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Sex, Food, and the Art of Loving: Wisewoman's Cookery Book Launches

Dressed in a lace up the back form-fitting black bodice and floor skimming black taffeta skirt, Shannon Loeber brings to life the wise woman of her newly released cookbook. Together with her writing p

Bravo! by Rosemary Cunningham is a Gem of a Book About Opera's British Columbian History

BC is the province with the largest per capita opera audience in the country. Lots of us cannot get enough opera, big or small. As the curtain rises and thrills us with the prospect of singers, costu

Vancouver Writers Festival Sets Record for Sold-Out Events

The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival wrapped up on Sunday, breaking all previous records for sold-out events.

Home: A Hymn to the Planet and Humanity

 This is a stunning visual odyssey. From the author of the amazing Earth From Above comes this moving and brilliantly photographed new book, Home, released as a companion piece to the film of...

Don't Miss These Readings at the Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival, Now Underway

Check out these not to miss events  at the  22nd Vancouver International Writers and Readers Festival. Tickets are still available. The Tightrope: Four Authors Take the Stage to Demonstrate...


The Lives and Times of Women Elders in BC

What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life

In a telephone interview with well-regarded Jungian analyst and author James Hollis, from Houston, I spoke to him about his new book, What Matters Most: Living a More Considered Life. I asked him...

Cascadia: The Elusive Utopia

“Cascadia,” this bioregion of ours, is a greenhouse for unique earth-wise cultural/spiritual goings-on. A new book which captures this zeitgeist is CASCADIA: THE ELUSIVE UTOPIA: Exploring the Spirit...

The Subtle Body

With all that dazzling energy coming from the sun—and our bodies thus being energetic universes in themselves—here’s a book that goes into great depth on our energetic works and workings. It’s THE...

Pre-loved Paperbacks

In the days before my Sony Reader, I would spend hour upon hour exploring garage sales and used book stores for my next favourite author. This happened to be exactly what I was doing one summer...