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[28 Feb 2012]

Franklin Carter of the Book and Periodical Council’s Freedom of Expression Committee talks to Joseph Planta about Freedom to Read Week.

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[6 Dec 2011]

Harbour Publishing’s Howard White discusses books he’s written: A Hard Man to Beat: The Story of Bill White and The Sunshine Coast: From Gibsons to Powell River, and The Chuck Davis History of Metropolitan Vancouver, which he published, with Joseph Planta.

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[24 Oct 2011]

The author and Time Magazine writer and critic Lev Grossman discusses his new book The Magician King (Viking, 2011), fantasy writing and the future of books, with Joseph Planta.

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[19 Sep 2011]

The author (My Mother’s Daughter), journalist and former editor of Chatelaine Rona Maynard joins Joseph Planta to discuss eReaders, teachers, being a mentor, memoir writing, and more.

The Commentary »

[14 Mar 2011]

Recently, I wandered into First Used Books, an estimable shop on that strip of Kingsway between Broadway and Main. I saw on the shelf a biography of Louis St. Laurent, Canadian by Dale Thomson. Having no books on St. Laurent I bought it.

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[3 Mar 2011]

Books on the Radio’s Sean Cranbury joins Joseph Planta to preview an event this Saturday, the W2 Utopia Festival: Vancouver Women Read; as well they discuss other book and internet book community issues.

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[21 Feb 2011]

The freelance editor and a member of the Freedom of Expression Committee of the Book and Periodical Council Franklin Carter discusses Freedom to Read Week, with Joseph Planta.

The Commentary »

[10 Jan 2011]

Lists by their very nature are arbitrary and subjective just as they are inclusive and extensive. They are also opportunities for navel-gazing and hand-wringing; mindless chatter or serious discussion. Imperious deliberation might ensue, or a cavalier rattling off of personal favourites could occur. It’s usually once a list is finalised that the real work happens. The deconstruction and/or destruction of a list might occur—where one is placed as opposed to another, or why something was neglected altogether. As books are a significant source of discussion on this website it’s worth noting a couple of lists being culled and cultivated.

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[12 Oct 2010]

BC Bookworld’s Alan Twigg discusses his new book The Essentials: 150 Great BC Books and Authors (Ronsdale Press, 2010), with Joseph Planta, as well announces that Chuck Davis is to receive the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award.

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[6 Oct 2010]

Books on the Radio’s Sean Cranbury talks about the recent Bookcamp Vancouver, the upcoming Literary Death Match: Vancouver and other book related matters, with Joseph Planta.