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    Exploring Vancouver Ten Tours of the City and Its Buildings (Fifth Edition) Harold Kalman Canada, Robin Ward Canada, Robin Ward Canada
    9781990776274 Paperback ARCHITECTURE / Regional Publication Date:May 06, 2023
    $29.95 CAD 6 x 9 in | 344 pages Canadian Rights: Y Harbour Publishing
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      This new edition of the classic urban guidebook brings the city’s architectural story up to date.

      Harold Kalman and Robin Ward, long-time chroniclers of Vancouver, offer an authoritative and highly readable book about Vancouver’s most interesting places and explain how, why and by whom the city’s urban environment was created.

      Containing more than four hundred entries, ten self-guided tours highlight significant buildings from all eras in the city and its metro region, and feature new projects that transform the skyline more radically than ever before. The tours—organized by neighbourhood and planned variously for walking, cycling, car and transit—reveal Vancouver in a constant state of reinvention, fuelled by real estate speculation, immigration and the egos of civic boosters, developers and architects. Today, this dynamic is colliding with architectural and urban planning responses to climate change. For the first time in the series, this edition includes the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh peoples’ role in the narrative, including information on several substantial local projects shaped by these communities and Nations.

      For wayfinding, entries are numbered and keyed to maps. A glossary of architectural terms and styles is provided. Exploring Vancouver is the perfect companion for curious visitors and citizens of this fascinating metropolis alike.

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      Harold Kalman is a specialist in architectural history and heritage conservation. He is the author of many texts, including A History of Canadian Architecture (Oxford University Press, 1994), Heritage Planning (Routledge, 2020), and Exploring Ottawa (Figure 1 Publishing, 2017). He is a member of the Order of Canada and holds appointments at the universities of Victoria and Hong Kong.

      Robin Ward is an architectural critic, writer, photographer, and graphic artist. He wrote a weekly column on architecture for the Vancouver Sun for more than a decade. He is the author of Robin Ward’s Vancouver and Robin Ward’s Heritage West Coast (1990, 1993), as well as architectural guides to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bangkok.

      Robin Ward is an architectural critic, writer, photographer, and graphic artist. He wrote a weekly column on architecture for the Vancouver Sun for more than a decade. He is the author of Robin Ward’s Vancouver and Robin Ward’s Heritage West Coast (1990, 1993), as well as architectural guides to Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bangkok.
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    White Riot The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver Henry Tsang Canada
    9781551529196 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination Publication Date:April 04, 2023
    $27.95 CAD 10 x 8 in | 550 gr | 224 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Arsenal Pulp Press
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      Essays and photographs that document the anti-Asian riots of 1907 in the context of contemporary anti-Asian sentiment.

      White Riot: The 1907 Anti-Asian Riots in Vancouver explores the conditions leading up to and the impact of a demonstration and parade in Vancouver, Canada, organized by the Asiatic Exclusion League and the ensuing mob attack on the city's Chinese Canadian and Japanese Canadian communities. Emblematic of a systemically racist era, White Riot reveals the social and political environment of the time, when racialized communities were targeted through legislated as well as physical acts of exclusion and violence.

      Based on 360 Riot Walk, a 360-degree video walking tour by artist and author Henry Tsang, White Riot offers an intersectional approach to this pivotal moment in the history of racialized communities and a cultural and social context for understanding for the current wave of anti-Asian sentiment. It features photographs of the riots colourized by Tsang as well as those of contemporary Vancouver where the riots took place. Essays by Tsang and others speak to the colonial times that preceded and followed the 1907 riots, as well as issues that Chinese and Japanese communities (and other racialized communities) in North America are facing today. White Riot poses the question: in the current ethos of anti-racism and decolonization, what does it take to reconcile our collective histories within the legacy of white supremacy?

      Includes essays by the Asian Canadian Labour Alliance, Paul Englesberg, Melody Ma, Angela May and Nicole Yakashiro, Jeffery R. Masuda, Aaron Franks, Audrey Kobayashi and Trevor Wideman, and Andy Yan, with a foreword by Patricia E. Roy.

