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Cold Case Vancouver: Eve Lazarus talks to The Province (January 2016)

Eve Lazarus talks to The Province about the unsolved murder cases featured in Cold Case Vancouver. ...more

When Everything Feels like the Movies: American Library Association YALSA Top YA Fiction (January 2016)

Raziel Reid's When Everything Feels like the Movies has made the Best Young Adult Fiction List from YALSA (the Young Adult Library Services Association). ...more

Featured Titles

Decolonize Your Diet

Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

By (author) Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel

A return to indigenous Mexican-American cooking: delicious recipes for physical and spiritual healing. More than just a cookbook, Decolonize Your Diet redefines what is meant by "traditional" Mexican food by reaching ...more

Suite Francaise: Storm in June

A Graphic Novel

By (author) Emmanuel Moynot
Translated by David Homel

A stirring graphic novel based on the extraordinary book by Irene Nemirovsky. Suite Francaise, an extraordinary novel about village life in France just as it was plunged into chaos with the ...more


A Graphic Novel

By (author) Reinhard Kleist

On the heels of America's renewed relations with Cuba: a vivid graphic novel on the life of Fidel Castro. As America moves toward normalizing relations with Cuba, this gripping, vivid graphic ...more

Dirty River

A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home

By (author) Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

A transformative memoir by a queer disabled woman of colour and abuse survivor. In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, carrying only two backpacks, caught a Greyhound bus in America and ran ...more

Cold Case Vancouver

The City's Most Baffling Unsolved Murders

By (author) Eve Lazarus

The untold story behind some of Vancouver's notorious unsolved murder cases. While Vancouver is much loved by tourists and locals alike for its spectacular natural scenery and diverse culture, behind that ...more

Snapshots of a Girl

By (author) Beldan Sezen

A funny, poignant graphic novel about a young woman's coming out amidst both Islamic and western cultures. In this fresh, often funny autobiographical graphic novel, Beldan Sezen depicts her coming of ...more

A Superior Man

By (author) Paul Yee

Paul Yee's first novel for adults: an historical account of a Chinese man on a journey to find the mother of his son. For more than thirty years, Paul Yee has ...more

Foucault against Himself

Edited by Francois Caillat
Translated by David Homel

A thought-provoking collection of essays on Michel Foucault that reframes his legacy. In his private life, as well as in his work and political attitudes, Michel Foucault often stood in contradiction ...more


By (author) Michael Turner

New edition of Michael Turner's seminal 1995 poetry collection, including a new essay by the author. When Michael Turner's Kingsway was published in 1995, critics and readers were either effusive in ...more

True to Your Roots

Vegan Recipes to Comfort and Nourish You

By (author) Carla Kelly

Delicious meat-free recipes in which root vegetables take centre stage. Once the lonely, unattractive kin of sexier, more popular produce, root vegetables finally get the love and attention they deserve in ...more


By (author) Daniel Allen Cox

A novel about a boy with a stutter, and the tangled barbs of repressed memory. Montreal, 1979. A boy's speech starts to fracture along with the cement of le Stade olympique. ...more

Moving Parts

By (author) Lana Pesch

Darkly off-kilter stories about the moving parts to being human. A blind date blooms in a grocery store parking lot. Lake Erie forms the backdrop to a botched assisted suicide. A ...more


Twenty Years of Ricepaper Magazine

Edited by Julia Lin , Allan Cho and Jim Wong-Chu

A wide-ranging anthology of Asian Canadian literature to celebrate 20 years of Ricepaper. 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of Ricepaper magazine, a pioneering periodical devoted to Asian-Canadian writing. Over the years, ...more

God in Pink

By (author) Hasan Namir

A Globe 100 Best Book of the Year The debut book by Hasan Namir is a revelatory novel about being queer and Muslim, set in war-torn Iraq in 2003. Ramy is ...more