featured book:
A Cowherd in Paradise: From China to Canada
by May Q. Wong

A Cowherd in Paradise manages the writerly task of evoking the perilous, impoverished life of peasants in pre-revolutionary China while delving deep into the psyche of an immigrant to Canada during the period of discriminatory head taxes. Required reading.” —Jan Wong, author of Red China Blues

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April 9 was officially proclaimed BC Book Day!

BC Bestsellers

For the week of April 13, 2014
Adult Bestseller List
          1. They Called Me Number One by Bev Sellars
          2. The Market Gardener by Jean-Martin Fortier
          3. Cadillac Cathedral by Jack Hodgins
          4. Raven Brings the Light by Roy Henry Vickers and Robert Budd
          5. The Best of Adrian Raeside by Adrian Raeside
          6. The Oil Man and the Sea by Arno Kopecky
          7. The War on Science by Chris Turner
          8. Gumboot Girls by Lou Allison
          9. The Lonely End of the Rink by Grant Lawrence
          10. Becoming Wild by Nikki van Schyndel
          11. The White Spot Cookbook by Kerry Gold
          12. Somewhere In-Between by Donna Milner


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.

For more information on our member-driven association go to Who We Are.

See all our members in our Member Directory

News & Events

Lunch Poems at SFU: April 16, May 21 and June 18

April 11th, 2014

Click through to learn more about the spring schedule for “Lunch Poems at SFU.”

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Job Posting: Publicity Manager, Self-Counsel Press

April 11th, 2014

LOCATION: North Vancouver, BC

Self-Counsel Press is seeking a FULL-TIME, IN-HOUSE ‘Publicity Manager’. We’re looking for a creative, energetic person to generate publicity in both online and traditional media for our list of small-business, legal and personal finance books in both print and eBook format.
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