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Marty Allen signs
at Ladner Black Bond

Black Bond Books at Ladner welcomes Marty Allen
author of "Cordelia"
Sunday September 27th 1- 3pm
For more information or to reserve a signed copy please call 
604 946 6677

Marty Allen resides in the Steveston area while his mysteries are set in the Vancouver Island region. Cordelia is his first novel in the crime series about Corporal Vaanes.



Doug Gibson Reads
Mon. Aug. 31st

Book Warehouse Main St 
presents Doug Gibson, author of Across Canada by Story: A Coast to Coast Literary Adventure, here in the store on Monday August 31st at 7 pm.

When Doug Gibson ran McClelland & Stewart, he took the company's titles "The Canadian Publishers" very seriously. So he travelled widely, in order to get to know the country's authors, at home. He even got involved in setting up programmes like the Master's in Publishing at SFU. And he really got to know Vancouver and its fascinating book world, populated by people like Alma Lee, Alan Twigg, and Hal Wake.Now that he's publishing a second book, it's only right that he should launch it in Vancouver, among friends like you.

For more information about the event, please call 604-879-7737 or email mainstreet@bookwarehouse.ca.



Simi's Book Club
Simi Sara Show

Listen to the Simi Sara Show every Monday to follow Simi's Book Club brought to you by Black Bond Books and CKNW!



Bonnie Schmidt Reads
Tues. Sept. 15th

Book Warehouse Main St 
presents Bonnie Reilly Schmidt, author of Silenced, here in the store on Tuesday September 15th at 7 pm.

When thirty-two women were hired as mounted police officers in 1974, it was a media sensation. After all, these were not the brawny heroes of Canadian history, or the dashing and handsome Mounties portrayed in over two hundred Hollywood movies. Women were thought to be afraid of guns and incapable of protecting themselves. Training officers at the RCMP’s academy wondered if the women were capable. Could they march? Could they lift weights? Would they cry? The original uniform (pumps, a pillbox hat and a shoulder bag for a revolver and handcuffs) did little to further equality, and if a female officer complained of harassment, supervisors actively and openly pushed her to resign.

The move to put women in uniform was neither a beginning nor an end to women’s journey toward equality in the RCMP. Women have served in the RCMP since 1873, providing social services, searching female gold smugglers and tending to prisoners. For decades, Mountie wives were scrutinized, vetted and subject to regular inspections of their housekeeping. A Mountie’s wife must be a silent worker, always upholding the values of the RCMP. Although the RCMP promoted itself as a gender-neutral organization in 1974, the fight for recognition was about to become heated. 

In 1978, after a female Mountie was shot in the line of duty for the first time, male Mounties questioned the ability of women to make split-second, life-and-death decisions. Despite overwhelming resistance, the women of the RCMP managed to assert their equality as police officers on their own terms, breaking ground for women’s rights in Canada.

Drawing on first-hand accounts from forty-five male and female RCMP officers, news reports and archival resources, historian and former plainclothes RCMP officer Bonnie Reilly Schmidt offers an in-depth look into the history and propaganda of this iconic institution. Silenced is the compelling true story of how women transformed not only their role in the RCMP, but our very notion of what it means to be Canadian.

For more information about this event please call 604-879-7737 or email mainstreet@bookwarehouse.ca.



Novel Nights
Wed. Sept. 16th

Book Warehouse Main St. 
presents Novel Nights with Raziel Reid, author of When Everything Feels Like the Movies, here in the store on Wednesday September 16th at 7pm.

We're pleased to welcome Raziel Reid as the first guest for our new season of our book club, Novel Nights. Raziel will be joining us to discuss his award-winning novel.

For more information, please call 604-879-7737 or email mainstreet@bookwarehouse.ca.



Darren Groth Reads
Wed. Sept. 9th

Book Warehouse Main St 
presents Darren Groth, author of Are You Seeing Me? here in the store on Wednesday September 9th at 7 pm.

We cannot live in a world of one.

Twins Justine and Perry have left their home in Australia and embarked on the road trip of a lifetime in the Pacific Northwest. It's been a year since their dad lost his battle with cancer and Justine became the sole caregiver for her autistic brother, Perry. Now Perry has been accepted into an assisted-living residence in their hometown, Brisbane, Australia, but before he takes up residence, they're seeking to create the perfect memory.

For Perry, the trip is a glorious celebration of some of his favorite things: Ogopogo, Jackie Chan movies and earthquakes. For Justine, it's an opportunity to learn how to let go—of Perry, of her boyfriend, Marc—and to offer their mother the chance to atone for past wrongs.

But the instability that has shaped their lives will not subside, and the seismic event that Perry forewarned threatens to reduce their worlds to rubble…

For more information please call 604-879-7737 or email mainstreet@bookwarehouse.ca.

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