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      Henry Tsang is an artist who explores the spatial politics of history, language, community, food, and cultural translation in relationship to place. His artworks take the form of gallery exhibitions, 360-degree video walking tours, curated dinners, and public art. Henry teaches at Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver.
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    Vancouver Ltd. Revised edition Donald Gutstein Canada
    9781459417007 Paperback POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy Publication Date:September 02, 2022
    280 x 204 x 11 mm | 440 gr | 192 pages Carton Quantity:38 Canadian Rights: Y Lorimer
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      This classic book, first published in 1975, paved the way for Vancouverites to understand who runs their city and who owns it. It marks the start of Donald Gutstein's lifetime career as a corporate researcher dedicated to the public interest, tracking the investors, entrepreneurs, and corporations earning riches from Vancouver's valuable real estate.

      It also stands as a leading early example documenting the links between the rel estate and land development industry and the local politicians who run the city on their behalf.

      In this book, Donald Gutstein reveals the tangled web of corporate ownership and influence, family relationships and social contacts which held the Vancouver business establishment together in the 1970's – and readers 50 years later will recognize many names sill familiar today.

      Highlights include:

      • A brief history of the CPR's long and intimate association with Vancouver
      • The Royal Bank's Vancouver connections which help make it the single most powerful Canadian financial institution
      • Details of how citizen groups successfully tackled city hall on many issues

      Vancouver Ltd. offers a clear picture of the forces which have and are still determining the kind of city we live and work in.

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      DONALD GUTSTEIN is a former professor at the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. He is author of six books on public policy issues such as land development, information policy, propaganda and climate change. Vancouver Ltd. was his first book, written while he was living in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood fighting developers and city hall. Donald lives in Vancouver.

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    9780774890113 Paperback NATURE / Animals Publication Date:August 15, 2022
    $37.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 1.7 in | 840 gr | 560 pages Carton Quantity:12 Canadian Rights: Y On Point Press
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      The west coast region of Vancouver Island encompasses mountainous terrain, rainforest, mudflats, and ragged coastlines that bear the brunt of storms spawned by an immense ocean. Remote and inaccessible until well into the twentieth century, the “wild west coast” is also one of the most spectacular bird habitats in the world. Here one can observe multitudes of oceanic birds passing offshore, or venturing ashore to breed, and witness the countless avian migrants travelling north and south each year along the great Pacific Flyway.

      The Birds of Vancouver Island’s West Coast is the essential guide to the region’s birds. It presents accounts of all of the species thus far recorded as occurring there – 360 in total – and updates the 231 species Adrian Dorst recorded up to 1978. Each account includes a brief introduction to the species and an overview of its total range. Key to the book’s detailed and authoritative accounts are first-hand observations and anecdotes recorded by the author over a period of more than four decades from his hometown of Tofino – an ideal location for monitoring the mass movement of migrating birds that navigate the westernmost edge of the continent. The rugged physical beauty of the west coast of Vancouver Island has long been a major attraction for visitors from all over the world. But its distinctive avian population has also made it a major bird-watching destination. This detailed and up-to-date account of the birds of this region will inform, delight, and surprise amateur and professional birders alike.
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      Adrian Dorst has been an avid birder for 62 years, working as a field ornithologist on numerous occasions over the past 45 years. He was a co-author of Birds of Pacific Rim National Park in 1978 and since then has added several new species to the provincial bird list. As a wilderness photographer and environmental activist he has explored much of the west coast of Vancouver Island and until recently worked as a birding guide out of Tofino. His bestselling book, Clayoquot on the Wild Side, was published in 1990.
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      Adrian Dorst is Tofino’s birding expert and with the release of his newest book, The Birds of Vancouver Island’s West Coast, he has cemented that title in place ... [This book] is a fantastic resource for photographers, birders and tourism guides alike.

      In The Birds of Vancouver Island’s West Coast, Dorst makes his profoundly hard-earned knowledge gleaned over decades instantly available to anyone inclined to learn more. Accessible to casual birdwatchers on a weekend excursion to Tofino, and yet at 560 pages loaded with material of interest to the most hardcore birder, this book has much to offer.

