Books

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)
The new 18,000 sq. ft space at 747 Fort St. will offer Russell Books customers a large area with natural light. Pictured, part of the main floor, where an escalator can be seen descending to the basement floor. (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

The new 18,000 sq. ft space at 747 Fort St. will offer Russell Books customers a large area with natural light. Pictured, part of the main floor, where an escalator can be seen descending to the basement floor. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Author and actor Meg Tilly presents her newest book, Cliff’s Edge, in a free event at Bolen Books on June 11. Photo by Don Calame

Award-winning actress presents latest novel in Victoria

Meg Tilly among authors to introduce new books at Bolen’s in June

  • Jun 8, 2019
Author and actor Meg Tilly presents her newest book, Cliff’s Edge, in a free event at Bolen Books on June 11. Photo by Don Calame
The plaque on the Iroquois Park bench dedicated to the Davis’ daughter Lauren, who tragically passed away in her sleep on May 11, 2015. (Davis Family Archives)

Vancouver Islander pens Mourning Has Broken following death of her daughter

Book by radio host Erin Davis gives advice to others struggling with grief

The plaque on the Iroquois Park bench dedicated to the Davis’ 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)

Vancouver Island 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)
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

Author telling Big Little Lies in Victoria

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 8, 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
Every bird ever seen in Vancouver Island

Every bird ever seen in Vancouver Island

Adrian Dorst’s new book aims to be the resource for Island birders

  • May 5, 2018
Every bird ever seen in Vancouver Island
Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

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

Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Victoria’s Andrew Struthers’ new book an anthropological study on cannabis
Victoria’s Andrew Struthers’ new book an anthropological study on cannabis
Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS

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

Richard Zussman and Rob Shaw with their new book, A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for B.C., a collaborative project the two legislative reporters teamed up on after the fall of Christy Clark’s Liberal government gave way to a John Horgan-led NDP provincial government. Kristyn Anthony/VICTORIA NEWS
Victoria author Mark Zuehlke, here receiving the 2014 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media from former Gov.-Gen. David Johnston in 2014, is a finalist for the John W. Dafoe Book Prize for non-fiction. The 12th instalment in his Canadian Battle Series, The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Battles for the Channel Ports, earned Zuehlke the national nomination. markzuehlke.ca

Victoria author’s Second World War instalment shortlisted for national book prize

Latest in Mark Zuehlke’s military history series a finalist for Dafoe non-fiction award

Victoria author Mark Zuehlke, here receiving the 2014 Governor General’s History Award for Popular Media from former Gov.-Gen. David Johnston in 2014, is a finalist for the John W. Dafoe Book Prize for non-fiction. The 12th instalment in his Canadian Battle Series, The Cinderella Campaign: First Canadian Army and the Battles for the Channel Ports, earned Zuehlke the national nomination. markzuehlke.ca