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BookNet Canada's bestselling books: May

Scribblers and scrawlers, add these books to your shelves. Here are BookNet Canada's lists of readers' favourite page turners for May. Can you tell which authors are still hanging strong from last...

BookNet Canada's April bestseller lists

A new month, a new set of popular books.

Homeless writers find a voice with Megaphone magazine's literary issue

Megaphone magazine, the homeless publication that gives a voice to people of the Downtown Eastside, is celebrating the launch of its special literary issue, Voices of the Street. The 68-page...

BC Book Prize winners

George Bowering takes the Lt-Governor's award for literary excellence

BookNet Canada's March Bestseller Lists

Here are BookNet Canada's bestseller lists for March. Canadian authors are listed in boldface. Top 10 Fiction Secret Daughter by Shilpi Somaya Gowda Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult Water for Elephants...

Bike ride through the blossoms, party with the planet, and join the "Handmade" Revolution

'Tis the season of flashmobs. Did you miss last week's Skytrain silent dance party flashmob? Not to worry, we've found some footage of the event! Looks like a little dancing doesn't faze...

How a second childhood changed Rupinder Gill's life

Indo-Canadian humorist writer Rupinder Gill's debut book, On the Outside Looking Indian, is a light-hearted and often self-deprecating memoir that weaves anecdotes of her unique childhood...

Children's Book Review: The Ice Bear

Opening the cover of Jackie Morris’ The Ice Bear lands you smack dab in the middle of a polar bear den.

BookNet Canada's February Bestsellers List

Books, books, books. It's no secret. The Vancouver Observer office is filled with them. They're everywhere. We've got stacks of all sizes on the floor, leaning on the walls as if to hold them up...

Lynn Schnurnberger on life, writing, and the Best Laid Plans

It’s never too late for a fresh start, as the characters in Lynn Schnurnberger’s latest literary romp soon find out.