Black sheep of the tribe

Amanda Hale (right) digs for buried treasure in her WW II English family history to tell the “fictional memoir” of a socially shamed father and the impact it had on his wife and children. FULL STORY

Albemarle, NC Regional Library Bookmobile, often referred to as a fugitive library. Circa 1960s


Fighting for the right to read books

The struggle for civil rights in 1960's America included the right to read books as many public libraries in the South barred African Americans, even though it was illegal.

In response, African Americans began creating “Freedom Libraries” and over 80 appeared in the deep south as documented by B.C. librarian and author, Mike Selby. FULL STORY

Family trees

“What are families other than fictions?” asks one of Michael Christie’s characters. “And like all stories, families are not born,… FULL STORY

Highway murder

You know a novel is working when you are disappointed when it ends—and you would prefer to remain in the… FULL STORY

A self-propelled man

His memoir, Lines on a Map, has been shortlisted for the Banff Mountain Book Competition in the Adventure Travel category…. FULL STORY

Ursus arctos horribilis

Averse to anthropomorphizing “Coola” and “Grinder,” Shelley Hrdlitschka and Rae Schidlo put the pair in the spotlight for conservationist principles…. FULL STORY

Tales from North of 60

Reviewer Paul Falardeau says Van Camp’s tone is conversational, whether hearing a tape recording or the gossip of aunties, we… FULL STORY

Rolf Knight (1936-2019)

Possibly his most important work is Indians at Work: An Informal History of Native Indian Labour in British Columbia 1858-1930… FULL STORY

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