We had hoped to publish “The Encyclopedia of Commercial Drive” in October. this month. However — for the best of reasons — we have had to delay that release date and we now hope to publish at the end of January or the beginning of February.
Part of the reason for the delay is that we have become involved in the Story Gallery Festival, in preparation for my Vancouver History Society speech in January, and in matters concerning the Grandview Heritage Group. More importantly, though, and on the positive side, is that we keep finding new sources of data for the “Encyclopedia” — and, if it is to be encyclopedic, these new resources have to be incorporated.
This delay in the publication of “The Encyclopedia” will, of course, also push the date for “The Biography of Buildings” until later in 2012.
Hang in there: we are slower than expected but the resulting books will be so much better!