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Raziel Reid; a CBC Books Writer to Watch (Jul 2015)

Canada Reads runnerup Raziel Reid (When Everything Feels like the Movies) features in CBC Books' list of 12 Writers to Watch in 2015. ...more

Michael V. Smith: Joyland interview (Jul 2015)

In this podcast interview, Michael V. Smith talks to Emily Shultz of Joyland about his memoir My Body Is Yours. ...more

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When Everything Feels like the Movies

By (author) Raziel Reid

WINNER, Governor General's Literary Award CBC Canada Reads 2015 Runner-up An edgy and extravagant YA novel about a glamorous boy named Jude. School is just like a film set: there's The Crew, who ...more

My Body Is Yours

By (author) Michael V. Smith

A memoir about fathers and sons, breaking out of gender norms, and reconciling with a dangerous childhood. Michael V. Smith is a multihyphenate force of nature: a novelist, poet, improv comic, ...more

Lost Boi

By (author) Sassafras Lowrey

A bold and beautiful retelling of the Peter Pan story. Sassafras Lowrey's gorgeously subversive queer punk novel reimagines the classic Peter Pan story. Prepare to be swept overboard into a ...more

Well Fed, Flat Broke

Recipes for Modest Budgets & Messy Kitchens

By (author) Emily Wight

A down-to-earth cookbook that proves you don't need a lot of money to create nutritious, beautiful meals at home. In this winsome cookbook, blogger Emily Wight offers fantastic recipes, ideas, and ...more

Where the words end and my body begins

By (author) Amber Dawn

The first full-length poetry book by the Lambda Literary and Vancouver Book Award Winner. Award-winning writer Amber Dawn reveals a gutsy lyrical sensibility in her debut poetry collection: a suite of ...more

Live at the Commodore

The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom

By (author) Aaron Chapman

WINNER, Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes); Community History Award (BC Historical Federation) Located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, the Commodore Ballroom is one of the best-loved music ...more

Tin Fish Gourmet

Great Seafood from Cupboard to Table

By (author) Barbara-jo McIntosh
Foreword by Michel Roux

Quick, inventive, stylish recipes featuring all manners of canned seafood. As an ingredient, canned seafood often gets short shrift; it's often considered a mundane filler for salads, casseroles, and sandwiches by ...more

Grow What You Eat, Eat What You Grow

The Green Man's Guide to Living & Eating Sustainably All Year Round

By (author) Randy Shore

A book of recipes and gardening tips for living and eating sustainably and responsibly all year round. Randy Shore's father and grandfather grew up on farms, yet he didn't even know ...more

Strange Material

Storytelling through Textiles

By (author) Leanne Prain

The art of storytelling through textiles, exploring the many ways in which narrative can be expressed through cloth and needle. Strange Material explores the relationship between handmade textiles and storytelling. Through ...more


By (author) Angie Abdou

Angie Abdou's latest: a novel on the complexities of class, gender, parenthood, and desire. Vero and her husband Shane have moved out of the sweet suite above his parents' garage and ...more

Nothing Looks Familiar

By (author) Shawn Syms

Sharp-eyed tales about outsiders, non-conformists, and iconoclasts. In Nothing Looks Familiar, Shawn Syms' debut story collection, characters from a wide swath of society chart paths from places of danger or unhappiness ...more

She of the Mountains

By (author) Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Raymond Biesinger

A "Globe 100" Best Book of the Year (The Globe and Mail) Lambda Literary Award finalist In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she. Two cells make up one cell. ...more

The Outer Harbour

By (author) Wayde Compton

An epic first story collection by poet Wayde Compton. In his debut story collection, poet Wayde Compton explores the concept of place and identity in which characters and space merge to ...more

Blue Is the Warmest Color

By (author) Julie Maroh

A New York Times bestseller The live-action French film version of Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013. Originally published in French as ...more