BPAA News

Media Release: November-December Alberta Reads Book Club Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the upcoming Alberta Reads book club pick. Over the course of November and December, the Alberta Reads book club will focus on a non-fiction title from an Alberta-based book publisher. Readers will have the chance to participate in the

Media Release: 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced!

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The winners represent the height of the Alberta book publishing industry as adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada. Although we wish we could have celebrated these achievements in person, we’re

2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Gala

The 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards will be held virtually, on the BPAA YouTube page. We hope you will join us for the live event at 3PM MDT on September 10, 2020! BPAA Awards Invitation (PDF) Download the 2020 shortlist (PDF) 2020 BPAA Awards Program (PDF)

Media Release: September-October Alberta Reads Book Club Pick

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce that the second Alberta Reads book club pick is Watershed, published by Freehand Books, and written by Doreen Vanderstoop. Over the course of September and October, readers will have the chance to win a gift card to the indie bookstore of their

BPAA Statement on Libraries

August 6, 2020 Edmonton — The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) issued the following statement, in response to an op-ed in the July 25th Globe and Mail: “The BPAA has a long-standing positive relationship with Alberta’s libraries. Through our interaction with them at the annual Alberta Library Conference, our partnership with them through the

2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2020 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. The following shortlist represents the finest of Alberta book publishing as determined by leading professionals in the book industry from across Canada. “At a time in our world when reading and books have

Introducing the Alberta Reads Book Club!

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the launch of the Alberta Reads Book Club, championed by the Minister of Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. This online, province-wide book club will profile the rich culture of books that are published right here in Alberta, while encouraging Albertans to utilize

Media Release: Alberta’s Book Publishers Celebrate “World Book Day”

Alberta – On World Book and Copyright Day, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) stands together with the book industry in Canada and around the world in calling upon governments to continue to provide economic relief during the COVID-19 crisis. It is vital that we recognize the significant benefits the industry affords our province,

BPAA COVID-19 Response: Resource Page

The BPAA will be maintaining a resource page with relevant information about the impacts COVID-19 is having on Alberta, Canada, and the publishing industry in general. You can see more here, and we will be updating this daily as important updates or changes are made. If you have any questions or information to add, please

BPAA COVID-19 Response: Office Closure

Please be advised that the Book Publishers Association of Alberta office will be closed until further notice as we participate in the effort to slow community spread of COVID-19. Staff will be working from home and will continue our work on regular programs and projects. We will make every effort to respond to inquiries in a timely