World Wildlife Day 2023!

Today is World Wildlife Day! It is a United Nations International day to celebrate all the world’s wild animals and plants and the contribution that they make to our lives and the health of the planet. Our books aim to shine a light on sustainability, conservation, wildlife, and the people who dedicate their lives to educating themselves and others on these important topics. Take a look at our newest and upcoming titles that are all about our wonderful wildlife!

Drawing Botany Home: A Rooted Life

A beautifully illustrated natural history memoir that reminds the reader that re-storying our relationship with the plants of home can be our first step in restoring the world. Lyn Baldwin is an award-winning teacher and plant conservation biologist at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. This book is great if you want to learn more about Southern BC’s plants or botany in general in a non-academic way by someone who knows what they are talking about. Pre-order Drawing Botany Home: A Rooted Life.

Mauled: Lessons Learned from a Grizzly Bear Attack

This is the true story of Jeremy Evans who survived a bear attack in Alberta. The internet and podcast hosts around the world, among thousands of fans have literally gone wild for his story. His survival instinct and grit at the face of recovery is at story to remember. Evans has appeared on Lad Bible, As It Happens Podcast, and more! Get his book here.

Trout Tracks: Essays on Fly Fishing

Fly fishing is considered perhaps the most reflective and graceful of outdoor pursuits, and author Jim McLennan agrees – for the most part. Trout Tracks includes pieces on fly-fishing people and fly-fishing places, plus stories of quiet successes and loud failures, in sum revealing the soul of “the quiet sport”.  Know someone who loves fishing? This book is for them!

Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu

If you’re wanting to read about wilderness from outside of Canada, Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu by Jon Turk is a great option. While tracking a lion with a Samburu headman and then, later, eluding human assailants who may be tracking him, Jon Turk experiences people at their best and worst. As the tracker and the tracked, Jon reveals how the stories we tell each other, and the stories spinning in our heads, can be moulded into innovation, love and co-operation — or harnessed to launch armies. Seeking escape from the confusion we create for ourselves and our neighbours with our think-too-much-know-it-all brains, Jon finds liberation within a natural world that spins no fiction. Get your copy here!

Interested in learning more about World Wildlife Day? Check out the official website here!