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Thirty Years!

In 1989, Sunday, October 15th, we first opened our doors. Thanks to founders Dr. Christine Dunbar and Prof. Peter Heyworth, and manager Joe Adelaars, yes, after thirty years, here we are: steady and grateful at 98 Harbord Street. With Joe the proprietor (since 2008) and the best staff (always!) we've helped so very many in need of professional and general reading material — and in a community of the sweetest and most dedicated in publishing and continuing education. High fives!

welcome back Routledge / Taylor & Francis

We're now in a position to provide you with more attractive pricing on this major publisher's titles! With nearly 9,000 titles on our web site, you're sure to discover a few — from Routledge, including Karnac; Speechmark; CRC Press; Psychology Press; and many more. Here is the full list .

Borders: IFPE Oct 17-19

A warm welcome to delegates of the 30th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, where Toronto training and supervising analyst Joshua Levy, Ph.D., will receive the Hans W. Loewald Memorial Award and present: Analytic Stalemate and Psychoanalytic Supervision. Hart House, October 17 - 19, 2019. Read more at and see you there!

Book Launch

Please join us for the launch of Margaret Ann Fitzpatrick-Hanly's new book Jane Austen: Sibling Rivalry, Unconscious Fantasy and Change (IPBooks 2019), from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, June 20th. rsvp (416) 944-0962 • 1-800-361-6120 or [email protected]

about us

A note from managing director Joe Adelaars

Caversham Booksellers was established in 1989 by Dr. Christine Dunbar (psychiatrist and psychoanalyst born in Caversham, NZ) and Peter Heyworth (1931-2007; professor of English & former Vice Principal of University College). Caversham opening meant Toronto joined New york and London in being home to bookshops specialising in psychology & mental health. My postmusic-degree experience at the U of Toronto Medical Bookstore got me on board as manager. I became a partner in 1994, and in 2007 sole proprietor, when Dr. Dunbar went on to form Caversham Productions with Elisabeth Young-Bruehl.

Whether you are in touch by phone or email, or are visiting us in-store or at conferences, you'll be served by a most experienced and helpful group. We miss Eric Evans and Vicki Fraser, who've both taken their psychotherapy practices to full-time. We've three senior staff, hired between 1999 & 2001: Janet Milligan, who has bravely and handily taken on Eric's accounting role; Karl Bustamante, buyer, and creator or our website, databases and gadgets, and "Newsletter Neil" Hendry, anchoring the front of house. Samantha, Narmada & Noah bring you the rest of our energy and expertise.

Our annual catalogue had become bi-annual, modeled on Vicki's efforts, by Karl, me & designer Marcus Sampaio.


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Revisit or catch up on the ones you missed by visiting the archive here .

November new arrivals

November saw us receive 142 new titles, including Barbara Erochina's Be With: Cards for Self-Care , Debra Hope et al., Managing Social Anxiety, Workbook, 3rd ed , Donna Orange, Psychoanalysis, History, and Radical Ethics , Staci Haines, The Politics of Trauma , Kellie Bailey, Some Days I Flip My Lid .

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October new arrivals

So much new, from Pema Chödrön, Jerome Kagan, Barry & Emily McCarthy, Jon Mills, Christopher Willard, The School of Life and more; keep checking the link throughout the month, as the list grows with brand new books and things!

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September new arrivals

September, the academic new year, brought many new titles to satisfy the voracious reader. In addition to catalogue titles and newsletter features, we've gotten: the third edition of Sue Johnson's The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection , Rumeet Billan's Who Do I Want to Become? , Heather Davidson's CBT Workbook for Kids: 40+ Fun Exercises and Activities to Help Children Overcome Anxiety & Face Their Fears at Home, at School, and Out in the World , James Gordon's The Transformation: Discovering Wholeness and Healing After Trauma , Dawn Huebner's Something Bad Happened: A Kid's Guide to Coping With Events in the News and more (under "view featured titles")

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August new arrivals

August saw us busy putting together the fall catalogue, so belatedly here's the list of books that arrived! In addition to many catalogued titles, there's Becca Anderson, The Buddha's Guide to Gratitude: The Life-Changing Power of Every Day Mindfulness ; Susan Cousins, Overcoming Everyday Racism: Building Resilience and Wellbeing in the Face of Discrimination and Microaggressions ; Anna Mehler Paperny, Hello I Want to Die Please Fix Me: Depression in the First Person ; Francois Levy, Psychoanalysis with Wilfred R. Bion: Contemporary Approaches, Actuality and the Future of Psychoanalytic Practice ; Joseph Ledoux, The Deep History of Ourselves: How Ancient Microbes Became Conscious Brains and many more.

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July new arrivals
June new arrivals

New in June: Clinical Handbook of Psychotropic Drugs, 23rd Edition , Justice-Doing at the Intersections of Power , Visual Aids for Trauma & EMDR Therapy , Handbook of Forensic Mental Health Services | International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health , The Lacanian Review, Issue #7: Get Real , National Geographic Kids Dream Journal and more

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