Takeover in TehranFront Cover
Takeover in Tehran
By Massoumeh Ebtekar & Fred A. Reed

A revealing first-hand insider account by Iran’s first female vice president, Massoumeh Ebtekar, of the 1979 revolutionary student movement which captured the American Embassy in Tehran.


$$19.95 | 244 pages | Pub. Date: | Edition # 1
6 W × 9 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS026000
ISBN 13: 9780889224438 | Rights: World

textual vishyunsFront Cover
textual vishyuns
By Carl Peters

Although internationally recognized as a pioneer of visual, concrete, sound and performance poetry, few people recognize bill bissett’s work in the visual arts to be of equal aesthetic importance. While his drawings, paintings, collages and three-dimensional assemblages were the subject of a 1984 Vancouver Art Gallery solo exhibition, Fires in th tempul, despite bissett’s substantial and ongoing contributions to the practice of the avant-garde tradition in art, very little critical work exists on his poetry, and almost no theoretical discourse exists on his visual work.


$24.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: ART009000
ISBN 13: 9780889226616 | Rights: WORLD

The Athabasca RygaFront Cover
The Athabasca Ryga
By George Ryga
Edited by David E. Gregory

Collection of Ryga’s early work, from his farm-boy childhood to his struggles as a class-conscious wage labourer.


$19.95 | 244 pages | Pub. Date: 1990
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LCO006000
ISBN 13: 9780889222762 | Rights: WORLD

The Battle of BatocheFront Cover
The Battle of Batoche
By Walter Hildebrandt
Foreword by Jean Teillet

The Battle of Batoche is the best-known confrontation between Métis and British soldiers in the Northwest Resistance of 1885. It remains one of Canada’s most historic, symbolic and emotion-laden memories, eloquently revisited in Walter Hildebrandt’s The Battle of Batoche. The strategies of both sides are thoroughly examined, and numerous maps and photographs offer detailed description of the fateful battle.


$19.95 | 144 pages | Pub. Date: 2012 | Edition # 2nd
10 W × 8 H × .35 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006020
ISBN 13: 9780889226937 | Rights: WORLD

The Box ClosetFront Cover
The Box Closet
By Mary Meigs

A narrative woven of her parents’ diaries and letters that integrates Meigs’s discoveries as a daughter and granddaughter.


$19.95 | 224 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889222533 | Rights: WORLD

The Burden of OfficeFront Cover
The Burden of Office
By Joseph Tussman

Lucid, original and ultimately wise, this book is as much a work of literature as it is of philosophy.


$18.95 | 168 pages | Pub. Date: 1989
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.35 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PHI000000
ISBN 13: 9780889222656 | Rights: WORLD

The Chilliwacks and Their NeighborsFront Cover
The Chilliwacks and Their Neighbors
By Oliver N. Wells

Active ethnography through conversations, legends, articles and a naturalist’s guide of the Chilliwack Native people and their area.


$24.95 | 228 pages | Pub. Date: 1987
9.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889222557 | Rights: WORLD

The Decline of the Hollywood EmpireFront Cover
The Decline of the Hollywood Empire
By Hervé Fischer
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

Short-listed 2007 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

Heralds an inevitable move from 35 mm to digital distribution which will level the creative playing field between the towering Hollywood empire and marginalized independent artists and producers.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER004030
ISBN 13: 9780889225459 | Rights: WORLD

The Lil'wat World of Charlie MackFront Cover
The Lil'wat World of Charlie Mack
By Dorothy Kennedy & Randy Bouchard

Early in their ethnographic work, Randy Bouchard and Dorothy Kennedy were privileged to meet Charlie Mack, a fascinating character and a font of wisdom, exemplifying by his way of life, his skills in trapping and canoe-making, and his knowledge of the history of his people, the living world of the Lil’wat, which the young ethnologists were able to record on tape and in their notes and photographs. Most important among what Charlie Mack gave them was a wide corpus of stories; he was a master storyteller, holding his listeners spellbound with his animated and dramatic delivery in both Lil’wat and English. This book is a tribute to a long friendship; the result of the authors reflecting on a lifetime of listening to a man who had something to say.


$24.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2010
6.75 W × 9.75 H × 0.60000000000000009 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9780889226401 | Rights: WORLD

The Medusa HeadFront Cover
The Medusa Head
By Mary Meigs

A sensitive psychological portrait of a stormy three-way lesbian relationship.


$17.95 | 160 pages | Pub. Date: 1983
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889222106 | Rights: WORLD

The Pleasure of the CrownFront Cover
The Pleasure of the Crown
By Dara Culhane

An in-depth analysis of the 130-year history of the Aboriginal title issue in BC, focusing in particular on the Gitksan and Wet’suwet’en case.


