Saturday, September 04, 2010

Vancouver Section

Further proof that Lucky's sells more than just are some highlights of our growing Vancouver book section:

Adventures in Solitude: What Not To Wear to a Nude Potluck and other stories from Desolation Sound, by Grant Lawrence: Waiting for the Smugglers reunion tour, bring it on! 
Vancouver: Then and Now, by Francis Mansbridge: new from Thunder Bay books, a captivating photo book of Vancouver - um...then, and now. 
Vancouver Special by Charles Demers: writer, performer, and activist Charles Demers examines the who, what, where, when, why, and how of Vancouver, shedding light on the various strategies and influences that have made the city what it is today (as well as what it should be)...  
Vancouver Matters edited by Christa Min: Representing Vancouver’s history and present materiality through writing, drawing and photography, Vancouver Matters offers a critical examination of the city’s faults and opportunities. The text is organized by the following material conditions...
City of Glass by Douglas Coupland: Fully redesigned, the iconic bestselling book of Coupland’s personal reflections on his home city, which gave rise to the city’s international moniker, City of Glass
City Walks: Vancouver 50 Adventures on Foot: You get the idea...Chronicle publishes these for a bunch of cities. 

And a couple others in the heavily Vancouver-related territory: 

The Man Game, by Lee Henderson: Post great fire 1886 Vancouver is the setting of this acclaimed novel by Vancouver's, it wins on two counts. Plus the naked wrestling, there's that too...
Marshal McLuhan, by Douglas Coupland: Part of Pengiun's biography series, this is Coupland's take on McLuhan, focusing on deciphering McLuhan's mind, traits, and interests. Plenty of good reviews including this one.
Player One: What Is to Become of Us by Douglas Coupland. Part of the CBC Massey's a novel that takes place in an airport cocktail lounge over a five-hour period. People are trapped, the world is ending, they chat.

...another post coming featuring work by Vancouver authors and artists, the likes of Julie Morstad, Amy Lockhart, Sonja Ahlers, Paul McDevitt, Chris von Szombathy, Marc Bell, Pia Guerra, Lisa Cinar, Miriam Libicki, James Lloyd, Ian Boothby, Steve Rolston, Brandon Graham, James Stokoe, Graham Roumieu (Bigfoot occasionally visits), Julie Flett, Colin Upton, Owen Plummer, Jason McLean, Mark DeLong, and more.