Date: October, 23 2011 (publishing and launch date)
Website: www.books.bc.ca

The Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) has launched a collection of 10 classic Vancouver books. Previously out-of-print, these books are now available as new editions as part of the Vancouver 125 Legacy Books project.

Ranging from the classic oral history of Daphne Marlatt and Carole Itter’s Opening Doors to Vancouver’s most notorious unsolved murder mystery in Edward Starkins’ Who Killed Janet Smith? the titles in this collection are a testament to the depth of Vancouver’s literary history and the vibrant writing community that now thrives in our city.

The books are available for purchase now through local bookstores, and the ABPBC has a special offer on now to purchase all ten books for just $125. Click here for details and to place your order.

Books that will form the collection are:

Non-fiction
A Hard Man to Beat by Howie White, Harbour Publishing.
Along the No. 20 Line: Reminiscences of the Vancouver Waterfront by Rolf Knight, New Star Books
Opening Doors: Vancouver’s East End edited by Daphne Marlatt and Carole Itter, Harbour Publishing
Who Killed Janet Smith? By Edward Starkins, Anvil Press

Fiction
Class Warfare by D. M. Fraser, Arsenal Pulp Press
A Credit to Your Race by Truman Green, Anvil Press
Crossings by Betty Lambert, Arsenal Pulp Press
The Inverted Pyramid by Bertrand W. Sinclair, Ronsdale Press

Poetry
Day and Night by Dorothy Livesay, Oolichan Books
Anhaga by Jon Furberg, Smoking Lung/Arsenal Pulp Press

With support from the City of Vancouver’s 125th Anniversary Grants Program and the participation of the Government of Canada.

Read more

The Association of BC Book Publishers: “Vancouver 125 Legacy Books Collection Announced”

The Globe and Mail: “Vancouver’s ‘lost gems’ to be republished for city’s 125th anniversary”

Vancouver is Awesome: “Vancouver 125 Legacy Books Collection Announced”

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