Books for Mom

Mother's Day

Celebrate your mother and the motherly figures in your life with the best gifts anyone can receive—books, of course!

From heartbreaking to heartwarming, historical to humour, we have you covered, no matter your mom’s go-to reading genre. 

Looking for heartwarming and humorous? Try…

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Home on the Strange: Chronicles of Motherhood, Mayhem, and Matters of the Heart
By Susan Lundy
$22.95 CAD
E-Book Price: $11.99 CAD

A funny, heart-warming ode to motherhood written by an award-winning journalist and humour columnist.

The Survival Guide to British Columbia

The Survival Guide to British Columbia
By Ian Ferguson
$19.95 CAD
E-Book Price: $10.99 CAD

A completely satirical yet oddly practical guide to surviving and thriving in Canada’s westernmost province.

Looking for history & inspirational women? Try…

Afterlight: In Search of Poetry, History, and Home
By Isa Milman
$24.95 CAD
E-Book Price: $12.99 CAD

A haunting memoir of war, genocide, displacement, and a daughter’s search for the literary works of her mother’s murdered twin.

Flourishing and Free: More Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island
By Haley Healey
ISBN 9781772033533
$9.95 CAD
E-Book Price: $7.99 CAD

An inspiring and eye-opening collection of true stories about sixteen women who blazed their own trails in life and contributed in a fundamental way to the history of Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands.

Beckoned by the Sea

Beckoned by the Sea: Women at Work on the Cascadia Coast
By Sylvia Taylor
$19.95 CAD
E-Book Price: $15.99 CAD

A rich and diverse tapestry weaving together the many voices, narratives, skills, and talents of women up and down the coastal Pacific Northwest who devote their lives and careers to the sea.

Looking for adventure? Try…

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Always Pack a Candle: A Nurse in the Cariboo-Chilcotin
By Marion McKinnon Crook
$22.95 CAD
E-Book Price: $11.99 CAD

The true story of an adventurous young nurse who provided much-needed health care to the rural communities of the Cariboo-Chilcotin in the 1960s. And a BC Bestseller!

Adventure Roads of BC’s Northwest Heartland
By Liz Bryan
$24.95 CAD

An off-the-beaten-track exploration of Interior BC, full of scenic photography, maps, and fascinating information for tourists and armchair travellers alike.

For the Artist or Art Lover? Try…

Out of the Fire: Metalworkers along the Salish Sea
By Pirjo Raits
Photographers: Dale Roth and Michele Ramberg
$39.95 CAD

A stunning art book featuring twenty-four west coast artists and craftspeople who work in metal as their primary medium.

For the Reader Looking to Expand Horizons. Try…

Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools—Commemorative Edition
By Theodore Niizhotay Fontaine
$24.95 CAD

For the Nature-lover? Try…

A Journey Back to Nature

A Journey Back to Nature: A History of Strathcona Provincial Park
By Catherine Marie Gilbert
$26.95 CAD