A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and LegendFront Cover
A Guide to B.C. Indian Myth and Legend
By Ralph Maud

Boas, Teit, Hill-Tout, Barbeau, Swanton, Jenness, the luminaries of field research in British Columbia, are discussed, and their work in Indian folklore evaluated in this comprehensive survey of myth-collecting in B.C.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 1982
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ISBN 13: 9780889221895 | Rights: WORLD

A Record of WritingFront Cover
A Record of Writing
By Roy Miki

Traces the development of Poet laureate Bowering’s many writings through four decades.


$39.95 | 404 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
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ISBN 13: 9780889222632 | Rights: WORLD

ABC of Reading TRGFront Cover
ABC of Reading TRG
By Peter Jaeger
Edited by Frank Davey

Examines the writings of Steve McCaffery and bpNichol, with a special focus on their collaborative work as the Toronto Research Group (TRG).


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780889224230 | Rights: WORLD

American NotebooksFront Cover
American Notebooks
By Marie-Claire Blais
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

An album of finely drawn literary portraits of writers, musicians, artists and social activists who influenced the life and work of Blais in the 1960s.


$19.95 | 208 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
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ISBN 13: 9780889223585 | Rights: WORLD

An Error in JudgementFront Cover
An Error in Judgement
By Dara Culhane

An analysis of the controversy surrounding the death of a Native child in Alert Bay, B.C.


$29.95 | 280 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
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ISBN 13: 9780889222465 | Rights: WORLD

Anarcho-ModernismFront Cover
Anarcho-Modernism
Edited by Ian Angus

Essays exploring key issues of politics and aesthetics in honour of the founding director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University.


$29.95 | 512 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
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ISBN 13: 9780889224575 | Rights: WORLD

Anatolia JunctionFront Cover
Anatolia Junction
By Fred A. Reed

As Fred A. Reed travels through the Middle East, the Balkans and Asia Minor, he concludes that Turkey’s Islamists are reappropriating the culture and beliefs that 70 years of secular fundamentalism have been unable to eradicate.


$18.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780889224261 | Rights: WORLD

Annihilated TimeFront Cover
Annihilated Time
By Jeff Derksen

Essays that explore the ways in which poetry, visual art and critical practices encounter “the long present neoliberal moment” of the imperialist agenda of globalization.


$29.95 | 304 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226128 | Rights: WORLD

As AlwaysFront Cover
As Always
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Short-listed 2015 Cole Foundation Prize for Translation (Quebec Writers’ Federation Awards)

One of Canada’s greatest literary figures reflects on life at the centre of Quebec literary arts. Re-examining the influences of her early life in a large, rural Catholic family, Madeleine Gagnon not only explores her rejection of unexamined values as part of her intellectual development but also her refusal to be categorized by her gender.


$22.95 | 232 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889228962 | Rights: WORLD

Bambi and MeFront Cover
Bambi and Me
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Winner 1998 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Autobiographical pieces about how movies shaped the life of young Michel Tremblay.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
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ISBN 13: 9780889223806 | Rights: WORLD

Baseball LoveFront Cover
Baseball Love
By George Bowering

Bowering’s life in love and the game unfolds in a picaresque memoir of a road trip taken through the storied ballparks of the poet’s youthful dreams.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2006 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225299 | Rights: WORLD

Beating the BushesFront Cover
Beating the Bushes
By Steven Bush

Steven Bush is on a mission to confront the skeletons in his family closet. Did his very own cousins occupy the White House? What can he, a distant relation of the “Bushes” do to redeem the family name? This stand-up comedy, rant, political protest and call to action is a brash theatrical tour de force. Cast of 1 man.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226470 | Rights: WORLD

Beyond RecallFront Cover
Beyond Recall
By Mary Meigs
Edited by Lise Weil

Short-listed 2006 Lambda Literary Award

A beautiful memoir that reads like the most exquisitely crafted fiction.


$19.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225053 | Rights: WORLD

Birth of a BookwormFront Cover
Birth of a Bookworm
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

A tour of books that inspired Tremblay’s imagination.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
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ISBN 13: 9780889224766 | Rights: WORLD

Bonbons Assortis / Assorted CandiesFront Cover
Bonbons Assortis / Assorted Candies
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Linda Gaboriau

Short-listed 2006 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

This delightful collection of eight autobiographical narratives inspired by Michel Tremblay’s childhood and youth offers the reader poignant and joyful childhood memories as varied as the assorted candies his mother hoarded under her bed, to be shared only on the most festive or dramatic of family occasions. Through the eyes of young Michel we see the lively, bustling household of Fabre Street and the events which profoundly shaped his view of the world in this exquisite remembrance of childhood past.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225411 | Rights: WORLD

bpNicholFront Cover
bpNichol
By Stephen Scobie

Scobie illuminates Nichol’s relationship to Dadaism, contemporary French literary theory and the writing of Gertrude Stein, positing a cogent argument for Nichol’s importance as a writer of fiction.


