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VWF Recommends

As we look ahead to the end of the year, Writers Fest staff share their favourite recommendations of the year.

On top of the titles represented at the Festival this year, Artistic Director Leslie Hurtig (with help from Kidsbooks) shares some other highlights from children’s publishing in 2020.

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Upstart & Crow: Granville Island’s New Bookshop

This week, Granville Island gained an exciting new venture: Upstart & Crow, a bookshop that “exists to share stories and to support the literary arts in Vancouver and beyond.” Founded by the Vancouver Writers Fest’s Marketing Director and literary publicity whiz, Zoë Grams, and writer and social entrepreneur, Ian Gill, Upstart & Crow features a wide collection of carefully curated books, gifts and artwork right in the heart of the cultural hub.

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Booksellers Unite to Deliver Books to Readers’ Doors

Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night shall stay these book lovers from delivering stories to the hands of readers. (Never mind a pandemic!) 

In a time of rigid social isolation, mandatory quarantine and diminished expedited shipping, getting your hands on your next great read—right when you need it—seems almost impossible.

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What We Read in 2019

‘Tis the season for best-of lists and recommended reads. It should come as no surprise that the Vancouver Writers Fest team is full of voracious readers.

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