Books

Russell Books is still taking orders, despite COVID-19 pandmeic. (Black Press Media file photo)

Victoria business still busy as people turn to books while in self-isolation

Russell Books says certain genres have gained popularity during COVID-19

Russell Books is still taking orders, despite COVID-19 pandmeic. (Black Press Media file photo)
A little free library with barren shelves after books were pulled due to COVID-19. (File Contributed/ victoriaplacemaking.ca)

Greater Victoria little free libraries pull the books due to COVID-19

Some community book exchanges opt to temporarily close to reduce risk of coronavirus exposure

A little free library with barren shelves after books were pulled due to COVID-19. (File Contributed/ victoriaplacemaking.ca)
Cheri Sutherland and her husband Les have opened their branch of the Free Little Library network in Sooke. (Contributed photo)

Literacy global phenomenon lands in Sooke

A worldwide program Free Little Library boasts more than 93,000 locations

Cheri Sutherland and her husband Les have opened their branch of the Free Little Library network in Sooke. (Contributed photo)
Kathy Page (left) and Aidan Cassie each walked away with the Victoria Book Prize on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Victoria Book Prizes)

Two local authors walk away with Victoria Book Prize

Kathy Page and Aidan Cassie each walked away with a literary award

Kathy Page (left) and Aidan Cassie each walked away with the Victoria Book Prize on Wednesday night. (Facebook/Victoria Book Prizes)
Steven Price’s Lampedusa is on the long list for the Scotia Bank Giller’s Prize. (File Contributed/ Penguin Random House Canada)

Victoria author nominated for prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize

Steven Price’s book, Lampedusa, is a historical fiction novel about an an Italian author

Steven Price’s Lampedusa is on the long list for the Scotia Bank Giller’s Prize. (File Contributed/ Penguin Random House Canada)
Russell Books will be moving across the street after nearly 30 years at its current location. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria bookstore looking to earn a place in the record books

Russell Books needs the public’s help in collecting enough books for a record-breaking tower

Russell Books will be moving across the street after nearly 30 years at its current location. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Munro’s Books will donate a copy of ‘No One is Too Small To Make a Difference’, a collection of speeches by Greta Thunberg, to every school in the Capital Region. (Facebook/Munro’s Books)

Victoria bookstore donates books by climate activist to local schools

Munro’s Books will donate a copy of climate activist Greta Thunberg’s speeches to local schools

Munro’s Books will donate a copy of ‘No One is Too Small To Make a Difference’, a collection of speeches by Greta Thunberg, to every school in the Capital Region. (Facebook/Munro’s Books)
Sarah Stovel, a supervisor with Russell Books, helps move some books from the 734 Fort St. location across the street to the new 747 Fort St. location. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Victoria book store begins challenge of moving 500,000 books

Russell Books is moving across the street from its long time Fort Street location

Sarah Stovel, a supervisor with Russell Books, helps move some books from the 734 Fort St. location across the street to the new 747 Fort St. location. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
The library will have a range of titles for all ages. (Pixabay File)

Peninsula literary aims to create book worms with open air library

Open a book in the open air on selected Tuesdays this summer

The library will have a range of titles for all ages. (Pixabay File)
Russell Books will be moving across the street after 28 years at its current location (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Downtown Victoria’s Russell Books moving next door

The book hub has been at its current location at 734 Fort St. for nearly 30 years

Russell Books will be moving across the street after 28 years at its current location (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Erin Davis seated on the Iroquois Park bench dedicated to her daughter Lauren, who tragically passed away in her sleep on May 11, 2015. (Davis Family Archives)

Radio Host Erin Davis pens Mourning Has Broken following death of her daughter

Book by North Saanich woman gives advice to others struggling with grief

Erin Davis seated on the Iroquois Park bench dedicated to her daughter Lauren, who tragically passed away in her sleep on May 11, 2015. (Davis Family Archives)
North Saanich author George Mercer, whose latest book Fat Cats recently won a gold medal at the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards for Best Regional Fiction, Canada West. (Photo courtesy of George Mercer)

Local author wins gold medal for new book Fat Cats

Former parks warden’s series welcomes new addition to the canon

North Saanich author George Mercer, whose latest book Fat Cats recently won a gold medal at the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards for Best Regional Fiction, Canada West. (Photo courtesy of George Mercer)
The Churchmouse Books sale runs March 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church (1701 Elgin Road). (File Photo)

Sale brings thousands of books to Oak Bay

Churchmouse Books spring sale set for March 9 at St. Mary’s Church

  • Mar 1, 2019
The Churchmouse Books sale runs March 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church (1701 Elgin Road). (File Photo)
Victoria author Grant Hayter-Menzies is releasing new book called ‘Woo: the monkey who inspired Emily Carr.’ (File submitted/Grant Hayter-Menzies)

Victoria author pens biography on Emily Carr’s monkey, Woo

The artist famously had many animals including the macaque monkey

Victoria author Grant Hayter-Menzies is releasing new book called ‘Woo: the monkey who inspired Emily Carr.’ (File submitted/Grant Hayter-Menzies)
Liane Moriarty, the Australian author of Big Little Lies, which inspired the HBO series of the same name now in its second season, will speak about her newest book at Bolen Books on Nov. 17. lianemoriarty.com/au

Big Little Lies author at Bolens next week

Best-seller Liane Moriarty to talk about her latest book, Nine Perfect Strangers

Liane Moriarty, the Australian author of Big Little Lies, which inspired the HBO series of the same name now in its second season, will speak about her newest book at Bolen Books on Nov. 17. lianemoriarty.com/au
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes to Victoria to talk about her latest novel on Oct. 18. She’ll be appearing at the Alix Goolden Hall as part of the Bolen Books author series. Images courtesy jodipicoult.com                                Local author Pirjo Raits shows off a work by Phoebe Dunbar, one of the artists featured in her new book Out of the Woods. Raits will talk about her writing and research during an author’s event at Bolen Books on Nov. 5. Tim Collins/Black Press

Bestseller Jodi Picoult leads fall author’s talk list in Victoria

Bolen Books ready to launch new season of special events

  • Oct 6, 2018
New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult comes to Victoria to talk about her latest novel on Oct. 18. She’ll be appearing at the Alix Goolden Hall as part of the Bolen Books author series. Images courtesy jodipicoult.com                                Local author Pirjo Raits shows off a work by Phoebe Dunbar, one of the artists featured in her new book Out of the Woods. Raits will talk about her writing and research during an author’s event at Bolen Books on Nov. 5. Tim Collins/Black Press
Inspired Style with Dana Wright

Inspired Style with Dana Wright

Vancouver Island business woman values a work ethic and fashionable style

  • Sep 19, 2018
Inspired Style with Dana Wright
Victoria’s Andrew Struthers’ new book an anthropological study on cannabis
Victoria’s Andrew Struthers’ new book an anthropological study on cannabis
Steve Bradley with his biography, ‘Two Miles West of Inyokern’. Photo supplied.

Victoria man Steve Bradley writes about 27-year addiction

Author has dedicated past 25 years to social service

Steve Bradley with his biography, ‘Two Miles West of Inyokern’. Photo supplied.
A Matter of Confidence: How Christy Clark took a tumble while John Horgan was handed the house

A Matter of Confidence: How Christy Clark took a tumble while John Horgan was handed the house

Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman chronicle the province’s ‘bizarre journey’ in new book

A Matter of Confidence: How Christy Clark took a tumble while John Horgan was handed the house