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News Bites: Booksellers on the move

We’ve been hearing lots of great news about bookstores and booksellers over the past few weeks. Here are some highlights from Massy Books, People’s Co-op, Indigo, Iron Dog Books, and Raven Reads.

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.

Canada Reads 2018 longlist includes BC nominees

The 15 titles longlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2018 was announced January 8 with the theme One Book to Open Your Eyes.

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.

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...

Top 15 BC Bestsellers of 2017

We know how much you love lists, so we compiled the local bestsellers for the year. Here are BC’s top 15 bestselling books in 2017. Take a peek!

9 Diverse Books for Young Readers | Holiday Gift Guide

   Speaking Our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation by Monique Gray Smith (Orca Book Publishers) teaches young readers about the lives of Survivors of the Residential School system and the lack of understanding of the historical...

8 Books for the Politically Engaged | Holiday Gift Guide

Fake news. Clickbait. Negative newscasters. It’s difficult to balance the desire to stay informed with the stress of a constant news cycle. Our solution? Get off the net and settle down with one of...

12 Books for the Environmentally Concerned | Holiday Gift Guide

These are books and stories with strong narratives and environmental undertones (or overtones), which reflect how passionately we feel about nature here in BC.

Best BC Books for Dog Lovers | Holiday Gift Guide

These 6 books are perfect for any animal lover, with heartwarming stories and lots of floofy doggos and puppers to fall for.