Authors For Indies Day is Saturday, May 2, 2015

March 20, 2015 • By

Do something wonderful, support Canada’s Independent Bookstores.

Authors for Indies Day is Saturday, May 2, 2015.

Authors: contact a store and volunteer to be there for the day. Booksellers: the single most important thing you can do is invite authors to your store. And for everyone else: visit a bookstore on May 2 to buy books and talk to authors; Make sure to tell your friends, or go on a bookstore crawl.

Read more on the Authors for Indies website.


Photos from the Spring 2015 Book Fair

March 15, 2015 • By

Thanks to everyone who came to the Spring 2015 Book Fair. It was a great event.

Here are some photos we took—enjoy!

Barb and Nancy at the Spring 2015 Book Fair

Barb and Nancy

Erin and Mary-Ann  at the Spring 2015 Book Fair

Erin and Mary-Ann

Aydin Virani and Susan Travis  at the Spring 2015 Book Fair

Aydin Virani and Susan Travis

James and Dot  at the Spring 2015 Book Fair

James and Dot

Margaret and Ruth  at the Spring 2015 Book Fair

Margaret and Ruth

Speed dating event at the Spring 2015 Book Fair

Speed dating event

Speed dating event  at the Spring 2015 Book Fair

Speed dating event

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Authors Sean Rodman & Robin Stevenson

Orca Books authors Sean Rodman & Robin Stevenson

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Welcome Alice! At the Spring 2015 Book Fair

Welcome Alice!


Spring 2015 Swan Pub Night

December 10, 2014 • By

Hello reps and booksellers:

On Sunday, February 15th 2015, after the author “speed dating” reception we are taking the party to the pub!  So come and join your fellow reps and booksellers for some fun at a casual pub night.

Starting at 8pm, we will gathering to celebrate in a private room at Victoria’s historic Swan’s Brewpub. Seats are limited so be sure to sign up before Monday, Feb 2, 2015.

There will also be an (optional) live jazz-swing band downstairs in the pub (no cover charge), if you feel like dancing!

Please note: This is a pay-your-own way event.

Date: Sunday Feb 15th 2015 @ 8pm
Swan’s Hotel and BrewPub
506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N6
(250) 361-3310

Please RSVP to: Heather Parsons




Munro’s Books sold to four dedicated employees

July 26, 2014 • By

Jim Munro, founder of Munro’s Books, is retiring after 50 years in the book business. Munro’s Books celebrated 50 years as well in September 2013, and we’re happy to note the much-loved bookstore will live on. The Globe and Mail reports “the successors will be store manager Jessica Walker, senior buyer Carol Mentha, comptroller Sarah Frye and operations manager Ian Cochran.” Congratulations to Jim on his retirement, and here’s to the next 50!

Munro's Bookstore


Bookstore Birthdays: Munro’s, Black Bond, Ivy’s & Laughing Oyster

June 26, 2014 • By

Wow—2013 and 2014 were monumental years for several of the province’s much-loved bookstores.

Ivy's Book Shop

Black Bond Books in the Lower Mainland and Munro’s Books in Victoria both celebrated 50 years last year (2013), Laughing Oyster Book Shop in Courtenay celebrates 40 years this year (2014), and Ivy’s Bookshop in Oak Bay is celebrating 50 big ones this year (2014).

Congratulations to these wonderful independent bookstores!