featured publisher:
Caitlin Press
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Caitlin Press publishes writers who reflect the concerns, culture and history of that part of Canada called the “middle north” which lies between the southern, heavily-populated areas and the far north. In addition Caitlin Press seeks work by and about BC women.

ABPBC member-publishers and BC Government officials assembled at the Legislature for the announcement of the renewal of the British Columbia Book Publishing Tax Credit. Image courtesy of the Province of British Columbia. flickr.com/photos/bcgovphotos/32879225026/in/photostream/



BC Bestsellers

For the week of Feb 19, 2017
Bestseller List
        1. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
        2. Embers by Richard Wagamese
        3. The Queen of the North Disaster by Colin Henthorne
        4. British Columbia Lullaby by P.L. McCarron & Joy Steuerwald
        5. Vancouver Tree Book by David Tracey
        6. Stepping Stones by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr
        7. Vancouver in the Seventies by Kate Bird
        8. Hard Knox by Jack Knox
        9. The Last Gang in Town by Aaron Chapman
        10. I’m Right and You’re an Idiot by James Hoggan
        11. Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest by Richard Cannings, Tom Aversa & Hal Opperman
        12. We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett
        13. Tomboy Survival Guide by Ivan Coyote
        14. Price Paid by Bev Sellars
        15. The Two Sisters by Pauline Johnson, illustrated by Sandra Butt


The BC Bestseller List is compiled using sales data from over 80 independent bookstores in BC, which is provided to the ABPBC by TBM BookManager. The list represents sales of BC published books released within the calendar year.


The Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) is a trade association, founded in 1974, whose aims are to foster an environment in which our members will flourish and to expand an awareness of the value of books in all our lives. We are the largest regional affiliate of the Association of Canadian Publishers.

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News & Events

BC Legislature to Host Fourth Annual BC Book Day on March 8th

February 20th, 2017

BC Book Day

On March 8, 2017, the BC Legislature will host the fourth annual BC Book Day, offering an opportunity for MLAs and their staff to meet with the province’s publishers, authors, festival directors, librarians, and booksellers and to celebrate BC books. This year the date coincides with International Women’s Day; books on display will highlight the breadth of BC-published titles by, for, and about women. The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia; the Honourable Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism, and Skills Training; and the Honourable Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, will offer remarks as part of the celebration. Following the display, a proclamation declaring March 8, 2017, as BC Book Day will be read in the Legislature.

We encourage publishers, authors, booksellers, and readers alike to share their BC reads and celebrate BC Book Day on March 8th by using the hashtag #BCBookDay on social media.

ABPBC Thanks Government of BC for Renewal of Book Publishing Tax Credit

February 15th, 2017

The Association of Book Publishers of BC thanks the Government of BC for its renewed support of the British Columbia Book Publishing Tax Credit. Established in 2003, the credit is an effectively administered structural support that enables BC-owned publishers to grow their businesses strategically in the face of market volatility and low operating margins. BC publishers are pleased that this government recognizes the economic, educational, and cultural value of books in the lives of the province’s citizens and communities. See more on the renewal here.

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