Camas Books & Infoshop is a community run, all volunteer bookstore with new and used books, both fiction and non-fiction, on a variety of subjects. We also carry zines, patches, stickers, and a range of t-shirts and other artisan-produced items. Feel free to come by and hang out in our seating area with your laptop, or play in the kids' space.
In addition to being open EVERY DAY, there are also many extra-curricular happenings at the store. Be sure to check out our calendar for more information, and drop by for workshops, special guest speakers, and much more.
If you have questions about how to get involved, send us an email, or phone 250.381.0585. You can also sign up to our twice-monthly announcements list.
Special thanks to (A)Freeskool for co-ordinating many of the events in the space.
Check out some of the great magazines we carry:
Earth First! Journal - The journal of ecological resistance
The Fifth Estate - the longest running anarchist publication
The Dominion - Grassroots news from across 'Canada'
We also carry many others such as
The Oyster Catcher, Vegan Health and Fitness and Scapegoat!
Thank You John Zerzan!
Camas Books would like to thank author and radio host John Zerzan for donating six of his books to the Camas Books collective. John donated signed copies of Twilight Of The Machines, as well as copies of Elements of Refusal and 1 copy of the anthology Against Civilization (edited by JZ).
This is the second occasion of which John has donated his books to the Camas collective. We would like publicly to say Thank You to John for his continued support of our project.
Please Note: 3 of the books donated by John Zerzan have already sold. If you want a copy, get one soon before the rest sell out!
Anyone who has been involved in activism in any of Canada’s largest cities has probably worked with Harsha Walia at some point along the way. An organizing powerhouse who is active across issues and with a lengthy list of groups, Walia is also a writer and regular public speaker. Somehow, amidst a flurry of events and other work, she found the time to grace us with her first book,Undoing Border Imperialism, which came out with Oakland’s AK Press in the fall. In more ways than one, the book is a true manifestation of theory meeting practice, taking strength from Walia’s varied and extensive readings, from her personal life experiences, and from over a decade of movement organizing in Canada.
East Vancouver born and raised artist Ceara Boyer has been painting and drawing since early childhood.
Having spent most of her life studying at the school of hard knocks, artistic expression has become a therapeutic tool through which she works through and articulate powerful emotion.
A dabbler by nature, Ceara's work spans a variety of different mediums, from sketching, to sculpture, to clothing and jewelry design. All the same, her most prominent expressions of choice go back to her roots, painting and drawing and influence from both tattoo and street art culture can be strongly recognized in these particular forms.
She is most inspired by images and experiences of a more poignant and sinister nature. However, there is also a playful, tongue in cheek humor present in much of her expression, specifically that which is concerned with notions of gender and sexuality. As a queer woman, challenging ideas about the two is very important to Ceara, both in her art, and daily life.
Transparency is one of Ceara Boyer's core values and the primary way she endeavors to express who she truly is, unapologetically and unedited, is through her art.
Camas Books and Infoshop is pleased to acknowledge the support of the CRD Arts Development Service in the production of this exhibition series.