(From left to right) MLA Lana Popham, the Hon. Linda Reid, the Hon. Judith Guichon, Minister Shirley Bond, publisher Kevin Williams, Minister Peter Fassbender, and MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert delivered welcoming remarks as part of BC Book Day. Image courtesy of the Province of British Columbia.



BC Bestsellers

For the week of March 19, 2017
Bestseller List
        1. Embers by Richard Wagamese
        2. The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben
        3. Hello Humpback! by Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd, illustrated by Roy Henry Vickers
        4. The Queen of the North Disaster by Colin Henthorne
        5. British Columbia Lullaby by P.L. McCarron & Joy Steuerwald
        6. Stepping Stones by Margriet Ruurs, illustrated by Nizar Ali Badr
        7. We Sang You Home by Richard Van Camp, illustrated by Julie Flett
        8. The Last Gang in Town by Aaron Chapman
        9. Vancouver Tree Book by David Tracey
        10. Two Sisters by E. Pauline Johnson, illustrated by Sandra Butt
        11. Medicine Unbundled by Gary Geddes
        12. Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest by Richard Cannings, Tom Aversa & Hal Opperman
        13. Tails Don’t Lie 2 by Adrian Raeside, illustrated by Adrian Raeside
        14. Peace Dancer by Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd
        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.


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.

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News & Events

Featured Book: Refuge in the Black Deck

March 13th, 2017

RefugeintheBlackDeckWhen Ordinary Seaman Nicola Peffers boarded the HMCS Winnipeg in 2009, she was embarking on her first deployment with the Canadian Navy. At twenty-six years old, one of the top students in her training class, and one of the few women on the boat, Nicola began her career with a sense of optimism and hope towards seeing the world and serving her country.
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BC Book Prizes Shortlists Announced

March 10th, 2017

The BC Book Prizes shortlists were announced on Tuesday, March 7, with nine ABPBC members represented and shortlisted for a total of twenty titles. The winners in the seven categories will be announced at the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prizes Gala on Saturday, April 29. The dinner and awards ceremony will be held at the Pinnacle Harbourfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver. Tickets will be available for purchase through the BC Book Prizes website starting March 13.
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