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Tom Cho: LA & Seattle readings (Aug/Sep 2014)

Tom Cho (Look Who's Morphing) has three readings in Los Angeles and one at Seattle's Elliott Bay Book Company. ...more

Shawn Syms: Nothing Looks Familiar Toronto launch (Sep 2014)

Shawn Syms launches his long-awaited debut story collection Nothing Looks Familiar at Toronto's Buddies in Bad Times Theatre on September 9. ...more

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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

She of the Mountains

By (author) Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Raymond Biesinger

A contemporary illustrated queer love story interwoven with a reimagining of Hindu mythology. In the beginning, there is no he. There is no she. Two cells make up one cell. This ...more

Vegan al Fresco

Happy & Healthy Recipes for Picnics, Barbecues & Outdoor Dining

By (author) Carla Kelly

In spring and summer, there's nothing better than enjoying a meal outdoors with friends and family; today, al fresco dining has never been more popular, given the rise in popularity ...more


The Art and Craft of Activism

Edited by Betsy Greer

Craftivism is a worldwide movement that operates at the intersection of craft and activism; Craftivism the book is full of inspiration for crafters who want to create works that add ...more

Look Who's Morphing

By (author) Tom Cho

First published to acclaim in Australia, Look Who's Morphing by Asian-Australian writer Tom Cho is a funny, fantastical, often outlandish collection of stories firmly grounded in pop culture. The book's ...more

Gender Failure

By (author) Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon

Being a girl was something that never really happened for me.―Rae Spoon Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are accomplished, award-winning writers, musicians, and performers; they are also both admitted "gender ...more

God Loves Hair

By (author) Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Juliana Neufeld

A poignant YA story collection that celebrates racial, sexual, and religious diversity. Vivek Shraya's first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child ...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

Artificial Cherry

By (author) Billeh Nickerson

Billeh Nickerson is one of Canada's showiest poets; colourful, witty, and wise, with undertones of sexy. By turns outlandish and poignant, Artificial Cherry heralds the return of Billeh's cheeky/sweet sensibilities. ...more

The SimplyRaw Kitchen

Plant-Powered, Gluten-Free, and Mostly Raw Recipes for Healthy Living

By (author) Natasha Kyssa

Get with Natasha's program: a vegan cookbook that provides a multi-faceted approach to health and nutrition. The road to good health through proper diet and nutrition can lead down many paths; ...more

Vancouver Was Awesome

A Curious Pictorial History

By (author) Lani Russwurm
Introduction by Bob Kronbauer

A startling and unexpectedly rich collection of images from Vancouver's pre-gentrification past. Vancouver may be a youngster among major cities, but it has a rich and beguiling history. Past Tense Vancouver ...more