You can order Melissa’s paperbacks at these wonderful places, or any independent bookstore, as long as you know the ISBN. Amazon, Chapters, or Indigo can also help you.

Select electronic items are available here.

SOUTH GLENGARRY, ONTARIO

Cornwall

Coles Cornwall Square: Water St E, Cornwall, ON K6H 6M2. (613) 938-6125.

Pharmasave: 106 Second St W, Cornwall, ON K6J 1G5.
(613) 938-0606 Literature in a health-oriented community pharmacy! 

Cornwall Public Library (Stockholm Syndrome only. Inquire for availability): 45 Second St. East, P.O Box 939, Cornwall, Ontario Canada, K6H 5V1. Telephone: 613.932.4796 Fax: 613.932.2715 / e-mail: generalmail@library.cornwall.on.ca  Love this place.

Alexandria and area

R&L’s Book Nook
(613)525-9940; rlbooknook@eastlink.ca. They carry a variety of my books, from Hope Sze to non-fiction.

Fassifern General Store; RR 5 in Alexandria, ON; (613)525-2144. We buy gas and ice cream here, and they know how to fix cars!

Vankleek Hill

The Review: 76 Main St. E, Vankleek Hill, Ontario, K0B 1R0, Tel: (613) 678-3327, review@thereview.ca. A community hub!

Lancaster

Épicerie Henderson’s Grocery Store187 Military Rd, Lancaster, ON K0C 1N0, (613) 347-1958 My kids devour their garlic bread and sweets, and now you can eat and read in their café.

OTTAWA

Perfect Books: 258 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1L9; (613) 231-6468; info@perfectbooks.ca. Lovely and professional, run by good people. Stocks several Hope Sze thrillers, including White Lightning. Inquire for availability

Books on Beechwood35 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K1M 1M1; (613) 742-5030; inquire for availability; staff@booksonbeechwood.ca  A creative, closely-knit bookstore

Singing Pebble Books: 206 Main St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1C6; (613) 230-9165; singingpebblebooks@gmail.com. Scorpion Scheme only. Inquire for availability. Books and gifts in a warm-hearted shop

MONTREAL

Librairie Bertrand
430 Rue Saint-Pierre, Montréal, QC H2Y 2M5, Canada, bertrand@librairiebertrand.com  Gorgeous, organized bookstore in Old Montreal. Inquire for availability

Librairie Paragraphe bookstore (contact events coordinator Andreas Kessaris for availability first: 1 copy of Scorpion Scheme remaining)

2220 McGill College Avenue, Montreal (Quebec), H3A 3P9; 514 845-5811. Heart-warming bookstore only steps away from McGill.

QUEBEC CITY

La Maison Anglaise. Place De La Cite, 164-2600, Boul. Laurier
Quebec QC, G1V 4T3
Canada
418-654-9523
toll free 800-228-5818
info@lamaisonanglaise.com

They ship books!

NEW YORK CITY

The Mysterious Bookshop
58 Warren Street
New York, NY 10007

Email: info@mysteriousbookshop.com / Phone: 212-587-1011 / Fax: 212-587-1126  My favourite NYC bookstore. Inquire for availability

BOSTON AREA

Brookline Booksmith

279 Harvard Street
Brookline MA 02446-2908 / Tel: 617-566-6660 / Fax: 617-734-9125

thestore@brooklinebooksmith.com  Super fun place. Inquire for availability

Bookseller discount through Olo Books and Windtree Press:

2-4 assorted books, 40% discount + shipping

5-9 assorted books, 45% discount + shipping

10 or more assorted books, 50% discount, free domestic U.S. shipping

Buddhish: Exploring Buddhism in a Time of Grief
The Unfeeling Doctor, Unplugged: More True Tales From Med School and Beyond

The Unfeeling Doctor, Unplugged: More True Tales From Med School and Beyond

$3.99

I'm baaaaack.
That's right. You can't keep the Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World away.
Was I always such a hard-hearted lass? Of course not. I offer you some counter-examples from medical school, a time when I was so earnest and hard-working, I scraped my finger on the mannequin while practicing my digital rectal exam technique (true story).

Then I bring it into real time, swapping more short essays about the emergency room in the digital age, where Twitter co-exists with trauma and tendonitis.

If you enjoyed The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room, or even if you didn't, come on in.

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The Unfeeling Doctor Betwixt Birthing Babies: Poems About Love, Loss, and More Love

The Unfeeling Doctor Betwixt Birthing Babies: Poems About Love, Loss, and More Love

$3.99

This is the story about a plucky emergency doctor giving birth to two healthy babies—and all the whacked-out stuff that happens in between.

When I read other 'mumoirs', I laugh at the universal truisms: yep, tired. Ooh, a poopy diaper. But look, baby's smile! So worth it. Whoops, I'm pregnant again!