$13.95 | 154 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889222205 | Rights: WORLD

bpNichol ComicsFront Cover
bpNichol Comics
By bp Nichol
Edited by Carl Peters

Nichol’s comics (1960–1980) informed his work in other genres as well as the work of other writers.


$29.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
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ISBN 13: 9780889224483 | Rights: WORLD

Canada: A New Tax HavenFront Cover
Canada: A New Tax Haven
By Alain Deneault
Translated by Catherine Browne

In Canada: A New Tax Haven, Alain Deneault traces Canada’s relationship with Commonwealth Caribbean nations back through the last half of the twentieth century, arguing that the involvement of Canadian financiers in establishing and maintaining Caribbean tax havens has predisposed Canada to become a tax haven itself – a metamorphosis well under way.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
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ISBN 13: 9780889228368 | Rights: WORLD

Canadian Drama and the CriticsFront Cover
Canadian Drama and the Critics
Edited by L. W. Conolly

This lively, updated assortment of critical deliberations on contemporary Canadian drama is an ideal companion text to Modern Canadian Plays Volumes I and _II._ 


$29.95 | 384 pages | Pub. Date: 1987 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition, revised
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ISBN 13: 9780889223592 | Rights: WORLD

Charles Olson at the HarborFront Cover
Charles Olson at the Harbor
By Ralph Maud

A repudiation of Tom Clark’s carelessly biased Charles Olson: The Allegory of a Poet’s Life, this diligently researched biography by longtime Olson scholar, friend and correspondent Ralph Maud redeems the reputation of one of the greatest American poets of the 20th century.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2008 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889225763 | Rights: WORLD

Circumstances Alter PhotographsFront Cover
Circumstances Alter Photographs
By Michael Barnholden

On Friday, April 24, 1885, Captain James Peters took the world’s first battlefield photographs under fire at the battle of Fish Creek in the Canadian Northwest Territory of Saskatchewan. Neglected for over 120 years, these images literally shine new light on the War of 1885—particularly the second part of the campaign against the Indians under Big Bear, Poundmaker and Miserable Man. They are frankly astonishing in both their eerily haunting visual impact and as much by the mere fact that they even still exist.


$35 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226210 | Rights: WORLD

Coast Salish EssaysFront Cover
Coast Salish Essays
By Wayne Suttles

A careful selection from the work of the greatest living ethnographer of the Pacific Northwest.


$29.95 | 336 pages | Pub. Date: 1987 | Revised edition
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ISBN 13: 9780889222120 | Rights: WORLD

Cold ComfortFront Cover
Cold Comfort
By Gil McElroy

When his father died, award-winning poet Gil McElroy was given a box of photographs that documented his father’s work on the Canadian military’s northern DEW Line in the 1950s. McElroy displays each image, then attempts to come to terms with the mysterious figure who took them, a man better understood by his military compatriots than by his own family.


$18.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889226845 | Rights: WORLD

Crimes and MerciesFront Cover
Crimes and Mercies
By James Bacque

More than 9 million Germans died from deliberate Allied starvation and expulsion policies after WWII. At the same time, a food-aid program saved an estimated 80 million.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2007
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ISBN 13: 9780889225671 | Rights: WORLD

Dispatches from the OccupationFront Cover
Dispatches from the Occupation
By Stephen Collis

Stephen Collis meditates on the idea of change as it moves through intellectual history, tracing its patterns and comparing its articulation across disciplines. He offers short “dispatches” from his involvement in the Occupy Movement, and a long prose-poem examining the philosophical trope of Rome, the “eternal city,” from its imperial past, through republicanism, to the era of modern social movements.


$16.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
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ISBN 13: 9780889226951 | Rights: WORLD

Empire of DesireFront Cover
Empire of Desire
By Thierry Hentsch
Translated by Fred A. Reed

Short-listed 2009 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

This second volume in Hentsch’s epic survey of the formative texts of the Western narrative tradition traces western civilization’s quest for immortality across a further four centuries through an examination of specific works by Moliére, Voltaire, Diderot, de Sade, Rousseau, Hegel, Melville, Flaubert, Joyce, Proust and others.


$29.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
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ISBN 13: 9780889225879 | Rights: WORLD

Entering TimeFront Cover
Entering Time
By Colin Browne

Every good story is an origin story – and a mystery story – and in Entering Time: The Fungus Man Platters of Charles Edenshaw, Browne ranges through the fields of art history, literature, ethnology, and myth to discover a parallel history of modernism within one of the world’s most subtle and sophisticated artistic and literary cultures.


$19.95 | 196 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772010398 | Rights: WORLD

Essays on George F. WalkerFront Cover
Essays on George F. Walker
By Chris Johnson

The first book-length examination of the work of Canada’s most-produced and internationally recognized playwright, George F. Walker, who has not only created a substantial body of work, but also impressed it all with his unique “Walkeresque” stamp.


$29.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
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ISBN 13: 9780921368823 | Rights: WORLD

EX MACHINAFront Cover
EX MACHINA
By Patrick Caux & Bernard Gilbert
Translated by & Neil Kroetsch

In 1993 when Robert Lepage suggested to his colleagues that a specific identity and image be found for his next working group, he imposed one condition. The word “theatre” was not to be part of the name of the new company.


