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Year in Review: 2017 highlight reel at Read Local BC

Even though 2017 was a tough year in many ways, we are happy to have shared books on important topics, increased diversity, award recognition, and new publishing initiatives. Check out a selection of our...
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...

From past to present, from here to there: the reader’s journey

This year, four ground-breaking authors use their unique voice to explore the concepts of time and place.

Discover: Authors explore the unknown places in BC

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

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.

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.

Gallery | Word Vancouver 2017

Read Local BC was excited to participate in Word Vancouver again this year—check out our gallery of photos. We exhibited with the ABPBC and hosted two events: Kids Read Local and our official launch...

20 Years of Galiano Island Books cultivating arts community

Galiano Island Books is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, and has been a driving force for arts on the island community.

“It Is Happening”: Reflections from UBC Press on launching a new website

Building a website for a book publisher is a frustrating task. 5 Tips from Someone Who Knows Basically Nothing About It.