laverdure 08/18/2020
Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls 9781250156822 ha Ursula Hegi 08/18/2020
Patron Saint of Pregnant Girls/compact disc, unabr. 9781250266705 tc Ursula Hegi 08/18/2020
Rabbit Foot Bill 9781443451543 ha Helen Humphreys 08/18/2020
Royal 9780399179655 ha Danielle Steel 08/18/2020
Royal/large print 9780593213346 pb Danielle Steel 08/18/2020
Second Wife 9780385691284 pb Rebecca Fleet 08/18/2020
Summer/(Seasonal Quartet #4) 9780670070060 ha Ali Smith 08/18/2020
This Is Not the End of Me: Lessons on Living from a Dying Man 9780771009631 pb Dakshana Bascaramurty 08/18/2020
Three Perfect Liars 9781982139933 ha Heidi Perks 08/18/2020
You Can't Catch Me 9781982137526 pb Catherine McKenzie 08/18/2020
Choppy Water/7 compact discs, unabridged (Stone Barrington #54) 9780593286463 tc Stuart Woods 08/25/2020
Don't Tell Me to Relax: Emotional Resilience in the Age of Rage, Feels, and Frea 9781611808407 pb Ralph De La Rosa 08/25/2020
Final Cut 9780062382153 ha S. Watson 08/25/2020
Final Cut 9781443444057 pb S. Watson 08/25/2020
Final Cut/larger print 9780062670946 pb S. Watson 08/25/2020
Payback/(Tank Rizzo #2) 9780399177590 ha Lorenzo Carcaterra 08/25/2020
Say Goodbye to Plastic: A Room-by-Room Survival Guide for Plastic-Free Living 9781578268603 ha Sandra Ann Harris 08/25/2020
Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body 9780062936790 ha Rebekah Taussig 08/25/2020
Vesper Flights 9780735235502 ha Helen MacDonald 08/25/2020




Seasonal Electronic Archives

The Seasonal Electronic PDF Archives section is our way of keeping electronic versions of catalogues available to libraries for the entire season of the catalogue. This section stores all the PDF versions of our electronic trade catalogues together with the links. Seasonal Electronic Archives can be found here




We appreciate opportunities to better serve our client libraries. Should you have any feedback please contact Jamie Quinn, Manager of Customer Experience.


Owl by Oksana Latysheva from the Noun Project.

Canada by Alexander Skowalsky from the Noun Project.