$29.95 | 84 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226173 | Rights: WORLD

Finding Mr. WongFront Cover
Finding Mr. Wong
By Susan Crean

Susan Crean’s memoir Finding Mr. Wong chronicles her effort to piece together the life of the man she knew as Mr. Wong, cook and housekeeper to her Irish Canadian family for two generations. Reminiscing, Crean writes, “I grew up in Mr. Wong’s kitchen …” A Chinese Head Tax payer hired…


$19.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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Non-Fiction | Frontlist | Bisac: BIO002000
ISBN 13: 9781772011944 | Rights: WORLD

From Oral to WrittenFront Cover
From Oral to Written
By Tomson Highway
Edited by Jordan Abel

Tomson Highway’s From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice.


$29.95 | 432 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
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ISBN 13: 9781772011166 | Rights: WORLD

Gabriel Dumont SpeaksFront Cover
Gabriel Dumont Speaks
By Gabriel Dumont
Translated by Michael Barnholden

In 1903, eighteen years after leading the Métis Army against the Northwest Expeditionary Force and the Northwest Mounted Police at Fish Creek, Duck Lake and Batoch, Louis Riel’s Adjuntant General, Gabrial Dumont, dictated his memoirs. The manuscript remained unpublished in the Manitoba Provincial Archives until its discovery there by Michael Barnholden in 1971. Translated here into English, it preserves a unique experience, offering us a rare opportunity to view one of the central events in the history of the Métis through the eyes of one of their key heros.


$16.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
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ISBN 13: 9780889226258 | Rights: WORLD

George BoweringFront Cover
George Bowering
By Eva-Marie Kroller

This first book-length study of Bowering explores the relationship between his work and the arts.


$17.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.4 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889223066 | Rights: WORLD

Great Lakes SuiteFront Cover
Great Lakes Suite
By David W. McFadden

Specially revised and edited, and for the first time in one complete volume, Great Lakes Suite includes A Trip Around Lake Ontario, A Trip Around Lake Erie and A Trip Around Lake Huron.


$19.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 1997
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ISBN 13: 9780889223820 | Rights: WORLD

griddle talkFront Cover
griddle talk
By Carol Malyon & bill bissett

A series of literary conversations between Malyon, who writes within the objective bounds of standard English usage, and bissett, one of contemporary writing’s most exotic practitioners, working with the visual forms of language in his own non-hierarchic, phonetic orthography.


$18.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
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ISBN 13: 9780889226067 | Rights: WORLD

Harry Robinson: Living by StoriesFront Cover
Harry Robinson: Living by Stories
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

This third collection documents how the arrival of whites forever altered the Salish cultural landscape.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
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ISBN 13: 9780889225220 | Rights: WORLD

Harry Robinson: Write It on Your HeartFront Cover
Harry Robinson: Write It on Your Heart
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

Write It on Your Heart features stories collected over a ten-year period: true stories about the origin of the world; the creation of human beings; the coming of the white man; and what really happened in the post contact world of North America. This critically acclaimed collection, newly reformatted as the first of an ongoing three-part series, stands as a monument to the epic world of Harry Robinson.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2004 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition, new format
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ISBN 13: 9780889225022 | Rights: WORLD

How to WriteFront Cover
How to Write
By derek beaulieu

Short-listed 2010 W.O. Mitchell Literary Prize

How to Write is a perverse Coles Notes: a paradigm of prosody where writing as sampling, borrowing, cutting-and-pasting and mash-up meets literature. This collection of conceptual short fiction takes inspiration from Lautréamont’s decree that “plagiarism is necessary. It is implied in the idea of progress. It clasps the author’s sentence tight, uses his expressions, eliminates a false idea, replaces it with the right idea.”


$16.95 | 72 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
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ISBN 13: 9780889226296 | Rights: WORLD

Imperial Canada Inc.Front Cover
Imperial Canada Inc.
By Alain Deneault & William Sacher
Translated by & Fred A. Reed & Robin Phil

Imperial Canada Inc. sets out to ask a simple question: why is Canada home to more than 70% of the world’s mining companies?


$29.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.75 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BUS069020
ISBN 13: 9780889226357 | Rights: WORLD

In Plain SightFront Cover
In Plain Sight
Edited by Leslie A. Robertson & Dara Culhane

Short-listed 2005 City of Vancouver Book Award

A remarkable collection of seven life stories from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, giving voice to women who are seldom heard on their own terms.


