featured publisher:
McKellar & Martin Publishing Group Limited

McKellar & Martin Publishing Group creates books for kids who love to read . . . and for those who don’t. Benjamin Brown Books currently resides under the umbrella of McKellar & Martin Publishing Group Ltd.

Margaret Reynolds with her family at the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards, where she was a nominee in the category of Arts, Culture & Design.

BC Bestsellers

For the week of July 24, 2016
Bestseller List
      1. Peace Dancer by Roy Henry Vickers & Robert Budd
      2. Gut by Giulia Enders
      3. Birds of British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest by Richard Cannings, Tom Aversa & Hal Opperman
      4. I’m Right and You’re an Idiot by James Hoggan
      5. Haida Gwaii by Dennis Horwood
      6. Campfire Stories of Western Canada by Barbara Smith
      7. Vancouver Tree Book by David Tracey
      8. Heart of the Raincoast by Alexandra Morton & Bill Proctor
      9. Cycling the Islands by John Crouch
      10. Scoundrels, Dreamers & Second Sons by Mark Zuehlke
      11. Boats in My Blood by Barrie Farrell
      12. My Heart Fills With Happiness by Monique Gray Smith
      13. Emily Carr As I Knew Her by Carol Pearson
      14. Tuco by Brian Brett
      15. The Heaviness of Things That Float by Jennifer Manuel

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

ABPBC Announces New Executive Director!

June 24th, 2016

The ABPBC has announced Heidi Waechtler as the incoming executive director. Heidi is currently the Managing Editor at Coach House Books in Toronto and will begin her tenure with the Association on September 6th.
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Leah Horlick Wins 10th Dayne Ogilive Prize Award for LBGT Emerging Writers

June 8th, 2016

Leah Horlick, author of For Your Own Good (Caitlin Press, 2015) and Riot Lung (Thistledown Press, 2012) is to receive the Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBT Emerging Writers, as announced by the Writer’s Trust of Canada. See more about the author and award here.

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