One eRead Canada

Read Glass Beads with Canada-Wide eBook Club

Glass Beads: StoriesThis Indigenous History Month, from June 3 to 30, readers all across Canada are invited to read Glass Beads by Dawn Dumont as part of the One eRead Canada campaign. Along with other participating libraries across Canada, West Vancouver Memorial Library is making the ebook and eaudiobook editions of Glass Beads available, with no holds or waitlists. 

About the Book

Glass Beads is written by Saskatchewan-born Plains Cree author, actor, and comedian Dawn Dumont. It's an engaging collection of interconnected short stories about four First Nations people, set against a backdrop of two decades of political, social, and cultural change.

How to Participate

If you have a West Vancouver library card, you can check out the ebook through our catalogue or by using the Libby app.

In addition to gaining unlimited access to the book, you'll be able to discuss it with other readers across the country:

  • On social media using the hashtag #1eReadLivrelCanada
  • In a Facebook Group, hosted by Vancouver Public Library and open to all

Reading Guide for Glass Beads

Dawn Dumont's Picks

About One eRead Canada

One eRead Canada is organized by the Canadian Urban Libraries Council/Conseil des Bibliothèques Urbaines du Canada (CULC/CBUC) - the people behind the eContent for Libraries campaign. Libraries are facing very high costs for ebooks and eaudiobooks - and some titles aren't available to libraries at all. With this campaign, CULC wants to show that libraries introduce readers to new books, which actually helps to drive sales to publishers.

About Thistledown Press

Glass Beads’ publisher, Thistledown Press, is an independent Canadian publisher that is taking an active role in making eContent more accessible to the public, in partnership with public libraries.