featured publisher:
Harbour Publishing

Harbour Publishing is one of BC’s founding publishers. Known for the Raincoast Chronicles, Harbour focuses on regional stories and authors.

Poetry in Transit is well underway! Can you spot all 20 poems?



BC Bestsellers

For the week of Sept 25, 2016
Bestseller List
        1. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
        2. Gut by Giulia Enders
        3. Price Paid by Bev Sellars
        4. British Columbia Lullaby by P.L. McCarron & Joy Steuerwald
        5. Vancouver Tree Book by David Tracey
        6. Peace Dancer by Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd
        7. Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest by Richard Cannings, Tom Aversa & Hal Opperman
        8. A Taste of Haida Gwaii by Susan Musgrave
        9. Stepping Stones by Margriet Ruurs
        10. Where Mountains Meet the Sea by Daniel Francis
        11. Haida Gwaii by Dennis Horwood
        12. Walking to Camelot by John A. Cherrington
        13. The Heaviness of Things that Float by Jennifer Manuel
        14. My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith
        15. I’m Right and You’re an Idiot by James Hoggan


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.


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

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News & Events

Poetry in Transit celebrates 20 years!

September 21st, 2016

Poetry in Transit will celebrate twenty years of BC-authored poems on SkyTrains, bus shelters, and buses throughout the province on Wednesday September 21 at The Emerald, as part of Word Vancouver.

Readings of 20 poems featured as part of the campaign will commemorate the extraordinary contribution poets have made to the cultural fabric of BC. Poetry in Transit initiator Sandy Shreve will host. Read Article

The Association of Book Publishers of BC to honour 2016 publishing award recipients

September 9th, 2016

The Association of Book Publishers of BC (ABPBC) is pleased to present two awards recognizing outstanding contributions to the province’s publishing industry. Scott McIntyre, founding partner of Douglas & McIntyre Publishers, will receive this year’s Gray Campbell Distinguished Service Award, and Talonbooks, one of Canada’s oldest literary presses, will be honoured with the 2016 Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year Award.

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