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Forthcoming Titles
The Jaguar's Children
John Vaillant
Hardcover | Jan 2015
on order $32.00
(releases Jan 6 2015)
The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
Charles de Lint
Paperback | Dec 2014
on order $9.00
(releases Dec 2 2014)
The Testing
Joelle Charbonneau
Paperback | Jan 2015
on order $12.99
(releases Jan 6 2015)
What Makes Olga Run?
Bruce Grierson
Paperback | Dec 2014
on order $21.00
(releases Dec 2 2014)
The Forever Girl
Alexander Mccall Smith
Paperback | Dec 2014
on order $19.95
(releases Dec 30 2014)
British Columbia
Richard Cannings
Paperback | Feb 2015
on order $34.95
(releases Feb 13 2015)
All Kinds of Kisses
Nancy Tafuri
Boardbook | Dec 2014
on order $7.99
(releases Dec 16 2014)
Canada Transformed
Sarah Gibson
Hardcover | Dec 2014
on order $39.95
(releases Dec 9 2014)
Daddy Hugs
Nancy Tafuri
Hardcover | Dec 2014
on order $19.00
(releases Dec 16 2014)
The Examined Life
Stephen Grosz
Paperback | Dec 2014
on order $21.00
(releases Dec 9 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
Family Furnishings
Alice Munro
Hardcover | Nov 2014
in store $32.95
Echoes of British Columbia
Robert Budd
Paperback | Oct 2014
in store $35.00
Lucky Peach Issue 13
David Chang
Paperback | Nov 2014
in store $14.95
Lonely Planet The World 1st Ed.
Lonely Planet
Paperback | Nov 2014
in store $34.99
Lonely Planet The Lonely Planet Kids World Atlas 1st Ed.
Lonely Planet
Hardcover | Nov 2014
in store $25.00
The Sea Among Us
Richard Beamish
Hardcover | Nov 2014
in store $39.95
Beautiful Moon
Tonya Bolden
Hardcover | Nov 2014
in store $18.95
Woodworking Wisdom & Know-How
Taunton Press
Paperback | Oct 2014
in store $25.95
Little Snowman
Giovanni Caviezel
Boardbook | Sep 2014
in store $5.99
Mind Over Medicine
Lissa Rankin
Paperback | Nov 2014
in store $15.99

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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