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Shop Local, Talk National

Book lovers, don’t miss these exclusive events hosted by independent bookstores, like Western Sky      Books, across Canada! Buy the authors’ new book at a participating indie, in-store or online, to receive your  ticket. When you purchase your book from Western Sky Books you will also receive:

  • a Western Sky Books book tote

  • a handmade bookmark

  • a gift towards a future purchase

Pre-order your books now, to be sure to receive them in time for the events.

CBC North By Northwest recommendation list May 1st 2021

I chose fairly modern Canadian titles, featuring local writers in most cases, which are circulating used, stocked at our store and other used bookstores and that can be easily ordered new. If we don't have a copy in the store we can order in new for you and of course ship or deliver locally as well.


Listen to the full interview here: NXNW CBC Radio

Children's Fiction

Sophie Trophy  and Sophy Trophy Too, Eileen Holland, Cwrth Press

The Barren Grounds, David A Robertson, Puffin/Penguin Random House


The Tiger Flu, Larissa Lai, Arsenal Pulp Press

Iron Goddess of Mercy, Larissa Lai, Arsenal Pulp Press

Historic Fiction

The Full and Change of the Moon, Dionne Brand, Vintage Canada

The Library of Legends, Janie Chang, Harper Avenue

Noopiming: the Cure for White Ladies, Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Anansi

Non Fiction

Go do some Great Thing, Crawford Killian, Harbour

21 Thing You May Not Know about the Indian Act, Bob Joseph


Susan McAslin's Demeter Goes Skydiving

Jonina Kirton's An Honest Woman 

Elaine Woo's Put Your Hand in Mine