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Arsenal Pulp Press

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BC Bestsellers

For the week of Nov 27, 2016
Bestseller List
        1. Hard Knox by Jack Knox
        2. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
        3. The Queen of the North Disaster by Colin Henthorne
        4. Red Robinson by Robin Brunet
        5. None of This Was Planned by Mike McCardell
        6. The Last Gang in Town by Aaron Chapman
        7. Embers by Richard Wagamese
        8. Gut by Giulia Enders
        9. Vancouver in the Seventies by Kate Bird
        10. Stepping Stones by Margriet Ruurs
        11. British Columbia Lullaby by P.L. McCarron & Joy Steuerwald
        12. The Hockey Song by Stompin’ Tom Connors
        13. Crossing Home Ground by David Pitt-Brooke
        14. Vancouver Tree Book by David Tracey
        15. The Peace in Peril by Christopher Pollon


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

ABPBC mourns the passing of Jim Munro

November 24th, 2016

jimmunro We were saddened to learn that Jim Munro, co-founder of the venerable Munro’s Books in Victoria and a member of the Order of Canada, died suddenly on November 21, at the age of 87. As the Times-Colonist wrote of him, Jim was “a cultured, gregarious and dapper man-about-town” and a well-beloved figure in the BC book community.
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Featured Book: Gatherings XV, Water Anthology

November 22nd, 2016

gatheringswebOriginally conceived in 1989 by the En’owkin Center in Pentincton, BC, the Gatherings journal of writing features students from the En’owkin International School of Writing as well as other Indigenous writers. Following a decade without the once annual journal, Theytus Books has published Gatherings XV: Water Anthology, a collection of works by Indigenous youth exploring the qualities and importance of water to youth, their families, and their communities. The journal will be launched with a series of four readings from 6:30 – 8:30pm on December 7, 2016 at the Okanagan Heritage Museum during Water Poetics of the Landscape: A Workshop.

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