$19.95 | 180 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
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ISBN 13: 9780889225138 | Rights: WORLD

In the Company of StrangersFront Cover
In the Company of Strangers
By Mary Meigs

Winner 1992 QSPELL Award for Non-fiction

Based on the NFB production of The Company of Strangers, Meigs’s account of the film unfolds in an intricate meditation on time, old age and bonding.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1991 | Edition # 1
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889222946 | Rights: WORLD

In the MidstFront Cover
In the Midst
By Warren Tallman

Warren Tallman was catalyst, shelter and anchor to a whole generation of writers and poets, from the beat generation poets to the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E school writers. In these pieces, Tallman introduces the reader to a world of literary companionship that shaped the language and thought of late 20th century North America.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
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ISBN 13: 9780889223080 | Rights: WORLD

Indian Myths & Legends from the North Pacific Coast of AmericaFront Cover
Indian Myths & Legends from the North Pacific Coast of America
By Franz Boas
Edited by Randy Bouchard & Dorothy Kennedy
Translated by & Dietrich Bertz

Short-listed 2003 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

This volume of First Nations myths and legends is an indispensable document in the history of North American anthropology.


$39.95 | 704 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC011000
ISBN 13: 9780889225534 | Rights: WORLD

Justice in Our TimeFront Cover
Justice in Our Time
By Roy Miki & Cassandra Kobayashi

How a community brought the issue of redress for the injustices of the 1940s to the forefront of public debate.


$29.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1991
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ISBN 13: 9780889222922 | Rights: WORLD

Kuei, My FriendFront Cover
Kuei, My Friend
By Deni Béchard & Natasha Kanape Fontaine
Translated by & Deni Béchard & Howard Scott

Kuei, My Friend is an engaging book of letters: a literary and political encounter between Innu poet Natasha Kanapé Fontaine and Québécois-American novelist Deni Ellis Béchard. Choosing the epistolary form, they decided to engage together in a frank conversation about racism and reconciliation. Intentionally positioned within the contexts of the…


$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2017
5.5 W × 8.5 H × .75 D inches
Non-Fiction | Frontlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9781772011951 | Rights: WORLD

LasagnaFront Cover
Lasagna
By Ronald Cross & Hélène Sévigny

A biography of the most notorious of the 1990 Oka warriors.


$19.95 | 248 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO002000
ISBN 13: 9780889223486 | Rights: WORLD

Lily BriscoeFront Cover
Lily Briscoe
By Mary Meigs

A compelling autobiography about the exercise of will, friendships, and dreaming.


$16.95 | 264 pages | Pub. Date: 1981
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889221956 | Rights: WORLD

Lions GateFront Cover
Lions Gate
By Lilia D'Acres & Donald Luxton

Like all great historic landmarks, the Lions Gate Bridge remains a source of powerful, sometimes illuminating, sometimes mysterious stories of the people and times which gave birth to it.


$34.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
9.00 W × 10.00 H × 0.75 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: ARC005000
ISBN 13: 9780889224162 | Rights: WORLD

Making TheatreFront Cover
Making Theatre
By Sherrill Grace

Winner 2009 Ann Saddlemyer Award

The story of Pollock’s life from her family roots in New Brunswick through her pioneering years as a Canadian playwright to the present as she continues to make theatre.


$39.95 | 480 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO005000
ISBN 13: 9780889225862 | Rights: WORLD

Margaret AtwoodFront Cover
Margaret Atwood
By Frank Davey

Davey reveals Atwood’s extraordinary facility with language as well as her mistrust of it, and offers a “glossary” of recurrent Atwood images and symbols that unveil the hidden level in her writing.


$18.95 | 178 pages | Pub. Date: 1984
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889222175 | Rights: WORLD

MeanwhileFront Cover
Meanwhile
By bp Nichol
Edited by Roy Miki

A thoughtful and provocative 30-year record of Nichol’s approaches to textual production.


$34.95 | 496 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LCO006000
ISBN 13: 9780889224476 | Rights: WORLD

MuthologosFront Cover
Muthologos
By Charles Olson
Edited by Ralph Maud

Olson once defined “Muthologos” as “what is said about what is said,” which encompasses a breadth of discourse that would define the near and far range of where the poet’s mind went in a lifetime’s intent to go places. In this new compilation of Charles Olson’s transcribed lectures and interviews, we finally get all of what is preserved of a life of talk, allowing Muthologos to stand, along with The Maximus Poems, Collected Poems, Collected Prose and Selected Letters as one of the “standard texts” of this great poet’s oeuvre.


$39.95 | 496 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1.15 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT014000
ISBN 13: 9780889226395 | Rights: WORLD

Nature PowerFront Cover
Nature Power
By Harry Robinson
Edited by Wendy Wickwire

Winner 1993 B.C. Book Prize

Features tales of the shoo-MISH, or “nature helpers.” 


$24.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 2013 | Edition # 2 | 2nd edition
9 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889225046 | Rights: WORLD

NEWSFront Cover
NEWS
By Drew Hayden Taylor

In this collection of short humorous essays originally written for the popular media, playwright, novelist and screenwriter Drew Hayden Taylor sends his readers fascinating and exotic postcards from his globetrotting adventures, always on the lookout for the NEWS about aboriginal peoples around the world.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 0.74 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: TRV010000
ISBN 13: 9780889226432 | Rights: WORLD

No Plaster SaintFront Cover
No Plaster Saint
By Nancy Knickerbocker

A crusading socialist and an absolute pacifist, Mildred Osterhout Fahrni walked with J. S. Woodsworth, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King. The extraordinary story of one of Canada’s pioneer peacemakers.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2001
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO022000
ISBN 13: 9780889224520 | Rights: WORLD

Other LossesFront Cover
Other Losses
By James Bacque

Other Losses caused an international scandal when first published in 1989 by revealing that Allied Supreme Commander Dwight Eisenhower and Charles de Gaulle caused the death of some 1,000,000 German captives in American and French internment camps through disease, starvation and exposure from 1944 to 1949, as a direct result of the policies of the Western Allies, who, with the Soviets, ruled as the Military Occupation Government over partitioned Germany from May 1945 until 1949.

