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by Richard Cannings and Sydney Cannings

An award-winning guide to the natural history of Canada’s most ecologically diverse province that highlights the effects of climate change and explores the future of BC’s biodiversity.

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(from left to right) Speaker of the House, Linda Reid; Executive Director of the ABPBC, Margaret Reynolds; and Lieutenant-Governor, Judith Guichon enjoying the displays at this year’s BC Book Day. (April 22, 2015)



BC Bestsellers

For the week of July 19, 2015
Bestseller List
      1. Whitewater Cooks With Passion by Shelley Adams
      2. Orca Chief by Robert Budd & Roy Henry Vickers
      3. Gut by Giulia Enders
      4. Letters to My Grandchildren by David Suzuki
      5. Raincoast Chronicles 23 edited by Peter A. Robson
      6. More Blueberries! by Susan Musgrave
      7. British Columbia: A Natural History by Richard Cannings and Sydney Cannings
      8. Gerry, Get Your Gun by Gerry Bracewell
      9. The Sea Among Us edited by Richard Beamish and Gordon McFarlane
      10. Peace Pipe Dreams by Darrell Dennis
      11. Ted Harrison Collected introduction by Robert Budd
      12. Dipnetting with Dad by Willie Sellars

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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Call for Nominations: City of Vancouver 2015 Mayor’s Arts Awards

July 9th, 2015

The City of Vancouver Mayor’s Arts Awards recognize established and emerging artists in a wide array of disciplines that make up our creative sector – from literary to culinary and visual to performing arts, as well as five unique awards for contributions to our community. Nominations are still being accepted for the literary awards until July 17. For more information about the awards and to make a nomination, visit their site.

Job Posting: Arsenal Pulp Press Seeks Full-Time Production Manager

July 2nd, 2015

Arsenal Pulp Press of Vancouver seeks a full-time production manager to oversee the design and production of its printed and digital books and other materials. Duties include the co-ordination of all aspects of production; the design of book covers and interiors, catalogues, and advertisements; the formatting and creation of .epub and .mobi files for ebook production (knowledge of HTML and CSS preferred); and working with freelancers and printers. Applicants should be outgoing, self-motivated, open-minded, and compatible with our indie-press style. Proficiency in Creative Suite (Mac and/or PC, including InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro), Acrobat Pro, is a plus, as is previous experience in book production. Please email resumes to Brian Lam, Publisher: blam@arsenalpulp.com. Application deadline: July 15.

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