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September Books of the Month

The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall   What if someone you trusted was accused of the unthinkable? George Woodbury, an affable teacher and beloved husband and father, is arrested for sexual impropriety at a prestigious prep school. His wife, Joan, vaults between denial and rage as the community she loved turns on her. [...]

Rocky Mountain 123’s by Jocey Asnong

Sun comes up and it's time to learn about numbers! Join children's book illustrator Jocey Asnong on another colourful adventure celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Rocky Mountains. This lyrical story teaches number recognition and counting from 1 to 20 with the help of different alpine animals participating in a range of fun mountain [...]

Great Summer Read

Dirty Windshields by Grant Lawrence Dirty Windshields is the long-awaited memoir from CBC host and award-winning author Grant Lawrence, baring all the salacious and hilarious details from his touring days as the lead singer of Vancouver-based rock and roll band The Smugglers. Formed when most of the members were still in high school, The Smugglers [...]

May Book of the Month

Juliet's Answer by Glenn Dixon Eat, Pray, Love (from a man’s perspective) meets Under the Tuscan Sun—a fresh, heartwarming story about a man who travels to Verona, where he answers letters addressed to Shakespeare’s Juliet, all in an attempt to understand heartbreak, to heal and to find love again. In fair Verona where we lay [...]

In Case I Go by Angie Abdou

Local author and friend Angie Abdou will launch her new book In Case I Go as part of the Booked! Fernie Writers' Series on September 14, 2017 at the Fernie Heritage Library. In Case I Go is Angie Abdou's fifth work of fiction. Eli and his parents have returned to their ancestral family home in [...]

Next Season’s Booked! Announced!

Fernie Writers Series for 2017-2018 Angie Abdou – new book “What Remains” – September 14th, 2017 Lorna Crozier & Patrick Lane – October 2017 Adam Lewis Schroeder – November 2017 Joseph Boyden – January or February 2018 Esi Edugyan – Spring of 2018 The evenings include live music by local area musicians, cash bar of [...]

April Book of the Month

The Right To Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, The Arctic And The Whole Planet Now in paperback, one of Canada's most passionate environmental and human rights activists addresses the global threat of climate change from the intimate perspective of her own Arctic childhood The Arctic ice is receding each year, but [...]

Canada Reads March 27-30, 2017

We have all the Canada Reads books for sale at Polar Peek Books. Stop by and see our display! What is the one book Canadians need now? That's the question at the heart of the next edition of Canada Reads, which will take place from March 27 to 30, 2017. Ali Hassan, from CBC's Laugh [...]

March Book of the Month – Book Club one week earlier this month

Let the Great World Spin by Colum McCann In the dawning light of a late-summer morning, the people of lower Manhattan stand hushed, staring up in disbelief at the Twin Towers. It is August 1974, and a mysterious tightrope walker is running, dancing, leaping between the towers, suspended a quarter mile above the ground. In [...]

February Book of the Month

The Storied life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin On the faded Island Books sign hanging over the porch of the Victorian cottage is the motto “No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World.” A. J. Fikry, the irascible owner, is about to discover just what that truly means. A. J. Fikry’s [...]

The next Booked! Fernie Writers’ Series

Booked! Fernie Writers’ Series next event is on Friday  March 10th 2017. Caroline Adderson will be reading from and discussing her novel Ellen in Pieces. This event is held at the Fernie Heritage Library. Doors open at 7pm, for live entertainment, refreshments and snacks, reading starts at 8pm. Books are available at Polar Peek Books [...]

January Book of the Month

After James by Micheal Helm Shortlisted for the 2016 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize This breakout novel from Giller Prize finalist Michael Helm is a genre-bending work of astonishing vision and a dazzling story of our times. A neuroscientist retreats to a secluded cabin in the woods, intending to blow the whistle on a pharmaceutical [...]

Do Not Say We Have Nothing by Madeleine Thien

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award 2016 for Fiction, finalist for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the  and the Man Booker Prize, and longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, this is an extraordinary novel set in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989--the breakout book from a bestselling, [...]

November Book of the Month

Crocodiles and Ice by Jon Turk. Crocodiles and Ice is a scientist/adventurer’s journey into a Consciousness Revolution based on a deep, reciprocal communication with the Earth.  The book highlights Jon’s award winning polar expedition circumnavigating Ellesmere Island, as well as other, lesser known passages.  But, more critically, it tells the story of his lifelong journey from [...]

Taste of Fernie !!

Join us and many other Fernie shops and restaurants as we celebrate the Taste of Fernie 2016.  Thursday November 24th from 5-9pm. We will be serving Whitewater Cooks sauces, marinades and dressings with crackers and vegetables. Please join us!