$34.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889223158 | Rights: WORLD

The Porcupine Hunter and Other StoriesFront Cover
The Porcupine Hunter and Other Stories
By Henry W. Tate
Edited by Ralph Maud

Selection of the best original stories of Henry W. Tate (d. 1914), a Tsimshian informant to ethnographer Franz Boas.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1994
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889223332 | Rights: WORLD

The Recovery of the Public WorldFront Cover
The Recovery of the Public World
Edited by Charles Watts & Edward Byrne

A collection of texts and talks which address the work of poet Robin Blaser.


$39.95 | 464 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889223882 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume I
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

The first volume of a four-volume set rich in stories and factual information on the Salish people of the Pacific Northwest.


$19.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889221482 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IIFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume II
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Includes the Origin Myth as recounted by a storyteller whose mother saw Captain Vancouver sail into Howe Sound in 1792.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889221499 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IIIFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume III
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Stories of the people of the Fraser Valley from Vancouver to Chilliwack, with the earliest account of BC archaeological sites.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 1978
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889221505 | Rights: WORLD

The Salish People: Volume IVFront Cover
The Salish People: Volume IV
By Charles Hill-Tout
Edited by Ralph Maud

Deals with the Sechelt and South-Eastern Tribes of Vancouver Island and includes a bio-bibliography of Charles Hill-Tout and more.


$24.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 1978 | Edition # 1
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 0.45 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889221512 | Rights: WORLD

The Terror of the CoastFront Cover
The Terror of the Coast
By Chris Arnett

An extensively detailed reconstruction of the war between the First Nations and Vancouver Island’s colonial government.


$24.95 | 382 pages | Pub. Date: 1999
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006010
ISBN 13: 9780889223189 | Rights: WORLD

The United States of WindFront Cover
The United States of Wind
By Daniel Canty
Translated by Oana Avasilichioaei

Canty creates a gentle road book, a melancholy blue guide written in an airy, associative prose, where images coalesce and dissipate, carried away through the outer and inner American landscape. The book, mixing the tropes of road narrative, poetic fabulation, and philosophical memoir, reaches towards images on the horizon of memory, to find out where they come from, while coming to the foreordained realization that, wherever memory may lead us, its images will be long gone when we get there and most probably were never even there at all.


$16.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2015
5.5 W × 8.5 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889229426 | Rights: WORLD

The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage Front Cover
The Visual Laboratory of Robert Lepage
By Ludovic Fouquet
Translated by Rhonda Mullins

For more than three decades, Robert Lepage’s dynamic multimedia performance works have been produced on stages worldwide. Celebrated for his bold, visionary aesthetic, Lepage has received several high-profile commissions in recent years, including two Peter Gabriel world tours, Cirque du Soleil’s KÁ in Las Vegas, a dramatic staging of Wagner’s…


$29.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2013
9.5 W × 6 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011040
ISBN 13: 9780889227743 | Rights: WORLD

Theatre and AutoBiographyFront Cover
Theatre and AutoBiography
Edited by Sherrill Grace & Jerry Wasserman

This groundbreaking exploration of an increasingly prominent interdisciplinary realm draws on a wide range of contemporary theorists and playwrights. The breadth of styles and performances discussed here is extraordinary.


$29.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 2006
7.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: PER011020
ISBN 13: 9780889225404 | Rights: WORLD

Then We Were OneFront Cover
Then We Were One
By Fred A. Reed

Shocked by the death of his younger brother, Fred Reed sets out on a series of journeys of discovery and understanding. By way of Iran in the aftermath of the Islamic Revolution; the Anatolian highlands of the mystic Bediuzzaman Said Nursi; in pursuit of ancient and modern iconoclasts in Syria and Lebanon; he comes under the spell of Islam. In its embrace he finds a renewed brotherhood; in its discipline, liberation.


$19.95 | 288 pages | Pub. Date: 2011
5.50 W × 8.50 H × 1.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO025000
ISBN 13: 9780889226678 | Rights: WORLD

They Called Me Number OneFront Cover
They Called Me Number One
By Bev Sellars

The first full-length memoir to be published out of St. Joseph’s Mission at Williams Lake, BC, Sellars tells of three generations of women who attended the school, interweaving the personal histories of her grandmother and her mother with her own. She tells of hunger, forced labour, and physical beatings, often with a leather strap, and also of the demand for conformity in a culturally alien institution where children were confined and denigrated for failure to be White and Roman Catholic.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × .5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO026000
ISBN 13: 9780889227415 | Rights: WORLD

They Write Their Dreams on the Rock ForeverFront Cover
They Write Their Dreams on the Rock Forever
By Annie York & Richard Daly & Chris Arnett

’Nlaka’pamux elder Annie York explains the red ochre inscriptions written on the rocks and cliffs of the lower Stein Valley. Readings of these inscriptions-the lasting written record of the dreams and visions experienced by both neophyte hunters and practiced shamans-open a discussion of some of the issues in rock art research that relate to ‘notating’ and ‘writing’ on the landscape, around the world and through the millenia. A landmark publication on the evolution of writing.


