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Read local, buy local: Chapters Indigo and BC Non-Profits celebrate Earth Day 2010

Chapters Indigo Books & Music partners with BC not-for-profits to celebrate Earth Day in Vancouver and Victoria.

Stan Persky named recipient of the 7th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence

The West Coast Book Prize Society is proud to recognize Stan Persky as the recipient of the 7th annual Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence.  British Columbia’s...

What to expect from Malcolm Gladwell’s talk on social media at the F-5 Expo in Vancouver, BC

Last January, Malcolm Gladwell told CBS talk show host Katie Couric that he doesn’t use social media.   “My goal is to do less things online not more, because I have a limited amount of...

London Drugs to host book signing with Miss604, Rebecca Bollwitt

Bookstores are so yesterday. A popular local blogger and a drug store chain mix it up for a blogging book's launch and sale.

BC Book Prizes: Shortlists Announced for 2010

The West Coast Book Prize Society is pleased to announce the names of the finalists vying for recognition in seven categories at the 26th Annual BC Book Prizes.

CBC's Mark Forsythe Asks Me Why I Love Vancouver and Why Canadians Love Stephen Colbert

An interview with CBC's Mark Forsythe about my book, "Why I Love Vancouver," leads me to examine unexpected questions and to try not to sound like just another "ice-hole."

"Why I Love Vancouver" is a book about leaving America and finding Canada

At book signing party for "Why I Love Vancouver" at Elysian Coffee, questions of identity both Canadian and American arose.

Children's Book Review: My Mouth is a Volcano

Julia Cook's engaging story teaches primary kids not to interrupt

Favourite Books of 2009: The Kindly Ones and Suite Francaise

I had a lot of books on my bedside table this year. Two stand out.

Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate: At Work in the Wild and Cultivated World

When the ground is frozen, it’s time to read a really great gardening book. And this one, like good compost, is rich and also unique. It’s Gardening at the Dragon’s Gate: At Work in the Wild and...