Massy Books has a monthly newsletter which highlights store events, new arrivals, recommendations and campaigns.
Browse the archive below.


August 2022
In this issue: Poetry Readings + Book Launches + 30% OFF 300+ Books!!

July 2022
In July, Massy is calling local authors and artists to host events at the Massy Arts Gallery!

June 2022
In this issue:  Chasing The Poem Second Edition, literary events, and National Indigenous History Month.

May 2022
In this issue:  Workshops, literary events, and exclusive interviews!

April 2022
IndigiNow + Discount on Mystery Books + Upcoming Events

March 2022
In March:  Discovery Poetry + Workshops + Book Launches. Stay tuned to our upcoming cultural programming.

February 2022
This month: Massy is a Living Wage Employer + Black History Month + the start of our new poetry marathon: Chasing The Poem. Click and register for our upcoming events.

January 2022
Inside, we celebrate Brianna Ferguson’s debut poetry book – A Nihilist Walks into a Bar. Massy Arts also presents two new exhibitions: “We Are The Land, We Are The Water” by Mike Alexander; and “How Water Remembers” by Laiwan.

December 2021
In December, we interview scientist Jessica Hernandez  on Indigenous Science, and present a book launcg about the Realms of Sorrow. Inside, you can also follow our upcoming events.  =)

November 2021
This month, we bring exclusive interviews with writers, and artists. Massy Books presents a multi-day children’s reading series to raise funds for the ekw’i7tl doula collective in Vancouver. And you can have a look at our upcoming events!

October 2021
In October, all our Indigenous Art Books are 30% off for followers of our newsletter. We interview authors Carlyn Zwarenstein, and Hasan Namir. And we welcome a new exhibition at Massy Arts.

September 2021
Support interdisciplinary arts – support Massy Arts Society. New space for renting. Say hello to Rafael 🙂
Hana Amani and Dariush Alexander in the gallery space. A fall full of great events!

August 2021
New space for Massy Arts Society! Pride continues. Aaniya Asrani in the Massy Gallery. Care Of by Ivan Coyote.

July 2021
We raised over $10,000! Temporary Resident in the Massy Gallery. Summer events.

June 2021
Indigenous History Month. Visions of Restitution in the Massy Gallery. Upcoming events.

May 2021
Asian Heritage Month Reading List. May 5th is the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Nicholas Tay in the Massy Gallery.

April 2021
Celebrating Poetry Month with 50% Off! Our Biggest Book Drive! We want YOUR used books 📚 jaz whitford and Nicholas Tay in the Massy Gallery.

March 2021
Spring blooms bring spring sales. jaz whitford in the Massy Gallery. Poetry readings, International Women’s Day, and exclusive Massy events.

February 2021
Black History Month at Massy Books. 20% off all titles included in our Black History Month Reading List. Quilt of Hope by Nya Lewis at the Massy Gallery. Now offering discounts on bulk orders. Community opportunities and events.

January 2021
Happy New Year from Massy Books! A year in review at an independent bookstore, and our current and upcoming exhibitions.

December 2020
Last few weeks to purchase tickets the 50/50 raffle! Big sale coming up. Indigenous Brilliance call for submissions. John Velten’s exhibition: The Gravitation That Forms Us. 

November 2020
Support the Writers’ Exchange in our annual fundraiser raffle – with a chance to win up to $10,000! Shop early to avoid shipping delays, and learn about upcoming book events.

October 2020
A chance to win up to $10,000! We are back with our annual fundraiser, and a sidewalk sale! Islamic Heritage Month partnership with SFU Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies.

September 2020
We raised 148 books in our Books to Prisoners campaign! We are buying used books. Last few weeks to view Rydel Cerezo’s exhibition. Upcoming in the Massy Gallery: Marc Bell. New reading series: Massy Reads with UBC Public Humanities Hub.

August 2020
August book drive: Poems to Prisons. Last few days of the Away exhibition. Upcoming exhibition by Rydel Cerezo. Vancouver Writers Fest Reading List.

July 2020
Announcing Massy Arts Society! Upcoming exhibition by the Open Book Art Collective. Welcoming new staff members. Upcoming book launches.