This updated third edition of Other Losses exists not to accuse, but to remind us that no country can claim an inherent innocence of or exemption from the cruelties of war.


$24.95 | 392 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
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Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS027100
ISBN 13: 9780889226654 | Rights: WORLD

Outsider NotesFront Cover
Outsider Notes
By Lynnette Hunter
Edited by Frank Davey

Tough-minded reappraisals of canonicity, modernism, postmodernism, marginality and post-coloniality in Canadian writing.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT003000
ISBN 13: 9780889223639 | Rights: WORLD

Paul Martin & CompaniesFront Cover
Paul Martin & Companies
By Alain Deneault
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

A piercing look at what it means when a Canadian prime minister puts his own private interests first.


$15.95 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 2006 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: POL033000
ISBN 13: 9780889225381 | Rights: WORLD

Performing National IdentitiesFront Cover
Performing National Identities
Edited by Sherrill Grace & Albert-Reiner Glaap

A collection of 18 original essays on contemporary Canadian theatre by scholars and drama specialists in Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary and Japan.


$24.95 | 324 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 8.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011020
ISBN 13: 9780889224759 | Rights: WORLD

Persian PostcardsFront Cover
Persian Postcards
By Fred A. Reed

Persian Postcards, the fruit of Fred Reed’s travels to the Islamic Republic as both journalist and impassioned observer, is an attempt to suggest the depth and complexity, the tragedy and raw beauty of this ancient culture. Reed examines the Iranian reasons for The Iran-Iraq war, sheds new light on the Iran-Contra scandal, and looks at Iranian history, in its meeting with the peculiar traditions of Shi’ite Islam. Persian Postcards is more than a journalistic report, an academic treatise, or a travel book, although it enfolds elements of all three.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: TRV015000
ISBN 13: 9780889223516 | Rights: WORLD

Phyllis Webb and the Common GoodFront Cover
Phyllis Webb and the Common Good
By Stephen Collis

Phyllis Webb is a poet around whom archetypes tend to cluster: the reclusive artist; the distraught, borderline suicidal Sapphic woman poet. While on the surface she seems someone supremely disinterested in the public sphere, argues Stephen Collis in this brilliant and revealing new celebration of her work, her work sweeps into the wilds of politics, philosophy, economics and her slim books speak volumes. Webb’s work points steadily towards the idea that the poem is not a commodity to be hoarded, but a response-ability to be shared, an aspect of the commons and our “common good.”


$24.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2007 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT014000
ISBN 13: 9780889225596 | Rights: WORLD

Poet to PublisherFront Cover
Poet to Publisher
Edited by Ralph Maud

Documents Olson’s influence on The New American Poetry, Allen’s visionary and revolutionary anthology.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2005
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889224865 | Rights: WORLD

Price PaidFront Cover
Price Paid
By Bev Sellars

Price Paid untangles truth from some of the myths about First Nations and addresses misconceptions still widely believed today.


$19.95 | 240 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9780889229723 | Rights: WORLD

Salonica TerminusFront Cover
Salonica Terminus
By Fred A. Reed

In his extensive travels in the Balkans, Reed encounters a landscape inscribed with a shocking testimony of ethno-racialist aspirations.


$24.95 | 272 pages | Pub. Date: 1996
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: TRV012000
ISBN 13: 9780889223684 | Rights: WORLD

Shattered ImagesFront Cover
Shattered Images
By Fred A. Reed

Discusses all of the major Islamic faiths in its search for the origins of contemporary fundamentalist movements.


$19.95 | 260 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: REL037010
ISBN 13: 9780889224858 | Rights: WORLD

Signs of LiteratureFront Cover
Signs of Literature
By Kenneth James Hughes

The history of language as a made thing – a linguistic and structuralist primer.


$24.95 | 232 pages | Pub. Date: 1986
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889222366 | Rights: WORLD

Strange ComfortFront Cover
Strange Comfort
By Sherrill Grace
Preface by Richard Lane

Strange Comfort collects the best of Sherrill Grace’s many published essays on the novelist and writer Malcolm Lowry, along with new pieces that incorporate her contemporary approach to his work. Lowry was an intensely autobiographical writer, a quality not appreciated during his lifetime. Today, critical perspectives have changed considerably, and Lowry’s anxiety about writing elements of his own life into fiction invites critical reassessment. Many of these essays offer a fresh look at Lowry’s attempts to apprehend and portray the writer, writing.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889226180 | Rights: WORLD

Studies in DescriptionFront Cover
Studies in Description
By Carl Peters

Difficult writing has its way of illuminating the part of the world that counts. One such difficult text is Gertrude Stein’s highly experimental Tender Buttons: objects, food, rooms – long considered the single most groundbreaking literary work of twentieth-century art, literary criticism, and art history. In the centennial year of its publication, Carl Peters offers a sustained reading of the 1914 edition, responding to the eccentric sounds and rhythms of this long prose-poem with annotations that bring understanding, in particular, to the composition’s syntax, which is noted for its defiance of conventional norms.