$60 | 320 pages | Pub. Date: 1993
8.00 W × 10.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC002010
ISBN 13: 9780889223318 | Rights: WORLD

This Is My OwnFront Cover
This Is My Own
By Muriel Kitagawa
Edited by Roy Miki

This Is My Own: Letters to Wes and Other Writings on Japanese Canadians, 1941–1948 is a collection of letters written by Muriel Kitagawa during this period, as well as statements, essays and manuscripts which arose from Kitagawa’s commitment to write about the injustices of the government’s policies and to educate…


$24.95 | 304 pages | Pub. Date: 1985
6 W × 9 H × 1.25 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: POL040000
ISBN 13: 9780889222311 | Rights: WORLD

Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of FascismFront Cover
Timothy Findley and the Aesthetics of Fascism
By Anne Geddes Bailey

Investigates the troubling relationship between narrative meaning and representations of violence within Timothy Findley’s novels.


$19.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 1998
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT004080
ISBN 13: 9780889223868 | Rights: WORLD

Too Good to Be TrueFront Cover
Too Good to Be True
By Bev Christensen

Short-listed 1996 BC Book Prize: Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize

Examines the question of who is to control North America’s vital water and power resources in the 21st century.


$29.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 1995
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: POL033000
ISBN 13: 9780889223547 | Rights: WORLD

Tracing the LinesFront Cover
Tracing the Lines
Edited by Maia Joseph & Christine Kim & Christopher Lee & Larissa Lai

Gathers a wide range of community voices working in critical, poetic, visual, and hybrid forms to take the life and work of cultural activist, poet, and critic Roy Miki. These voices take Miki’s life and work as a starting point for analytical and creative reflections on key artistic, social and political movements of the second half of the 20th century.


$24.95 | 256 pages | Pub. Date: 2012
6 W × 9 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889226944 | Rights: WORLD

Tracing the PathsFront Cover
Tracing the Paths
Edited by Roy Miki

A wide spectrum of readings of bpNichol’s challenging and innovative long poem.


$29.95 | 344 pages | Pub. Date: 1988
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889222564 | Rights: WORLD

Transmission DifficultiesFront Cover
Transmission Difficulties
By Ralph Maud

Ralph Maud delves into the mystery of Boas’s alleged “translations” of the stories gathered by his chief Tsimshian informant, Henry Tate.


$18.95 | 176 pages | Pub. Date: 2000
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: SOC021000
ISBN 13: 9780889224308 | Rights: WORLD

Truth or DeathFront Cover
Truth or Death
By Thierry Hentsch
Translated by Fred A. Reed

Winner 2005 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

In the tradition of James Frazer, Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell, Thierry Hentsch retells, with new urgency and a keen critical eye, “the story of the West” that shapes our perception of the world. Yet, “the story of the West” does not exist. Only a reading of its most seminal texts—from Ulysses to Hamlet, from the Torah to the Gospels, from Plato to Descartes—can bring it alive.


$29.95 | 416 pages | Pub. Date: 2004
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: LIT007000
ISBN 13: 9780889225091 | Rights: WORLD

Twelve Opening ActsFront Cover
Twelve Opening Acts
By Michel Tremblay
Translated by Sheila Fischman

Short-listed 2002 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation

An account of Tremblay’s discovery of the theatre, from his first recognition at the age of six of how the imagination is actually a public construct, to his winning of a drama competition with his first play.


$18.95 | 192 pages | Pub. Date: 2002
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 0.5 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: BIO007000
ISBN 13: 9780889224667 | Rights: WORLD

Two Houses Half-Buried in SandFront Cover
Two Houses Half-Buried in Sand
By Beryl Mildred Cryer
Edited by Chris Arnett

A vital collection of writings about First Nations people and culture as it existed in the Depression-era Pacific Northwest.


$29.95 | 352 pages | Pub. Date: 2008
6.00 W × 9.00 H × 1 D inches
Non-Fiction | Backlist | Bisac: HIS006010
ISBN 13: 9780889225558 | Rights: WORLD