The sequel to her award-winning eco-fantasy Indigo Springs, Blue Magic continues the story of the three friends who unwittingly caused the escape of magic into North America through a crack between worlds.
A powerful story of private lives changed by earthshaking events Blue Magic is a poignant tale of a world touched by magic and plagued by its consequences.
Blue Magic Book Launch
7:30pm, April 19th 2012
800 Robson Street, Vancouver
Tel: 1-800-661-3889 / (604) 822-2665
Job Posting / March 19, 2012
Raincoast Books, based in Richmond, B.C., is seeking a marketing manager to start in April.
Raincoast is the Canadian distributor for 25 English language publishers and we emphasize the role of new technology in our sales and marketing work. We are looking for a creative and organized professional with a wide range of marketing experience who has excellent communication and technical skills.
Our marketing manager works with our graphic designer to develop channel marketing materials, and plans marketing campaigns in conjunction with our VP of Marketing, publicists, and senior sales people. The marketing manager also plays a key role in the development and maintenance of our proprietary digital catalogue application.
There will be some national and international travel involved and the possibility of managing staff.
The successful candidate will possess:
- superior writing and copyediting skills
- project management and scheduling experience
- a basic proficiency in HTML
- a minimum of three years of relevant media, marketing, publishing or senior book retailing experience
The following technical skills will be an asset:
- inDesign and Photoshop experience
- a familiarity with FTP clients
- a familiarity with Filemaker Pro 11
- an understanding of how scripting languages can improve workflow and create shortcuts
Candidates should send their résumé and cover letter by March 26 to:
VP of Marketing
We regret that we can only acknowledge applications from candidates selected for interviews. No phone calls or agencies, please.
Tuesday, March 6th: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
3608 West 4th Avenue in Vancouver
“Poser is a powerful, honest, ruefully funny memoir about one woman's openhearted reckoning with her demons . . . In the hands of a gifted writer, the universal is embedded within the personal. —The New York Times Book Review
“One part memoir, one part social critique, one part yoga history, Claire Dederer’s Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses asks what contemporary motherhood ought to look like … Poser is superb.” —The Globe and Mail
“This memoir about her decade doing downward dog while raising two kids and trying to keep her marriage alive reads like Eat, Pray, Love for hip but harried moms . . . funny, well-observed, and ultimately inspiring.” —People four stars
Check out Claire's latest interview on NPR!
See you then! Bring a friend!
Marissa Meyer author of Cinder
4700 Kingsway, Burnaby, BC
Saturday February 11th, 2:00pm
PS: For more updates on the 'Luna Chronicles' follow Marissa on Twitter!
Join author Brian Herbert at the launch of his new novel The Sisterhood of Dune — the latest book in the international bestselling Dune series — at 2pm on Sunday January 15th (THIS SUNDAY!!) at Chapters Metrotown in Burnaby.
Brian Herbert, Sisterhood of Dune
January 15th at 2pm
Metropolis, Metrotown 4700 Kingsway
Burnaby, British Columbia
For those of you who don't know, I'm usually based in Toronto. But last week, I was out west for the Raincoast Books spring 2012 sales conference. Sadly I didn't get to see much of Vancouver (the photo above was taken less than a block from the hotel!) or catch up with half the people I meant to, but I did get to hear about a lot of great new books and so I thought I would quickly share a FEW of my personal favourites...
The strangest book on the week was surely How To Build Android: The True Story of Philip K. Dick's Robotic Resurrection by David F. Dufty which is on the Henry Holt & Co list. Spoiler alert: THEY LOST THE ROBOT!
Picador are publishing a collected edition of Edward St. Aubyn's Patrick Melrose trilogy in January — the first time they've all been properly available in the US & Canada I believe — to coincide with the release of his new book At Last (Farrar, Strauss & Giroux). Picador also have a collection of essays by Siri Hustvedt, Living, Thinking, Looking.
Although this season's long-awaited Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design will be hard to beat, there are several art and design titles that caught my eye. Princeton Architectural Press are publishing Woodcut, a book of beautiful prints by artist Bryan Nash Gill and Up on the Roof, a collection of photographs by Alex MacLean of New York's hidden rooftop spaces. PAPress are also publishing a paperback edition of Michael Bierut's must-read Seventy-Nine Short Essays on Design, and a paperback edition of the beautiful Typography Sketchbooks by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico.
Lawrence King are publishing a new book on the history of picture books, Children's Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling by Martin Salisbury and Morag Styles, and a new edition of The End of Print by David Carson. 100 Years of Fashion by Cally Blackman also looks stunning.
