Vancouver’s Arsenal Pulp Press and Read Local BC Champion BIPOC Storytelling

Arsenal Pulp Press is a Vancouver-based independent publisher leading and championing with a focus on books on social issues; gender studies; LGBTQ and diverse literature; graphic novels and non-fiction; cookbooks; alternative crafts; visual arts; and books in translation.

 

 

Their comprehensive shelf features BIPOC writers from British Columbia and beyond. It is our responsibility to do better, to take action and to make change, beginning with education and active support. BC independent bookstores are important representatives of Black and Indigenous B.C. writers’ content. You can browse and purchase works from Arsenal Pulp Press on their website.

 

Read Local BC has compiled antiracist texts, to support learning about systemic racism and its effects, and supporting Black artists, writers, and business owners.

 

Reading Lists
12 (Mostly) Canadian Books about Racism, Anti-Blackness, and Anti-Racism, Plus Places to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is from Casey Stepaniuk
25 Books About Being Black in Canada a from CBC Books
Awesome Anti-Racist Kids’ Books from 49th Shelf
Black Lives Matter reading list from Red Balloon Bookshop
BLM: Books by Black Authors from All Lit Up
Confronting and Combating Racism from the New Westminster Public Library
Publishing@SFU’s List of Books You Need Right Now from Simon Fraser University’s Publishing department

Resources
Anti-Racism Resources from Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein
Justice in June from Bryanna Wallace and Autumn Gupta
Resources for Race, Equity, Anti-Racism, and Inclusion n from We Need Diverse Books
Support Local Black-led Organizations from Pivot Legal Society
Black-Owned / Black-Focused Bookstores to Support Now created by Don Gorman of Rocky Mountain Book Publishers

 


Map of Black-owned/Black-focused Bookstores to support now