My father-in-law Frank loves to read about the history of British Columbia. He enjoys wilderness adventure stories and pioneer memoirs. While searching for a good read for him, I have discovered some useful resources to find books for library patrons who are interested in reading about BC.
BC Booklook’s Literary Map of BC is useful to find authors who write about a particular area of interest. The site also has links to BC author blogs, and archives of BC bestsellers.
Powered by 49thShelf, BC Books Online offers a user-friendly searchable database of books and eBooks written by BC authors. I was able to find many titles about Frank’s particular area of interest: the Cariboo-Chilcotin. There are many reading lists based on subject, theme, and place.
Here are some BC reads that I have recommended over the years:
What are your favourite BC reads?
-Lori Nick, Terry Fox Branch, Fraser Valley Regional Library