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Forthcoming Titles
You Are Here
Chris Hadfield
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Oct 14 2014)

Plenty More
Yotam Ottolenghi
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $39.95
(releases Oct 14 2014)

Endgame
James Frey
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $24.99
(releases Oct 7 2014)

Common Ground
Justin Trudeau
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $32.50
(releases Oct 20 2014)

Abattoir Blues
Peter Robinson
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Oct 28 2014)

Whitewater Cooks with Passion
Shelley Adams
Paperback | Sep 2014
on order $34.95
(releases Sep 15 2014)

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe
Alexander Mccall Smith
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Oct 28 2014)

The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy
Rachel Joyce
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $25.00
(releases Oct 21 2014)

Family Furnishings
Alice Munro
Hardcover | Nov 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Nov 11 2014)

The Comeback
John Ralston Saul
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $28.00
(releases Oct 28 2014)

EVENTS AND NEWS

For additional information and reservations please visit

galianoliteraryfestival.com


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SPOTLIGHT ON... LEE TRENTADUE

 

We are incredibly appreciative of the community support we receive and would like to shine a spotlight on these booklovers. For our first feature we spoke with Lee Trentadue, President of the BC Booksellers Association and owner of Galiano Island Books, in anticipation of her 5th annual Galiano Literary Festival, returning on February 21st to 23rd.   

 

Lee Trentadue has long supported the book community, although it was her daughter Mary who inspired her to open Galiano Island Books - the first bookstore on the island. Trentadue's initial introduction to the local community was through a questionairre, inquiring about the categories of books people would like to see. The community responded positively, and the bookstore now features works from authors in the Gulf Islands, throughout British Columbia, and across Canada. Readers have shown extraordinary support for nearly two decades and additionally, the Galiano Library - which opened after Galiano Island Books - has proven to be an excellent partner in hosting author readings.

 

She explains that "being a part of a community of booksellers is very important" and that the BC Booksellers Association has shown tremendous support for her ideas, as has the Canada Council. And so, after attending the ABA Winter Institute one year and hearing a fellow booksellers' story, Trentadue founded the Galiano Literary Festival. Despite growing in stature, it has retained its charm - "people seem to actually like the intimacy of the Festival." With fewer outlets for publishers to send authors to, this type of environment is crucial for maintaining culture in BC and throughout the nation. The BC Book Prizes recognizes this need, but Trentadue notes that just "the fact there is a showcase is a big deal." We think the 3-day Festival is a big deal too, with its first ever red carpet, a sold out dinner, and readings by esteemed writers such as Audrey Thomas, Jack Hodgins, Grant Lawrence, and the Bowering trio: George, Thea and Marilyn. Find more details at: galianoliteraryfestival.com

 

 
 
New Releases
Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $42.00

The Infinite Sea
Rick Yancey
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $21.00

The Rosie Effect
Graeme Simsion
Paperback | Sep 2014
in store $19.99

Vancouver Confidential
John Belshaw
Paperback | Sep 2014
in store $20.00

The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher
Hilary Mantel
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $26.99

Who We Are
Elizabeth May
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $29.95

Dying To Be Me
Anita Moorjani
Paperback | Sep 2014
in store $15.95

Jamie's Comfort Foood
Jamie Oliver
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $37.99

Once Upon An Alphabet
Oliver Jeffers
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $26.99

Elusive Mr. Pond, The
Barry Gough
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $34.95


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Galiano Island BC  V0N 1P0
Canada
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