Is that my 20,000-word tale?

I wish.

Yes, I change diapers. Cloth diapers! And my husband changes more than his fair share.

But mostly, I'm an ecstatic new Momzilla carting my infant around as death and disease stalk and smite my family. Meanwhile, I'm just trying to save lives and conceive another baby.

Warning #1: this book is less about official doctor-ing and more about my unbalanced life (but funny! And plucky! Did I mention plucky?).

Warning #2: I wrote it as prose poems because I think poems are an excellent way to distill life into sharp, memorable lines. Also, thanks to babies and medicine, I hardly have my hands to myself, except when I'm sleeping. Poems are short. And I still need to sleep.

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Iron Monk

Iron Monk

$2.99

Two Shaolin monks exiled to outer space try to keep up their traditions, including kung fu, on their way to answer an alien communication signal. But when Little Tiger falls ill, they must reinvent their approach in order to survive.

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The Italian School for Assassins

The Italian School for Assassins

$5.99

“Scintillating…imaginative...V is a character who calls out for a series. At once Everywoman and Heroine...a marvellous comedy/adventure.” Richard Quarry, author of Midnight Choir

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Wolf Ice

Wolf Ice

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Wolf ice killed Leila's best friend. And now it's stealing Leila's self-control. A new werewolf bait drives her straight into the arms (and on to other anatomical parts) of her sizzling ex-boyfriend while other wers battle for their survival. Can she fight past the lust in order to save her species?

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Mr. Chef & Ms. Librarian

Mr. Chef & Ms. Librarian

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When love is too delicious to resist.

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Dancing Through the Chaos

Dancing Through the Chaos

$5.99

One belly dancing class.

Every Monday, on penalty of death or cheesecake.

Kate Zhao, the corporate lawyer, worries mostly about her billable hours and Asian no-ass syndrome...until she gets bushwhacked by a friend request on Facebook. Her best friend/first lover dumped her at age 17, but now that he's all grown up, he wants to make it up to her.

Hailey St. Laurent, the über-mother of an infant girl, barely makes time for their belly dancing class, until she figures out that she loves it more than her husband.

Gavriella Schumacher, the sassy Jewish engineer, picks up a guy who turns down the fornication. Is he crazy, or does she smell that bad?

Dancing Through the Chaos.
Sex. City. And a little bit of rhythm.

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High School Hit List

High School Hit List

$5.99

Jimmy can talk to animals. No big deal, probably part of his Mohawk heritage. He's been doing it for the past six years, and now he's just another 14-year-old too smart for school, a.k.a. jail.

But one day, Coyote tells him, "You have to go to school." She won't take no for an answer. "There's going to be trouble."

Turns out a bully's slashing his way through a hit list, starting with one of the vice principals, and closing in on Jimmy himself at number four.

Now Jimmy's got to protect them all--with some help from the birds and the beasts.

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Lucky Now and Zen

Lucky Now and Zen

$5.99

Luke Gallagher rules the world as the luckiest guy on the planet. Well, not literally. But he gets the grades, the girls, and the goals ever since he rubbed the belly of the Laughing Buddha statue in Chinatown at age 13.

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, or maybe Buddha’s got his back. Either way, Luke’s golden for five long years--

--until his luck drops in the crapper on his first day of university. Now Luke's got to beat a bully, win back his best friend, pass his classes, and maybe, just maybe, find true love.

Buddha. Dude. Can you give a guy a break, one last time?

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The Popcorn Prophecies

The Popcorn Prophecies

$4.99

Only boys can tell fortunes. Actually, only one boy in a thousand. Until Julia Sharpe starts a fortunetelling revolution in the wild and wacky year of 1985.

Up 'til now, the only girls who told fortunes were lying, crazy, or both.

But Julia has to do something before her family's fortunetelling company tanks. Her brother Alistair says computers will rule the future. And more and people rebel against fortunetelling. They say, why should a few Gifted guys read the future and make everyone else pay for it?

Julia secretly applies for a fortunetelling correspondence course. Over the mail, no one can tell she's a girl. With the help of her tutor, she discovers she can read the future in a bowl of popcorn kernels. That's right, popcorn. It's like reading tea leaves, only she reads popcorn kernels. Weird but wonderful.

If she can do it, girls can read the future too. Maybe more boys, too, if they just got the right training. Now people won't hate them so much.

Julia's going to save the company—and the rest of world!

Right?

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Popcorn Girl in Like

Popcorn Girl in Like

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Julia Sharpe can tell the future using popcorn. That's right, popcorn. It's like using tea leaves, only cooler. But the cute new kid, Darwin Jones, makes all the fortunetellers sick. How can Julia save the day and get Darwin to fall in like with her at the same time?

Winner of the InnermoonLit Award for Best First Chapter of a Novel (2008)

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