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Future Possible

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In Future Possible, Mireille Eagan and other writers and artists navigate the tangled histories and cultures of Newfoundland and Labrador to investigate the visual output and to write the narrative that it has created. The result is an ambitious volume, arising from a two-part exhibition of the same name at The Rooms, that provides a multi-vocal, multi-faceted history spanning pre- and post-Confederation Newfoundland.

Black Ice/David Blackwood

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A comprehensive and sumptuously illustrated retrospective, Black Ice features over 70 prints spanning 40 years of the artist's work.

Soft cover

208 pages

Philippa Jones Suspended

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With essays by Darryn Doull and by award-winning author Megan Gail Coles, Philippa Jones: Suspended documents and reflects on this powerful exhibition, mounted at The Rooms in Winter 2019. This immersive installation of large drawings and paintings, interactives, and a celestial sculpture of thousands of orbs containing plant and animal fragments gave viewers a unique perspective on the cycles of life.

Mary Pratt(Sc)

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Regarded as one of Canada's finest still life realist artists, Mary Pratt's luminescent paintings form the visual focus of Goose Lane Edition's Mary Pratt, a career retrospective that examines every aspect of this unique artist's creative journey. Featuring seventy-four full colour reproductions of Pratt's most renowned works and a complete chronology of her career, including a selected list of her solo and group exhibitions.

Soft cover

160 pages

Ned Pratt One Wave

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Charting a decade of Ned Pratt's breathtaking photography and echoing his aesthetic, this beautifully designed book presents Ned Pratt's works in formal conversation with each other. Stark imagery of buildings is juxtaposed with forays into abstraction and celebrations of the inherent geometry of natural forms whether a single wave crashing over a wall or stones cracked by freezing and thawing.


Hardcover

120 pages


Ode To Newfoundland

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The Ode to Newfoundland with illustrations by artist Brend McClellan.

Sakkijajuk Catalogue

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The first major publication on the art of the Labrador Inuit. Designed to accompany the major touring exhibition organized by The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery of St. John's, this book features more than 80 reproductions of work by 45 different artists, profiles of the featured artists, and a major essay on the art of Nunatsiavut by Heather Igloliorte.

Hardcover

188 pages


The Places I Go Sc

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Focuses on Christopher Pratt's paintings of the last decade, each revealing his observations of a place changing even as it endures. Beginning in 2005, Pratt started to travel by car to "everywhere I've ever been," recording his travels in his "car books," in his memory, and, ultimately, in his paintings.

This exquisite book, featuring essays by exhibition curator Mireille Eagan, archivist Larry Dohey, and Pratt himself, examines Pratt's interest in and preoccupation with transformation, the act of remembering, and his abstractions of the ineffable.

Soft cover

104 pages

All Around The Circle

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A visually stunning, often humorous book of verse, All Around the Circle celebrates the landscape and spirit of outport Newfoundland. How did Aunt Maud?s cat manage to sail across the tickle? Why is Heloise the chicken so worried? With a colourful cast of characters, tall tales, and vibrant artwork, Cara Kansala, artist of the wildly popular Grumpy Goat Gallery, offers a tongue-twisting playful read that will delight kids from five to ninety-five.

Vital Passage

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Noted Kent scholar and independent curator Jake Milgram Wien writes about Rockwell Kents remarkable paintings from the time period of 1910-1915.This is the first catalogue of Kent's Newfoundland based works.


26.67cm x 21.59cm x .635cm

Anguti's Amulet

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Castles In The Sea

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As big as a city block covered in office towers, or as small as a grand piano, these mountains of freshwater ice began thousands of years ago when snow fell on Greenland. Science writer Lawrence Jackson unravels the mysteries of icebergs for children in this clearly-written picture book, illustrated with remarkable water-colours, photographs and paintings on silk by Newfoundland artist Diana Dabinett. This informative keepsake is both educational and beautiful.

