Books

One local woman was upset with Indigo’s display of vibrators in the bookstore’s self help section. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Langley mom upset by vibrator display in bookstore

Indigo said it is responding to customer demand for sexual wellness products

One local woman was upset with Indigo’s display of vibrators in the bookstore’s self help section. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)
There is a wide variety of reading material available, although efforts have been made to challenge, suppress or ban certain works. (Black Press file photo)

QUIZ: How much do you know about the freedom to read?

The week of Feb. 20 to 26 is Freedom to Read Week in Canada

There is a wide variety of reading material available, although efforts have been made to challenge, suppress or ban certain works. (Black Press file photo)
Children's author Sherry McMillan (along with illustrator Carla Maskall) will present a reading of her White Rock-based book What The Seal Saw as a free Family Day event, Feb. 21 at White Rock Museum & Archives Plaza. Contributed photo

Book reading a Family Day treat at White Rock museum

Author and illustrator present for ‘What The Seal Saw’ event

Children's author Sherry McMillan (along with illustrator Carla Maskall) will present a reading of her White Rock-based book What The Seal Saw as a free Family Day event, Feb. 21 at White Rock Museum & Archives Plaza. Contributed photo
The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.

Choir boy and belly dancer settle in B.C. after roller coaster love story

Christine and Christopher met as teens in the United Kingdom

The Choirboy and the Bellydancer is a memoir written by Christine Potter. It is a love story of the Fort Langley couple who met in the U.K as teenagers and moved to Canada in late ‘90s.
Shelves of books at the Newton branch of Surrey Libraries. (Photo: Tom Zillich)

Overdue fines killed by Surrey Libraries as more eBooks are borrowed and fine revenue declines

All historic overdue fines on patron records have also been erased

Shelves of books at the Newton branch of Surrey Libraries. (Photo: Tom Zillich)
Cover art for ‘The Degrees of Barley Lick,’ a new novel set in Cloverdale and other locations in the Lower Mainland. (Image via runningthegoat.com)
Cover art for ‘The Degrees of Barley Lick,’ a new novel set in Cloverdale and other locations in the Lower Mainland. (Image via runningthegoat.com)
William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)

UBC Library gifted Shakespeare’s 1623 First Folio

The first folio, published in 1623, features 36 of 38 known Shakespeare plays

William Shakespeare’s First Folio, published in 1623, acquired by UBC Library. (UBC handout photo)
Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn warms up in the outfield before Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams Game last August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

W.P. Kinsella’s famous novel keeps going the distance

One-time White Rock resident’s Shoeless Joe novel continues to draw fans

Chicago White Sox pitcher Lance Lynn warms up in the outfield before Major League Baseball’s Field of Dreams Game last August. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
The Round Up Cafe operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)

More copies of popular Round Up Café book printed, signing event at Surrey diner Dec. 3

‘I know there is a demand for them as we ran out before everybody got a copy,’ project co-ordinator says

The Round Up Cafe operated for more than six decades at 10449 King George Boulevard, Surrey. (File photo)
This group of CP Rail passengers helped remove rock from the tracks on Oct. 29, 1978. This photo, along with many other recently digitized photos, can be found in former CP conductor John Cowan’s new book. He hopes the book will help him reconnect with those helpful passengers that day. (John Cowan photo)

Former CP conductor on the hunt for helpful strangers in 70s photo

John Cowan is looking for the group of strangers who helped clear the tracks east of Golden in 1978

This group of CP Rail passengers helped remove rock from the tracks on Oct. 29, 1978. This photo, along with many other recently digitized photos, can be found in former CP conductor John Cowan’s new book. He hopes the book will help him reconnect with those helpful passengers that day. (John Cowan photo)
Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)

Felled by bullet as young Mountie, South Surrey’s Laurie White chronicles recovery in memoir

Now-retired officer’s book traces a bitter, yet inspiring 24-year journey

Laurie White as she is today in a photo taken for her book 10-33 - An Officer Down Steps Back Up. (Jesse Pound photo)
Husband-wife book creators Yoon Kyong Lee and Daniel H. Lee with two recent titles at their Fleetwood-area home in Surrey. (submitted photo)

