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BC Books Online

BC Books Online marks the first ever collaboration between publishers and libraries with the objective to deliver digital content to an entire province. There has been considerable interest in our progress from across the country and internationally. The project will undoubtedly serve as a model for similar initiatives in other jurisdictions.

BC Bestsellers

View the BC Bestseller List on Read Local BC

The BC Bestseller List is compiled using sales data from more than 70 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.


Welcome

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 a 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

The 2017 catalogues for schools are here!

October 26th, 2017

Every year, the ABPBC produces catalogues for educators, library wholesalers, and retailers working in the educational field.

They feature work from publishers across Canada. Below are the catalogues for 2017/2018

BC Books for BC Schools

Canadian History Books for Schools

Canadian Indigenous Books for Schools

If you didn’t get copies of these catalogues, you can sign up here.

Announcing the ABPBC’s partnership with the BC Library Association

August 16th, 2017

The ABPBC is excited to announce that we’ve entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the BC Library Association to formalize our plans to work closely with the BCLA over the next year. We’re excited that this partnership will help to develop relationships between librarians and publishers and expand the readership of BC books.

Together both associations will celebrate and promote BC publishers and authors and will support librarians and library staff across the province to develop their knowledge of BC publishers’ books. Both the ABPBC and the BCLA are especially interested in representing BC books in the BC Summer Reading Club.

Aspects of the MOU include:

  1. Promoting and distributing booklists that support BC Summer Reading Club, showcasing the breadth and depth of BC children’s publishing.
  2. Holding a publishers and BCLA event that will focus on both children’s and adult publishing with the children’s portion focused on local books.
  3. The ABPBC will contribute funding to ensure that rural library staff have some of their expenses covered to attend a professional development session.

 

This partnership will greatly benefit both parties and we are excited to collaborate to further our outreach.

We are looking forward to BC Library Month in October!

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The ABPBC is a proud supporter of the BC Summer Reading Club (BC SRC)

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