Books

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
Surrey Libraries will host a series of free contests and programs for teenagers this summer. (Malin Jordan photo)

Surrey Libraries offering series of free summer programs for teens

Writing contests, virtual programs scheduled throughout summer

Surrey Libraries will host a series of free contests and programs for teenagers this summer. (Malin Jordan photo)
Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
A team of White Rock Elementary students has won the Reading Link Challenge. (Contributed photo)

White Rock Elementary Grade 5 students win Reading Link challenge

Six Grade 5 students conquer book competition via Zoom

A team of White Rock Elementary students has won the Reading Link Challenge. (Contributed photo)
Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock author Valerie Fletcher Adolph (top left) wrote a trilogy of mystery novels set in post-Second World War England. (Contributed photos)

White Rock author pens trilogy of historic mystery novels during pandemic

‘I’m happy to have lifted minds off the COVID dreariness,’ says Valerie Fletcher Adolph

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, White Rock author Valerie Fletcher Adolph (top left) wrote a trilogy of mystery novels set in post-Second World War England. (Contributed photos)
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo
South Surrey teacher Sandip Sodhi’s new picture book, illustrated by Anika Sandhu, offers a chance for adults and young children to ponder the positives of life - even during a pandemic. Contributed photo
Christina Myers with a copy of her new novel, The List of Last Chances. (submitted photo)

Road-trip story from Surrey novelist reveals ‘The List of Last Chances’

Christina Myers writes about reluctant travel companions in debut book of fiction

Christina Myers with a copy of her new novel, The List of Last Chances. (submitted photo)
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis in Oxford Street. (Mark Large/Pool via AP, File)

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, to release 1st children’s book

Meghan and Harry are expecting their second child, a girl, later this year

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 file photo, Britain’s Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis in Oxford Street. (Mark Large/Pool via AP, File)
White Rock-based entrepreneur and business consultant Likky Lavji says it’s important to discover our own blind spots, whether in business or in personal life. Contributed photo

Identifying blind spots crucial to success, writes White Rock author of Death by BS

Likky Lavji says advice in his self-help book applies to both business and personal life

White Rock-based entrepreneur and business consultant Likky Lavji says it’s important to discover our own blind spots, whether in business or in personal life. Contributed photo