Poetry in Transit: Announcing the 2017 Poets

At Read Local BC, we are gearing up for the latest season of Poetry in Transit launching September 24 at Word Vancouver with a fantastic reading event. You can expect to see wonderful poems from BC poets on your daily commute. It began in 1996 with an idea to exhibit BC poems to public transit riders. Poet Sandy Shreve connected with the ABPBC to administer the program and with TransLink to display the work. It is now the...

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Jack Knox: Once I began writing humour for publication, I fed off the reaction

Starting as a journalist, humour was something Jack Knox had to suppress. Now, he can’t stop his witty contributions—nothing hones humour-writing skills like laughter.

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BC Bestseller List | November 11, 2017

The BC Bestseller List for the week ending November 11, 2017, compiled using sales data from more than 70 independent bookstores in BC, which is provided to the ABPBC by TBM BookManager. This week has...

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Discover: Authors explore the unknown places in BC

Local authors write about their experiences and histories in less-known cities in BC.

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Events this Week | November 13-19, 2017

We’re excited to be hosting another Read Local BC event this week in Nanaimo, alongside lots of other great events around the province.

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Drug epidemic and overdose crisis looms large in Fighting for Space by Travis Lupick

Travis Lupick‘s new book, Fighting for Space, explains the concept of harm reduction as a crucial component of a city’s response to the drug crisis.

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BC Bestseller List | November 4, 2017

The BC Bestseller List for the week ending November 4, 2017, compiled using sales data from more than 70 independent bookstores in BC, which is provided to the ABPBC by TBM BookManager.

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Events this Week | November 6-12, 2017

Lots of literary things to do around the province this week. We’re a bit biased, but we highly recommend the Climate, Conservation & Controversy event on Thursday in Vancouver. 

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Greystone Books: A company of environmentalists for the environment

Greystone Books, one of the leading publisher of books about nature and the environment, tells Read Local BC about their work in their own words.

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Dina Del Bucchia: “Poetry complemented my fiction”

Dina Del Bucchia recently published her debut collection of fiction after three poetry books. Here Dina delvers into her experiences writing in multiple genres and embracing different styles.

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Recommended Reads: A Wave of Women in Nonfiction

Challenge and adventure, rebellion and struggles, discovery and passion; read these books by female authors, recommended during Women’s History Month.