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#901-207 W. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 1H7
Tel (604) 687-2405
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Events

BC Interior Tour Leg 2013

Event Date(s)

April 29-May 3, 2013

Location

Public events in Cranbrook and Fernie.

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in the BC Interior from April 29-May 3. We will be visiting schools and libraries in the lovely communities of Trail, Nelson, Elkford, Fernie, Sparwood, Hosmer, Creston, and Castlegar.


Two shortlisted authors will be touring the BC Interior

Stefan Czernecki
Rainbow Shoes
shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize
Evelyn Lau
A Grain of Rice

shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Meet the authors and have your books signed
at these free public events:

CRANBROOK Monday, April 29
Cranbrook Public Library | 6:30 pm
1212 - 2nd Street North | 250.426.4063

FERNIE Tuesday, April 30
Fernie Heritage Library | 7:00 pm
492 - 3rd Avenue | 250.423.4458

Vancouver Island Tour Leg 2013

Event Date(s)

April 29-May 3, 2013

Location

Public events in Nanaimo, Campbell River, Courtenay, and Parksville.

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be on Vancouver Island from April 29-May 3. We will be visiting schools, libraries, and bookstores in the lovely communities of Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Parksville, Campbell River, Courtenay, Comox, and Ladysmith.


Two shortlisted authors will be touring Vancouver Island

Anne Fleming
Gay Dwarves of America
shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
Alan Woo
Maggie’s Chopsticks

shortlisted for the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize

Meet the authors and have your books signed
at these free public events:

NANAIMO Monday, April 29
Nanaimo Harbourfront Library | 6:00 pm
90 Commercial Street | 250.753.1154

CAMPBELL RIVER Wednesday, May 1
Coho Books | 7:00 pm
1074 Shoppers Row | 250.287.2336

COURTENAY Thursday, May 2
Courtenay Public Library | 6:30 pm
300 Sixth Street | 250.334.3369

PARKSVILLE Friday, May 3
Mulberry Bush Bookstore | 2:30 pm
102 - 280 Island Hwy E. | 250.248.1193

Win Finalist Books

Event Date(s)

April 8 - May 2, 2013

Location

online

Event Description

Seven prizes, seven winners and 35 great books to win. Seven fans will be selected to win books (April 11, April 15, April 18, April 22, April 25, April 29, and May 2). See all the prizes here

To Enter:
Step 1. “Like” The BC Book Prizes on Facebook and
Step 2. submit your email below to enter.


 

Win the Winners Contest 2013

Event Date(s)

June 1 - 30, 2013

Location

Local BC Bookstores

Event Description

On Saturday, May 4, the winners of the 29th Annual BC Book Prizes were announced. Now the BC Book Prizes - Win the Winners Contest is back! Visit your local participating bookstore starting June 1 and fill out an entry form for a chance to win a copy of each of this year’s winning books. Five prize packages are available to be won, each of which will include the following winning books:

  • The Art of the Impossible: Dave Barrett and the NDP in Power, 1972-1975 by Geoff Meggs and Rod Mickleburgh, winner of the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize
  • British Columbia: A New Historical Atlas by Derek Hayes, winner of the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize
  • The World by Bill Gaston, winner of the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
  • Geographies of a Lover by Sarah de Leeuw, winner of the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize
  • Maggie’s Chopsticks by Alan Woo and Isabelle Malenfant, winner of the Christie Harris Illustrated Children’s Literature Prize
  • Middle of Nowhere by Caroline Adderson, winner of the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
  • Making Headlines: 100 Years of The Vancouver Sun winner of the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

The contest runs from June 1 to June 30, with the five winners being drawn on July 8. To enter, visit one of the following bookstores:

  • Black Bond Books
    Central City Mall, 234-10153 King George Hwy, Surrey
    Ladner, 5251 Ladner Trunk Road, Ladner
    Lansdowne Centre, 214-5300 No. 3 Road, Richmond
    Lynn Valley, 125-1199 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
    Semiahmoo Mall, 134-1711 152 Street, South Surrey
    Surrey, 1-15562 24th Avenue, Surrey
  • Book Warehouse, 632 West Broadway, Vancouver
  • Coho Books, 1074 Shoppers Row, Campbell River
  • Galiano Island Books, 76 Madrona Drive, Galiano Island
  • Hooked On Books, 225 Main Street, Penticton
  • Laughing Oyster Bookshop, 286 Fifth Street, Courtenay

BC Book Prizes Soirée 2014

Event Date(s)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Location

Joe’s Apartment
919 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
6:00 - 7:30 pm | Admission: Free

Event Description

Join us a few weeks prior to the official awards ceremony for the 11th annual BC Book Prizes Soirée, a free evening event at Joe’s Apartment in Vancouver on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

The Soirée celebrates all the nominated authors for the 2014 BC Book Prizes.

