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6 Must-Read Memoirs

We may not be able to experience someone else’s life but memoirs allow a glimpse into what it is like to walk in another’s shoes. In our list of must-read memoirs, you can experience what daily life was like for a nurse in the 1960s, find the humour and joys of being a “young” granddad, … Continued

Perfect Paperback for Every Occasion

On July 29, 1935, Penguin published the first of its now-iconic paperbacks. Before Penguin, the paperbacks of the 1850s onward were cheap pulp fiction made mainly for the duration of train rides, not intended to last. Allen Lane, the founder of Penguin, wanted to make books that were less expensive and more portable than hardcovers … Continued

Guide Your Next Adventure

Are you ready for summer adventures? Whether you are exploring the great outdoors or the natural wonders of your own backyard, consider these books in the list below to guide your journey. The Flora and Fauna of Coastal British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest: Expanded Edition By Collin Varner $39.95 CAD A newly updated, expanded … Continued

Sizzlin’ Summer Reads

Summer is officially here and with the hot weather what better way to beat the heat than to slip into a good book. So whether you are off to the beach, river, or just trying to stay cool in your own home, enjoy any one (or more than one) of our recommended summer reads on … Continued

Raise up Indigenous Voices

As a publishing house, we see every day how stories are a powerful way to educate and make connections. June is National Indigenous History Month, and June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, established to recognize and celebrate the cultures, contributions, history, and futures of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. With that in … Continued

Books about our Oceans

June 8 is World Oceans Day and we would like to celebrate this precious part of our planet by sharing a few stories, guides, and picture books that explore various aspects of conservation, exploration, and love of the ocean.  Join us in exploring the ocean through books! Explore the Wild Coast with Sam and Crystal … Continued

6 Books to Celebrate Nature

Happy World Environment day! Celebrate our beautiful Canadian environment and the plants and animals that also call it home with these 6 nature-focused titles. With the warmer weather’s arrival, it is an ideal opportunity to slip a flora or fauna guide in your pocket and explore our beautiful Canadian West Coast (health guidelines permitting, of … Continued

In memory of Theodore Fontaine (1941–2021)

Heritage House extends condolences to the family of Theodore Fontaine (1941–2021), a celebrated community leader, speaker, author, and survivor, who died this week at age 79. Fontaine lived in Winnipeg, was a member of the Sagkeeng First Nation in Manitoba, and a regular speaker and media commentator on Residential Schools and other Indigenous issues. He … Continued

Spring is in the Air…

We’re ready to spring into Spring 2021—bring on the sunshine, cool drinks, and hot new books. Lounge in the park or on the patio with an engrossing memoir or enthralling history book. We’ve also got your young readers covered with an ecclectic mix—from illustrated children’s books, to juvenile non-fiction, and a historical adventure novel. Or, … Continued

Pandemic Publishing

A message from Heritage House publisher Rodger Touchie Since the COVID-19 announcements in March, Heritage House has adapted its operations to ensure staff safety and continuity of service to our customers and authors. When it became necessary for staff to start working from home, we opted to close our Cook Street Village offices and adapt … Continued

New Reads for Fall

Say hello to fall 2020, with its promise of colder days ahead and a continued focus on home-based pursuits. When it comes to reading, we’ve got you covered with this vibrant selection of family-friendly, all-Canadian books on a wide range of subjects, from lighthearted humour to wartime history to birding tips for kids. Grandfathered Dispatches … Continued