featured project:
Poetry in Transit
PiT2011

In partnership with TransLink and BC Transit, the ABPBC produces sixteen poetry cards annually featuring the work of BC-authored and Canadian-published poets. The cards are displayed on buses and SkyTrains throughout the transit system in BC.

(2010) Welcoming the World

BC’s theatres, art galleries, world-class restaurants, and festivals will be strutting their stuff during the Cultural Olympiad but there’s nothing like curling up with a book. BC publishers welcome visitors to our fine province and invite you to explore the beauty, the history, the literary culture and the dynamism of our province through our books.

BC publishers produce over 1,500 titles a year. Enrich your visit by reading BC.

Apples Under the Bed: Recollections and Recipes from B.C. Writers and Artists

edited by Joan Coldwell, ISBN 978-0-9736882-4-5, $27.95 CAD

applesThirty-one B.C. writers and artists from a variety of backgrounds reminisce about how and when they learned to cook, with sample recipes from the different cultural and ethnic backgrounds that make up the province’s vibrant mosaic.
www.hedgerowpress.com

The Box

by George Bowering, ISBN 978-1-55420-045-8, $19.00 CAD

theboxTen new stories of 1960s Vancouver –introduced by archival photographs– from Canada’s first Poet Laureate and Governor-General Award winner, author George Bowering.
newstarbooks.com

Building the West: The Early Architects of British Columbia

by Donald Luxton, ISBN 978-0-88922-554-1, $39.95 CAD

Building the West by Donald LuxtonPrinted in two colours throughout and richly illustrated with over six hundred photographs and duotones of these architects’ most important works, Building the West tells the stories, discovers the hopes and aspirations, and celebrates the successes and accomplishments of the early architects of British Columbia.
www.talonbooks.com

Canadian Rockies Panorama

by Stephen Flagler, ISBN 978-1-897522-22-6, $19.95 CAD

CR_PanoramaCurrently available in English, Korean and Chinese, this book is a beautiful photographic collection of all the most significant and most-visited mountain landmarks- from Waterton Lakes to Kananaskis, from Banff to Lake Louise, and from Athabasca Glacier to Jasper.
www.rmbooks.com

City of Glass – Revised and Updated

by Douglas Coupland, ISBN 978-1-55365-359-2, $24.95 CAD

cityofglassFully redesigned, the iconic bestselling book of Coupland’s personal reflections on his home city, which gave rise to the city’s international moniker, City of Glass.
www.dmpibooks.com

The Complete Book of the Winter Olympics – Vancouver 2010 Edition

by David Wallechinsky & Jamie Loucky, ISBN 978-1-55365-502-2, $28.95 CAD

completewinterThe “Bible of the Winter Olympics,” filled with history, statistics, and anecdotes ranging from the astonishing to the bizarre.
www.dmpibooks.com

The Crazy Canucks: Canada’s Legendary Ski Team

by Janet Love Morrison, ISBN 978-1-55017-432-8, $34.95 CAD

crazycanucksJanet Love Morrison chronicles the Canuck’s journey on the competitive skiing circuit of the ’70s and ’80s, race by race and season by season.
www.harbourpublishing.com

Death in Vancouver

by Garry Thomas Morse, ISBN 978-0-88922-607-4, $19.95 CAD

Death in Vancouver by Garry Thomas MorseThis brilliant collection of avant-garde fiction reveals edgy new voices that reflect the cultural simultaneity of our cosmopolitan everyday.
www.talonbooks.com

Drinking Vancouver: 100+ Great Bars in the City and Beyond

by John Lee, ISBN 978-1-894898-96-6, $19.95 CAD

drinkingvanWith sharp, witty reviews of the best spots in town to slake your thirst, this is the pocket-sized booze bible for locals and visitors craving a night out on the town. www.touchwoodeditions.com

Images from the Likeness House

by Dan Savard, ISBN 978-0-7726-6150-0, $39.95 CAD

Untitled-1.inddFeaturing more than 250 photographs, this book shows the relationship between First Peoples in BC and the photographers who made images of them from 1850 to 1930.
www.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca

Imagining British Columbia: Land, Memory & Place

Daniel Francis, ed., ISBN 978-1895636-90-1, $18.00 CAD

FedCoverNewSmallSome of Canada’s best-known writers, all members of the Federation of BC Writers, are featured in this anthology, including Pauline Holdstock, Harold Rhenisch, George Fetherling, Howie White, Katherine Gordon, and, M.A.C. Farrant.
www.anvilpress.com

Learning by Designing Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art, Vol.1

by Jim Gilbert & Karin Clark, ISBN 978-0-9692979-3-9, $34.95 CAD

Designing1CoverBThis comprehensive work, containing over 800 illustrations in both traditional and contemporary art styles, is one of the most thorough reference works available on Pacific Northwest Coast First Nations two-dimensional art.
www.ravenpublishing.com

The Lil’wat World of Charlie Mack

by Dorothy Kennedy & Randy Bouchard, ISBN 978-0-88922-640-1, $24.95 CAD

Lilwat world of Charlie Mack by Kennedy, BouchardOlympic visitors, tourists to Canada, and British Columbians can now embark on a journey of cross-cultural comprehension and enrichment with the release of The Lil’wat World of Charlie Mack, by Dorothy Kennedy and Randy Bouchard, which records and re-contextualizes many Lil’wat stories as told to the ethnologists by this elder over a two-decade period.
www.talonbooks.com

Lions Gate

by Lilia D’Acres & Donald Luxton, ISBN 978-0-88922-416-2, $34.95 CAD

Lions Gate by DAcres, LuxtonLike all great historic landmarks, the Lions Gate Bridge remains a source of powerful, sometimes illuminating, sometimes mysterious stories of the people and times which gave birth to it.
www.talonbooks.com

