BC Reads!

Cover of the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is the BC Reads! book for the 2017-18 school year.

BC Reads! will be hosting author Jamie Ford on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
His presentation will be in N201 at 12:30 pm, and will include a Q & A session and book signing. His books will be available for purchase in the N Lobby.

Set in Seattle, it is the story of two young friends, one Chinese American and one Japanese American, and how their lives change with the signing of Executive Order 9066, which cleared the way for the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II .  The Hotel in the title is the Panama Hotel, on 6th and Main in Seattle’s International District, now a Historic Landmark and National Treasure for its role during this time in America’s history.

Supplementary resources can be found at our Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet library guide

The Library has 15 copies of the book, 2 audio books, and 12 e-readers loaded with the story.

This year’s BC Reads! Selection Committee included Lee Buxton, Sue Cox, Tracy Biga MacLean and Christina Sciabarra, with Wilma Dougherty as Chair.


Questions? Contact Wilma Dougherty, BC Reads! Librarian, wdougher@bellevuecollege.edu.

View our list of Past BC Reads! titles.

View images of previous BC Reads projects.


Last Updated January 26, 2018