Books

Sister participants of the summer reading club won Super Reader medals in 2020 (Contributed photo)

Summer reading clubs are back next week at Surrey libraries

Surrey Libraries summer programs return this month around the city

 

Christina Myers with a copy of her 2021 novel, “The List of Last Chances.” (file photo)

Surrey novelist’s debut book listed among 10 Leacock humour award nominees

Christina Myers’ ‘The List of Last Chances’ was published in 2021

 

Renée Zolinski-Ward, information services technician at Surrey Libraries, gets ready to read for the Literature Club program. (Contributed photo)

Literature Club provides connection for seniors throughout Surrey

Live-reading program offers seniors chance to connect from safety of home

 

Henry Winkler arrives at the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, on Jan. 12, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Henry Winkler gets book deal, memoir to come out in 2024

‘The Fonz’ currently starring in HBO series ‘Barry’

Henry Winkler arrives at the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards, on Jan. 12, 2020, in Santa Monica, Calif. Celadon Books announced Wednesday that it has a deal with Winkler to tell his life story. The memoir, currently untitled, is scheduled for 2024. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Author Christopher DiRaddo is seen at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

Canadian authors, booksellers say COVID-19 has both helped and hurt their industry

Book sales are up compared to pre-pandemic levels, but supply chain woes loom large

Author Christopher DiRaddo is seen at the Blue Metropolis International Literary Festival, Friday, May 6, 2022, in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
Connie Bonise (right), gets her book signed by John Murray, during an event at Chartwell Imperial Place in Surrey last week. (Contributed photo)

South Surrey senior pens book about caring for his wife

John Murray attended book signing event at Chartwell Imperial Place

Connie Bonise (right), gets her book signed by John Murray, during an event at Chartwell Imperial Place in Surrey last week. (Contributed photo)
January 31, 2022 - Writer Barbara Black in the standalone studio in the backyard of her Oak Bay home. Don Denton photo

Oak Bay “serial artist” Barbara Black turns to fiction

Short story collection Music from a Strange Planet

  • Apr 4, 2022
January 31, 2022 - Writer Barbara Black in the standalone studio in the backyard of her Oak Bay home. Don Denton photo
Jackson Kuhn, 7, of Chilliwack gave away a bunch of his books to other kids on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenn Kuhn photo)

B.C. boy, 7, spends spring break giving away own books to other kids

Jackson Kuhn of Chilliwack decided to hand out books he no longer reads to fellow young readers

Jackson Kuhn, 7, of Chilliwack gave away a bunch of his books to other kids on Friday, March 25, 2022. (Jenn Kuhn photo)
One local woman was upset with Indigo’s display of vibrators in the bookstore’s self help section. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley mom upset by vibrator display in bookstore

Indigo said it is responding to customer demand for sexual wellness products

One local woman was upset with Indigo’s display of vibrators in the bookstore’s self help section. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
There is a wide variety of reading material available, although efforts have been made to challenge, suppress or ban certain works. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the freedom to read?

The week of Feb. 20 to 26 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada

There is a wide variety of reading material available, although efforts have been made to challenge, suppress or ban certain works. (Black Press file photo)
Vashti Harrison’s books Little Leaders and Little Legends are among a long list of suggested reads for Black History Month, curated by staff at the Fraser Valley Regional Library.

Fraser Valley Regional Library shares their top selections for Black History Month

Library staff recommendations for audio books, films, biographies and more

Vashti Harrison’s books Little Leaders and Little Legends are among a long list of suggested reads for Black History Month, curated by staff at the Fraser Valley Regional Library.
Children's author Sherry McMillan (along with illustrator Carla Maskall) will present a reading of her White Rock-based book What The Seal Saw as a free Family Day event, Feb. 21 at White Rock Museum & Archives Plaza. Contributed photo

Book reading a Family Day treat at White Rock museum

Author and illustrator present for ‘What The Seal Saw’ event

Children's author Sherry McMillan (along with illustrator Carla Maskall) will present a reading of her White Rock-based book What The Seal Saw as a free Family Day event, Feb. 21 at White Rock Museum & Archives Plaza. Contributed photo
The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.
Shelves of books at the Newton branch of Surrey Libraries. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Overdue fines killed by Surrey Libraries as more eBooks are borrowed and fine revenue declines

All historic overdue fines on patron records have also been erased

Shelves of books at the Newton branch of Surrey Libraries. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Cover art for ‘The Degrees of Barley Lick,’ a new novel set in Cloverdale and other locations in the Lower Mainland. (Image via runningthegoat.com)
Cover art for ‘The Degrees of Barley Lick,’ a new novel set in Cloverdale and other locations in the Lower Mainland. (Image via runningthegoat.com)
William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)

UBC Library gifted Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

The first folio, published in 1623, features 36 of 38 known Shakespeare plays

William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)
Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn warms up in the outfield before Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams Game last August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

W.P. Kinsella’s famous novel keeps going the distance

One-time White Rock resident’s Shoeless Joe novel continues to draw fans

Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn warms up in the outfield before Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams Game last August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
The Round Up Cafe operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)

More copies of popular Round Up Café book printed, signing event at Surrey diner Dec. 3

‘I know there is a demand for them as we ran out before everybody got a copy,’ project co-ordinator says

The Round Up Cafe operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)
This group of CP Rail passengers helped remove rock from the tracks on Oct. 29, 1978. This photo, along with many other recently digitized photos, can be found in former CP conductor John Cowan’s new book. He hopes the book will help him reconnect with those helpful passengers that day. (John Cowan photo)

Former CP conductor on the hunt for helpful strangers in 70s photo

John Cowan is looking for the group of strangers who helped clear the tracks east of Golden in 1978

This group of CP Rail passengers helped remove rock from the tracks on Oct. 29, 1978. This photo, along with many other recently digitized photos, can be found in former CP conductor John Cowan’s new book. He hopes the book will help him reconnect with those helpful passengers that day. (John Cowan photo)
Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)

Felled by bullet as young Mountie, South Surrey’s Laurie White chronicles recovery in memoir

Now-retired officer’s book traces a bitter, yet inspiring 24-year journey

Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)