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    Vancouver Vice Crime and Spectacle in the City's West End Aaron Chapman Canada
    9781551528694 Paperback HISTORY / Canada Publication Date:December 07, 2021
    $27.95 CAD 7 x 10 x 0.6 in | 425 gr | 168 pages Carton Quantity:22 Canadian Rights: Y Arsenal Pulp Press
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      Aaron Chapman's latest Vancouver book explores the gritty history of the West End in the 1970s and '80s.

      Aaron Chapman, the two-time Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award-winning author of such bestselling Vancouver-themed books as Vancouver after Dark and The Last Gang in Town, turns his gaze toward the city's tumultuous West End in his latest opus.

      The late 1970s and early 1980s were a volatile period in the history of Vancouver, where broad social and cultural changes were afoot. This was perhaps most clearly evident in the West End, the well-known home to the city's tight-knit gay community that would soon be devastated by the AIDS epidemic. But the West End's tree-lined streets were also populated by sex workers, both female and male, who fought a well-publicized turf war with residents. This, combined with a rising crime rate, invited the closer attention of the Vancouver police, including its vice squad. But after a body was found dumped in nearby Stanley Park, it was discovered that the victim's high-profile connections reached far beyond the streets and back alleys of the West End, making for one of the most shocking investigations in Vancouver history, with secrets long held, and never fully told until now.

      Vancouver Vice reveals the captivating beating heart of a neighbourhood long before the arrival of gentrifying condo towers and coffee bars. Part murder mystery, investigative expose, and cultural history, this book transports readers back to a grittier, more chaotic time in the city, when gambling dens prevailed, police listened in on wire taps, and hustlers plied their trade on street corners. With warm regard and a whiff of nostalgia, Vancouver Vice peers behind the curtain to examine how the city once indulged in its vices, and at what cost.

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      Aaron Chapman is a writer, historian, and musician with a special interest in Vancouver's entertainment history. He is the author of Vancouver after Dark: The Wild History of a City's Nightlife, winner of the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2020; The Last Gang in Town, the story of Vancouver's Clark Park Gang; Liquor, Lust, and the Law, the story of Vancouver's Penthouse Nightclub, now available in a second edition; and Live at the Commodore, a history of the Commodore Ballroom that won the Bill Duthie Booksellers' Choice Award (BC Book Prizes) in 2015. In 2020 he was elected as a member of the Royal Historical Society. He lives in Vancouver.

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      Brass Knuckles Award for Best Nonfiction Crime Book (Crime Writers of Canada) 2022, Short-listed
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    Neighbourhood Houses Building Community in Vancouver David Hulchanski, Miu Chung Yan Canada, Sean R. Lauer Canada
    9780774865821 Paperback SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Work Publication Date:November 15, 2021
    $32.95 CAD 6 x 9 in | 440 gr | 296 pages Carton Quantity:36 Canadian Rights: Y UBC Press
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      Globalization and migration are creating disconnected societies in modern urban cities, and urban communities are at risk of becoming fragmented. Neighbourhood Houses draws on a five-year study to document and contextualize an antidote: the neighbourhood house movement. Contributors outline the history of the Vancouver neighbourhood house network, its relationship with local government and other organizations in the region, the programs and activities offered, and the experiences of participants. By providing health services, public recreation, daycare, adult literacy classes, and other programming, neighbourhood houses are revealed to be community hubs bringing both newcomers and neighbours together.

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      Miu Chung Yan is a professor in the School of Social Work at the University of British Columbia and was the principal investigator of a five-year multidisciplinary and mixed-method study of the neighbourhood house movement, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. He is a co-editor, with with Uzo Anucha, Working with Immigrants and Refugees: Issues, Theories, and Approaches for Social Work and Human Service Practice and, with Wes Shera and A Ka Tat Tsang, Social Work in China: A Snapshot of Critical Issues and Emerging Ideas. Sean Lauer is an associate professor at the University of British Columbia. He is a co-author, with Carrie Yodanis, of Getting Married: The Public Nature of Our Private Relationships, an examination of the institutional aspects of contemporary marriage.

