111 West Coast Literary Portraits by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright

111 West Coast Literary Portraits Photographs by Barry Peterson and Blaise Enright Text by BC authors Introduction by Alan Twigg ~ When it comes to West Coast writing and publishing, we have gone from famine to feast in less than a lifetime. This unprecedented array of portraits celebrates the feast. Barry Peterson’s approach is consistently [...]

A New Leaf by Merilyn Simonds

A New Leaf: Growing with My Garden by Merilyn Simonds Random House, 2011 A Note from Merilyn Simonds For most of my life, I’ve grown the food my family eats and the flowers that bring beauty to our table. I’ve often thought, as the world where I live became affluent and the drift toward urbanization became [...]

At the World’s Edge-Curt Lang’s Vancouver: 1937–1998 by Claudia Cornwall

At the World’s Edge-Curt Lang’s Vancouver: 1937–1998  by Claudia Cornwall Mother Tongue Publishing (October 2011) Foreword by David Beers Introduction by Greg Lang At the World’s Edge tells the story of a man and a city. Curt Lang was a legend in Vancouver. An intellectual and a catalyst, Lang’s interests spanned many worlds. As a teenager, [...]

Beauty Muse by Lisa Lipsett

Beauty Muse is a visually rich and thoughtfully written book on creativity and nature. With over 100 easy-to-try activities, readers are invited to experience a nature-centered practice of artful connection to ourselves, each other and the world. Beauty Muse will appeal to anyone longing for a creative practice to call their own, in addition to educators, [...]

Borderlands by Derek Lundy

Borderlands, by Derek Lundy shortlisted for the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize! “The periphery of a place can tell us a great deal about its heartland. along the edge of a nation’s territory, its real prejudices, fears and obsessions – but also its virtues – irrepressibly bubble up as its people confront the ‘other’ whom they [...]

Breakfast at the Exit Cafe: Travels Through America

Breakfast at the Exit Cafe, by Wayne Grady & Merilyn Simonds, is part travelogue, part exploration—a road trip into the reality behind the cultural myth that is America. ~ 2010 Globe 100 Boook ~ Apple Canada Best of 2010 iBook ~  januarymagazine Best Book of 2010 Breakfast at the Exit Cafe begins as a personal story—told [...]

Child Honouring: How to Turn This World Around


Foreword by the Dalai Lama. Edited by Raffi Cavoukian and Sharna Olfman. Sharna Olfman joins Raffi Cavoukian to introduce his original philosophy, Child Honouring—a compassionate revolution in values, a children-first approach to global restoration. This remarkable anthology outlines the unprecedented threats to life at this defining moment in history, and offers a novel and systemic [...]

Confessions of a Tea Leaf Reader by Tanya Lester

Confessions of a Tea Leaf Reader, by Tanya Lester, chronicles something most people know little about: the day-to-day life of a tea leaf reader. Tanya Lester has read  the  tea leaves of thousands of people by looking for pictures in the loose leaf tea after her clients drain the liquid from the cup. Seeing pictures [...]

Dry Run: Preventing the Next Urban Water Crisis

In the Age of Scarcity now upon us, fresh water shortages are an increasingly serious global problem. With water restrictions emerging in many developed countries and water diversions for industrial, urban and environmental reasons stirring up oceans of controversy, there is a growing thirst for innovative approaches to reducing our water footprint. Dry Run shows [...]

Every Goodbye Ain’t Gone: A photo narrative of black heritage on Salt Spring Island by Evelyn C. White with photos by Joanne Bealy

Disaffected with increasingly repressive laws that aimed to curtail their hard-won freedom, a courageous group of blacks in California left the state in the 1850s and settled in western Canada, notably on Salt Spring Island. Today, direct descendants of the early black pioneers still reside in the pastoral landscape also hailed as one of the [...]

Island Born by Frank Burnaby

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