For Surrey couple, a summer of self-publishing two books for kids – one 17 years in the making

Author Daniel H. Lee and illustrator Yoon Kyong Lee worked on ‘pandemic project’ at home in Fleetwood

Husband-wife book creators Yoon Kyong Lee and Daniel H. Lee with two recent titles at their Fleetwood-area home in Surrey. (submitted photo)
Anne Kristiansen, pictured while in Italy recovering from treatments for breast cancer, has chronicled her journey in the memoir Angel in the Marble. (Contributed photo)

White Rock breast-cancer survivor pens ‘edgy, raw’ memoir of journey

Anne Kristiansen hopes Angel in the Marble helps others

Anne Kristiansen, pictured while in Italy recovering from treatments for breast cancer, has chronicled her journey in the memoir Angel in the Marble. (Contributed photo)
The White Rock Rotary Club charity book sale received a record-breaking response over six days at the Peace Arch Curling Club rink, Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. (Contributed photo)

White Rock book sale scores record take

Rotary Club charity event rakes in $75K

The White Rock Rotary Club charity book sale received a record-breaking response over six days at the Peace Arch Curling Club rink, Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. (Contributed photo)
Surrey born and raised personal fitness trainer Doug Setter said his own experiences - and extensive interviews with mature women who have successfully met exercise and life challenges – inform his new book Fit Femme After 50,

Surrey author focuses on health and fitness for women aged 50 and over

Doug Setter says men can also benefit from advice in his book Fit Femme after 50

Surrey born and raised personal fitness trainer Doug Setter said his own experiences - and extensive interviews with mature women who have successfully met exercise and life challenges – inform his new book Fit Femme After 50,
White Rock Rotary Club’s Lorna Baerg helps catalogue stock at the Rotary Field House for the upcoming charity book sale coming to Peace Arch Curling Centre Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. Bill Haymond photo

Upcoming Rotary Club of White Rock book sale the biggest ever

Cancelled sales have boosted stock on hand; 32,000 books available at opening

White Rock Rotary Club’s Lorna Baerg helps catalogue stock at the Rotary Field House for the upcoming charity book sale coming to Peace Arch Curling Centre Aug. 27 to Sept. 1. Bill Haymond photo
TEASER PHOTO Renée Sarojini Saklikar. (Photo: sfu.ca/Samantha Vessios)

New ‘epic fantasy series in verse’ from Surrey’s first (and so far only) Poet Laureate

Renée Sarojini Saklikar’s ‘Bramah and the Beggar Boy’ published on July 17

TEASER PHOTO Renée Sarojini Saklikar. (Photo: sfu.ca/Samantha Vessios)
Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)

‘Mountain’ memories: Surrey photog’s book recalls ‘crazy-ass scene’ of Merritt music fest

Campground C party zone and more remembered in Dee Lippingwell’s third book

Johnny Cash, June Carter and others pictured on a page from “Memories From the Mountain,” a new book that documents the history of Merritt Mountain Music Festival in photographs by Surrey’s Dee Lippingwell. (Photos: Dee Lippingwell)
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Surrey basketball player’s ‘Hooped’ novel keys on the game and lure of gang life

‘I was never involved in gangs and drugs but I had friends who were,’ Michael Bains says of set-in-Surrey book

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Nanaimo children’s book author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book, ‘Candy Bar War,’ recounts the time children protested the rising price of chocolate. A mural commemorating the protest is on display in Chemainus. (Photo courtesy Joseph Lyons)

Author tells true story of the B.C. kids’ post-war candy protest that swept the country

‘Candy Bar War’ tells the tale of when chocolate jumped from 5 to 8 cents and the kids didn’t take it

Nanaimo children’s book author and illustrator Lindsay Ford’s latest book, ‘Candy Bar War,’ recounts the time children protested the rising price of chocolate. A mural commemorating the protest is on display in Chemainus. (Photo courtesy Joseph Lyons)