Ice Shack

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The most beautiful ice-fishing shack on the whole coast belongs to Alphonse. But he can't seem to catch a thing, not even a sock, or an old pair of underwear! How will he ever win the Best Fisherman Contest!

Little Red Shed

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Once upon a fine morning, a little shed awakens to discover she isn?t quite the same as she used to be. Uncertain and feeling as if she no longer fits in, she decides to leave home and sets out to sea. All alone on the wide, wide ocean, she meets an extraordinary new friend who sees how special she really is, and with newfound confidence, the little red shed returns home and inspires everyone to cherish their differences.




M Is For Murals

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The year 2020 marks the Botwood Mural Arts Society's 10th anniversary and the launch of this very special publication. Through cheerful rhyme and colourful imagery, M is for Murals tells the story of Botwood?s murals, the artists who painted them, and the seaport town in Newfoundland and Labrador that supported their creations. This alphabet storybook is designed to be read aloud to children while engaging them in the rich provincial history the artwork portrays. Although written with children in mind, M is for Murals also works as a visual time capsule and will appeal to adults interested in knowing the details of the murals completed to date. The town of Botwood has now claimed the title "Mural Capital of Newfoundland and Labrador." As a long-standing member of the Global Mural Association and host of the 2018 Global Mural Conference, the Botwood Mural Arts Society believes in a creative economy and invites you to "Come See What We See!"

Moocher In The Lun

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The Newfoundland and Labrador alphabet has never been portrayed so artistically. From auntsary to zosweet and everything in between, this book will take you on an excursion around the province, reciting its mystifying language, expressions, and folklore. Written by award-winning author Tom Dawe and illustrated by renowned folk artist C. Anne MacLeod, Moocher in the Lun is an alphabet book like no other. Winner of the 2010 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards - Bruneau Family Children's/Young Adult Literature Award Shortlisted for 2010 Heritage and History Book Award.

Nannys Kitchen Party

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Where in this racket can Nanny be? When you get invited to a kitchen party at your grandmother's house, there may be certain things you don't expect to find: like moose and foxes and bears! In this exciting, playful romp through a Newfoundland kitchen party, there are an increasing number of animal party crashers,and one fun-loving Nanny smack dab in the middle of it all.

Newfoundland Maple

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While on a fishing trip with his grandfather in western Newfoundland, Daniel discovers a maple tree that has stood there for decades. What he doesn't realize is just how important it is to the local wildlife. Squirrels, moose, beavers, birds, and more rely on the tree for food and shelter. Throughout the pages of this delightful book, find out which creatures visit across the four seasons and learn how just one tree can make a difference.

Agnes Ayres Notebook Recipes From Old St. John's

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In the early twentieth century, Newfoundland trailblazer Agnes Marion Miller Ayre became an outspoken advocate for allowing women to vote. She was also an avid botanist and an accomplished artist who published a book, Wild Flowers of Newfoundland. One overlooked aspect of Ayre?s remarkable life was a recipe collection she wrote in a small notebook, starting in 1917. She didn?t bother with traditional recipes?not a boiled dinner or pan-fried cod to be found?but collected out-of-the-ordinary dishes for the time, along with ingenious ways of being frugal with leftovers.

Fat Back & Molasses

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A true classic cookbook featuring the foods of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Foragers Dinner

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Join professional forager Shawn Dawson on a guided tour of the forests, fields, bogs, barrens, cliffsides and shorelines of Newfoundland. Along the way, you?ll learn to identify more than 50 edible plants?including trees, weeds, berries, and fruit?and how and when to harvest them sustainably. Includes recipes from Newfoundland & Labrador?s best known chefs.

From Codfish To Kippers

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Newfoundland?s codfish and kippers?but also halibut, mackerel, monkfish, salmon, trout, turbot, and more?are the stars of this new collection of recipes, the latest from cook and restauranteur Roger Pickavance. Inside you?ll find a wide variety of creative recipes, including smoked cod lasagna, cured salmon with beetroot, blackened halibut, and salt turbot cakes.



