Each month, Canadian library staff vote for their most-anticipated upcoming books, via BookNet Canada’s Loan Stars readers-advisory program and the Canadian Urban Libraries Council. BIG: Stories about Life in Plus-Sized Bodies, edited by Christina Myers is one of the Top 10 anticipated adult titles for January/February 2020! Thank you to the librarians who voted for […]
Word Vancouver is a free book and magazine festival that takes place at the end of September around Vancouver. This year they are celebrating 25 years. We have a number of authors participating over the 6 day festival. And we’ll be exhibiting on the Sunday event at the Vancouver Public Library—come visit.
Chad Reimer and Lily Chow receive honorable mention awards from British Columbia Historical Federation
Congratulations to Chad Reimer and Lily Chow, who have both won honorable mentions in the British Columbia Historical Federation’s Historical Writing Competition.
Call for Children’s Book Illustrator Caitlin Press is seeking an illustrator for a forthcoming children’s book (ages 4–8) to be published in 2020. We invite interested illustrators to send samples or links to their work and their CV to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Please make “Illustrator for Children’s Book” the subject heading in the email. Preference […]
Call for Submissions Working title: BIG: Thoughts on a Plus-Size Life Caitlin Press is seeking non-fiction submissions by women of all ages, orientations, colours, and backgrounds — including trans women and anyone who includes this identity in their personal history — for an upcoming anthology of non-fiction prose exploring the diverse ways women navigate a size-obsessed […]
Barbara MacPherson, author of “The Land on Which We Live,” wins Second Prize BCGS Family History Book Award
A warm congratulations to Barbara MacPherson, who took home the Second Prize at the BCGS Family History Book Award. # 1 2 B C B E S T S E L L E R O F 2 0 1 7 The romantic backwoods landscape known as the North Bonaparte, stretches east from 70 Mile House […]
Call for book two in the Refugium Trilogy Working title: Poems for the Watershed Caitlin Press is currently accepting submissions from across Canada and beyond for an anthology of poems that explores our impact and reliance on the watershed. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2018 has been extended to December 1, 2018. A watershed is […]
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of David Chuenyan Lai’s passing this June, 2018. Author of Great Fortune Dream: The Struggles and Triumphs of Chinese Settlers in Canada, 1858-1966, David taught in the Department of Geography at the University of Victoria for thirty-five years and retired in 2003 as a professor emeritus. His major […]
Fernie, a small community located in BC’s Kootenay region, entered the First World War in 1914 with optimism and a sense of national pride—it emerged five years later having experienced staggering losses and multiple controversies that threatened to tear their community apart. Just over a hundred years later, Wayne Norton chronicles the trials and tribulations […]
“North of Familiar” wins Bronze IPPY Award; also a finalist for 2018 Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Congratulations to Terry Milos, author of North of Familiar: A Woman’s Story of Homesteading and Adventure in the Canadian Wilderness for her recent award accomplishments and overall success. North of Familiar tied for the Bronze in the Independent Publisher Book Awards‘ Canada-West – Best Regional Non-Fiction category alongside The Chocolate Pilgrim: A Journey to Self-discovery & Transformation […]