$18.95 | 408 pages | Pub. Date: 2016
7.5 W × 5.5 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT014000
ISBN 13: 9780889229617 | Rights: WORLD

Subject to ChangeFront Cover
Subject to Change
By Renee Rodin

Composed of autobiographical stories that sketch the resonant heights and depths of a memoir, Subject to Change is a series of self-portraits along the road of a life well-lived. Each story is an articulate, intelligent, passionate record of how an encounter with a significant “other,” be it a parent, a lover, a neighbor, a child, a grandchild, a politician, or a friend, has changed and shaped the humanity, character, and community—the “subject”—of the writer. What makes this book such a great read is Renee Rodin’s masterful ability to show the reader that things we usually think of as too ordinary to talk about or too extraordinary to be able to communicate to others are often the most formative elements of our social lives.


$18.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2010 | Edition # 1
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO001000
ISBN 13: 9780889226449 | Rights: WORLD

textual vishyunsFront Cover
textual vishyuns
By Carl Peters

Although internationally recognized as a pioneer of visual, concrete, sound and performance poetry, few people recognize bill bissett’s work in the visual arts to be of equal aesthetic importance. While his drawings, paintings, collages and three-dimensional assemblages were the subject of a 1984 Vancouver Art Gallery solo exhibition, Fires in th tempul, despite bissett’s substantial and ongoing contributions to the practice of the avant-garde tradition in art, very little critical work exists on his poetry, and almost no theoretical discourse exists on his visual work.


$24.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: ART009000
ISBN 13: 9780889226616 | Rights: WORLD

The Athabasca RygaFront Cover
The Athabasca Ryga
By George Ryga
Edited by David E. Gregory

From his farm boy childhood to his struggles as a class-conscious wage labourer. Ryga’s early work is offered in a collection of essays, short stories, plays and novels.


$19.95 | 244 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LCO006000
ISBN 13: 9780889222762 | Rights: WORLD

The Battle of BatocheFront Cover
The Battle of Batoche
By Walter Hildebrandt
Foreword by Jean Teillet

The Battle of Batoche is the best-known confrontation between Métis and British soldiers in the Northwest Resistance of 1885. It remains one of Canada’s most historic, symbolic and emotion-laden memories, eloquently revisited in Walter Hildebrandt’s The Battle of Batoche. The strategies of both sides are thoroughly examined, and numerous maps and photographs offer detailed description of the fateful battle.


$19.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 2nd
10 W × 8 H × .35 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006020
ISBN 13: 9780889226937 | Rights: WORLD

The Box ClosetFront Cover
The Box Closet
By Mary Meigs

A narrative woven of her parents’ diaries and letters that integrates Meigs’s discoveries as a daughter and granddaughter.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889222533 | Rights: WORLD

The Burden of OfficeFront Cover
The Burden of Office
By Joseph Tussman

Lucid, original and ultimately wise, this book is as much a work of literature as it is of philosophy.


$18.95 | 168 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PHI000000
ISBN 13: 9780889222656 | Rights: WORLD

The Chilliwacks and Their NeighborsFront Cover
The Chilliwacks and Their Neighbors
By Oliver N. Wells

Active ethnography through conversations, legends, articles, and a naturalist’s guide of the Chilliwack Native people and their area.


$24.95 | 228 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
9.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889222557 | Rights: WORLD

The Decline of the Hollywood EmpireFront Cover
The Decline of the Hollywood Empire
By Hervé Fischer
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

Short-listed 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Heralds an inevitable move from 35 mm to digital distribution which will level the creative playing field between the towering Hollywood empire and marginalized independent artists and producers.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER004030
ISBN 13: 9780889225459 | Rights: WORLD

The Lil\'wat World of Charlie MackFront Cover
The Lil\'wat World of Charlie Mack
By Dorothy Kennedy & Randy Bouchard

Early in their ethnographic work, Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy were privileged to meet Charlie Mack, a fascinating character and a font of wisdom, exemplifying by his way of life, his skills in trapping and canoe-making, and his knowledge of the history of his people, the living world of the Lil’wat, which the young ethnologists were able to record on tape and in their notes and photographs. Most important among what Charlie Mack gave them was a wide corpus of stories; he was a master storyteller, holding his listeners spellbound with his animated and dramatic delivery in both Lil’wat and English. This book is a tribute to a long friendship; the result of the authors reflecting on a lifetime of listening to a man who had something to say.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
6.75 W × 9.75 H × 0.60000000000000009 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9780889226401 | Rights: WORLD

The Medusa HeadFront Cover
The Medusa Head
By Mary Meigs

A sensitive psychological portrait of a stormy three-way lesbian relationship.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1983
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889222106 | Rights: WORLD

The Pleasure of the CrownFront Cover
The Pleasure of the Crown
By Dara Culhane

An in-depth analysis of the 130-year history of the Aboriginal title issue in BC, focusing in particular on the Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en case.


