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The Gospel of Breaking

In The Gospel of Breaking, Jillian Christmas confirms what followers of her performance and artistic curation have long known: there is magic in her words. Befitting someone who "speaks things into being," ...

The Blue Road

In this stunning graphic novel, Lacuna is a girl without a family, a past, or a proper home. She lives alone in a swamp made of ink, but with the help of Polaris, a will-o'-the-wisp, she embarks for the ...

I Promise

Catherine Hernandez's literary career exploded with the 2017 publication of her award-winning novel Scarborough. Her latest, I Promise, marks her delightful return to children's literature, having published ...

Shut Up You're Pretty

In Tea Mutonji's disarming debut story collection, a woman contemplates her Congolese traditions during a family wedding, a teenage girl looks for happiness inside a pack of cigarettes, a mother reconnects ...

Blackbird (movie tie-in edition)

New edition of this important YA novel coinciding with the new film starring Mo'Nique.

First published in 1986, Blackbird is a funny, moving, coming-of-age novel about growing up black and gay. Johnnie ...

The Outer Harbour

City of Vancouver Book Award Winner

In his debut story collection, poet Wayde Compton explores the concept of place and identity in which characters and space merge to make narrative. These interconnected ...

Paris Is Burning

A Queer Film Classic on the stunning 1991 documentary about the drag subculture in 1980s New York.

This latest addition to the Queer Film Classics series is an homage to Paris Is Burning, Jennie Livingston's ...

The World Is Moving around Me

On January 12, 2010, novelist Dany Laferriere had just ordered dinner at a Port-au-Prince restaurant with a friend when the earthquake struck. He survived; some 300,000 others did not. The quake caused ...

Stan Douglas: Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971

Stan Douglas: Abbott & Cordova, 7 August 1971, an art book on the politics of urban conflict, is based on the work of Stan Douglas, one of Canada's most revered contemporary artists. His film and video ...

After Canaan

Finalist, City of Vancouver Book Award

After Canaan, the first nonfiction book by acclaimed Vancouver poet Wayde Compton, repositions the North American discussion of race in the wake of the tumultuoustwentieth ...