Pages: 228

From Rum To Rhubarb

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in this cookbook, Pickavance shares his own favourite recipes, gathered from decades of experience as a cook and restaurateur. He has extensively tested all of the recipes and showcased them in new and creative ways.



Pages: 184

Island Vegan

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In Island Vegan, Newfoundland?s original trailblazing vegan chef, Marian Frances White, returns with over 100 beautiful and utterly mouthwatering plant-based recipes. Using readily available ingredients with a blend of local and international flavours, Marian provides everything you need, whether you're a committed vegan or just starting out. Here you'll find soups, salads, sauces, smoothies, pastries, pancakes, main dishes, delectable desserts, and much more. And there are full-colour photographs to help you create the perfect setting.

The culmination of over forty years of exquisite, tried-and-tested vegan cooking, every recipe in Island Vegan is health conscious, environmentally sound, and absolutely delicious!

WINNER 2020 GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD, LOCAL REGION CANADA

Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9 in

Weight: 1 kg

Rock Recipes 2

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Rock Recipes 2: More Great Food From My Newfoundland Kitchen ignores the trends and fads to serve up real food perfected in a real home kitchen. With eye- widening main dishes, easy sides, and lip-smacking desserts, Parsons delivers great fare for any occasion. Featuring beautiful and helpful full-colour photos for every recipe and enlightening cooking tips gleaned from years of experience, Rock Recipes 2 makes preparation easy and family mealtime the highlight of every day.

Pages: 264

Dimensions: 7.75 ? .75 ? 9.125 in

Weight: 1 kg

Rock Recipes 3

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Break out your mixing bowls and preheat the oven because Barry C. Parsons, the bestselling cookbook author and creator of the phenomenal RockRecipes.com, is back with an extra helping of delicious recipes to delight everyone at your dinner table.

Pages: 264

Dimensions: 7.75 ? 9.125 in

Weight: 1.0 kg

Rock Recipes Christmas

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In Rock Recipes Christmas, Barry Parsons provides everything you need to prepare for the ultimate holiday season. From the perfect turkey dinner with all the trimmings to delectable cakes, cookies, breads, and desserts?there are even recipes for gift giving?Parsons offers the blueprint for a truly delicious festive season. A New Year?s menu is here too, with a mouth-watering ham and party nibbles for guests. This is old-fashioned family cooking at its very best, and every recipe is accompanied by a full-page colour photograph to help with the perfect presentation. Rock Recipes Christmas serves as the ideal holiday gift

Pages: 160

Dimensions: 7.75 ? 1 ? 9.125 in

Weight: 1 kg

Rock Recipes Cookies

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In response to overwhelming requests from his fan base around the world, bestselling home cook and food blogger Barry Parsons has compiled his ultimate collection of cookie recipes. From mouthwatering no-bake cookies to drop cookies chalk full of warm comfort, Rock Recipes Cookies includes all you?ll ever need when seeking a delectable bite-sized delight.

Format: paperback

Dimensions: 7.75 × .5 × 9.125 in

Weight: 1 kg

Storm The Kettle

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In Storm the Kettle, authors Elaine Feore and Joanne Goudie celebrate Newfoundland?s strong connection to the past with an eye to the culinary world beyond its shores, maintaining a centuries-old love of food and commonwealth, but, at the same time, infusing them with a contemporary sampling of recipes from around the globe.

Pages 208

Traditional Newfoundland Kitchen

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Partridgeberry pies, pork buns, turrs, watered fish, damper bread, and pan-fried cod tongues. These traditional Newfoundland dishes have survived, despite the influx of modern trends and techniques and a great array of imported products. This heritage is at the heart of The Traditional Newfoundland Kitchen, a remarkable collection of more than 300 recipes, as well as food preservation and preparation techniques. This must-have cookbook is a window into Newfoundland?s heritage, when self-sufficiency and eating locally was a way of life.


