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Unpacked by Aly Coy: The Vancouver Book Launch and Workshop

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, July 30th UNPACKED: a memoir of checked baggage will be released in Vancouver ! It’s the start to a cross-country tour all the way to Cape Breton.

Join Aly Coy with chapter readings with a musical backing by a local cellist Martin Reisle, Q&A, and book signing. If you’ve pre-ordered your book, you can pick up your signed copy at the release.

Order your copy for $25 online or in person at the launch. Remember to mark ‘pick up’ at checkout to avoid shipping charges.


With nothing but her backpack and an open-ended ticket, Torontonian Aly Coy spends five years travelling Western Europe. She is faced with a decision: to stay in a tumultuous relationship homesteading in The Spanish Pyrenees, or go back to a life she had given up as a young professional in Toronto. She attempts to live off-the-grid but finds herself planning an escape from an emotionally and verbally abusive partner.

The reader travels in time and space where Aly has little-to-no money, works in tourism, learns how to garden, lives on a commune, dumpster dives, discovers herbal medicine, and falls for all the wrong men and women. In her heartfelt travel memoir, unpacked, Aly Coy goes into raw detail about her sexually charged, sometimes hilarious, sometimes disturbing, life abroad.

For every paperback sold a tree will be planted at the Seven Ravens Eco Forest.



July 30
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm