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Upcoming Author Events

We're working constantly to line up new and exciting author events for you to enjoy. Check this page regularly to stay up to date with all the latest news..
 

 
Spring 2018
(All events listed below are free to attend and in-store, unless otherwise noted)


Darusha Wehm, Sarah de Leeuw, and Daniel Griffin

May 22nd | 7:00 PM
Free to attend. Books will be available for purchase.

 

We have all felt the feeling of someone missing from our life, and we have all known the feeling of wanting them back. In this season's triple author event, we invite Darusha Wehm, author of Home For Wayward Parrots, to present the humorous and heartfelt story of a boy on a quest for his birth parents. Daniel Griffin joins the evening to present Two Roads Home, a subtle and moving story from the perspective of a missing boy and his mother. And we have Sarah de Leeuw, author of Where It Hurts, to present her unflinching collection of essays revolving around missing women and geographies, showing not just who, but what goes missing. May 22nd is an evening you will not want to miss.

This event is a presentation of Bolen Books NeWest Press, and Freehand Books.



Warren Barr & Charles McDiarmid
May 28th | 7:00 PM
Free to attend. Books will be available for purchase.


On the way up the lush western coast of Vancouver Island, through a Rainforest and just before the paradise of Tofino, you'll find a beautiful Inn that houses one of the most prestigious kitchens in Canada. For over 20 years The Wickaninnish Inn has been wowing people with its innovative and contemporary West Coast cuisine.

On May 28th you have the opportunity to meet current executive chef Warren Barr and Managing Director Charles McDiarmid in conversation with Robert Wiersema.

This event is a presentation of Bolen Books and Penguin Random House.

Peggy Herring

May 29th | 7:00 PM
Free to attend. Books will be available for purchase.

 

Historical fiction fans rejoice! We're excited to welcome a strong new voice in the genre, Peggy Herring, to our store to present her upcoming novel, Anna, Like Thunder.

Follow Anna Petrovna Bulygina as she enters into slavery after leaving her home of Russia to land on the Olympic Peninsula's West Shores. Follow her as she challenges her preconceived perceptions of life and captivity in a new world in an age of early contact between Europeans and Indigenous communities.

This event is a presentation of Bolen Books and Touchwood Editions.
 



Sage Birchwater

June 11th | 7:00 PM
Free to attend. Books will be available for purchase.

 

British Columbia is truly a wonderland of nature and history. On June 11th, Sage Birchwater joins us to present his 2017 BC Bestseller, The Chilcotin Chronicles.

This collection of stories takes you back to first European contact, a time in which Canada was already immensely diverse in its own dialects and spoken languages. Follow the friends and family, the men and women "caught in the interface of cultures", and see the transformation of our coasts and Canada, shaped by time and trade.

This event is a presentation of Bolen Books and Caitlin Press.



Theo Dombrowski
June 12th | 7:00 PM

Free to attend. Books will be available for purchase.
 
It's shaping up to be an amazing summer and we love seeing entire families out celebrating the sun and nature.

Join us on June 12th when Theo Dombrowski presents his latest hiking guide. Many people have already used his numerous bestselling hiking books as planning resources, and now you can plan your next big adventure with your whole family with his upcoming release, Family Walks and Hikes of Vancouver Island (Vol. 1). We can't wait to see you there!

This event is a presentation of Bolen Books and Rocky Mountain Books.


 

 

Robert Amos

June 13th | 7:00 PM
Free to attend. Books will be available for purchase.

 

Join us as local artist Robert Amos presents an unforgettable new E. J. Hughes collection that will bring you closer to the legendary painter than ever before. Through handwritten notes, sketches, photos and over 60 stunning paintings inspired by Vancouver Island, you will have the opportunity to learn about the method, and the man behind it, in more intimate detail than ever before. E. J. Hughes was notorious for his privacy, so come see Robert Amos on June 13th at 7 pm in-store and bask in the copious creativity and artistry.

The event is a presentation of Bolen Books and Touchwood Editions.