Upcoming Author Events
We're working constantly to line up new and exciting author events for you to enjoy. Check this page regularly to stay up to date with all the latest news..
September 20th | 7:30 PM (Doors @ 7)
(All events listed below are free to attend and in-tore, unless otherwise noted)
Angie Abdou & Kara Stanley
October 3rd | 7:00 PM
Get ready for our first double author event of the year! Angie Abdou presents her fifth work of fiction, In Case I Go, a new kind of ghost story following a family escaping the big city for a small town that isn’t as ideal as they remember it. Kara Stanley, author of Fallen, also joins us with her sophomore novel Ghost Warning, a coming of age tale of a young woman who escapes one unravelling world for another, and the small community she builds for herself as she attempts to make sense of it all. Don’t be afraid to escape with us into these books on October 3rd at 7:00.
October 5th | 7:00 PM
The winner of last years Bolen Books Children's Book Prize presents her most recent novel, How Samantha Smart Became a Revolutionary, a pre-dystopian page turner set in a world unsettlingly like our own. With a torn society driven by pointed fingers and fear, the only person who can lead the revolution has been labeled a terrorist by the media. One day a regular high school student, the next the leader of a rebellion, Samantha Smart asks the question: will you stand when others won't?
This event is a presentation of Bolen Books and Red Deer Press.
October 17th | 7:00 PM
The Northwest Passage has been a riddle for more than 500 years, one that has shaped the world. With Dead Reckoning, award winning historian Ken McGoogan takes us from the 16th century to the present day, introducing the forgotten heroes of the passage and revealing the truths that underlie our history. Integrating previously untold stories, McGoogan, who has explored the North with Fatal Passage and Lady Franklin's Revenge, brings Arctic exploration into the 21st century.
October 20th | 7:00 PM
October 23rd | 7:00 PM
Halloween is the season for scary stories, ghosts, and mysterious creatures. Join us as Shannon Sinn presents stories from The Haunting of Vancouver Island, a collection of true life ghost stories from our own backyard. Discover the truth about the specters we live with; you may want to keep your light on at night.
Kayleen Vanderee and Danielle Gumbley (with Bolt and Keel)
October 30th | 7:00 PM
When brothers Bolt and Keel were abandoned behind a garbage bin of a local park their future was uncertain. Kayleen Vanderee and Danielle Gumbley found them and, unable to take them to the animal shelter, they took the eager cats on a mountain adventure. Now they are stars, with thousands of people watching as the brothers experience the wonders of BC, sights a house cat couldn't even imagine. On October 30th you can experience the incredible journey the four have taken together in their book Bolt and Keel, told through Kayleen Vanderee's own stunning photographs.
This event is a presentation of Bolen Books and Countryman Press.
November 2nd | 7:00 PM
Pauline Le Bel
November 3rd | 7:00 PM
For generation upon generation, the Squamish People thrived in the Howe Sound region until industrialization destroyed its diversity of life. After much needed time to heal it's former beauty is beginning to return, but the modern world continues to push back. On November 3rd Pauline Le Bel examines the life that flows through her home's waters and people, the importance of its survival, and her own relationship with the Sound. With a foreword by Elizabeth May, this enlightening novel will inspire the environmentalist in everyone.
November 6th | 7:00 PM
Former Deputy Minister and Head of Communications of BC, Ron Norman, joins us to present his first novel, Slouching Towards Innocence. Perhaps it is no surprise that this fictional tale is pinned against the world of BC Politics, with all it's duplicity, scandal, and comedy on display. Terry Fallis has gone on record saying "I’d love it even more if it weren’t quite so plausible." Let's cross our fingers on November 6th and hope that the truth isn't always stranger than fiction.
NOVEMBER 7th | 7:00 PM
From Ami McKay, author of the beloved The Birth House, comes The Witches of New York, a bold new vision of women's lives. Join us as McKay follows a trio of powerful women trying to survive the 1880’s cityscape. Already a bestseller and book club favorite, The Witches of New York is sure to enchant.
November 9th | 7:00 PM
On December 6th of 1917, Halifax, Nova Scotia was changed forever by one of the worst disasters in Canadian history. Two ships collided, and the largest man-made explosion ever at the time ripped the district of Richmond apart. For her literary debut, Alison Watt has focused on this dark time to present a tale of the transformative power of art, those impacted by the explosion and World War, and their resilience in the face of disaster.
This event is a presentation of Bolen Books and Broadview Press.
November 15th | 7:00 PM
Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens
November 16th | 7:00 PM
Our love for Canada has been on our mind a lot this year, and we can't think of a better duo that emulates that like Jeremy Taggart and Jonathan Torrens. For Canadianity, named after their hit podcast, they have drawn from their combined experience as showbiz veterans to present a hilarious journey across this land that we love. Made partly of beer, pop-culture, and irreverent humour, this book will have you in stitches.
This event is a presentation of Bolen Books and HarperCollins Canada.
November 18th | 2:00 PM
December 2nd | 2:00 PM