October Book of the Month

All True Not a Lie in It. By Alix Hawley Told in his inimitable, haunting voice, All True Not a Lie in It hinges on Daniel Boone’s captivity by the Shawnee during the Revolutionary War, after the kidnapping and rescue of one child and the murder of another. Alix Hawley fleshes out this one-dimensional folk hero so [...]

The Next Booked! with Alix Hawley

Booked! Fernie Writers' Series next event is on Friday October 14th. Alix Hawley will be discussing her novel All True Not a Lie in It. This event is held at the Fernie Heritage Library. Doors open at 7pm, for live entertainment and refreshments and snacks, talk starts at 8pm. About the book: Told in his [...]

Chautauqua Fall Fair

Polar Peek Books is hosting an event on September 10, 2016 as part of the Chautauqua Fall Fair. Join us from 11am to 4pm with local artist Laura Nelson on-hand doing an art demonstration and local author Pepper Couellee-Sterling reading from her children's book Secrets of the Painted Door. Art Walk during Chautauqua Fall Fair [...]

June Book of the Month

The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami The Hero's Walk, the second novel by Anita Rau Badami, is a big, intimate book, the kind that seldom strays beyond the doors of a single residence. Set in the sweltering streets of Toturpuram, a small city on the Bay of Bengal, The Hero's Walk, which won the [...]

Mountain Girl by local author Shelby Cain

We are pleased to have copies of our very own Fernie author Shelby Cain's new book in stock. Krissy Mathews has returned. Four years ago, the beautiful seventeen-year-old vanished in the forest near her home. Obsessed with solving the case, a young hotshot detective has hunted her relentlessly. Now she bursts through the door of [...]

The New Harry Potter Book Release starting at 8am on July 31st!

We are very excited to be opening early for the release of the new Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book!!! Join us !! The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, a new play by Jack Thorne, Harry Potter and the Cursed [...]

A reading with Shelby Cain

Thursday June 2 at 7pm at the Fernie Heritage Library Join Shelby as she reads from her new book Mountain Girl. About Mountain Girl ~ Krissy Mathews has returned. Four years ago, the seventeen-year-old vanished. The young detective assigned to her case has hunted her relentlessly. Now she bursts through the door of the hospital, [...]

Rocky Mountain ABC’s

Rocky Mountain ABC's by Jocey Asnong An energetic, bright and accessible board book focusing on letters and words as found in the spectacular Rocky Mountains. There is one page dedicated to Fernie! All aboard and come join children’s illustrator Jocey Asnong on a colourful adventure through the magical landscape of the Canadian Rockies! Featuring a [...]

May Book of the Month

The Illegal by Lawrence Hill Lawrence Hill spellbound readers with Someone Knows My Name (made into the television mini-series, The Book of Negroes), hailed as “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “completely engrossing” (Washington Post). The Illegal is the gripping story of Keita Ali, a refugee—like the many in today’s headlines—compelled to leave his homeland. All Keita [...]

April Book of the Month

H is for Hawk by Helen MacDonald When Helen Macdonald's father died suddenly on a London street, she was devastated. An experienced falconer, Helen had never before been tempted to train one of the most vicious predators, the goshawk, but in her grief, she saw that the goshawk's fierce and feral temperament mirrored her own. [...]

March Book of the Month

The Golden Sun by Shilpi Somaya Gowda From the beloved author of Secret Daughter comes a moving new novel of a young man at the crossroads of life Anil is the cherished son of a large family in rural India. As the eldest boy, he is expected to inherit the role of leader of his [...]

February Book of the Month

My Brilliant Friend by Alena Ferrante A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and [...]

Whitewater Cookbooks – Collect all 4!

These quintessential Kootenay culture cookbooks are a must for anyone who loves to cook. Down to earth recipes with amazing photography from the Kootenay region makes these cookbooks indisputably some of the most used cookbooks in anyone's kitchen! Collect all 4 - you won't be disappointed! They also make amazing gifts!

Booked Fernie Writers’ Series 2016 First Event

On January 15, 2016 join Angie Abdou with author Raziel Reid as they discuss his award winning first novel When Everything Feels Like the Movies. At the Fernie Heritage Library. These events are free and open to the public. Doors open at 7pm. Reid's novel is a coming-of-age story about gay teenager Jude, who, despite [...]

January Book of the Month

All the Light we Cannot See by Anthony Doerr WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World [...]

Harry Potter – Illustrated

Prepare to be spellbound by Jim Kay’s dazzling depiction of the wizarding world and much loved characters in this full-colour illustrated hardback edition of the nation’s favourite children’s book – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Brimming with rich detail and humour that perfectly complements J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic, Jim Kay’s glorious illustrations will captivate [...]

November Book of the Month

The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald The International Bestseller Warning: once you let books into your life, the most unexpected things can happen… This is a book about books. All sorts of books, from Little Women and Harry Potter to Jodi Picoult and Jane Austen, from to Stieg Larsson to Joyce Carol [...]

