featured project:
BC Books Online

BC Books Online marks the first ever collaboration between publishers and libraries with the objective to deliver digital content to an entire province. There has been considerable interest in our progress from across the country and internationally. The project will undoubtedly serve as a model for similar initiatives in other jurisdictions.

The Essentials Book Launch

October 5th, 2010

The Essentials, 30 years in the making, is a non-Oxford guide to B.C. literature highlighting 150 great books and authors from 1774 to 2010. SFU is sponsoring a public talk on October 14th. Anyone with an interest in the evolution of writing in Canada’s most literate province (according to federal surveys on per capital reading rates) can obtain a copy of this book by contacting Ronsdale Press at ronsdale@shaw.ca

You’re invited to a free public talk by Alan Twigg.
Thursday, October 14, 7:30pm.
Rm 1900, Fletcher Challenge Theatre
SFU Harbour Centre, 515 W. Hastings St., Vancouver

The Essentials is the fourth and largest volume in Alan Twigg’s ongoing series about the literary history of B.C. His website for and about more than 9,500 authors pertaining to British Columbia, hosted by SFU Library, is at www.abcbookworld.com