Jordan Abel wins 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize for Injun

Nisga’a writer Jordan Abel has won the 2017 Griffin Poetry Prize for his latest collection of poetry, Injun, an erasure book-length poem about racism and the representation of Indigenous peoples.

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“The concerns of our time and our tribe”: Excerpt from the letters of Jane Rule and Rick Bébout

In August 1989, Jane Rule—novelist, essayist, and the first widely recognized “public lesbian” in North America—summed up the first eight years of her correspondence with Rick Bébout, a noted gay activist and publisher in...

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BC Bestsellers | June 24, 2017

The BC Bestseller List is compiled using sales data from over 80 independent bookstores in BC, which is provided to the ABPBC by TBM BookManager. The list represents sales of BC published books released...

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Events this Week | June 26-July 2, 2017

Looking for a good book to lounge with over the Canada Day long weekend? There is no better place to pick one up at, than at these events.

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Rolf Knight to receive 2017 George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award

Local historian Rolf Knight has been announced as the 2017 recipient of the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award, the province’s most prestigious literary honour.

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New Reads for National Aboriginal Day

A selection of recent works by Indigenous writers and forthcoming Indigenous books in celebration of National Aboriginal Day

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BC Bestsellers | June 17, 2017

The BC Bestseller List is compiled using sales data from over 80 independent bookstores in BC, which is provided to the ABPBC by TBM BookManager. The list represents sales of BC published books released...

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Events this Week | June 19-25, 2017

We’re excited to share some great BC book events happening around the province—including Victoria, Chilliwack, and Fort Nelson.

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Chocolate Lily Awards picked by BC’s young readers

BC’s young readers’ choice award, the Chocolate Lily Award, was awarded in three categories on June 9

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BC Bestsellers | June 10, 2017

The BC Bestseller List is compiled using sales data from over 80 independent bookstores in BC, which is provided to the ABPBC by TBM BookManager. The list represents sales of BC published books released...

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Events this Week | June 12-18, 2017

With events in all around the Lower Mainland and up the Sunshine Coast, there’s lots going on this week. Here’s a quick snapshot!