Category: <span>Suggested Reads</span>

Gift Guide 2023

This holiday season, share the gift of a good book! Whether you’re looking for memoirs, history, or picture books, we have all that and more in our 2023 Gift Guide.       Books for the Voracious Memoir Reader Memoirs invite readers to walk a while in the author’s shoes. From emotional, to heartwarming, and … Continued

Book recommendations for Young Readers: Social Issues

November is bookended with two celebrations of children and young people, Young Readers Day on November 8 and UN Children’s Day on November 20. In the spirit of celebrating children and promoting literacy, these books will capture your child’s interest while introducing them to challenging topics in Canadian history and current events, like Residential Schools, … Continued

Kids out for Summer

Summer is here and the kids are out of school! If you are looking for some fun book-themed activities for the young people in your life we’ve gathered together some fun things, from colouring books to middle grade fiction. Check them out below. Activities Granville Island ABC: A Family Adventure By Alison Kelly Illustrated by … Continued

Reading for Canada Day

Fireworks, parades, and picnics are some popular ways Canadians have celebrated July 1st since 1868. While many still celebrate this way, others have begun to look on Canada Day in a different light, especially since the discovery in May 2021 of 215 unmarked graves at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School site. Whether you have … Continued

Indigenous People’s Day

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. We feel honoured to have been involved with the publishing of several books by and about Indigenous people over the years. We … Continued

Books for Dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Celebrate your father or father figure by sharing with him books that inspire, make him laugh, and to warm his heart. Check out the list below to find the perfect book (or books) to give this year. For Dads who love road trips Adventure Roads of BC’s Northwest … Continued

Books for Mom

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… Home on the Strange: Chronicles of Motherhood, Mayhem, and Matters of the … Continued

Cozy Up with Fall Reads

The leaves are changing and the cooler weather has arrived, both are signals to many bookworms to grab a warm beverage and curl up in a favourite spot with a good book. For others, it is a sign to begin gathering/stockpiling a reading list for the upcoming winter months. Whatever your current book plans, see … Continued

6 Must-Read Memoirs

We may not be able to experience someone else’s life but memoirs allow a glimpse into what it is like to walk in another’s shoes. In our list of must-read memoirs, you can experience what daily life was like for a nurse in the 1960s, find the humour and joys of being a “young” granddad, … Continued

Perfect Paperback for Every Occasion

On July 29, 1935, Penguin published the first of its now-iconic paperbacks. 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 expensive and more portable than hardcovers … 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