Discover the ways we play with words, celebrate ideas and create community.

Stories Inside

Wall of Words

We invite readers to search a collection that includes a large range of titles from independent and small presses in Canada and the U.S., alongside international fiction.

Stories Upstairs

Our new little shop in Gibsons, B.C.

Welcome to our sister shop, Upstart Upstairs, above the magnificent Persephone Brewing.

Stories from There

The Found in Translation Series

This series introduce readers to the most inventive, exciting books translated into English and available in Canada today.

Stories to There

Thistalalh Library Partnership

We are proud to partner with the Thistalalh Library, a special community library in Bella Bella, in the heart of Haíɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) territory in the Great Bear Rainforest. Help us get books there!

Stories from Here: The Writers Residency

Applications now closed.

We offer our mezzanine to a Writer in Residence, providing work space for emerging talent. We also welcome authors interested in writing in the space for short stints.

Stories on the Air

The Long Table Podcast

Pull up a seat around our dining table in the middle of our studio and bookshop, and listen in on riveting conversations with some of the world’s most insightful authors.

Stories in a Postbox

The Postboxes at Upstart

Our antique U.S. mailboxes made for a wonderful literary holiday gift in winter 2022. Now, we offer the postboxes as a one-off gift option!