Welcome – Books Are Beautiful!

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Not only are books beautiful, but 3 Penny Publishing is headquartered in verdant Victoria BC, where, unlike the rest of Canada, most of our snow arrives in the form of pink blossoms lifted off plum trees by spring breezes. Victoria is also a city of readers, writers, and many beautiful bookstores. We love our books!

Have a look around…

Check our big list of bookstores in Victoria and beyond. There you will also find a link to a map of over 100 Little Free Libraries in the area.

On our events page you will find not only our upcoming events, but links to events in BC. These include literary festivals, book prize events, and writing courses. In addition, some writing resources for children are also listed.

Our video section features videos from past self-publishing workshops (fiction and non-fiction writers) as well as tips from an author coach.

Our books and self-publishing resources

As well as being bibliophiles, we have naturally begun to publish our own books (although this is in the germinal stage).  We are enthusiastic advocates of self-publishing and believe everyone from children to elders should tell their stories. The history of writers publishing their own books is long, but digital printing and ebooks means more people than ever are able to now write and publish.  With that in mind, we have created a large collection of Self-Publishing Resources compiled from on-going research and gleanings from our writer’s workshops. While these listings are not exhaustive, many writers new to self-publishing have found them very useful. Currently we do not offer any direct services to writers (other than workshops). However, if you can’t find answers in the resource sections, we are happy to answer your questions by email.

If you love all bookish things, you can support our self-publishing resource pages by visiting our Zazzle store (also in a germinal stage). In addition, soon we will also feature a sales page with some lovely used books.

A picture is worth…

If you enjoy photos of books, bookstores and flora, be sure to visit 3 Penny Publishing on Instagram.

books in background with feather pen and ink in foreground with text books are beautiful