Saltwater Gifts

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Saltwaterr Gifts is the latest book from the award winning knitting duo of Christine LeGrow and Shirley A. Scott.


Knitted gifts are treasured in Newfoundland, whatever the season. Designs unique to this storied island are made to keep loved ones warm all year long?even during early summer when icebergs chill the air.


Pages 216

Lost In Newfoundland

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Photographer Michael Winsor shares some of his best images in this lovely little picture book.

Smokeroom On The Kyle

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Ted Russell's Smokeroom on the Kyle made its debut on CBC Radio, when Uncle Mose regaled audiences in the 1950s and 60s with tales about a little town called Pigeon Inlet. The famous poem has lived on in recitation, performed by many for schools, radio, and television. Now, this whimsical yarn about jigging squid in outport Newfoundland and Labrador appears for the first time as an illustrated book for children. Smokeroom on the Kyle is a Newfoundland and Labrador classic brought to life through gorgeous watercolour illustrations. It is written by Ted Russell, also known as Uncle Mose, and illustrated by Tara Fleming, an artist who has worked on such television series as Republic of Doyle and Frontier.

Beaumont Hamel And The Trail Of The Caribou Newfoundlanders

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On July 1st, 2016, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Gallery opened at The Rooms. It houses the exhibition, Beaumont-Hamel and the Trail of the Caribou: Newfoundlanders and Labradorians at War and at Home. The exhibition documents and explores the effects of the First World War on Newfoundland and Labrador, on those that fought, on the families and communities left behind, and on the politics, economy and future of Newfoundland an Labrador.

The exhibition catalogue contains first hand experiences of the people who were involved in and transformed by the conflict. These stories are supported by the participants, authentic objects and archival documents, many of which were donated by the thousands of people who came out to tell their family stories.


Hardcover

231 pages

Exclusive to The Rooms Gift Shop




Our Family Recipes

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Preserve and organize all your treasured family recipes -- past, present, and future -- in this attractive recipe journal.


Record the recipe, the source, and why it holds special meaning for your family, as you create a treasure-trove of delicious and nostalgic memories!

Journal includes recipe pages for Appetizers; Soups, Salads, & Sandwiches; Side Dishes; Main Courses; Desserts; Beverages; and More Recipes.

You'll also find measurement equivalents, substitution suggestions, kitchen tips, a glossary of cooking terms, and more.

Pretty ribbon bookmark keeps your place.

Inside back cover pocket for extra notes and other mementos.

Sturdy hardcover binding.

Measures 6-1/4 inches wide by 8-1/4 inches high.

144 pages.

Barefoot Helen And The Giants

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Helen is a fine hand with a slingshot, and more than at home in the woods. After all, she was raised by bears. When she stumbles upon three evil giants, she hatches the perfect plan to rid the land of them. Well, almost perfect?.


Andy Jones?s hilarious new folktale adaptation/middle reader is jam-packed with adventure and tales of adventure. It celebrates brave and resourceful girls, blended families, and storytelling itself, and features delightfully quirky illustrations by Katie Brosnan.


Dimensions:

8.5 x 10

Number of pages:

72

Peg Bearskin

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Peg's big, ugly, and hairy, yes, but she's also smart enough and brave enough to outsmart a witch, help a king, and find husbands for her two beautiful sisters and for herself. This brilliant re-take on a classic folktale from Placentia Bay, Newfoundland will have readers of all ages cheering for Peg. And falling for her too!


The story is now available in this bright and beautiful new edition. Maintaining Dinn and Jones's original adapted text, with all of its playful wit and delightful musicality, this new book features all new illustrations by Louisiana-based Denise Gallagher. Their fun, folksy flavour breathes new life into the story, and reminds us that Peg is a heroine for all places and all times.


