Sunday, May 12, 2019

There's a novel idea, Judi Tyabji and Michael Palin are a 'number' .....

 .... at the BC Legislative Library.

Within five blocks of the BC Legislature there are two (out of 12) Greater Victoria Public Libraries to serve Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, researchers, and the Press Gallery journalists with recreational and professional development reading material.
Within FIVE blocks

However, the Legislature Library handles everything in-house, and more, a personal touch, privacy.

Are the books, e-books, magazines, videos, cycling, travel, and novels provided in-house because political minders, and the RCMP handlers, would rather not have a repeat performance like that of Premier  Christy Clark  vs Linda in a North Vancouver shopping market during an election?   #IamLinda  Awkward moments can be avoided.

  About the Legislative Library
The primary purpose of the Library is to provide information and research services to the Members of the Legislative Assembly, their staff, Assembly staff, statutory offices, and provincial government researchers.
  Our resources also include:​
  • Legislation - current and historical
  • Provincial and federal government publications
  • Newspapers - local, national, and international
  • MLA files - information and clippings on current and historical MLAs
  • Statistical information - demographic profiles, employment figures, etc. 
  • Bestsellers – recreational and professional development reading
  • Ebooks - viewable on your iPad or other devices
  • Access to various databases and online tools​​
  • Current awareness products - media-monitoring tools and services
  • Resources to assist with constituent requests
Bestsellers – recreational and professional development

Why are Ex-MLA Judi Tyabji's books on the BC Legislature Library shelves, collecting dust, when they are available five blocks away?

Call Numbers:  971.104 W749,   B T977,  B C5925W

Search Results for Judi Tyabji 

Vancouver Public Library same as Victoria Judji Tyabji


BESTSELLERS database includes:

Call Number:  MBSL 910.91632 P162


Ask a Librarian
MLAs, Assembly staff, and BC Public Service employees can get a library card and borrow material. The loan period is 6 weeks for most borrowers or 6 months for MLAs. Library staff can mail items to your office. We can also send photocopies or PDF scans (within the limit provided under copyright law). Purchase suggestions for the collection are welcome.  Contact the Library for a borrower application form!

Members of the public cannot borrow items, but may visit the Library to view or photocopy materials in person.

Bestsellers   1999  -  2019
 3663 Results Found on 306 pages

Extra curricular recreational and professional development reading.
1) The genius in all of us : why everything you've been told about genetics, talent, and IQ is wrong / by David Shenk

2) Dreyer's English : an utterly correct guide to clarity and style /Benjamin Dreyer

3)  HBR guide to thinking strategically.

4)  Of fathers and sons.

5)  Free solo / film by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chen

6)  The threat : how the FBI protects America in the age of terror and Trump / Andrew G. McCabe

7)  First : Sandra Day O'Connor / Evan Thomas

8)  Claws of the panda : Beijing's campaign of influence and intimidation in Canada / Jonathan MANTHORPE

9)  The first conspiracy : the secret plot to kill George Washington / Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch

10)  Midnight in Chernobyl : the untold story of the world's greatest nuclear disaster / Adam Higginbotham

11)  The secret wisdom of nature : trees, animals, and the extraordinary balance of all livings things : Peter Wohlleben : translation by Jane Billinghurst    etc., etc., etc.,

Books written by BC MLAs This bibliography lists books authored or edited by current and former Members of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.

MLA authors - 81 books

Bestseller rankings:

Christy Clark, Behind the Smile

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #264,718 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

    #467 in Politics (Books)
    #1386 in Political Biographies (Books)
    #4840 in Women's Biographies (Books)

Daggers Unsheathed: The Political Assassination of Glen Clark

Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #741,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
    #22069 in Politics (Books)
    #3766 in Political Biographies (Books)


Newspaper Index eg. Vaughn Palmer    1991  - 2007


By the Month NEW BOOK Purchases for the Legislative Library:


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