Thursday, October 27, 2016

PFB Events: November 2016

Grey drizzle, low light, hot water heat finally turned on behind the desk at Main Street: must be late fall!  And, after a month or two in which not much happened, November brings a whole horde of readings and other special events:

On Tuesday 1 November, with the help of the Association of Book Publishers of BC, we're presenting an intimate evening with Vancouver poets Julie Emerson, Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Fred Wah and Evelyn Lau.  Each author will read from their most recent book for 15 or 20 minutes, followed by a short question-and-answer session and the cusomary freebie wine.  Things get going around 7pm and should wrap up by 9pm.

On Wednesday 2 November, PFB owner Chris Brayshaw will be co-interviewing graphic novelist and journalist Joe Sacco down at SFU Woodwards.  Tickets are still available through the SFU website ($13).  We'll be on site all evening with a variety of Sacco's books for sale.

On Thursday 3 November, we're selling books at a private event for novelist Patrick Taylor (An Irish Country Doctor, & etc.).  If you would like a signed copy of one of his in print works, please let us know!

On Friday 4 November, our friend Clint Burnham has organized a reading by American poet Rodrigo Toscano, which starts around 7pm at Main Street. Toscano will be reading from and signing his most recent book, Explosion Rocks Springfield.

After all this activity, a break for a week or two, and then on Wednesday 23 November poets Danielle LaFrance and Anahita Jamali Rad, co-editors of the feminist literary journal About a Bicycle, will join us at Main Street at 7pm to read from their latest collections, both published by our friends at Talonbooks.

That's it for events this month.

As usual, a few staff picks and recent client favorites round thinsg out.  Not a book club, just titles we're currently reading and enjoying:

Katherena Vermette's The Break

Mary Beard's SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

Emily Witt's Future Sex

Lynda Gray's First Nations 101

Zoe Whittall's Best Kind of People

Steve Wolfhard's Collected Cat Rackham

Finally, December is fast approaching.  A gentle reminder that things will soon become completely mental over here, and that extra savings are often available on books in return for a slightly longer wait.  If your Xmas /  Hanukkah /  pagan winter festival gift list includes books, give us a holler by late November, and avoid being stuck behind the guy who desperately needs a signed first edition of the Hobbit on December 23rd (which sounds like a joke, but we have taken this exact frantic request once or twice each December for the last 16.5 years)!