$34.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889223158 | Rights: WORLD

The Porcupine Hunter and Other StoriesFront Cover
The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories
Edited by Ralph Maud

Henry W. Tate, who died in 1914, was an important Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889223332 | Rights: WORLD

The Recovery of the Public WorldFront Cover
The Recovery of the Public World
Edited by Charles Watts & Edward Byrne

A collection of texts and talks which address the work of poet Robin Blaser.


$39.95 | 464 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889223882 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume I
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

The first volume of a four-volume set rich in stories and factual information on the Salish people of the Pacific Northwest.


$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889221482 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IIFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume II
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Includes the Origin Myth as recounted by a storyteller whose mother saw Captain Vancouver sail into Howe Sound in 1792.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889221499 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IIIFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume III
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Stories of the people of the Fraser Valley from Vancouver to Chilliwack, with the earliest account of BC archaeological sites.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889221505 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IVFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume IV
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

This volume deals with the Sechelt and the South-Eastern Tribes of Vancouver Island and includes a bio-bibliography of Charles Hill-Tout, as well as miscellaneous short pieces of special interest, such as letters and a review of Franz Boas’ book about Bella Coola.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 1978 | Edition # 1
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889221512 | Rights: WORLD

The Terror of the CoastFront Cover
The Terror of the Coast
By Chris Arnett

An extensively detailed reconstruction of the war between the First Nations and Vancouver Island’s colonial government.


$24.95 | 382 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006010
ISBN 13: 9780889223189 | Rights: WORLD

The United States of WindFront Cover
The United States of Wind
By Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Canty creates a gentle road book, a melancholy blue guide written in an airy, associative prose, where images coalesce and dissipate, carried away through the outer and inner American landscape. The book, mixing the tropes of road narrative, poetic fabulation, and philosophical memoir, reaches towards images on the horizon of memory, to find out where they come from, while coming to the foreordained realization that, wherever memory may lead us, its images will be long gone when we get there and most probably were never even there at all.


$16.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889229426 | Rights: WORLD

The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage Front Cover
The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage
By Ludovic Fouquet
Translated by Mullins Rhonda

For more than three decades, Robert Lepage’s dynamic multimedia performance works have been produced on stages worldwide. Celebrated for his bold, visionary aesthetic, Lepage has received several high-profile commissions in recent years, including two Peter Gabriel world tours, Cirque du Soleil’s in Las Vegas, a dramatic staging of Wagner’s Ring Cycle at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and Lorin Maazel’s 1984 at London’s Royal Opera House.

Despite Lepage’s prolificacy, and his status as one of the pioneers of new media performance, little critical writing about his work has been published, particularly in English. Ludovic Fouquet’s The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage, translated for the first time into English, thus presents much-needed in-depth analysis of Lepage’s strategies and practices.


$29.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9.5 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011040
ISBN 13: 9780889227743 | Rights: WORLD

Theatre and AutoBiographyFront Cover
Theatre and AutoBiography
Edited by Sherrill Grace & Jerry Wasserman

This groundbreaking exploration of an increasingly prominent interdisciplinary realm draws on a wide range of contemporary theorists and playwrights. The breadth of styles and performances discussed here is extraordinary.


$29.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011020
ISBN 13: 9780889225404 | Rights: WORLD

Then We Were OneFront Cover
Then We Were One
By Fred A. Reed

Shocked by the death of his younger brother, Fred Reed sets out on a series of journeys of discovery and understanding. By way of Iran in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution; the Anatolian highlands of the mystic Bediuzzaman Said Nursi; in pursuit of ancient and modern iconoclasts in Syria and Lebanon; he comes under the spell of Islam. In its embrace he finds a renewed brotherhood; in its discipline, liberation.


$19.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 1.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO025000
ISBN 13: 9780889226678 | Rights: WORLD

They Called Me Number OneFront Cover
They Called Me Number One
By Bev Sellars

The first full-length memoir to be published out of St. Joseph’s Mission at Williams Lake, BC, Sellars tells of three generations of women who attended the school, interweaving the personal histories of her grandmother and her mother with her own. She tells of hunger, forced labour, and physical beatings, often with a leather strap, and also of the demand for conformity in a culturally alien institution where children were confined and denigrated for failure to be White and Roman Catholic.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889227415 | Rights: WORLD

They Write Their Dreams on the Rock ForeverFront Cover
They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever
By Annie York & Richard Daly & Chris Arnett

’Nlaka’pamux elder Annie York explains the red ochre inscriptions written on the rocks and cliffs of the lower Stein Valley. Readings of these inscriptions-the lasting written record of the dreams and visions experienced by both neophyte hunters and practiced shamans-open a discussion of some of the issues in rock art research that relate to ‘notating’ and ‘writing’ on the landscape, around the world and through the millenia. A landmark publication on the evolution of writing.


