Release of new Durvile title, Shrunk

See below for the launch dates of Durvile’s new book about legal cases and issues regarding the mentally disordered: Shrunk. Calgary. Exclusive Canadian Release Party. May 5, 2016. 5:00 to 8:00 pm | Chapters Books, 9631 Macleod Trail S.W. Winnipeg. June 14, 2016. 5:00 -8:00 pm | Chapters Polo Festival , 695 Empress Street Toronto.

March 12, 2016: Stonehouse Publishing Launch

You are invited to Stonehouse Publishing’s Launch Party. Come hear Stonehouse authors read a selection from their forthcoming books, and enjoy drinks and refreshments with them as they celebrate the official launch of Stonehouse Publishing! The event is March 12 at 7:00 pm at the Boyle Street Community League, Edmonton. 101 Boyle Street Plaza, 9538

January 28, 2016: University of Alberta Book Launch: Apartheid in Palestine

  Join the University of Alberta Press for their upcoming book launch. Ghada Ageel sought leading experts—Palestinian and Israeli, academic and activist—to gather stories that humanize the historic processes of occupation, displacement, colonization, and, most controversially, apartheid. The result is “Apartheid in Palestine: Hard Laws and Harder Experiences.” Thursday, January 28 @ 3:30 pm H.M.

October 22, 2015: University of Alberta Press Book Launch: Standard Candles

Alice Major shares her brand-new collection of poetry, Standard candles, about the wonders of cosmology and the human heart. After a reading and demonstration on the concept of standard candles, audiences can view the heavens through the observatory’s telescopes. Thursday, October 22 @ 7:00 pm Department of Physics Astronomical Observatory 5 Floor, CCIS Building (#13

Frontenac Launching 4 New Books

Frontenac House is launching 4 new books as part of their Quartet 2015 launch.  The launch party for Changelings, Two Minds, Niche and ClockWork will take place on Sunday, September 13, 2015 at the Memorial Park Library at 1221 – 2 St SW Calgary.  Admission is free and there will be light refreshments.  Check out their Facebook event here.

2015 Conference/AGM Registration is open; 2015 Book Publishing Awards Gala Tickets on Sale Now

Tickets for this year’s Alberta Book Publishing Awards Conference and Gala are on sale now.  Links to the two registration forms are below.  Please return your form by mail or email to Les Bush ( before August 25 to get your tickets.  We look forward to seeing you there! Registration Form Gala Ticket Form Follow

July 27, 2015: Why Grow Here — U of A Press Book launch

Why Grow Here by Kathryn Chase Merrett | Book launch July 27, 2015 at 7:30 Central Lions Seniors Association 11113 – 113 Street, Edmonton Please join the University of Alberta Press and the Edmonton Horticultural Society for a special talk on the history of gardening in Edmonton, followed by a reception. Free event. Free parking.

Shortlists Announced for 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Awards

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is excited to announce the shortlists for the 2015 Alberta Book Publishing Awards!  The awards will be presented during the Annual Book Publishing Awards Gala on Friday, September 18, 2015 at Fort Edmonton Park.  Click here for the details of the event, and to see the shortlists.  Tickets go on sale July

Alberta Book Awards: Call for Submissions

Award submissions for the 2015 Alberta Book Awards is now open. The Alberta Book Awards will be held September 18, 2015, at Fort Edmonton Park. Please see our Awards Submissions page for submission forms and more information. The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2015.   All questions may be directed to