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Forthcoming Titles
The Heroes of Olympus Book Five
Rick Riordan
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $19.99
(releases Oct 7 2014)

Margaret Atwood
Paperback | Aug 2014
on order $22.00
(releases Aug 12 2014)

The Luminaries
Eleanor Catton
Paperback | Jul 2014
on order $24.95
(releases Jul 29 2014)

Dashing Through the Snow
Helaine Becker
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $16.99
(releases Oct 1 2014)

Captain Underpants and the Tyrannical Retaliation of the Turbo Toilet 2000
Dav Pilkey
Hardcover | Aug 2014
on order $10.99
(releases Aug 26 2014)

How the Light Gets In
Louise Penny
Paperback | Jul 2014
on order $18.50
(releases Jul 29 2014)

The Children Act
Ian Mcewan
Hardcover | Sep 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Sep 9 2014)

A House in the Sky
Amanda Lindhout
Paperback | Aug 2014
on order $22.00
(releases Aug 26 2014)

Laura Hillenbrand
Paperback | Jul 2014
on order $19.00
(releases Jul 29 2014)

The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir Who Got Trapped in an IKEA Wardrobe
Romain Puertolas
Paperback | Aug 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Aug 5 2014)


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We are incredibly appreciative of the community support we receive and would like to shine a spotlight on these booklovers. For our first feature we spoke with Lee Trentadue, President of the BC Booksellers Association and owner of Galiano Island Books, in anticipation of her 5th annual Galiano Literary Festival, returning on February 21st to 23rd.   


Lee Trentadue has long supported the book community, although it was her daughter Mary who inspired her to open Galiano Island Books - the first bookstore on the island. Trentadue's initial introduction to the local community was through a questionairre, inquiring about the categories of books people would like to see. The community responded positively, and the bookstore now features works from authors in the Gulf Islands, throughout British Columbia, and across Canada. Readers have shown extraordinary support for nearly two decades and additionally, the Galiano Library - which opened after Galiano Island Books - has proven to be an excellent partner in hosting author readings.


She explains that "being a part of a community of booksellers is very important" and that the BC Booksellers Association has shown tremendous support for her ideas, as has the Canada Council. And so, after attending the ABA Winter Institute one year and hearing a fellow booksellers' story, Trentadue founded the Galiano Literary Festival. Despite growing in stature, it has retained its charm - "people seem to actually like the intimacy of the Festival." With fewer outlets for publishers to send authors to, this type of environment is crucial for maintaining culture in BC and throughout the nation. The BC Book Prizes recognizes this need, but Trentadue notes that just "the fact there is a showcase is a big deal." We think the 3-day Festival is a big deal too, with its first ever red carpet, a sold out dinner, and readings by esteemed writers such as Audrey Thomas, Jack Hodgins, Grant Lawrence, and the Bowering trio: George, Thea and Marilyn. Find more details at:


New Releases
The Book of Life
Deborah Harkness
Hardcover | Jul 2014
in store $33.00

Slaves of Socorro
John A Flanagan
Hardcover | Jul 2014
in store $21.00

Now and in the Hour of Our Death
Patrick Taylor
Hardcover | Jul 2014
in store $28.99

Captain Awesome vs. the Evil Babysitter
Stan Kirby
Paperback | Jul 2014
in store $5.99

Galiano Island Books
76 Madrona Drive
Galiano Island BC  V0N 1P0
Phone: 250.539.3340
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