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The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie | Victoria launch

The Spitfire Luck of Skeets Ogilvie is the story of an ordinary man who beat incredible odds on the frontlines of WWII, and the remarkable woman with whom he was reunited.

Slouching Towards Innocence by Ron Norman | Victoria launch

Join Ron Norman for the launch of his debut novel, Slouching Towards Innocence, a story of politics, love and life.

Whale in the Door by Pauline Le Bel | Victoria

Celebrate the launch of Pauline Le Bel’s book, Whale in the Door: A community unites to protect BC’s Howe Sound.

Views of the Salish Sea by Howard Steward | Victoria

Views of the Salish Sea interweaves geography, biology and resource economics with history, this is a deft examination of the Strait of Georgia from the 1850s to the modern era.

The Mighty Hughes by Craig McInnes | Launch

Join Craig McInnes and Heritage House Publishing for the launch of The Mighty Hughes, an inspirational account of Ted Hughes, the former Saskatchewan judge who became BC’s first conflict-of-interest commissioner.

An Evening of Poetry at Bolen Books

Four incredible poets—Joe Denham, Cornelia Hoogland, Shane Neilsen, and Jim Johnson—present their latest collections, with a discussion to be led by Victoria’s own poet laureate, Yvonne Blomer.

The Haunting of Vancouver Island

Halloween is the season for scary stories—listen to Shanon Sinn present stories from The Haunting of Vancouver Island, a collection of true life ghost stories in our own backyard

Finalists for 2017 Victoria Book Prize Announced

The Victoria Book Prize Society announced the books and authors shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize and the Bolen Books Children’s Book Prize.

Dirty Windshields Victoria launch

Award-winning author and frontman of the Smugglers, Grant Lawrence, shares stories from his memoir Dirty Windshields during a book launch in Victoria on Saturday, May 27 with BUM the band. Dirty Windshields is a “behind-the-scenes...