Books

Former Nanaimo youth worker Ralph Frank has released his first children’s book about inappropriate touching, ‘Lady B Spots Trouble.’ (Photo courtesy Lucy Frank)

Former Nanaimo youth worker pens children’s book about inappropriate touching

Ralph Frank’s ‘Lady B Spots Trouble’ teaches children that it’s OK to say ‘no’

 

Local poets Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal are releasing their latest collection, ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends.’ (Photo courtesy Literacy Central Vancouver Island/Image by Jacques Gamelin)

Nanaimo area poets release anthology on aging

Ian Cognito and Pat Smekal present ‘Old Bones and Battered Bookends’

 

B.C. moms pen book to help kids have a safe and spooky Halloween

Loofie Saves Halloween offers option for keeping the day safe and fun, authors say

 

Vancouver Island Regional Library presents reading by Saskatchewan poet laureate

Bruce Rice will read from new book about a photographer who found posthumous success

Nanaimo-born author releasing novel about a strange illness in a small town

Penny Chamberlain to hold live-streamed reading of ‘Songs from a Small Town (in a Minor Key)’

Nanaimo author releases second book about ace Island doctor

Lawrence Winkler holds online reading for ‘The Next Casebook of Doctor Sababa’

‘Magic Wheelchair’ book tells story of thrilled author’s B.C. granddaughters

Marlene Bryenton’s storybook explores how kids in wheelchairs can be excluded

Transgender B.C. brothers debut fantasy novel as author duo Vincent Hunter

‘Transgender people are being misrepresented in popular fiction and media, and we aim to change that’

Three Nanaimo-area writers up for CBC Non-fiction Prize

Sheila Brooke, Vicki McLeod and Rachael Preston make 35-person longlist

From Nanoose Bay to the bookshelf, Howard the Gnome has his story told

Nanaimo author explores travels of world’s largest gnome

Nanaimo North library partially reopens after COVID-19 closure

Vancouver Island Regional Library will allow customers to browse a limited collection

Stephenie Meyer says more ‘Twilight’ books are planned

Author’s long-awaited “Midnight Sun” sold more than 1 million copies in its first week

Gabriola Island poet discusses politics and possibilities in new book

Janet Vickers presents ‘Sleep With Me: Lullaby for an Anxious Planet’

Gabriola poet views marriage and family with dark humour in long-delayed book

P.C. Vandall’s ‘The Blue Moth of Morning’ to be unveiled at in-person and online book launch

Nanaimo Harbourfront library opening doors following COVID-19 closure

Customers at downtown branch will be able to browse through a limited collection starting Monday

Nanaimo poet releases new books on nature and death

Ian Cognito presents solo book ‘Animusings’ and collaboration ‘Much Adieu About Nothing’

Nanaimo libraries beginning to allow book borrowing following COVID-19 closures

Nanaimo Harbourfront library branch open for ‘takeout’ service Tuesdays through Saturdays

JK Rowling publishes first chapters of new story online

Book will be a fairy tale for kids and benefit those particularly affected by the pandemic

‘Don’t expect justice or fairness’: B.C. author wins prize for book on sexism in military school

Kate Armstrong’s debut book The Stone Frigate has been shortlisted for a national writing award