$60 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
8.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889223318 | Rights: WORLD

This Is My OwnFront Cover
This Is My Own
By Muriel Kitagawa
Edited by Roy Miki

This Is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians, 1941–1948 is a collection of letters written by Muriel Kitagawa during this period, as well as statements, essays and manuscripts which arose from Kitagawa’s commitment to write about the injustices of the government’s policies and to educate…


$24.95 | 304 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
6 W × 9 H × 1.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: POL040000
ISBN 13: 9780889222311 | Rights: WORLD

Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of FascismFront Cover
Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascism
By Anne Geddes Bailey

Investigates the troubling relationship between narrative meaning and representations of violence within Timothy Findley’s novels.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889223868 | Rights: WORLD

Too Good to Be TrueFront Cover
Too Good to Be True
By Bev Christensen

Short-listed 1996 BC Book Prize: Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Examines the question of who is to control North America’s vital water and power resources in the 21st century.


$29.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: POL033000
ISBN 13: 9780889223547 | Rights: WORLD

Tracing the LinesFront Cover
Tracing the Lines
Edited by Maia Joseph & Christine Kim & Chris Lee & Larissa Lai

Gathers a wide range of community voices working in critical, poetic, visual, and hybrid forms to take the life and work of cultural activist, poet, and critic Roy Miki. These voices take Miki’s life and work as a starting point for analytical and creative reflections on key artistic, social and political movements of the second half of the 20th century.


$24.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889226944 | Rights: WORLD

Tracing the PathsFront Cover
Tracing the Paths
Edited by Roy Miki

A wide spectrum of readings of bpNichol’s challenging and innovative long poem.


$29.95 | 344 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889222564 | Rights: WORLD

Transmission DifficultiesFront Cover
Transmission Difficulties
By Ralph Maud

Ralph Maud delves into the mystery of Boas’s alleged “translations” of the stories gathered by his chief Tsimshian informant, Henry Tate.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9780889224308 | Rights: WORLD

Truth or DeathFront Cover
Truth or Death
By Thierry Hentsch
Translated by Fred A. Reed

Winner 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

In the tradition of James Frazer, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, Thierry Hentsch retells, with new urgency and a keen critical eye, “the story of the West” that shapes our perception of the world. Yet, “the story of the West” does not exist. Only a reading of its most seminal texts—from Ulysses to Hamlet, from the Torah to the Gospels, from Plato to Descartes—can bring it alive.


$29.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889225091 | Rights: WORLD

Twelve Opening ActsFront Cover
Twelve Opening Acts
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Short-listed 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

An account of Tremblay’s discovery of the theatre, from his first recognition at the age of six of how the imagination is actually a public construct, to his winning of a drama competition with his first play.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889224667 | Rights: WORLD

Two Houses Half-Buried in SandFront Cover
Two Houses Half-Buried in Sand
By Chris Arnett

A vital collection of writings collected during the Depression, first published in Victoria’s oldest newspaper.


$29.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006010
ISBN 13: 9780889225558 | Rights: WORLD

VancouverFront Cover
Vancouver
By Bruce Macdonald

Winner 1993 City of Vancouver Book Award

Short-listed 1993 BC Book Prize: BC Booksellers' Choice Award in Honour of Bill Duthie

Short-listed 1993 BC Book Prize: Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize

This stunning full-colour historical atlas brings alive Vancouver’s first 14 decades.


$60 | 96 pages | Pub. Date: 1992
12.00 W × 12.00 H × 0.60000000000000009 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006000
ISBN 13: 9780889223110 | Rights: WORLD

Vancouver AnthologyFront Cover
Vancouver Anthology
Edited by Stan Douglas

Commended 2011 Alcuin Awards for Book Design

First published in 1991, this larger format, new edition coincides with a renewal of the Or Gallery’s mandate to incite and promote critical discourse both within and outside of the Vancouver art community.


$35 | 368 pages | Pub. Date: 2009 | Edition # 2
6.50 W × 9.50 H × 1.13 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: ART015040
ISBN 13: 9780889226142 | Rights: WORLD

Women in a World at WarFront Cover
Women in a World at War
By Madeleine Gagnon
Translated by Phyllis Aronoff & Howard Scott

Madeline Gagnon asks why women have not found a way to put an end to war, why they continue, from generation to generation, to raise sons who make war and oppress women, and what stake women themselves might have in war.


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2003
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC028000
ISBN 13: 9780889224834 | Rights: WORLD

Writing the OkanaganFront Cover
Writing the Okanagan
By George Bowering

George Bowering was born in Penticton, where his great-grandfather Willis Brinson lived, and Bowering has never been all that far from the Okanagan Valley in his heart and imagination. Early in the twenty-first century, he was made a permanent citizen of Oliver. Bowering has family up and down the Valley,…


$24.95 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
6 W × 9 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LCO006000
ISBN 13: 9780889229419 | Rights: WORLD