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Forthcoming Titles
Abattoir Blues
Peter Robinson
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Oct 28 2014)

The Handsome Man's De Luxe Cafe
Alexander Mccall Smith
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Oct 28 2014)

Family Furnishings
Alice Munro
Hardcover | Nov 2014
on order $29.95
(releases Nov 11 2014)

Linden Macintyre
Hardcover | Nov 2014
on order $32.00
(releases Nov 11 2014)

The Jaguar's Children
John Vaillant
Hardcover | Jan 2015
on order $32.00
(releases Jan 6 2015)

The Comeback
John Ralston Saul
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $28.00
(releases Oct 28 2014)

David Nicholls
Paperback | Oct 2014
on order $22.99
(releases Oct 28 2014)

The Girl Next Door
Ruth Rendell
Paperback | Nov 2014
on order $22.95
(releases Nov 4 2014)

The Cats of Tanglewood Forest
Charles de Lint
Paperback | Dec 2014
on order $9.00
(releases Dec 2 2014)

Alistair Macleod
Hardcover | Oct 2014
on order $19.95
(releases Oct 28 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 Heroes of Olympus Book Five
Rick Riordan
Hardcover | Oct 2014
in store $19.99

A Brush Full of Colour
Margriet Ruurs
Hardcover | Sep 2014
in store $22.95

Heroes of Olympus, Book One The Lost Hero
Rick Riordan
Paperback | Oct 2014
in store $13.99

Doctor Who
Running Press
Paperback | Sep 2014
in store $13.95

O Canada Crosswords Book 15
Gwen Sjogren
Paperback | Sep 2014
in store $12.95

Dirty Apron Cookbook
David Robertson
Hardcover | Oct 2014
in store $34.95

100 Things That Make Me Happy
Amy Schwartz
Hardcover | Oct 2014
in store $18.95

A Perfectly Messed-Up Story
Patrick McDonnell
Hardcover | Oct 2014
in store $19.00

Best of Bridge Holiday Classics
The Editors of Best of Bridge
Spiral Bound | Oct 2014
in store $29.95

Unnatural Selections
Wallace Edwards
Hardcover | Oct 2014
in store $19.95

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