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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

Book Signing: The Premier and His Grandmother • Red Deer, AB

February 10, 2024 - 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Indigo, 5250 - 22nd Street, Unit 10, Red Deer, AB, T4R 2T4

Meet author Doris Jeanne MacKinnon! Pick up a signed copy of The Premier and His Grandmother: Peter Lougheed, Lady Belle, and the Legacy of Métis Identity, perfect for readers interested in Indigenous history, trailblazing women, and Alberta politics. Saturday, February 10 | 1–4 pm Indigo | Gaetz Ave. Crossing Mall | Red Deer, AB • … 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

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

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

A Complex Coast finalist for 2023 Banff Mountain Book Competition

Heritage House is pleased to announce that David Norwell’s illustrated memoir, A Complex Coast: A Kayak Journey from Vancouver Island to Alaska, is a finalist for the 2023 Banff Mountain Book Competition in the Adventure Travel category. A Complex Coast is a soul-searching personal account of a young man’s 1,700-kilometre kayak journey from Victoria, BC, … 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  

Red Cedar Book Award shortlists 2 Heritage House books

British Columbia’s Young Readers’ Choice Awards has announced its Red Cedar Book Award shortlist for the 2023/2024 year. Heritage House is proud to see two of our books on the non-fiction shortlist: Her Courage Rises: 50 Trailblazing Women of British Columbia and the Yukon, by Haley Healey, illustrated by Kimiko Fraser Caring for Critters: One … Continued

Three books longlisted for First Nations Communities READ Awards 2023/24

First Nation Communities READ (FNCR) is celebrating 20 years in 2023 and announced the longlist in partnership with the Ontario Library Association on Indigenous People’s Day (June 21, 2023). The program is led by First Nation librarians working in First Nation communities across Ontario to promote the best of Indigenous literature in Canada. Each year, … Continued

Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives shortlisted for Taste Canada Awards 2023

Heritage House Publishing is delighted to announce Cooking Tips for Desperate Fishwives: An Island Memoir by Margot Fedoruk is shortlisted for the 2023 Taste Canada Awards in the Culinary Narrative category. The winners will be announced at the Taste Canada Awards Soirée on October 30, 2023. Part love story, part survival story, part meditation on … Continued