On the comics side, Drawn & Quarterly are publishing Jerusalem: Chronicle from the Holy City, the latest travelogue from Guy Delisle who previous books include The Burma Chronicles, Pyongyang and Shenzhen, and a new edition of Chester Brown's controversial, scatological and long out-of-print comic Ed The Happy Clown.
I'm also looking forward to seeing more of Baby's in Black: Astrid Kirchherr, Stuart Sutcliffe, and The Beatles in Hamburg by Arne Bellstorf which is being published by First Second in April, and to getting my hands on Darth Vader and Son by Jeffrey Brown and All My Friends Are Still Dead by Avery Monsen and Jori John from Chronicle Books.
And lastly — because I am big nerd and recently finished reading his earlier book about the Dark Knight Batman Unmasked — I'm excited about Will Brooker's Hunting the Dark Knight: Twenty-First Century Batman, which is being published by I. B. Tauris in July.
Phew! More to come...
Fiction / November 11, 2011
Brandon, who teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University, is the bestselling author of Warbreaker, Elantris, and The Way of Kings, as well as 'The Mistborn Trilogy'—Mistborn, The Well of Ascension and The Hero of Ages. He is also completing the final books in Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time® series—The Gathering Storm, Towers of Midnight and the forthcoming A Memory of Light—based on Jordan’s notes and material!
The event starts at 2pm.
Brandon Sanderson Signing
Saturday, November 12th - 2:00 PM
Metropolis, Metrotown 4700 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC V5H 4M1
Nursery Rhyme Comics features 50 classic nursery rhymes illustrated and interpreted in comics form by 50 of today’s leading cartoonists and illustrators. Chock full of beautiful full-colour art and favourite characters (Jack and Jill! Old Mother Hubbard! The Owl and the Pussycat!), it's a great anthology for kids AND grown-ups!
Nursery Rhyme Comics Launch
October 21st, 7pm - 9pm
3972 Main Street, Vancouver, BC
A Trick of the Light, the latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel by Canadian author Louise Penny, is currently sitting pretty on the national bestseller lists and is garnering glowing reviews from the likes of the Globe and Mail and the New York Times.
Louise is currently on tour in Canada and has spent the last week in the Waterloo Region of Ontario as part of One Book, One Community.
This weekend, however, she will be heading west!
On Saturday evening you can catch her at Bolen Books in Victoria and then on Sunday afternoon she will be in conversation with Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit founder of yoyomama and reading from A Trick of the Light at the Chapters bookstore at Granville and Broadway in Vancouver.
Next week, Louise will be in Winnipeg at the Grant Park McNally Robinson on Tuesday September 27th at 8pm.
Then, to round off tour, Louise will be heading home to Quebec where she will be appearing at Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore on October 6th as part of their 'After Dark' reading series.
Here are all the details:
Victoria: Saturday September 24th, 7:00 pm
Bolen Books in Hillside Centre
Vancouver: Sunday September 25th, 2:00 pm
Chapters, 2505 Granville Street
Winnipeg: Tuesday September 27th, 8:00pm
McNally Robinson, Grant Park in Prairie Ink Restaurant
Montreal: Thursday October 6th
Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore
Here are the dates for your agenda:
Saturday August 27th 2011 / Knowlton
Brome Lake Books at 2:00pm (ticketed)
Monday August 29th 2011 / Toronto
Sleuth of Baker Street at 6:00pm
Sept 13th—14th / One Book, One Island / PEI
Tues: Charlottetown PE Confederation Centre Public Library at 2:00pm
Weds: Summerside PE Bibliothèque publique J-Henri-Blanchard at 2:00pm
Weds: Montague PE Montague Rotary Library at 7:00pm
Sunday September 18th, 2011 / Montreal, Quebec
Chapters Centre-ville at 2:00pm
Sept 20th—22nd / One Book, One Community / Kitchener-Waterloo
Tues: Kitchener, Victoria Park Pavilion (time TBC)
Weds: New Hamburg, Waterloo Oxford District Secondary School (time TBC)
Weds: Waterloo, First United Church (time TBC)
Thurs: Cambridge, (details TBC)
Saturday September 24th, 2011 / Victoria
Bolen Books at 7:00pm
Sunday September 25th, 2011 / Vancouver
Chapters on Granville at 2:00pm
Tuesday September 27th, 2011 / Winnipeg
McNally Robinson Grant Park at 8:00pm
Thursday October 6th / Montreal
Paragraphe Books (Details TBC)