Brian Murdoch Shares his Antiquarian Wealth in the Art of the Book Series at Langley Centennial Museum

Brian Murdoch is the courageous first speaker in Langley Centennial Museum’s Art of the Book series kicking off this week.   His talk is Thursday April 9 at 7:00.

The Murdochs have owned and operated Murdoch’s Bookshoppe in Mission for just over two decades.  They have seen some pretty special books pass through their hands — from well-thumbed classics to the rarest of the rare.  Brian says

We have a strong collection of Canadiana in general, including First Nations material, as well as titles on the history of British Columbia.  You will also find in our collection First Editions, signed copies, military history, poetry and, of course, rare books.  In the final analysis, book browsing and collecting should be enjoyable, whether you are seeking an antiquarian title or staple-bound ephemera of local history.  We look forward to having the opportunity to assist in building your collection!


I am looking forward to hearing Brian talk about his career in the book business and the importance of the book beyond the text.

For more information or to register, follow the links:

Fort Langley Festival of the Book

Celebrate Canada Day in Fort Langley!

We are now registering authors for the Fort Langley Festival of the Book to be held on July 1, 2014 at the Fort Langley Community Hall in beautiful downtown Fort Langley. This free family event will run from 11-3.

Our feature image, above, shows the preliminary work artist Richard Cole has done on our poster. He is cooling his heels while waiting to launch our second children’s book, The Girl Who Writes at the Fort Langley Festival of the Book.

The place will be hopping with book lovers.  We looking forward to hosting — along with Vivalogue Publishing — independent writers and their books as well as the national winners of the Alcuin Book Design competition.  The Fraser Valley Regional Library is one of our core sponsors at this site, and the Bard in The Valley will be performing Julius Caesar on its outdoor stage in front of the hall starting at 3.

The Fort Langley Festival of the Book is one of seven venues celebrating Canada Day in Fort Langley: The Langley Centennial Museum, the British Columbia Farm Machinery Museum, Langley Heritage Society CN Station, Fort Langley National Historic Site and Sxwimela gifts, and lelem’ arts and cultural cafe.

Authors — find registration information here.  Don’t be confused by the name!

Stay tuned for updates.