Past Events

January 18, 2015 - 2:00pm

HIJ House Reading Series is turning one and to celebrate our birthday we present readings by André Alexis and Baziju, aka: Roo Borson and Kim Maltman. Please join us for an afternoon of wonderful readings and pie on Sunday January 18 from 2-5 pm.

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January 9, 2015 (All day)

For the first time, Coach House will be exhibiting at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, where we'll be talking up our titles to 7,000 language, literature and humanities academics from around the world.

Find us at booth 520 with our friends from Ronsdale Press!

December 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

The next French night at the Cornelia will celebrate French Contemporary Gay and Lesbian Fiction. Excerpts from the following three novels will be read:

  • The Sleepworker by Cyrille Martinez, trans. Joseph Patrick Stancil
  • Tranvestite/Travesti by David Dumortier
  • Standard by Nina Bouraoui

All are welcome!

December 15, 2014 - 8:00pm

Readings at the Common (at the Common) returns with their December edition.

December 2, 2014 - 7:00pm

On Tuesday, December 2, Ken Babstock will unleash On Malice in Vancouver's Book Warehouse (Main Street location). All are welcome, and this event is free to attend!

November 29, 2014 - 6:00pm

David Balzer reads from Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything ElseHe's joined by Jacob Wren (reading from Polyamorous Love Song) and Emma Healey (reading from Begin with the end in mind).

November 28, 2014 - 7:30pm

BLACK FRIDAY witnesses another trifecta of Puritan milestones. Join the editors, staff, and readers of The Puritan for our now annual 'BLACK' event, taking place in the last week of November of each year.

November 27, 2014 - 7:00pm

Nicolas Billon's highly anticipated new play, Butcher, just enjoyed its world premiere at Alberta Theatre Projects; the production has been met with rave reviews. Joinus to celebrate our release of the book publication of Butcher, a 'handsome edition with a foreword by former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour' (The Globe and Mail).

November 24, 2014 - 6:30pm

EVENT CANCELLED: As registration is low, we've decided to cancel this event. Our apologies for any inconvenience this causes.


The Coach House (HQ of Coach House Books and Coach House Printing) has a charmingly ramshackle coffee room. And for over 45 years, that room has served as a meeting space for writers, publishers, artists, readers, musicians and more. Throughout 2014, we've been using this space to host our Kaffeeklatsch series.

November 22, 2014 - 7:00pm

Please join us for an evening of sublime poetry by Amy De'Ath and Sarah Dowling.