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Monica Miller

Weekly Events Roundup: January 19-25, 2018

Our first roundup of 2018… now on Fridays! Get out your shiny new 2018 calendars (print or digital) and mark down these awesome upcoming events.

Iona Whishaw: “I like my female protagonists to be strong”

With her fourth book in the series forthcoming, we caught up with mystery novelist Iona Whishaw to discuss detective stories and her writing inspirations.

Bursting with anticipation: BC books we’re looking forward to in Spring 2018

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have a hard time waiting until these books hit the shelves at your local independent bookstore.

9 Books for the Fanatic Foodie | Holiday Gift Guide

These books are perfect for the friend that always hosts dinner parties, the grandparent who insists on packing leftovers for you, and the family member whose mouth waters just looking at cookbooks.

Events this Week | December 4-10, 2017

Our event calendar seems to have quieted down but there are still a few events this week around the province if you have a hankering (and we know you do!).
Talonbooks celebrates 50 years in 2017

Talonbooks: Celebrating 50 years of independent Canadian publishing

Talonbooks is celebrating 50 years in 2017—and we’ve got a behind-the-scenes tour of the whole operation, including the office, warehouse, and archives.

In Praise of Book Designers: “We shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but often do”

Though there are myriad factors that build that first impression, it’s what the cover feels like that matters. Sylvia joins us with an essay in praise of book designers and what the package of a book actually...

Events this Week | November 27 – December 3, 2017

The perfect antidote to all the Black Friday / Cyber Monday nonsense? A book reading where any purchases will benefit local authors, publishers, and booksellers. 

Arushi Raina: “All of my characters are flawed, but in different ways”

Arushi Raina’s debut novel explores the roots of the Soweto Uprising in Johannesburg in 1976, and the edifice of Apartheid in a South Africa about to explode.

Events this Week | November 20-26, 2017

Here are a handful of literary events around the province we’d highly recommend, including our Read Local BC event in Sidney.