Personal Stories Uncover the Heart of Granville Island

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GRANVILLE ISLAND shares a piece of local history

Ever wondered what it is that makes Granville Island so special? Now, for the first time, the island’s most legendary artists, shop owners, athletes, fishermen, and entrepreneurs share their personal stories about life on Granville Island in an entertaining and beautifully rendered book entitled Granville Island.

From the earliest pioneers to the most talented artists, Granville Island introduces readers to the creative minds behind the Public Market, artist studios, the floating homes of Sea Village, and the entertainment venues. Its stunning colour portraits complement these unique stories.

Locals and tourists alike will enjoy reading the story of how Martine met her husband Bill Reid in “a trick of the Raven” or how Sequoia Lesosky and his father taught drug addicts, street kids, and prostitutes to harvest seaweed and dry mushrooms.

“I’ve been coming down to Granville Island for years,” says editor R. David Stephens, “but now when I walk around, I see people I’ve read about and feel like I know them.”

Granville Island captures the heart and soul of the community. The dream of collecting stories about how this diverse group became an integral part of Granville Island was initiated by print maker Peter Braune and realized by book designer Karen Johnson.

Take a piece of local history into your home! Granville Island, $35, is available now at Blackberry Books.

For more information or images or to review the book, please contact Karen Johnson, The Story Boutique, at 778-882-8631

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