Great news for book lovers today! This coming fall, The Association of Book Publishers of BC are facilitating the republishing of ten classic Vancouver books as part of the Vancouver 125 celebrations. BC’s publishers in partnership with the City of Vancouver, which has provided a subsidy to help bring these lost gems back into print, will reissue 4 non-fiction, 4 fiction and 2 poetry titles to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th anniversary.
The books in the Collection were selected from submissions from publishers and suggestions from an advisory committee. The Vancouver 125 Legacy Books Collection will be launched in the fall of 2011. Books that will form the collection (none of which I have yet read, for the record) are:
- A Hard Man to Beat by Howie White, Harbour Publishing.
- Along the No. 20 Line: Reminiscences of the Vancouver Waterfront by Rolf Knight, New Star Books
- Opening Doors: Vancouver’s East End edited by Daphne Marlatt and Carole Itter, Harbour Publishing
- Who Killed Janet Smith? By Edward Starkins, Anvil Press
- Class Warfare by D. M. Fraser, Arsenal Pulp Press
- A Credit to Your Race by Truman Green, Anvil Press
- Crossings by Betty Lambert, target="_blank"Arsenal Pulp Press
- The Inverted Pyramid by Bertrand W. Sinclair, Ronsdale Press
- Day and Night by Dorothy Livesay, Oolichan Books
- Anhaga by Jon Furberg,Smoking Lung/Arsenal Pulp Press
To warm you up, check out this PDF of Rolf Knight's Along the No. 20 Line: Reminiscences of the Vancouver Waterfront that he's sharing online! Originally published in 1980 I am very much looking forward to picking up a copy when it's re-released this fall. Click below to read it...