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Paperback Book Day

Today is Paperback Book Day, the anniversary of Penguin publishing the first of its now-iconic paperbacks in 1935. Before Penguin, the paperbacks of the 1850s onward were cheap pulp fiction made mainly for the duration of train rides, not intended to last. Allen Lane, the founder of Penguin, wanted to make books that were less … Continued

Guide Your Next Adventure

Are you ready for summer adventures? Whether you are exploring the great outdoors or the natural wonders of your own backyard, consider these books in the list below to guide your journey. The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest: Expanded Edition By Collin Varner $39.95 CAD A newly updated, expanded … Continued

Sizzlin’ Summer Reads

Summer is officially here and with the hot weather what better way to beat the heat than to slip into a good book. So whether you are off to the beach, river, or just trying to stay cool in your own home, enjoy any one (or more than one) of our recommended summer reads on … Continued

Raise up Indigenous Voices

As a publishing house, we see every day how stories are a powerful way to educate and make connections. June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, established to recognize and celebrate the cultures, contributions, history, and futures of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. With that in … Continued

Happy World Oceans Day

On this World Oceans Day (June 8), we would like to celebrate this precious part of our planet by sharing a few stories, guides, and picture books that explore various aspects of conservation, exploration, and love of the ocean.  Join us in exploring the ocean through books with us on World Oceans Day! Explore the … Continued

Celebrate World Environment Day

Today—June 5—is World Environment day! With the warmer weather’s arrival, it is an ideal opportunity to slip a flora or fauna guide in your pocket and explore our beautiful Canadian West Coast (health guidelines permitting, of course) or to sit back and read a good book. Check out our curated list of nature-focused books for … Continued

In memory of Theodore Fontaine (1941–2021)

Heritage House extends condolences to the family of Theodore (Ted) Fontaine (1941–2021), a celebrated community leader, speaker, author, and survivor, who died this week at age 79. Fontaine lived in Winnipeg, was a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, and a regular speaker and media commentator on Residential Schools and other Indigenous issues. … Continued

Spring is in the Air…

We’re ready to spring into Spring 2021—bring on the sunshine, cool drinks, and hot new books. Lounge in the park or on the patio with an engrossing memoir or enthralling history book. We’ve also got your young readers covered with an ecclectic mix—from illustrated children’s books, to juvenile non-fiction, and a historical adventure novel. Or, … Continued

Pandemic Publishing

A message from Heritage House publisher Rodger Touchie Since the COVID-19 announcements in March, Heritage House has adapted its operations to ensure staff safety and continuity of service to our customers and authors. When it became necessary for staff to start working from home, we opted to close our Cook Street Village offices and adapt … Continued

New Reads for Fall

Say hello to fall 2020, with its promise of colder days ahead and a continued focus on home-based pursuits. When it comes to reading, we’ve got you covered with this vibrant selection of family-friendly, all-Canadian books on a wide range of subjects, from lighthearted humour to wartime history to birding tips for kids. Grandfathered Dispatches … Continued

LOOK INSIDE: Fishes of the Salish Sea

Discover the rich undersea world of Canada’s West Coast with Fishes of the Salish Sea, a remarkable three-volume set by University of Washington Emeritus Professor of Fishery Science Theodore Pietsch and National Fisheries Marine Services biologist James Wilder Orr, with illustrations by the internationally acclaimed fish illustrator Joseph R. Tomelleri.         This … Continued