Miga, Quatchi and/et Sumi

by Michael Murphy & Vicki Wong, ISBN 978-1-55285-958-2, $14.95 CAD

migaGet to know the lovable mascots—and their sidekick—of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games!
www.whitecap.ca

Mountain Machines

by Sara Leach, illustrated by Steven Corvelo, ISBN 978-0-9782818-1-6, $9.95 CAD

Mountain-MachinesA colorful counting book for children two to six about the antics of the gondolas, groomers, bull wheels and pipe dragons that run a ski resort.
www.poppyproductions.ca

Pacific Northwest Coast Aboriginal Art: What Am I Seeing?

by Karin Clark, ISBN 978-0-9736769-4-5, $14.95 CAD

WhatAmIThis guide book uses 112 colour illustrations with descriptions to give you a glimpse of Pacific Northwest Coast aboriginal art and to whet your appetite for learning more about B.C.’s vibrant, complex aboriginal cultures – also available in French, German and Spanish.
www.ravenpublishing.com

People of the Land: Legends of the Four Host First Nations

contributions by Aaron Nelson-Moody, Debbie Sparrow, Deborah Jacobs, Gary Fiegehen, Johnny Abraham, and Zach George, ISBN 978-1-894778-77-0, $36.95

cover dustjacket (f)These stories link people to the land and to each other and pass on traditional knowledge and history.
www.theytus.com

Portrait of the Canadian Rockies

by Elizabeth Wilson, ISBN 978-1-897522-18-9, $14.95 CAD

portrait_crA collection of over five dozen of the best-loved views in the Rockies with spectacular images from Canada’s most spectacular National Parks including Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Waterfalls, wildlife, lakes, flowers, canyons and mountains are combined to show off the incredible natural harmony of one of the world’s most beautiful places. www.rmbooks.com

Public Art in Vancouver: Angels Among Lions

by John Steil & Aileen Stalker, ISBN 978-1-894898-79-9, $19.95 CAD

PublicArtFeaturing more than 500 public art installations from around Vancouver, this is the essential guide for tourists and residents wanting to learn more about the city’s urban gems. www.touchwoodeditions.com

Simon Says Gold: Simon Whitfield’s Pursuit of Athletic Excellence

by Simon Whitfield with Cleve Dheensaw, ISBN 978-1-55469-141-8, $14.00 CAD

SimonSaysSimon Whitfield describes his personal journey to glory as triathlon’s first Olympic champion in Sydney Australia 2000.
www.orcabook.com

The Totem Poles of Stanley Park

by Vickie Jensen, ISBN 978-0-9681610-1-2, $9.95 CAD

TotemPolesThis recently updated 88-page guidebook features lively text, photographs, illustrations, and the newest Coast Salish additions to Vancouver’s famous park. www.westcoastwords.com

Vancouver: A Poem

by George Stanley, ISBN 978-1-55420-038-2, $18.00 CAD

VancouverPoemGeorge Stanley’s vision of his adopted hometown of Vancouver, with its landmarks, the environment and its history, was a finalist for the 2009 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize.
www.newstarbooks.com

Vancouver: A Visual History

by Bruce MacDonald, ISBN 978-0-88922-311-0, $60.00 CAD

Vancouver A Visual History by Bruce MacDonaldThis stunning full-colour historical atlas brings alive Vancouver’s first 14 decades.
www.talonbooks.com

Vancouver Special

by Charles Demers, ISBN 978-1-55152-294-4, $24.95 CAD

VanSpecialIn this love letter to the city, Charles Demers looks at the past, present and future of Vancouver, with stunning photography by Emmanuel Buenviaje.
www.arsenalpulp.com

Walking Vancouver

by John Lee, ISBN 978-1-894974-90-5, $19.95 CAD

walkingVanGo beyond the usual sights. Trek the rainforest, stroll the waterfront, or nosh and shop. Each walk includes a map, historical information and recommended stops.
www.heritagehouse.ca

The West is Calling

by Sarah N. Harvey & Leslie Buffam, ISBN 978-1-55143-936-5, $19.95 CAD

WestCallingCombining evocative haiku, informative text and luminous illustrations, The West is Calling is a celebration, for our youngest readers, of one hundred and fifty years of British Columbia’s history.
www.orcabook.com

When Falcons Fly: The Story of the World’s First Olympic Gold Hockey Team

by David Square, ISBN 978-0-9782818-0-9, $15.95 CAD

WhenFalconsThe story of the Icelandic Canadian boys who faced racial prejudice and poverty to win the world’s first Olympic hockey gold medal in 1920.
www.poppyproductions.ca

Wild Beauty: A Visual Exploration of BC

by Al Harvey, ISBN 978-1-89497-493-6, $29.95 CAN

WildBeautyPart travel guide, part geography lesson, this visually stunning book invites long-time residents and adventurous tourists alike to journey to BC’s special places. www.heritagehouse.ca

Women On Ice: The Early Years of Women’s Hockey in Western Canada

by Wayne Norton, ISBN 978-1-55380-073-6, $21.95 CAD

womenoniceWomen on Ice is the fascinating but largely forgotten story about the vibrant world of women’s ice hockey in western Canada during the First World War and the 1920s.
www.ronsdalepress.com

Wreck Beach

by Carellin Brooks, ISBN 978-1-55420-031-8, $19.00 CAD

WreckThe first guide to everything you always wanted to know about Wreck Beach, Vancouver’s clothing-optional slice of beach haven. Includes history, and practical and insider information.
www.newstarbooks.com