A book signing at Polar Peek Books for children by author Jocey Asong on Sunday November 8, 2015 from 1-3pm

Join author Jocey Asong at Polar Peek Books Sunday November 8, 2015 from 1-3pm. She will be signing her children's book Nuptse and Lotse go to Iceland. About the book: While digging in their garden, Nuptse and Lhotse uncover an ancient Viking helmet. Excited by their discovery, the two cats make their way to Iceland [...]

October Book of the Month

Fallen by Kara Stanley In the vein of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Kara Stanley tells the compelling story of her husband’s life-changing brain and spinal cord injury and the role of music, science, and love in recovery. Kara Stanley combines the heart-wrenching narrative of a catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury her [...]

The Next 2015/2016 BOOKED! Event

Thursday October 15, 2015 at 7pm at the Fernie Heritage Library. This event is free and open to the public. The next Booked! event is with author Kara Stanley and her new book Fallen.  In the vein of Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking, Kara Stanley tells the compelling story of her husband’s life-changing [...]

The Girl In The Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz

Available now.......the much anticipated and controversial sequel to the late Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy, which began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Larsson penned the three novels but died of a heart attack at age 50 in 2004, after handing the manuscripts to his Swedish publisher. The books went on to become international bestsellers, with [...]

September Book of The Month

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction It begins with a boy. Theo Decker, a thirteen-year-old New Yorker, miraculously survives an accident that kills his mother. Abandoned by his father, Theo is taken in by the family of a wealthy friend. Bewildered by his strange new home on Park Avenue, [...]

The 2015-2016 Booked! Season

We are excited about the line-up for next season's Booked! events. Four authors have been invited to join us here in Fernie, hosted once again by our very own Agie Abdou. The line-up includes Richard Wagamese  author of Indian Horse, Kara Stanley author of Fallen, Raziel Reid author of When Everything Feels like the Movies [...]

May Book of The Month

They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson. After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents—first for their senile father,and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year-old mother—author Plum Johnson and her three younger brothers experience conflicted feelings of grief and relief when their mother, the surviving parent, dies. Now they must empty and sell the beloved [...]

The Next Booked! Fernies Writers’ Series 2015 – Author Will Ferguson

Will Ferguson is coming to Fernie to read from and speak about his latest book 419. At the Fernie Heritage Library Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public.   A startlingly original tale of heartbreak and suspense A car tumbles down a snowy ravine. Accident or suicide? [...]

April Book of the Month

Ellen in Process by Caroline Adderson In this witty, compelling and genre-bending novel, a single mother navigates the loves, lusts and losses of middle age to arrive at a final, bittersweet contentment. Ellen McGinty: sexy, impulsive, loud-mouthed, chock full of regrets. In middle age she sells the house she raised her daughters in, slips off [...]

March Book of the Month

Clara and Mr. Tiffany by Susan Vreeland Against the unforgettable backdrop of New York near the turn of the twentieth century, from the Gilded Age world of formal balls and opera to the immigrant poverty of the Lower East Side, bestselling author Susan Vreeland again breathes life into a work of art in this extraordinary [...]

February Book of the Month

 The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman A captivating, beautiful, and stunningly accomplished debut novel that opens in 1918 Australia - the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who make one devastating choice that forever changes two worlds. Australia, 1926. After four harrowing years fighting on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns home [...]

The next “Booked” – Fernie’s Writers’ Series 2014

How Poetry Saved My Life by Amber Dawn Join award winning author Amber Dawn as she reads from and discusses her latest book on Saturday January 31st at the Fernie Heritage Library at 7pm. Books will be available at the event by Polar Peek Books. City of Vancouver Book Award winner As raw and fiery [...]

January Book of The Month

The Orenda by Joesph Boyden. A visceral portrait of life at a crossroads, The Orenda opens with a brutal massacre and the kidnapping of the young Iroquois Snow Falls, a spirited girl with a special gift. Her captor, Bird, is an elder and one of the Huron Nation's great warriors and statesmen. It has been [...]

November Book of the Month

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family [...]

Booked! Next Event – Friday November 21st at the Fernie Heritage LIbrary

Rock star author Dave Bidini will revisit Fernie for the first time since he played The Gathering with The Rheostatics. Dave Bidini is the only person ever to be on CBC’s Canada Reads as both a celebrity (defending Paul Quarrington’s King Leary) and an author (for his own nonfiction book On a Cold Road). His [...]

Whitewater Cooks With Passion by Shelley Adams

It’s true - Another fabulous book in the Whitewater Cooks series! Full of all new recipes, this one focuses on fresh, healthy recipes and includes many innovative dishes that will inspire a passion for food and these amazing cookbooks! Says Shelley Adams of Whitewater Cooks with Passion: "I am super excited about my new book. [...]

October Book of the Month

The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson An epic novel and a thrilling literary discovery, The Orphan Master’s Son follows a young man’s journey through the icy waters, dark tunnels, and eerie spy chambers of the world’s most mysterious dictatorship, North Korea. Pak Jun Do is the haunted son of a lost mother—a singer “stolen” [...]

September Book of The Month

Loggers' Daughters by Maureen Brownlee It is 1983. On the streets of Vancouver women’s libbers are marching. In the forests of the northern interior a tapped out logging contractor is slowly going broke. Down the road, on a small stump ranch, Adare and Dave Wilkins face the fact that they have given the best years [...]

The M Word – Conversations about Motherhood

There isn’t a mother who hasn’t thought of herself as stationed far outside maternity’s central zone?—?that imaginary place where all the babies are cooing, bananas are never bruised, and every woman is comfortable enough in her own skin to disregard a magazine’s blaring provocation: Are You Mom Enough? In this original and sometimes provocative collection [...]

Booked! Next event is with Alison Pick reading from her Memoir Between Gods on October 22nd

Booked!: Fernie Writers’ Series continues to bring some of Canada’s best-loved authors to our mountain town. The next author in the series is Alison Pick reading from and discussing her memoir Between Gods on October 22nd. When 2005 CBC Poetry Prize winner Alison Pick was a teenager, she made a startling discovery: her father's family [...]

May Book of the Month

Kaleidoscope by Gail Bowen The thirteenth in Gail Bowen's beloved and award-winning Joanne Kilbourn mystery series promises to be the best of them all: some very bad things happen very, very close to home, and Joanne may never be quite the same again.   "Security for any one of us lies in greater abundance for [...]

April Book of the Month

A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki Ruth Ozeki's third novel, shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2013. In Tokyo, sixteen-year-old Nao has decided there’s only one escape from her aching loneliness and her classmates’ bullying. But before she ends it all, Nao plans to document the life of her great-grandmother, a Buddhist [...]

Book Launch and Reading with David Stevenson

Please join us at Polar Peek Books on Friday March 21, 2014 at 7pm for the launch and reading of David Stevenson's first collection of mountain fiction Letters From Chamonix. Here is what Katie Ives Editor-in-Chief, Alpinist Magazine has to say about the collection. "With Letters from Chamonix, David Stevenson demonstrates his ability as one [...]

March Book of The Month

Life After Life by Kate Atkinson On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born, the third child of a wealthy English banker and his wife. Sadly, she dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, [...]

Timothy Taylor to read at Fernie Heritage Library

Timothy Taylor, author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed Stanley Park, will be reading and dicsussing his recent novel The Blue Light Project on February 21, 2014 at 8 pm. This event is free and is open to the public. Come welcome award-winning author Timothy Taylor to our beautiful town. Polar Peek Books and Treasure [...]

February Book of the Month

Dear Life by Alice Munroe Critics have been saying for so long that a typical Alice Munro story is as rich and textured as any novel that they seem not to have noticed that her recent stories don’t resemble novels much at all. Beginning (roughly) with Runaway (2004) and continuing through to Too Much Happiness [...]

At Polar Peek Books and Treasures we love Canada Reads!!

Canada Reads 2014 is looking for the one novel that could change the nation. On October 2, thry put the call to Canadians to recommend up to 5 novels they believe have the power to do this. To be eligible, books must be novels written by a Canadian author, be readily available, available in English, [...]

Grant Lawrence at the Fernie Heritage Library December 12, 2013

As part of the Fernie Writers' Series, Grant Lawrence will be in Fernie to read from his new book The Lowly End of the Rink, Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie on December 12, 2013 at 8pm. Lawrence was an undersized child who wore thick glasses and knee-braces, and he understood, first-hand, what it was like [...]

Black Friday in Fernie November 29, 2013

Polar Peek Books  & Treasures is a proud participant of this annual promotion. The Fernie Chamber of Commerce is once again working with local businesses on this great shop local event! Avoid border lineups, support local business, discover unique Fernie, get great deals!!!  

November Book of the Month

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion A first-date dud, socially awkward and overly fond of quick-dry clothes, genetics professor Don Tillman has given up on love, until a chance encounter gives him an idea. He will design a questionnaire—a sixteen-page, scientifically researched questionnaire—to uncover the perfect partner. She will most definitely not be a barmaid, [...]

Painted Girls by Cathy Marie Buchanan

A heartrending, gripping novel set in belle époque Paris and inspired by the real-life model for Degas’s Little Dancer Aged 14 and by the era's most famous criminal trials. Following their father’s sudden death, the Van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without his wages, and with the small amount their laundress mother earns disappearing [...]