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Forthcoming Titles
The Goldfinch
Donna Tartt
Paperback | Apr 2015
on order $22.00
(releases Apr 1 2015)

Letters to My Grandchildren
David Suzuki
Hardcover | May 2015
on order $27.95
(releases May 15 2015)

Very Good Lives
J K Rowling
Hardcover | Apr 2015
on order $16.00
(releases Apr 14 2015)

A God in Ruins
Kate Atkinson
Hardcover | May 2015
on order $29.95
(releases May 5 2015)

The Night Stages
Jane Urquhart
Hardcover | Apr 2015
on order $32.95
(releases Apr 7 2015)

The Narrow Road to the Deep North
Richard Flanagan
Paperback | Apr 2015
on order $18.95
(releases Apr 14 2015)

I Am Malala
Malala Yousafzai
Paperback | Jun 2015
on order $18.00
(releases Jun 2 2015)

The Children Act
Ian McEwan
Paperback | Apr 2015
on order $21.00
(releases Apr 28 2015)

On the Move
Oliver Sacks
Hardcover | Apr 2015
on order $32.00
(releases Apr 28 2015)

Kim Thuy
Paperback | Mar 2015
on order $17.95
(releases Mar 25 2015)

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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
Big Nate
Lincoln Peirce
Paperback | Mar 2015
in store $11.99

The Escape
David Baldacci
Paperback | Mar 2015
in store $18.00

All-Day Breakfast
Adam Lewis Schroeder
Paperback | Feb 2015
in store $22.95

Nypd Red 3
James Patterson
Hardcover | Mar 2015
in store $31.00

Geronimo Stilton Special Edition
Geronimo Stilton
Hardcover | Apr 2015
in store $16.99

Spirit Animals Book Seven
Marie Lu
Hardcover | Apr 2015
in store $14.99

The Fifth Heart
Dan Simmons
Hardcover | Mar 2015
in store $31.00

One Story, One Song
Richard Wagamese
Paperback | Mar 2015
in store $19.95

Orca Chief
Roy Henry Vickers
Hardcover | Apr 2015
in store $19.95

Sing a Worried Song
William Deverell
Hardcover | Apr 2015
in store $24.95

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