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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

Book Signing: Room at the Inn with Greg Nesteroff

June 10, 2023 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Otter Books, 398 Baker St., Nelson, BC

Pick up a copy of Room at the Inn: Historic Hotels of British Columbia’s Southern Interior, signed by local historian and author Greg Nesteroff, who wrote the foreword. Written by the late Glen A. Mofford, Room at the Inn is an illustrated social history profiling 40 historic hotels spread over five regions of the southern interior, … Continued

Nature, Nurture, & Rewild: Victoria event with Carolyn Redl

June 13, 2023 - 7:00 pm
Bolen Books, #111 - 1644 Hillside Ave, Victoria, BC

Join Bolen Books for a triple book launch! Hear from Chef Robin Kort, Amanda Lewis, and Carolyn Redl, in conversation with moderator Yvonne Blomer as they discuss all things wild and natural. The Coastal Forager’s Cookbook: Feasting Wild in the Pacific Northwest by Robin Kort is a collection of 40 recipes that showcase foraged ingredients … Continued

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

Ellen Schwartz’s Kootenay Tour

May 24, 2023
Nakusp, Nelson, and Kaslo, BC

Meet award-winning author Ellen Schwartz in the Kootenay region! Ellen will be holding free events in Nakusp, Nelson, and Kaslo in May 2023. Hear stories from her memoir, Galena Bay Odyssey: Reflections of a Hippie Homesteader and pick up a signed copy of the book. May 24 | Nakusp, BC Author Talk | 7:00 pm … Continued

Edmonton Book Launch: Four Seasons by the Salish Sea by Carolyn Redl

June 25, 2023 - 2:00 pm
Audreys Books, Edmonton, Alberta

Join author and former Edmontonian Carolyn Redl with her new book, Four Seasons by the Salish Sea: Discovering the Natural Wonders of Coastal Living. Part travelogue, part natural history, this enchanting book explores Island life over the course of a year. Sunday, June 25, 2023 2 p.m. MDT Audreys Books, 10702 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T5J … Continued

Calgary Book Signing: Four Seasons by the Salish Sea by Carolyn Redl

June 17, 2023 - 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Owl's Nest Books, 815A 49th Ave. SW, Calgary, AB

Meet author and former Prairie-dweller Carolyn Redl at Calgary’s oldest independent bookstore! Pick up a signed copy of Carolyn’s new book, Four Seasons by the Salish Sea: Discovering the Natural Wonders of Coastal Living. Saturday, June 17 1–3 pm Owl’s Nest Books Calgary, Alberta Part travelogue, part natural history, this enchanting book explores Island life … Continued

Tales from the Homestead finalist for Alberta Literary Award 2023

Heritage House was delighted to hear that Tales from the Homestead: A History of Prairie Pioneers, 1867–1914 by Sandra Rollings-Magnusson has been named a finalist for the 2023 Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction! Tales from the Homestead was published by Heritage House in 2022 and highlights the voices and personal stories of early immigrants who … 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