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Celebrating Canada’s Natural Beauty

Travel vicariously through these photography books highlighting the beauty, majesty and awe-inspiring landscapes found in western Canada’s Rocky Mountains

“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...

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.

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.

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!

Robin Stevenson talks Pride and celebrating diversity

In honour of Pride Month in June, Robin Stevenson talks about her award-winning book, Pride: Celebrating Diversity & Community

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.

Bearskin Diary by Carol Daniels selected for First Nation Communities READ

The jury agreed that Bearskin Diary is an important book telling the story of one of thousands of Aboriginal children taken from their families by provincial governments during the “Sixties Scoop”.

“Exploring emotional extremes through natural themes”: Carleigh Baker discusses the cover art of Bad Endings

After seeing a breathtaking watercolour of salmon clumped together into a teeming mass, with mouths that could be gasping for air or just as easily screaming in agony, I knew Katie and I would...

Kai Cheng Thom wins LGBTQ Emerging Writers Prize

Writers’ Trust of Canada announced Kai Cheng Thom winner of the 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers.