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Forthcoming Titles
The Heroes of Olympus Book Five
Rick Riordan
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $19.99
(releases Oct 7 2014)

Edge of Eternity
Ken Follett
Hardcover | Sep 2014
on order $42.00
(releases Sep 16 2014)

The Rosie Effect #1
Graeme Simsion
Paperback | Sep 2014
on order $19.99
(releases Sep 30 2014)

Stone Mattress
Margaret Atwood
Hardcover | Sep 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Sep 9 2014)

Adult Onset
Ann-Marie Macdonald
Hardcover | Sep 2014
on order $32.00
(releases Sep 30 2014)

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

Dashing Through the Snow
Helaine Becker
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $16.99
(releases Oct 1 2014)

This Changes Everything
Naomi Klein
Hardcover | Sep 2014
on order $36.95
(releases Sep 16 2014)

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

Whitewater Cooks with Passion
Shelley Adams
Paperback | Sep 2014
on order $34.95
(releases Sep 15 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
Amulet Book Six
Kazu Kibuishi
Paperback | Sep 2014
in store $13.99

Sycamore Row
John Grisham
Paperback | Aug 2014
in store $11.99

Sweetland
Michael Crummey
Hardcover | Aug 2014
in store $32.00

Adultery
Paulo Coelho
Hardcover | Aug 2014
in store $28.95

Geronimo Stilton and the Kingdom of Fantasy #6
Geronimo Stilton
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $16.99

The Sandman
Lars Kepler
Paperback | Aug 2014
in store $24.95

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site Sound Book
Sherri Duskey Rinker
Hardcover | Aug 2014
in store $14.99

We're All Friends Here
Nancy Wilcox Richards
Paperback | Sep 2014
in store $7.99

We Are Not Ourselves
Matthew Thomas
Hardcover | Aug 2014
in store $32.00

A House in the Sky
Amanda Lindhout
Paperback | Aug 2014
in store $22.00


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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