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Welcome to Upstart and Crow!

Our physical space is open on Granville Island (1387 Railspur Alley), Tuesday-Friday from 10:30 am- 5:30 pm and Saturday-Sunday from 10am-6pm. In addition to what we have in stock, we accept special orders for a majority of titles in print, just email us at or give us a call at 604-558-1124. Thank you for supporting us by choosing to shop locally.

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See which titles have just landed at Upstart and Crow!
Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage MonthSee more
Recognizing the contributions and influence of Asian and Pacific Islander writers to our history, culture, and achievement in this world. 
Pro-Choice ReadingSee more
In the face of injustice, we can broaden our minds, read, and be inspired to create change. 
Ukraine, Russia and Resisting the RegimeSee more
Books by Ukrainian, Russian and Eastern European authors that inform, provoke, and galvanize in the face of war. 
Titles You’ve Seen on our Instagram.See more
Books featured at @UpstartandCrow.
Books by Black AuthorsSee more
Celebrating Black excellence.
Event BooksSee more
Titles we've celebrated with author conversations and launches.
Found in TranslationSee more
Cutting-edge fiction from around our glorious globe.
Canada Reads 2022 LonglistSee more

Fifteen books are on the Canada Reads longlist for 2022.

From deeply personal memoirs, engaging short story collections, expansive stories and gothic fiction, this year's longlisted books inspire readers to reflect on community and who we are in the world we live in.

Indigenous StorytellersSee more
Indigenous storytellers and essential voices.
Team Pick: Chelsea's Favourite ReadsSee more
The revisited, post-it note covered, underlined, cherished titles close to my heart, plus those I can't get off my mind. 
Team Picks: Ian’s Favourite ReadsSee more
A mix of old and new, with a few personal quirks for good measure.
Team Picks: Ignacia's Favourite ReadsSee more
Titles that inspire me, take me elsewhere, and uplift my spirit and consciousness.
Team Picks: Zoe's Favourite ReadsSee more
Modern-day classics of varying fame, these are Zoe's favourite books to recommend.
LGBTQ2+See more
Books about/ by queer authours. 
Strong Female LeadsSee more
Established and emerging women's voices.
JusticeSee more
After love, is there anything else more important?
PhilosophySee more
WomenSee more
On living as one.
ObservationsSee more
Essays and clarion calls that cut through the noise. 
PoetrySee more
Transcendent work from national and international writers.
Sweeping StoriesSee more
Bold, moving tales of epic proportion. 
Riveting LivesSee more
The lives of others, boldly shared.
Literary MagicSee more
Books with that "special something" we love.
Planet & PoliticsSee more
Explore the world around us.
Being HumanSee more
On finding oneself, and what that means.
EroticaSee more
Books for shivers, books for desires, books for discovering more.