Otmar Publishing produces self-published books authored by Walter O. Volovsek. The books listed below are available directly from
the author, at the address indicated at the foot of this page, or at the following select retail outlets.
North Vancouver Museum & Archives, 3203 Institute Road, North Vancouver
Peter Watson, 405 - 959 21st Street, West Vancouver BC, V7V 4Y3.
Telephone: 604 926 6915. Peter is willing to deliver books in the Vancouver area.
Selkirk College Book Shop
Kootenay Gallery Gift Shop
Touchstones Nelson Gift Shop
Click on the book cover image for full display and additional information. Shipping costs (if necessary) are additional to the
prices quoted below.
See the critical review in BC Studies: the British Columbia Quarterly
The Green Necklace: The Vision Quest of Edward Mahon|
Edward Mahon emigrated to BC in 1890 to seek out business opportunities for his Irish family interests. He was an active player in the Slocan mining boom, and the founder of the Kootenay city that would commemorate his Irish roots - Castlegar. Although his vision for Castlegar was not realized, he achieved immortality with his legacy of greenways in North Vancouver, collectively known as the Green Necklace. The book is based on exclusive family records and photographs, which provided the basis for complimentary exhibits in Castlegar and North Vancouver.
ISBN No. 978-0-9880163-0-9
Soft cover, 284 pages with many illustrations $25
Trails in Time: Reflections|
This book documents the efforts by the author to realize his vision of walking and ski touring trails in the vicinity of Castlegar. The driving philosophy was to create trails with minimal environmental footprints which would play a multiple role: to provide healthy physical exercise, stimulate spirituality, and offer pathways into the past. The latter goal was achieved by extensive research, accumulation of resources, and connections with like-minded people and supporters. Although the full realization of the projected vision proved to be impossible, an admirable legacy of enhanced trails remains.
The book is accompanied by an option to obtain a supplementary digital image bank, consisting of hundreds of colour photographs and maps.
ISBN No. 978-0-9880163-1-6
Soft cover, 160 pages with many illustrations $16
Digital image bank (1 DVD, 45 pages of notes) $6
Trails in Time: Time Windows (pending)|
This book will complement its companion volume by presenting history essays based on the interpretive signs developed by the author.
A sampling is provided on this website, under History Articles.
c/o Walter O. Volovsek,
617 First Street,
Castlegar, BC. V1N 1Y3, Canada
Telephone: 250 365 6135