June 2020
Our storefront is open! Feminist dystopias and building utopias. Job posting. Indigenous Brilliance public art. Call for submissions.

May 2020
Book lists. Indigenous Brilliance Cyber-Spring. Tea pairings. Virtual readings and film!

April 2020
COVID-19 update. National Poetry Month. Gift Card raffle. New arrivials and highlights from April’s events. 

March 2020
Growing Room 2020 returns! Kim O’Brien’s
Still Standing in the Massy Gallery. 

February 2020
Pivot Legal Society fundraiser raised $4930 for the Wet’suwet’en people’s legal defence and frontlines. Blair Imani’s Vancouver launch for “Making Our Way Home”. Mike Alexander’s
Internal Landscaps in the Massy Gallery.

January 2020
THANK YOU from Massy Books – we had a record breaking 2019! 50% off sale. Welcoming Estlin, a new staff member, and Harold Coego’s
Infinite Line in the Massy Gallery. 

November 2019
Indigenous Brilliance returns. Ana Vojnovic’s
Walls Are Not Walls in the Massy Gallery

Ocobter 2019
Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers’ Writer’s Trust Fiction Prize highlighted. Deborah DeJong’s
and Jim Andrew’s Aleph Null, Graphic Synthesizer in collaboration with bill bisset at the Massy Gallery. 

September 2019
Utopia highlight. Deborah DeJong’s
Cover Story in the Massy Gallery. Annual raffle fundraiser to raise money for Battered Women’s Support Services and The Writer’s Exchange returns! Mauricio Villamil’s Disruptions of the Real in the Massy Gallery. 

August 2019
Pride month supporting local LGBTQIA2S+ authors. Section spotlight: Nature and Wildlife.

July 2019
Kwekwecnewtxw Watch House fundraiser supporting ongoing  Indigenous-led resistance to the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Pipeline update. Adrienne Rempel’s lambent forms in the Massy Gallery. 

June 2019
A Collection of Self-Portraits (Queens, Warriors, Godesses) – Tajah Olson in the Massy Gallery. Former MP Libby Davies reading and signing. 

May 2019
Poetry Sale. Disrupted Space (move over!) exhibition by Jackie Wong in the Massy Gallery. Indigenous Brilliance continues. 

April 2019
Amicus Books collection of wine books. Capture Photography Festival public talks. 

March 2019
Growing Room: A Feminist Literary Festival. “Excited About Everything” interview with Indigenous Brilliance.
The Myth and the Witch by Natasha Broad in the Massy Gallery. 

February 2019
Black History Month books. The Truth Is exhibition with Adele Thomas, Lindsay Elliot, and Sarah Tesla. New sections in the store including chapbooks, Kids and Young Adult LGBTQ2S+. 

January 2019
Fundraiser raffle for Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) and The Writers’ Exchange (WE) raised $5,100! Rick Hansen certification. Massy Gallery Call for Submissions.  

December 2018
Holidays at Massy. Indigenous Brilliance returns, and events continue throughout the month!

November 2018
Fundraiser raffle for Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) and The Writers’ Exchange (WE)! Indigenous Brilliance year-end reading. Lydia Kwa’s exhibition Tree Shaman in the Massy Gallery. 

Octobery 2018
Vivek Shraya events. Special Guests Wab Kinew and Eden Robinson visit the stores and do book signings. Massy Books partners with Heart of the City Festival.

September 2018
Massy Books in Discorder Magazine. New partnerships with Write to Read in support of forwarding aboriginal literacy. Margaret Briere’s exhibition Beyond the Boundaries.

August 2018
Biggest event to date. Book sales. Two gallery exhibitions: William Liao City Impressions and Kennedy Telford, There is a Light That Never Goes Out. 

July 2018
Funds raised for the Battered Women’s Support Services. Call for Indigenous artists. New poetry arrivals. Laura Noonan and Tara Mary Paget’s gallery exhibition Meet Me At The Lamp(p)ost 

June 2018
One year anniversary. Call for artist submissions. New staff member Elizabeth.