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The Day the World Stops Shopping by JB MacKinnon, book cover sourced from Penguin Random House publishing.

The Day the World Stops Shopping: JB MacKinnon envisions less consumerism in his latest book

What would happen if the world suddenly stopped shopping? Beyond the economic impact of this action, how would this affect the state of the world? If we stopped shopping all…
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Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting charts racism and resistance in the history of the province

Three of the seven authors are either current or former educators at UVic Challenging Racist “British Columbia”: 150 Years and Counting is a new book that works to highlight the…

The single introvert’s Valentine’s Day book review

Make a book your main squeeze this February There’s no worse combination than being an introvert and single on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t help if both your roomates have girlfriends,…

UVic alumna publishes bold debut

At once touching and disturbing, Wallflowers spans a diverse range of narrative forms: some stories are told through letters, others are told backwards, but all maintain an elegance and precision…

Drawing inspiration from the funnies: UVic writing prof publishes new novel

UVic writing professor Lee Henderson recently finished his second full-length novel, The Road Narrows As You Go, which traces the life of a San Francisco newspaper comic strip creator, affectionately…

Infamous Yukon heist grounded in family narrative

This fall, Bard & Banker welcomes readers to join long-time Victoria-based journalist Alicia Priest at the launch of her first book, A Rock Fell on the Moon: Dad and the…

Success amid controversy

Joseph Boyden checked in late for his Air Canada flight from Vancouver to Toronto four years ago. When he boarded the airplane, he found himself sandwiched between two other passengers,…