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Mommyish Book List: The Best Reads For Moms And Kids On Hot Summer Days

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In an era of big-box bookstores and online giants like Amazon.com, Joanne Saul and Samara Wolbohm did what many people deemed crazy: they opened an independent bookshop in downtown Toronto called TYPE Books. That was back in 2006. Five years later, the close friends – both mothers with a PhD in Canadian literature – are the proud owners of two locations that house a perfectly curated selection of books, cool gift items and a fabulous kids’ section. In addition to hosting quaint book launches and author interview series, the women also run reading and writing enjoyment programs for local school kids.

We asked Joanne and Samara for their summer book recommendations – what they’re reading and loving right now. Here are their top picks.

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