Events at Book Warehouse Main St.
We are thrilled to be your neighbourhood bookstore and strive to create a welcoming space for our customers to be introduced to authors, both new and established.
We are an accessible store with a gender neutral washroom.
Our events are free and everyone is welcome.
Doors open at 6:30 and events start at 7:00 unless otherwise noted.
Saturday April 29th from 11 am to 6 pm
Show your support for independent bookstores nationwide. Meet your favourite local authors, find your next great read, stay for story time, face painting, and crafting, win prizes, and sample some delicious snacks from local restaurants.
KALLIE GEORGE, GRANT LAWRENCE, and ANITA MIETTUNEN 11 AM-1 PM
DIETRICH KALTEIS and CEA SUNRISE PERSON 12 PM-2 PM
DANA VANVELLER 2 PM-3 PM
Photography by KATE BIRD from 1 PM-5 PM
LENORE ROWNTREE 2 PM-4 PM
SIMON CHOA-JOHNSTON 3 PM-5 PM
Wednesday May 3rd at 6:30 pm
Randy and Darcy Shore
Home and Away
Enjoy beverages and snacks from the book and have your book signed. Open House format, come anytime!
A cookbook inspired by how food from around the world not only connects us all, but also reminds us of home.
Cooking outside one's comfort zone is now easier than ever: ingredients once considered exotic are available at supermarkets across the country, and we're more open to exploring the far reaches of the world through food. This tantalizing cookbook takes readers on a global tour through food, from the steamy noodle shops of Seoul to the wood-fired grills of Istanbul and funky dives of San Francisco. Randy and Darcy Shore explore how food informs our ideas around community and identity ("home"), and how it shapes our experience of and appreciation for other cultures ("away").
Their recipes are based on years of travel as well as their intrinsic interest in the foods of other cultures; they make once complicated dishes a little easier for North American cooks while still respecting centuries-old food traditions. The book includes such dishes as Braised Pork Belly with Crunchy Rice, Volcanic Soba Noodle Salad, Moroccan Lamb with Lemon Couscous, and Jerk Chicken with Grilled Romaine. There are also interviews with chefs Mario Batali, Edward Lee, Anita Lo, Vikram Vij, and others on the ways their cultures influence their cooking.
Home and Away takes home cooks on a delicious trip around the world, no passport required.
140 recipes; full-colour photographs throughout.
Tuesday May 9th at 7:00 pm
Big Fit Girl
An inspiring account of how plus-size women can become fit and healthy.
In this kick-ass call to arms, Louise Green describes how the fitness industry fails to meet the needs of plus-size women and thus prevents them from improving their health. By sharing her own story of how she stopped dieting, got off the couch, and got fit, Green inspires other plus-size women to do the same. She provides concrete advice about how to get started, how to establish a support team, how to choose an activity, how to set goals, what kind of clothing and gear work best for the plus-size athlete, and how to improve one’s relationship with food.
She also showcases similar stories from other women.
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Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.