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Lambda Literary Award finalists include 4 Arsenal titles (Mar 2016)

Congratulations to Sassafras Lowrey, Hasan Namir, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, and Michael V. Smith, whose books have been named Lambda Literary Award finalists. ...more

Jane Eaton Hamilton: Vancouver launch for Weekend on June 6 (Jun 2016)

Jane Eaton Hamilton launches her novel Weekend in Vancouver at Historic Joy Kogawa House on June 6. ...more

Featured Titles

Thicker than Blood

Adoptive Parenting in the Modern World

By (author) Marion Crook

Adoptive parents need more than the usual parenting skills. Adoption has changed drastically in recent decades with more concern for the adoptees' point of view and more education required by ...more


By (author) Jane Eaton Hamilton

Prize-winning writer Jane Eaton Hamilton's novel explores the complexities of contemporary queer love. On her fiftieth birthday, crazy-in-love Ajax visits her mercurial lover Logan, who trails their tarnished reputation like a ...more

The Mercy Journals

By (author) Claudia Casper

This unsettling novel is set thirty years in the future, in the wake of a third world war. Runaway effects of climate change have triggered the collapse of nation/states and ...more

even this page is white

By (author) Vivek Shraya

The first poetry collection by the author of God Loves Hair and She of the Mountains. As a writer, musician, performance artist, and filmmaker, Vivek Shraya has, over the course of ...more

Straight to the Head

By (author) Fraser Nixon

1983. Vancouver is on the precipice of transforming itself from a dirty little town to a blandly sophisticated big city. Convertibles cruise beneath runty palm trees, and the air is ...more

Yves Saint Laurent Coloring Book

Compiled by Fondation Pierre Berge-Yves Saint Laurent

Adult colouring books (such as Secret Garden) have exploded in popularity in recent years, embraced for their calming, therapeutic effect. This elegant, imaginative colouring book explores the dynamic, fanciful creations ...more

Jean Cocteau Coloring Book

Compiled by Jean Cocteau Committee

In this lavish colouring book for adults, the fanciful, elegant world of artist, playwright, and filmmaker Jean Cocteau comes alive. As a playwright, he is best known for The Human ...more

Decolonize Your Diet

Plant-Based Mexican-American Recipes for Health and Healing

By (author) Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel

A return to indigenous Mexican-American cooking: delicious recipes for physical and spiritual healing. More than just a cookbook, Decolonize Your Diet redefines what is meant by "traditional" Mexican food by reaching ...more

Suite Francaise: Storm in June

A Graphic Novel

By (author) Emmanuel Moynot
Translated by David Homel

A stirring graphic novel based on the extraordinary book by Irene Nemirovsky. Suite Francaise, an extraordinary novel about village life in France just as it was plunged into chaos with the ...more


A Graphic Novel

By (author) Reinhard Kleist

On the heels of America's renewed relations with Cuba: a vivid graphic novel on the life of Fidel Castro. As America moves toward normalizing relations with Cuba, this gripping, vivid graphic ...more

Dirty River

A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home

By (author) Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

A transformative memoir by a queer disabled woman of colour and abuse survivor. Lambda Literary Award and Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction finalist In 1996, poet Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, carrying only ...more

Cold Case Vancouver

The City's Most Baffling Unsolved Murders

By (author) Eve Lazarus

The untold story behind some of Vancouver's notorious unsolved murder cases. Finalist, Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) While Vancouver is much loved by tourists and locals alike for its ...more

Snapshots of a Girl

By (author) Beldan Sezen

A funny, poignant graphic novel about a young woman's coming out amidst both Islamic and western cultures. In this fresh, often funny autobiographical graphic novel, Beldan Sezen depicts her coming of ...more

A Superior Man

By (author) Paul Yee

Paul Yee's first novel for adults: an historical account of a Chinese man on a journey to find the mother of his son. For more than thirty years, Paul Yee has ...more

Foucault against Himself

Edited by Francois Caillat
Translated by David Homel

A thought-provoking collection of essays on Michel Foucault that reframes his legacy. In his private life, as well as in his work and political attitudes, Michel Foucault often stood in contradiction ...more



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