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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

Hybrid Book Launch: Sixties Girl by MaryLou Driedger

April 28, 2023 - 7:00 pm
Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park, Winnipeg, MB

Join MaryLou Driedger at McNally Robinson Booksellers for the launch of her new middle-grade novel Sixties Girl, featuring a reading and a conversation hosted by Colleen Nelson, followed by a book signing. The launch will be hosted live and in-person in the Atrium of McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park Before arriving, please review the details … Continued

Book Launch: Ellen Schwartz with the JCC Jewish Book Festival

May 2, 2023 - 7:00 pm
Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver, 950 W. 41st Ave., Vancouver, BC

Join the JCC Jewish Book Festival and Heritage House for the launch of Ellen Schwartz’s memoir, Galena Bay Odyssey: Reflections of a Hippie Homesteader. Tuesday, May 2, 7:00 pm Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver in the Zack Gallery moderated by Calvin Wharton FREE — Please click here to register via Eventbrite Book will be available … Continued

Book Launch: Frances Barkley by Cathy Converse

May 12, 2023 - 4:00 pm
Maritime Museum of British Columbia | Victoria, BC

Join bestselling author Cathy Converse at the Maritime Museum of BC for an afternoon of sailing stories and maritime adventures to celebrate the launch of her new book, Frances Barkley: Eighteenth-century Seafarer. Friday, May 12 | 4:00 pm Maritime Museum of BC | 744 Douglas Street | Victoria, B.C. • Free to attend • Books … Continued

Heritage House wins two Alcuin Awards for book design

This week, the Alcuin Society announced the 2022 winners of their annual book award—the Alcuin Society Book Design Awards. Heritage House is overjoyed to share that two of our books have been recognized for excellence in design. • Out of the Fire: Metalworkers along the Salish Sea, designed by Lara Minja – Lime Design, won … 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

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

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