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Forthcoming Titles
2016 Polestar Family Calendar
Ruth Porter (editor)
Spiral Bound | Jun 2015
on order $16.95
(releases Jun 1 2015)

The Long Way Home
Louise Penny
Paperback | Jul 2015
on order $18.50
(releases Jul 28 2015)

What Pet Should I Get?
Seuss Dr
Hardcover | Jul 2015
on order $21.00
(releases Jul 28 2015)

Stone Mattress
Margaret Atwood
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $19.95
(releases Jun 23 2015)

Sweetland
Michael Crummey
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $21.00
(releases Jun 30 2015)

I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $18.00
(releases Jun 2 2015)

The Bone Clocks
David Mitchell
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $22.00
(releases Jun 16 2015)

The Silkworm
Robert Galbraith
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $20.00
(releases Jun 2 2015)

Abattoir Blues
Peter Robinson
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $19.95
(releases Jun 16 2015)

2016 Polestar Planner
Ruth Porter (editor)
Spiral Bound | Jun 2015
on order $13.95
(releases Jun 1 2015)
EVENTS AND NEWS



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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
This Is Sadie
Sara O'Leary
Hardcover | May 2015
in store $19.99

Where Are My Books?
Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Hardcover | May 2015
in store $19.99

The Scarlet Gospels
Clive Barker
Hardcover | May 2015
in store $31.50

Butterfly Park
Elly MacKay
Hardcover | May 2015
in store $21.00

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Candy
Nick Bruel
Paperback | May 2015
in store $5.49

Bad Kitty Does Not Like Dogs
Nick Bruel
Paperback | May 2015
in store $5.49

Carsick
John Waters
Paperback | May 2015
in store $17.50

Pretty Little Liars #15
Sara Shepard
Paperback | Apr 2015
in store $12.50

Grilling with House of Q
BBQ Brian Misko
Paperback | Feb 2015
in store $24.95

A Field Guide to Seaweeds of the Pacific Northwest
Bridgette Clarkston
Other | May 2015
in store $7.95

Galiano Island Books
76 Madrona Drive
Galiano Island BC  V0N 1P0
Canada
Phone: 250.539.3340
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Web: www.galianoislandbooks.com
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