      Contributors: Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, Jenny Francis, Erika Ono, Oliver Schmidtke, Eleanor Stebner

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      Yan and Lauer’s Neighbourhood Houses: Building Community in Vancouver provides an important collection of essays reminding us that cities are made up of people with complex needs and desires, but who want to connect and support each other when given an opportunity to feel safe to do so.
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    Becoming Vancouver A History Daniel Francis Canada
    9781550179163 Hardcover HISTORY / Canada Publication Date:September 25, 2021
    $36.95 CAD 6 x 9 x 0.9 in | 272 pages Carton Quantity:1 Canadian Rights: Y Harbour Publishing
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      A brisk chronicle of Vancouver, BC, from early days to its emergence as a global metropolis, refracted through the events, characters and communities that have shaped the city.

      In Becoming Vancouver award-winning historian Daniel Francis follows the evolution of the city from early habitation by the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations, to the area’s settlement as a mill town, to the flourishing speakeasies and brothels during the 1920s, to the years of poverty and protest during the 1930s followed by the long wartime and postwar boom, to the city’s current status as real-estate investment choice of the global super-rich. Tracing decades of transformation, immigration and economic development, Francis examines the events and characters that have defined the city’s geography, economy and politics.

      Francis enlivens his text with rich characterizations of the people who shaped Vancouver: determined Chief Joe Capilano, who in 1906 took a delegation to England to appeal directly to King Edward VII for better treatment of Indigenous peoples; brilliant and successful Won Alexander Cumyow, the first recorded person of Chinese descent born in Canada; L.D. Taylor, irrepressible ex-Chicagoan who still holds the record as the city’s longest-serving mayor; and tireless activist Helena Gutteridge, suffragist and Vancouver’s first woman councillor.

      Vancouver has been called a city without a history, partly because of its youth but also because of the way it seems to change so quickly. Newcomers to the city, arriving by the thousands every year, find few physical reminders of what was before, making a new history like Becoming Vancouver long overdue.

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      Daniel Francis has written over thirty books, primarily about Canadian and BC history. He has received an Award of Merit from the Vancouver Historical Society for significant contributions to the history of Vancouver and British Columbia, as well as the prestigious Pierre Berton Award. He lives in North Vancouver, BC.

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      Basil Stuart-Stubbs Book Prize 2022, Short-listed
      George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature 2022, Short-listed
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      “Finally! The definitive history of Vancouver. Daniel Francis’s Becoming Vancouver is a necessary and long over-due book and a must have for any Vancouverite who truly wants to understand their city.”


      “Daniel Francis has written the first complete, chronological history of Vancouver in a half-century, bringing the story up to date with engaging accounts of Indigenous life, politics, entertainment and crime that show the city in all its flawed glory.”


      “In the long human narrative of the place, the rise of what we now call Vancouver, itself now part of an even vaster emerging megalopolis that arcs around the Georgia Basin, is a mere blink. Before it was conceived in frenzy of greed, colonial imperialism, escapist dreams, utopian idealism, despair, grief and dashed hopes, it had been home to powerful First Nations for longer, arguably, than the new British colonists had occupied their own homeland. Becoming Vancouver, a new history of the origins of Canada's third largest city, frames its raucous, sometimes unpleasant, occasionally tragic or triumphant, always dramatic story within the context of that larger, often understated past. It's just one of the insights that brings a different take to this lyrical, accessible, exciting and, above all, thoroughly enjoyable history of what's become the brash, supercharged engine of British Columbia. Daniel Francis is one of the province's literary treasures. This remarkable book is affirmation of his deserving place on the bookshelf of anyone who cares to know where they come from and why.”


      “Francis shows Vancouver as a city of conflict—not between classes or neighbourhoods but between ideals and values, the things that run to the core of a community. If it has been difficult to find the soul of Vancouver it is because it is one that is torn and uncomfortable with itself. Vancouver emerges from these pages as a more complex place populated by characters who struggle to do the right thing.”


      This history of [Daniel Francis’] hometown provides informed, informative, and enjoyable reading… Let us hope that this excellent booklikely to be the standard history of Vancouver for some yearswill inspire more Vancouver residents, both new arrivals and old timers, to have greater respect for the city’s natural beauty and its historic built environment.

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