The Vancouver Book Club

The Vancouver Book Club is the VIA Team dedicated to highlighting what’s awesome about the Vancouver literary scene. The VBC brings you news, reviews, interviews and more on local book happenings (with a positive spin). We’re passionate about literature in VanCity and we know you are too.
We’re all about books by Vancouver authors and books released by local publishers! Aside from our web presence, each season we pick a title and host a FREE, open event where Vancouver book lovers can get together in an intimate setting to discuss the title with each other and with the Author!

We have a number of regular features that we encourage you to check out:

  • Read All Over – Vancouverites tell us about the books in their lives: what they’re reading, what books they loved as kids, how & where they like to read
  • Print Matters – a local look at the printed word in all its forms: magazines, publishers, literary journals, hand presses, & independent book sellers
  • ‘Views – Our look at the literary scene in and around Vancouver: previews of events, reviews of books, interviews with authors
  • And then there is all the other wonderful book stuff that doesn’t fit into those categories!

You can also check out the Vancouver Book Club Facebook Page and follow @VIA_Reads on Twitter!

We also have a calendar of Vancouver Literary Events. Send us an email if you’d like your event to be included.

Membership to the Vancouver Book Club is FREE! Subscribe and you’ll be kept up to speed with all things book club including the details of our seasonal events.


 


THE VANCOUVER BOOK CLUB FALL 2012 SELECTION:

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One Good Hustle

by Billie Livingston

In her third novel, Billie Livingston takes us into the world of Sammie, the teenage daughter of two hustlers. Sammie is trying to find her way in a teenage world while dealing with the added pressures brought on by her parents.

Billie Livingston will be joining us on November 8 to talk about Sammie’s struggles, incorporating real life into her writing, and how a writer needs to hustle. Click for details.

Read our review of One Good Hustle.

Billie Livingston has also done a Read All Over for us.

 

 

PREVIOUS VANCOUVER BOOK CLUB SELECTIONS:

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MALARKY
by Anakana Schofield
The eighth Vancouver Book Club meeting took place on August 9, 2012 at The Prophouse Café. Anakana led a lively discussion about the format of her novel, writing about grief, and her mother’s reaction to some of the scenes in the book.
V.I.A blog posts about Malarky:

– Summer Book Club Event: Malarky
– Our Review of Malarky
– Read All Over – Anakana Schofield
– An Evening with Anakana Schofield

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THE OTHER SIDE OF OURSELVES
by ROB TAYLOR
The seventh Vancouver Book Club meeting took place on April 29, 2012 at The Waldorf Hotel. Author Rob Taylor was there for a discussion on poetry, photography, and inspiration.
V.I.A blog posts about The Other Side of Ourselves:

Spring Book Club Event and a Poetry-inspired Photo Contest
TOSOO: Week 1 contest photos and Week 2 inspiration
TOSOO: Week 2 contest photos and Week 3 inspiration
TOSOO: Week 3 contest photos and Week 4 inspiration
TOSOO: Week 4 contest photos and Week 5 inspiration
TOSOO: Week 5 contest photos and Week 6 inspiration
TOSOO: Week 6 contest photos and Week 7 inspiration
TOSOO: Week 7 contest photos and Final Week of the Contest
TOSOO: Week 8 Photos and Event this Sunday
Rob Taylor Talks Poetry with the Vancouver Book Club

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EATING DIRT
Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe
by CHARLOTTE GILL
The sixth Vancouver Book Club meeting took place on January 28, 2012 at Project Space in Chinatown. Author Charlotte Gill was there for an intimate discussion of her book.
V.I.A. blog posts about Eating Dirt:

Westcoast Authors Dominating Again
Our review of Eating Dirt

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THE MAN GAME
by LEE HENDERSON
The fifth Vancouver Book Club meeting took place on May 25th, 2011 at the historic Vancouver Park Board office in Stanley Park. Author Lee Henderson was there for an intimate discussion of his book.
V.I.A. blog posts about The Man Game:
Signed copies available at The Wilder Snail
Michael Christie passes the torch to Lee Henderson, in person
Vancouver Book Club – Lee Henderson’s The Man Game
Book Club meeting in Stanley Park announcement
The original illustrations of The Man Game – Post 1
The original illustrations of The Man Game – Post 2
The original illustrations of The Man Game – Post 3
The original illustrations of The Man Game – Post 4
The original illustrations of The Man Game – Post 5
The original illustrations of The Man Game – Post 6

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THE BEGGAR’S GARDEN
by MICHAEL CHRISTIE
The fourth Vancouver Book Club meeting took place on February 28th, 2011 at the Waldorf Hotel. Michael Christie was in attendance for an intimate chat with the club!
V.I.A. blog posts about The Beggar’s Garden:
Our review of The Beggar’s Garden
Michael Christie reading/launch party at Ardea Books
Michael Christie introduces Day For Night
Fanny Kiefer interviews Michael Christie on Shaw
The Vancouver Book Club meets with Michael Christie

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THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
by JENN FARRELL
The third Vancouver Book Club meeting took place at January 26th, 2011 at the Waldorf Hotel. Jenn Farrell was in attendance for an intimate chat with the club!Click HEREto read more about this title released by Anvil Press.
V.I.A. blog posts about The Devil You Know:
The Vancouver Book Club meeting with Jenn

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ADVENTURES IN SOLITUDE
by GRANT LAWRENCE
The second Vancouver Book Club meeting was held on November 9th, 2010 at Ardea Books. Grant Lawrence was in attendance and had an intimate chat with our book club about the history of Desolation Sound, the characters in his book as well as some of the trials and tribulations met along the way to getting it published.
V.I.A. blog posts about Adventures In Solitude:
Our review of Adventures In Solitude
Book launch party at MOV coverage
Grant’s Desolation Sound Home Movies volumes 1-4
Listenable Adventures In Solitude Playlist
Grant Lawrence appears on our live talk show at MOV
An entire chapter from the book available for FREE in our magazine
Adventures In Solitude nominated for 2 BC Book Prizes

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VANCOUVER SPECIAL
by CHARLES DEMERS
The first ever Vancouver Book Club meeting took place on October 2, 2010 at W2 Storyeum. Charles Demers was in attendance and participated in a lively chat about this book, his other projects, politics, and the history of our city.
V.I.A. blog posts about Vancouver Special:
Our review of Vancouver Special
Lunch with Charles Demers at Himalaya
Charles Demers featured in our Tragedy Plus Time feature
Charles Demers tells a story at the Rain City Chronicles
Vancouver Special on sale at our Word On The Street table
Charles Demers appears on Paul Anthony’s Talent Time
Charles Demers appears on our live talk show at MOV
Vancouver Special nominated for a BC Book Prize

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