Bid on weekend getaways, gift certificates, and many other treats in our fabulous Silent Auction while enjoying complimentary appetizers. (No host bar)

Mix and mingle with the nominees, BC’s vibrant literary community, and support the BC Book Prizes On Tour program.


The BC Book Prizes Soirée 2014 is made possible by the following sponsors:

  • Annick Press
  • Anvil Press
  • Arsenal Pulp Press
  • Biblioasis
  • Brick Books
  • Douglas & McIntyre
  • Harbour Publishing
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.
  • House of Anansi Press
  • Mother Tongue Publishing
  • New Star Books
  • Nightwood Editions
  • Orca Book Publishers
  • Random House of Canada
  • Scholastic Canada
  • Simply Read Books
  • Talonbooks
  • TouchWood Editions
  • Tradewind Books
  • University of British Columbia Press
  • Vancouver Art Gallery and Black Dog Publishing
  • Viking Children’s Books

30th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala

Event Date(s)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Location

Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
1133 West Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC

Event Description

The winners of all seven prize categories for this year’s BC Book Prizes, as well as the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Literary Excellence, will be presented at the 30th Annual Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel. British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor, the Honourable Judith Guichon, OBC, will be in attendance.

A reception will precede the Awards Ceremony, which will commence at 5:30 pm, and be followed by the Gala Dinner at 6:30 (wine included) and After Party at 9:00 pm. The cash bar will be open all evening.

  • 5:30 pm—Open Reception for all attendees
  • 6:30 pm—Gala Dinner followed by Awards Ceremony
  • 9:00 pm—After Party

Tickets are available for purchase online.

Win 2014 Finalist Books

Event Date(s)

April 2 - May 1, 2014

Location

online

Event Description

Seven prizes, seven winners, and 35 great books to win. Seven fans will be selected to win books (April 3, April 8, April 17, April 22, April 24, April 29, and May 1). See all the prizes here

To Enter:
Step 1. “Like” The BC Book Prizes on Facebook and
Step 2. submit your email below to enter.


 

Northern BC Tour Leg 2014

Event Date(s)

April 13-17, 2014

Location

Public events in Kitimat and Prince George.

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in Northern BC from April 13-17. We will be visiting schools and libraries in the lovely communities of Kitimat, Terrace, Smithers, Houston, Prince George, Quesnel, Fort St. James, and Burns Lake.


Two shortlisted authors will be touring Northern BC

Ashley Little
The New Normal
shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
Jesse Donaldson
This Day in Vancouver

shortlisted for the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award

Meet the authors and have your books signed
at these free public events:

KITIMAT | Sunday, April 13
Kitimat Public Library | 1:30 pm
940 Wakashan Avenue | 250.632.8985

PRINCE GEORGE | Tuesday, April 15
Books & Company | 7:00 pm
1685 3rd Avenue | 250.563.6637

Peace River Tour Leg 2014

Event Date(s)

April 22-25, 2014

Location

Public event in Dawson Creek.

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in the Peace River region from April 22-25. We will be visiting schools and libraries in the lovely communities of Taylor, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Fort Nelson, Hudson’s Hope, and Chetwynd.


Two shortlisted authors will be touring the Peace River region

Robin Stevenson
Record Breaker
shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize
Catherine Greenwood
The Lost Letters

shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize

Meet the authors and have your books signed
at these free public events:

DAWSON CREEK | Tuesday, April 22
Dawson Creek Municipal Library | 7:00 pm
1001 McKellar Avenue | 250.782.4661

Kootenays Tour Leg 2014

Event Date(s)

April 28-May 2, 2014

Location

Public event in Fernie.

Event Description

The BC Book Prizes On Tour will be in the Kootenays from April 28-May 2. We will be visiting schools and libraries in the lovely communities of Chilliwack, Princeton, Nelson, Creston, Erickson, Sparwood, Fernie, and Cranbrook.


Two shortlisted authors will be touring the Kootenays

Kathryn Para
Lucky
shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize
Ari Goelman
The Path of Names

shortlisted for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize

Meet the authors and have your books signed
at these free public events:

FERNIE | Thursday, May 1
Fernie Heritage Library | 7:00 pm
492 3rd Avenue | 250.423.4458

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