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                                              Western Sky Books News                                           

January 2019


We updated a recent blog post, which also appears in the January/February 2019 edition of What's On Port Coquitlam.  Where to Send Your Used Books: A Handy Guide provides a thorough overview of all of your options  for re-reading, re-using and recycling books. We hope it will be a useful tool for the comunity. Please let us know if there is any information we missed, or that you would like us to find for you, and we will do that.

Please note that we are closed Monday January 7th and 14th.

November 2018


Books are always great gifts!

To help you prepare for the coming gift-giving season, our new and gently used books are on sale. Come on in early, while the selection is still great!

Sale dates:

November 3rd: Cookbook sale 25-75% off
November 10th: Boxed Set sale 15-25% off
November 17th: Sci-Fi/Fantasy and YA sale: 15-25% off
November 24th: Take a chance on a local writer sale 10% off

All sales will be added to then continue through the month.

October 2018

We are accepting books again, and picking up books in the community. Thank you for your patience as we dealt with the backlog.

September 2018

Customers will notice a new sign on our sandwich board. We had them made so we can let you know before you enter the store if we are accepting books or not. 

Right now, we are only accepting individual bags of 5-10 books. We are not taking in multiple bags or any boxes of books as we are quite overwhelmed and working to catch up.  We will not accept larger amounts of books until  October 1st.  We will not do any pick-ups in the community until October 1st (you can call to book us for after that date.) As always, please feel free to call or email if you need clarification. We'll update here and our facebook page when we are accepting books again. Thank you for your patience!


We are pleased to participate in two local library sponsored events this month.
September 19 7pm - Western Sky Books is the bookseller at Tima Kurdi's reading, at Coquitlam Pinetree Branch.

September 28th  10am - Western Sky Books is a sponspor for the Culture Days event Breastfeeding Celebration: Foundation of Life at Terry Fox Library in Port Coquitlam.


July 2018

We'll be at local markets through the summer.
Please look for us at the Port Coquitlam Farmer's Market and the Market at Brewer's Row in Port Moody at Rocky Point (at the train museum - take the Port Moody Shoreline Shuttle!) We loved bringing books to their readers last summer and we can't wait to hang out with you all at these grassroots and community based events, where shopping local in fun and festive!

Please check out our events page for our updated event listings this summer too! Local Artist/Painter Martin Sollanych is in the gallery, Tri-City Poetry Slam/Open Mic continues, and there will be more author readings too! Check back often for updates!

May 2018


Thank you Port Coquitlam! 

Did you know that our very first day to sell books was at last year’s Biz Alley at the weekend May Day events? We have come a long way since our little table with our small selection of gathered books.

To celebrate and offer a big Thank You to our Port Coquitlam (and Tri-Cities, of course!) customers, all used books are 10% off this weekend, Saturday May 12th and Sunday May 13th.

Come on in before or after the parade & picnic and other fabulous Port Coquitlam May Day festivities.
We changed our hours slightly, in order to be responsive to your requests and also to do a bit of book seller self-care. We are still open 7 days a week, so come on in to find your next book love!

Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday 10am-6pm
Thursday, Friday 10am-7pm
Sunday, Monday  11am-4pm

Also, we extended our Sunday/Monday Buy-One-Get-One 50%/25% through the month of May! Yay cheap books! 

April 2018

Please join us Saturday, April 28th for Canadian Independent Bookstore Day

Writers Linda Clement  and K.A. Thompson  visit the store to help out from 1pm on, (so come in and chat with them about their books!)  and tea will be on. Local writer Jason Lee‘s reading starts at 2pm.

And here is a fun contest, sponsored by Penguin Randon House: Independent Bookstore Bingo!

March 2018...

     We have several events coming up, including Colin Craig's Poetry Reading and Art Show, Friday March 16th, 7-9pm. Please check our event listings so you can plan to attend a gathering with local writers & book lovers.

The Canada Reads 2018 short list books are all in the store, as well as several books from the long list and previous years' Canada Reads picks. 

February 2018...

Western Sky Books had our our very first BOOK SALE!

If a book is in a box, bin, or bag, it is on sale. We took the boxes off the floor but we're hauling them back out so you can sort and sift through the stacks. We have hundreds of books of every genre, on all subjects, for you to choose from.

Prices range from $0.25 -$3.00 /book.

Bring your own bag: fill it up for $15.00.
Bring your own box: fill it up for $20.00.

All sale books are sold for CASH ONLY.  

Jan 21...
We've got new book cases which are filling up with all the books folks are bringing by the store as donations and for credit. There was a full house here Janaury 11th, for Farida Somjee's reading. The Canada Reads 2018 Long List books are on order, and we are searching for used copies so we will have a variety available price points for you.

We were in the Tri-City News !! 

And here is the link to our Crowdfunding Campaign for the store. It is ongoing, so please head on over for updates, and also pass the link along through your social networks. We re very thankful for the donations so far!

And don't forget to check out our events pages (on this site, the main website or on facebook)for all the literary events coming up. Plus local writers are welcom to drop in for writing sessions on Thursday afternoons from 2-5pm!