featured book:
The Oil Man and the Sea
by Arno Kopecky

In this rich evocation of ecology, culture, and history, Kopecky meditates on the line between impartial reportage and environmental activism, ultimately arguing that there are some places oil tankers should never go.
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Poetry in Transit 2014/2015 launches at Word Vancouver on Sept 28 #PoetryInTransit



BC Bestsellers

For the week of February 22, 2015
Adult Bestseller List
      1. Whitewater Cooks With Passion by Shelley Adams
      2. When Everything Feels Like the Movies by Raziel Reid
      3. British Columbia: A Natural History by Richard Cannings and Sydney Cannings
      4. Knitting Stories by Sylvia Olsen
      5. The Dirty Apron Cookbook by David Robertson
      6. Hot Springs of Western Canada by Glenn Woodsworth and David Woodsworth
      7. Who We Are by Elizabeth May
      8. Cloudwalker by Roy Henry Vickers
      9. Peace Pipe Dreams by Darrell Dennis
      10. Great Bear Wild by Ian McAllister
      11. Dipnetting with Dad by Willie Sellars and Kevin Easthope
      12. Cardboard Ocean by Mike McCardell

The BC Bestseller List is compiled using sales data from over 80 independent bookstores in BC, which is provided to the ABPBC by TBM BookManager. The list represents sales of BC published books released within the calendar year.


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News & Events

Raziel Reid is in the Finals for Canada Reads 2015

January 20th, 2015

Arsenal Pulp Press is thrilled to announce that When Everything Feels like the Movies, the acclaimed young-adult novel by debut author Raziel Reid of Vancouver, is a finalist for CBC Radio’s Canada Reads 2015 competition, whose theme is “Books That Break Barriers.”

Lunch Poems at SFU

January 7th, 2015

SFU Public Square presents Kate Braid and Amber Dawn at Lunch Poems at SFU on January 21, 12-1pm in SFU Harbour Centre’s Teck Gallery (515 W Hastings St.). This is a free event and no registration is required. Lunch Poems hosts well-known and up-and-coming poets on the third Wednesday of every month except July and August. Please visit their website for more information.

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