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Word on the Street Festival 2012

September 14th, 2012 @ 1:44pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It will be a weekend of books, magazines, story-telling, and “literary mayhem” when the 18th annual Word on the Street Festival comes to the Vancouver later this month. The three-day festival starts on Friday, September 28, 2012 at Banyan Books & Sound and at Historic Joy Kogawa House. On Saturday there are events at the […]

Chapters Indigo Fall Gift Guide & Giveaway

August 29th, 2012 @ 2:42pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s time for students of all ages to return to school to begin another year of academic growth. I always enjoyed back to school shopping even though it meant we were that much closer to returning to class. Highlighters, binders, duo-tangs, pencil crayons, Trapper Keepers and geometry kits (always a new geometry kit even though […]

Vancouver Public Library Book Sale 2012

May 28th, 2012 @ 11:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Friends of the Vancouver Public Library are hosting their summer book sale this week with thousands of gently-used items up for grabs along with CDs and DVDs. Photo credit: Ruth and Dave, rommy ghaly, scapevision on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Cookbooks, mysteries, non-fiction, children’s literature, and popular trilogies made famous […]

Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years by Michael Kluckner

May 14th, 2012 @ 2:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I have a new addition to my collection of Vancouver books filled with historical photographs, stories, and information. Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years by Michael Kluckner has just arrived in stores and I’m looking forward to flipping through the pages, illustrated with archival photographs and Kluckner’s signature watercolours. Vanishing Vancouver: The Last 25 Years […]

Book Warehouse is Closing

March 15th, 2012 @ 12:51pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Book Warehouse, one of Vancouver’s most beloved local book stores, will be closing its remaining locations after a final sale blowout that began today. “Who knows what we’ll be doing as the weeks go on? We sort of forgot to stop ordering books, so our warehouse is jammed with thousands more books. We’ll keep putting […]

North Vancouver District Public Library Book Sale

January 29th, 2012 @ 1:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Bargains await if you’re looking for books, CDs, and DVDs, which will all be on sale for 50 cents to $2 at the Friends of the North Vancouver District Public Library (“NVDPL”) Book Sale. Photo credit: Ruth and Dave on Flickr – Submitted to the Miss604 Flickr Pool. Happening at the Lynn Valley Library (1277 […]

The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver

October 26th, 2011 @ 9:56am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Checking in on my favourite website this morning I saw a small announcement at the top of the page: “The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver goes to press! Chuck Davis’s final gift to the people of Greater Vancouver, his History of Metropolitan Vancouver, has been completed and will appear in bookstores November 15, 2011.” […]

Celebrating Fred Herzog

October 19th, 2011 @ 1:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Fred Herzog‘s photos of Vancouver during the 1950’s and 1960’s not only changed the way we see our city’s past but revolutionized the art of street photography. His crisp colour photos of Vancouver’s neon days give us a glimpse at days gone by along bustling downtown streets. In partnership with Vancouver’s 125th anniversary celebration, the […]