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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

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

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

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

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