Welcome Spring!

We can’t wait for spring to arrive, and along with it these splendid new titles for 2020. Here’s a preview from our catalogue of inspiring and informative books for all ages!


History, art, and architecture


Sylvia Grace Borda: Shifting Perspectives
edited by Sylvia Grace Borda and Jordan Strom
Art enthusiasts will enjoy this fascinating retrpospective of Vancouver photographer Sylvia Grace Borda, whose innovative photo-documentaries of the landscapes of Surrey, BC, have launched her to international fame. Available April 2020 Pre-order here


Pioneer Churches of Vancouver Island and the Salish Sea: An Explorer’s Guide
by Liz Bryan
Travel writer Liz Bryan turns her lyrical sensibility to an exploration of 40 heritage churches scattered throughout Vancouver Island. An ideal guide for anyone curious about these architectural treasures and the history surrounding them. Available June 2020. Pre-order here


Stagecoach North: A History of Barnard’s Express
by Ken Mather
Travel back in time to experience the incredible story of Barnard’s Express (the “BX”), the fiesty and enterprising transportation company that ushered in a new era of economic development in British Columbia. Available June 2020. Pre-order here


Exploring nature


Legacy of Trees: Purposeful Wandering in Vancouver’s Stanley Park
by Nina Shoroplova
Rigorous, comprehensive, and poetic, Nina Shoroplova’s years-long study of the trees of Stanley Park will delight those who know and love Vancouver’s magnificent urban wilderness and those who have yet to discover it. Available May 2020. Pre-order here


Edible and Medicinal Flora of the West Coast: British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest 
by Collin Varner
Nature and culinary enthusiasts will appreciate this colourful guide to over 200 edible plants and fungi commonly found along the trails and backroads of coastal BC. Available May 2020. Pre-order here


Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest: A Complete Guide, Second Edition
by Richard Cannings, Tom Aversa, and Hal Opperman
The ultimate bestselling field guide to birds of the Pacific Northwest bioregion, now fully revised in its Second Edition!
Available June 2020. Pre-order here


Amazing Stories

Short, informative reads in Canadian history and biography


On Their Own Terms: True Stories of Trailblazing Women of Vancouver Island
by Haley Healey
Nanaimo writer Haley Healey is rebalancing history with these engaing stories of remarkable but little-known women who excelled in their fields and shaped the development of Vancouver Island.
Available May 2020. Pre-order here


The Final Voyage of the Valencia 
by Michael C. Neitzel
A dynamic retelling of the deadly 1906 sinking of the SS Valencia off the southwest coast of Vancouver Island, one of the worst maritime disasters in Canadian history.
Available May 2020. Pre-order here


Robert Service: The True Adventures of Yukon’s Favourite Bard
by Elle Andra-Warner
A qiuck-paced and engaging biography of Canada’s favourite northern poet, Robert Service.
Available May 2020. Pre-order here