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Forthcoming Titles
The Jaguar's Children
John Vaillant
Hardcover | Jan 2015
on order $32.00
(releases Jan 6 2015)
5th Wave, The
Rick Yancey
Paperback | Feb 2015
on order $11.99
(releases Feb 10 2015)
All My Puny Sorrows
Miriam Toews
Paperback | Feb 2015
on order $22.00
(releases Feb 24 2015)
The Boundless
Kenneth Oppel
Paperback | Mar 2015
on order $12.99
(releases Mar 10 2015)
The Testing
Joelle Charbonneau
Paperback | Jan 2015
on order $12.99
(releases Jan 6 2015)
The Forever Girl
Alexander Mccall Smith
Paperback | Dec 2014
on order $19.95
(releases Dec 30 2014)
The Geography of You and Me
Jennifer E Smith
Paperback | Mar 2015
on order $11.00
(releases Mar 3 2015)
The First Bad Man
Miranda July
Hardcover | Jan 2015
on order $29.99
(releases Jan 13 2015)
British Columbia
Richard Cannings
Paperback | Feb 2015
on order $34.95
(releases Feb 13 2015)
Listen to the Squawking Chicken
Elaine Lui
Paperback | Mar 2015
on order $22.00
(releases Mar 3 2015)

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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:


New Releases
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry
Gabrielle Zevin
Paperback | Dec 2014
in store $19.95
What Makes Olga Run?
Bruce Grierson
Paperback | Dec 2014
in store $21.00
Bad Judgment
John Reilly
Paperback | Nov 2014
in store $25.00
Put on the Armour of Light
Catherine Macdonald
Paperback | Nov 2014
in store $17.99
Legacy in Time
Henry Vaux Jr
Hardcover | Oct 2014
in store $30.00
The Columbia River Treaty
Robert William Sandford
Hardcover | Nov 2014
in store $16.00
Disney Princess Perfect Princess Christmas
Disney Book Group
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $13.99
Earth Angel Realms
Doreen Virtue
Paperback | Dec 2014
in store $12.99
Where's Ringo?
Andrew Grant Jackson
Hardcover | Oct 2014
in store $22.50
Rick Steves Spain 2015
Rick Steves
Paperback | Nov 2014
in store $32.50

Galiano Island Books
76 Madrona Drive
Galiano Island BC  V0N 1P0
Phone: 250.539.3340
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