Featured Book: A Tree for Teddy, by Sandra Walton

Sandra Walton’s A Tree for Teddy is a heartwarming story celebrating the most positive aspects of Christmas.  In a tale that harkens back to the 1940’s yet maintains a remarkably contemporary message, the reader will be delighted by this account of a boy’s lucky discovery of a lost holiday tree.  Following a move into the city after a significant loss, he and his mother set about to turn their rather drab winter into a colourful season they will always remember.  Through thoughtful ingenuity and loving cooperation, they not only turn a worn evergreen into a lovely Christmas tree, but also find a way to reconnect with one another and with what they have lost. ~Jennifer Pownall

You can find A Tree for Teddy in store and online.




Port Coquitlam Farmers Market ‘For the Love of Books’ Reading a Success!

Last Thursday, Western Sky Books hosted a reading featuring local, Tri-Cities writers, at the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market. The Market theme was “For the Love of Books.” Along with our usual bookselling stall at the market and alongside the Terry Fox Mobile Library team, writers read in two groups at the main stage. First up, Farida Somjee and Bev Gyori, reading excerpts of their fiction work. A while later, Jennifer Pownall, Pandora Ballard, and Nikki Hillman read their poetry and short fiction. Many thanks to both the Market and TriCity Wordsmiths for their help in creating a successful event!

Pandora Ballard

Bev Gyori

Farida Somjee

Jennifer Pownall

Tamara Gorin, MC

We look forward to hosting more literary events which feature local writers and authors!


Fundraising for BC Fire Evacuees

Like many of you, we have  friends and family in the Cariboo and the Okanagan who have been and continue to be impacted by the fires this summer.

We received over 100 new condition copies of this book today. We will sell them as a fundraiser for BC fire evacuees at all markets this week or until they are gone. $5/book.
Please come by our table at the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market, Market at Brewer’s Row, or the Cloverdale Flea Market to contribute. #portcoquitlamfarmersmarket #marketatbrewersrow #Evacuees #BCWildfires #BCWildfire

Western Sky Books is in the News!

We are very excited about the Tri City News article featuring Western Sky Books in the July 11, 2017 issue. And the response has been great! So many people came by our stall at the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market with questions, congratulations, well wishes, and of course, to browse our used book selection and buy books from us.

We’re at both the Port Coquitlam Farmers Market and the Market at Brewer’s Row this week, and we’ll have a whole new batch of books for you at both locations.

Here is the article:





Welcome to Western Sky Books!

Hello! Welcome to our virtual bookstore! We are very excited to launch our store and to start selling books to you!

Today, May 8th, is our first day of business for the online store.  Opening this store has been our dream for a very long time. We love books, we love reading, we love other people that love books! We are so looking forward to being the place you come to when you want to find that special book, the one you’ve been searching for, and where you come to meet other readers,  a favourite writer or a new one,  and of course, where you come to discuss books and literature, our culture and community.

So click that Browse Now button, have a look around, stay awhile. We’re adding ‘new to us’ used books to the site every day, so be sure to check back often. If you can’t find a book you are looking for, email us at info@westernskybooks.com and we will do everything we can to find it and get it to you.