The Book Shop has an extensive collection of Canadiana ranging from literature to history. Within Canadiana itself we have a fairly large number of British Columbian and Okanagan titles. These local interest books focus mostly on history and travel, but a few field guides to flora and fauna are also available. A small number of these items are already available online and a few examples can be seen below. However, the collection within the store far exceeds the online selection. Many of our local history books look at very specific aspects of the region's past, or local family history. Most are printed in paperback by independent publishers and are quite inexpensive. What we have available is always changing and tends to have a very local appeal; it's for this reason that less of these titles are made available online, but please don't hesitate to contact us if there is a certain title that you're looking for.


Discovering the Okanagan: The Ultimate Guide
Jim Couper
At last a new guide to the Okanagan! Couper journeys beyond the typical tourist guide in his comprehensive and personal introduction to this recreational paradise - from Salmon Arm to the Columbia River, and all points in between.

Trans Canada Trail: The British Columbia Route
Mussio Ventures & BC Trails
Describes what is surely going to be the most spectacular section of the Trans Canada Trail, the route through British Columbia. Stretching over 1,750 kilometres across southern B.C., the diversity of the terrain is incredible and the scenery is breathtaking.

Okangan Geology
Murray A. Roed and John D. Greenough
Designed for the local lay-person, visitors, and as a resource guide for educators. This book focuses on the geologic landmarks of the area and how geology has influenced the evolution of the present landscape and touched the lives of everyone.

The B.C. Roadside Naturalist
Richard Cannings and Sydney Cannings
This authoritative and engaging guide offers a treasure trove of information about the landforms, vegetation and animal life along the major highways of central and southern British Columbia. With this book in your glove box, you'll discover a whole new dimension to taking a car trip.
A Rich and Fruitful Land
Jean Webber
Using a selection of articles, essays, letters, diaries and memoirs, Webber documents the Okanagan's transformation from a rough-and-tumble region on Canada's western frontier, into a major agricultural district and one of the fastest-growing areas in the province.