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Looking forward to Spring 2024 books!

The weather is warming up, snowdrops are blooming, and we’ve begun to see buds on the cherry trees in Victoria near Heritage House HQ. All these signs of an early spring have us looking forward to our forthcoming season of books! Take a look at the new spring books below!   Memoir & History   … Continued

In Memoriam: Fred Braches (1930–2024)

Heritage House was sad to hear about Fred Braches’ passing, on February 1, at the age of 93. Fred was an avid historian and researcher, and we were proud to work with him on Searching for Pitt Lake Gold: Facts and Fantasy in the Legend of Slumach, published in 2019. Fred was dedicated to sharing … Continued

In Memoriam: Michael Andruff (1952–2023)

Heritage House was saddened to hear of the passing of Michael Andruff on December 21, 2023. Mike was the author of The Russian Refugees: A Family’s First Century in Canada, published in October 2022. Mike was a first-generation Canadian and was in a unique position to observe his refugee father throughout his lifetime, which provided … Continued

The Rediscovery of Muggins

by Grant Hayter-Menzies As I wrote in my recent book, Freddie: The Rescue Dog Who Rescued Me, I had the honour of transporting the recently rediscovered mounted body of Muggins (1913–1920), the subject of my 2021 biography of Victoria’s famous fundraising dog, to a taxidermist-restorer on the BC mainland, in summer 2022. It was an … Continued

Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives wins Silver at Taste Canada Awards 2023

Heritage House Publishing is proud to announce Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives: An Island Memoir by Margot Fedoruk has won a Silver award in the Culinary Narrative category at the 2023 Taste Canada Awards.  On October 30, 2023, Taste Canada announced the winners of the 26th annual prizes during a Soirée at the historic Fairmont … Continued

Fall in love with our fall 2023 books

Are you looking forward to the fall? Cooler weather, cozy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and a bevy of new books have us raring to go! Here are the new books we’re publishing this season. Creative Non-Fiction & Memoir    History   Books for Kids  

Her Courage Rises a finalist for BC & Yukon Book Prizes

Her Courage Rises has been shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize! One of ten BC & Yukon Book Prizes, the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize is “awarded to the author(s) of literary books, including novels, chapter books, and non-fiction books, aimed at juveniles and young adults, which have not been highly … Continued

Books for Women’s History Month

With International Women of Color Day on March 1 and International Women’s Day on March 8, this month is a great time to learn more about the contributions women have made to their community, our country, and the world! While there are many lists of what to read for Women’s History Month, this one has … Continued

Watch for these Spring 2023 books

Spring brings more than warmer weather and flowers, it also brings books! Check out this great lineup of new books we have planned. You’ll be entranced with nature-focused narratives, intrigued by historical mysteries and tales, and inspired by incredible women. Don’t forget to pick up an updated edition of some of our favourite guidebooks. Creative … Continued

Shop Local Tips for Books

Indie Bookstores: Online & In-Person Lots of local independent bookstores have a number of options for customers, such as online shopping with shipping, click and collect, or wishlist-making. To find your local bookstore, use this handy map of Canadian Independent Bookstores. Chapters Indigo Chapters Indigo is the only bookstore chain in Canada—and it’s Canadian-owned. The … Continued

Fall 2022 books to fall for

Fall is around the corner, which means a new season of exciting books! We can’t wait to share a bevy of beautiful new books, including Jack Knox’s fourth hilarious collection, a hilarious and heartbreaking memoir, an inspiring collection of BC creatives, and lots of unique local history. Pre-order now at your fave local bookstore. Humour … Continued

Bestselling book Slumach’s Gold celebrates 50th anniversary amid new television series and continued interest in the legend and lost gold mine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—More than a century after Slumach was hanged for murder, the legend of a lost gold mine and alleged curse continues to enthrall audiences. June 2022 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the bestselling book Slumach’s Gold: In Search of a Legend (Heritage House, $14.95) by Rick Antonson, Mary Trainer, and Brian Antonson. Co-author … Continued