• Authors for Indies Day

Our Next Community Classroom is on June 14!

On The Campaign against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) with Human Rights Professor Bill Skidmore

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Stories I Tell Myself

Knopf Publishing Group | January 5, 2016 | 288 pages
Hunter S. Thompson, "smart hillbilly," boy of the South, born and bred in Louisville, Kentucky, son of an insurance salesman and a stay-at-home mom, public school-educated, jailed at seventeen on a bogus petty robbery charge, member of the U.S. Air Force (Airmen Second Class), copy boy for Time,... More Info

In Defence of the Terror

January 5, 2016 | 144 pages
Provocative reassessment of the Great Terror as a price worth paying  More Info

Super Foods Every Day

Ten Speed Press | December 29, 2015 | 160 pages
A collection of more than 60 dishes that showcase super foods--ingredients from kale and seaweed to cocoa and avocado that are brimming with vitamins, minerals, and disease-fighting nutrients. Featuring straightforward delicious dishes, this easy-to-follow guide contains recipes like Wonder... More Info

Righting Canada's Wrongs: Native Residential Schools

James Lorimer | March 1, 2015 | 96 pages
A valuable resource for young people looking to understand a wrong that has been acknowledged, but not yet righted.  More Info

Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink

Blue Rider Press | October 13, 2015 | 352 pages
Born Declan Patrick MacManus, Elvis Costello was raised in London and Liverpool, grandson of a trumpet player on the White Star Line and son of a jazz musician who became a successful radio dance band vocalist. Costello went into the family business and had taken the popular music world by storm... More Info

Subversive Action

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | December 20, 2014 | 215 pages
Subversive Social Action presents cases that explore the use of extralegal action undertaken in pursuit of human rights and social justice, and locate that action with reference to the boundaries of social work. Definitions of social work often include goals of social change, social justice,... More Info

Remembering Vancouver's Disappeared Women

January 11, 2016 | 288 pages
Dean interrogates representations that aim to humanize the murdered or missing women, asking how these might inadvertently feed into the presumed dehumanization of sex work, Indigeneity, and living in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.  More Info

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Mink is a witness, a shape shifter, compelled to follow the story that has ensnared Celia and her...

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2016 06 Aug
2:00pm - 3:30pm

Parenting Your Way Book Signing with Local Author Kaeli Van Regan


2016 15 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

An Evening with Award Winning Author and Canada’s seventh Poet Laureate, George Elliott Clarke, Hosted by CBC's Waubgeshig Rice

George Elliott Clarke will be joined by a fellow published poet, playwright and essayist charles c. smith and CBC's Waubgeshig Rice, author of 2 books: Midnight Sweatlodge and Legacy for a conversation on George's latest novel the Motorcyclist and poetry!

2016 20 Sep
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Maude Barlow on Boiling Point: Government Neglect, Corporate Abuse, and Canada’s Water Crisis

More details coming soon!

About the book: Boiling Point

Passionate and cogent, this could be the most important book of the year for Canadians

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