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Jack Knox: Fall 2022 Book Tour

Please note: Post will be updated as additional events are confirmed. For more than twenty-five years, Jack Knox’s weekly humour column has captured the essence of life in BC’s picturesque capital city, a.k.a. Dysfunction-by-the-Sea. In Fortune Knox Once: More Musings from the Edge, as in his previous humour collections, Knox gathers together his favourite Times … Continued

Granville Island ABC: Pop-up Party

December 5, 2022 - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Upstart and Crow, 1387 Railspur Alley, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC

Pop into Upstart & Crow on Granville Island to celebrate Granville Island ABC and shake off the cold weather blues! Meet the creative force behind Granville Island ABC: A Family Adventure—author Alison Kelly and illustrator Linda Sharp. Come early for an Island-wide scavenger hunt (dress for the weather), then pop back for a fun prize. Stick … Continued

Linda Peterat presents From Denmark to the Cariboo in Quesnel

December 6, 2022 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Quesnel and District Museum & Archives, 705 Carson Ave., Quesnel, BC

Linda Peterat will be presenting as part of the Heritage Speaker Series – Fall 2022 hosted by the Quesnel and District Museum & Archives.  Linda Peterat will be speaking about her new book, From Denmark to the Cariboo: The Epic Journey of the Lindhard Sisters, the captivating account of the lives of three sisters who left their … 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

A Ghostly Tale for the Halloween Season

Are you ready for Halloween? To get you in the right mindset, we have a chilling tale from Ghostly Campfire Stories of Western Canada by Barbara Smith for you. In Ghostly Campfire Stories of Western Canada, Barbara Smith combines truth, legend, and a healthy dose of suspense! Smith weaves together over thirty bone-chilling tales perfectly … Continued

Aggie & Mudgy wins the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize

The night of October 12, 2022 Mayor Lisa Helps and co-sponsor Brian Butler announced Wendy Proverbs as the winner of the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize for her novel Aggie & Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dene Children. Established in 2008, the City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize recognizes and celebrates exceptional literature for … Continued

kā-āciwīkicik / The Move finalist for Governor General’s Literary Award

Canada Council for the Arts announced the Governor General’s Literary Awards finalists on October 12, 2022. We are honoured to share that kā-āciwīkicik / The Move is one of the finalists for Young People’s Literature – Illustrated Books! Rooted in the historical displacement and relocation of members of the Chemawawin First Nation from their ancestral … Continued

Book Launch: Haley Healey — Her Courage Rises

November 17, 2022 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
The Black Bear Pub Nanaimo, 6201 Doumont Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9T 6G7

Join local author Haley Healey for the launch of her newest book Her Courage Rises: 50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and the Yukon. Hear stories of fearless gold miners, determined artists, unstoppable mountaineers, and brave pioneers. Each story includes illustrations by Victoria illustrator, Kimiko Fraser. Book readings, book signing, and visiting with fellow book … Continued

Aggie & Mudgy on First Nations Communities READ shortlist

First Nation Communities READ announced the 2022-2023 shortlist on September 21, 2022, for the Periodical Marketers of Canada (PMC) Indigenous Literature Award in two categories. We’re proud to share that Aggie & Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena Children, written by Wendy Proverbs, has been shortlisted in the YA/Adult category. The shortlist was chosen … Continued

Two Heritage House books shortlisted for Victoria Book Prizes 2022

Heritage House is overjoyed to see two of our Indigenous children’s books on the shortlist for the 2022 City of Victoria Children’s Book Prize. The $5,000 prize, now in its 15th year, is awarded to a Greater Victoria author or illustrator for the best children’s book. Aggie and Mudgy: The Journey of Two Kaska Dena … 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