Dimensions::

9 x 9

Number of Pages::

40

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The Ferryland Visitor

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In the early 1970s, artist Gerald Squires moved, with his wife and two young daughters, into the abandoned lighthouse-keeper?s house in Ferryland, Newfoundland. Shortly after their arrival, they had a visitor who claimed to be the former constable of the area and regaled them with stories of the place and its previous occupants. A visitor, they soon learned, who was more than he appeared to be.

Dimensions:

8 x 11

Number of pages:

36

Mallard Mallard Moose

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Building on the success of Capelin Weather and The Puffin Problem, Lori Doody is back with a delightfully witty book about two mallard ducks who plague a moose. One day a moose walks into town, and inexplicably, two mallards tag along. The moose wants nothing more than to get rid of those pesky mallards, but they follow him everywhere. He can?t duck them at the harbour?they?re afraid of the seagulls; downtown, the pigeons give them pause. No matter where he goes, those mallards follow. Until, that is, the moose finds the perfect solution?duck, duck, goose.

Dimensions::

9 x 7

Number of Pages::

44

Mystery Of The Portuguese Waltzes

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Tamara is struggling to find the confidence to play her accordion in front of an audience. She learns the tunes well enough, and can play them when she's alone?but as soon as she tries to perform for others, everything falls apart. One day her father encourages her to try playing for an elderly man in the seniors' home where her grandmother lives. His name is Art Stoyles, and he is a legendary accordion player in her hometown of St. John's. He is best known of a beautiful set of tunes called "The Portuguese Waltzes." Inspired by Stoyles, and by stories of his musical friendship with a Portuguese sea captain, Tamara gains the confidence she needs to perform.


This charming middle reader celebrates the interconnections that music creates?forging bonds between young and old, reaching across cultures and oceans. It grows out of author Richard Simas's fascination with "The Portuguese Waltzes" and features colourful artwork by St. John's-based musician and artist Caroline Clarke.

Dimensions:

6 x 9

Number of Pages:

42

Nutauis Cap

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When low-level flying by NATO jets upsets their way of life, Nanass, a young Innu girl, is eager to join her father and the other members of her Sheshatshiu community in protest. Then her father and other protesters are arrested.


Nanass has little to comfort her, except her father?s well-worn ball cap and the promise of the land itself that the Innu people will one day triumph.


Nutaui?s Cap has been translated into two dialects of Innu-aimun, which appear alongside the English; it includes a glossary, map, and backgrounder to tell more of the Innu?s story.


This book is a co-publication by Mamu Tshishkutamashutau Innu Education and Running the Goat, Books & Broadsides


Dimensions:

9 x 9

Number of pages:

68

Puffin Problem

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With quiet wit and whimsy, Doody reveals what happens when Newfoundland and Labrador's official bird heads for the bright city lights. This puffin problem needs an imaginative solution, and a smart, small person comes up with the just the trick to get those birds back out to sea.


Young readers will have great fun finding all the puffins hiding in Doody's lovely illustrations. Older readers will enjoy how the illustrations also play with the province's already playful language. There's something for readers of every age on every page.


The book includes some fun and interesting puffin facts as well.


Dimensions:

9 x 7

Number of Pages:

44

Simplified Guide To Newfoundland Postage Stamps And Coins

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The Simplified Guide to Newfoundland Postage Stamps and Coins is a 2021 publication by Terra Nova Publishing that illustrates in full color the stamps and coins produced by Newfoundland from 1857 to 1949, when it joined Canada. This comprehensive book is an organizational tool that allows the collector to see clearer what they have and what they still need to complete a collection.


There is a space near each item for the collector to make personal notes. Minute differences are illustrated and historical notes provided on designs and designers. A glossary of philatelic and numismatic terms is also provided.

The book is twin-loop wire bound and lies flat. It is well organized ? a blue divider page separates the stamp section in Part 1 from the coins in Part 2. Each section has its own Table of Contents to help the collector quickly find the stamp or coin they are looking for.