BPAA News

Office Closure – Heritage Day long weekend

Please note, the BPAA virtual offices will be closed for the Heritage Day long weekend from July 30 – August 2 (inclusive). We will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, August 3.

Media Release – July-August Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – Humane, published by Stonehouse Publishing. The video announcement can be viewed here. Who steals a dog from a shelter after receiving a dream message from their grandmother? Hazel Lesage never expected it to be

Media Release: 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2021 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, and showcases the range of Alberta-published books.  “The juries had their

Office Closure – Canada Day weekend

Please note, the BPAA virtual offices will be closed July 1 – July 4 inclusive.  Our virtual office will reopen for regular business hours July 5, 2021. We wish you a safe and happy weekend.

Media Release: Alberta Reads Book Club Trade Fiction Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club shortlist, featuring 7 Alberta published trade fiction titles.  Over the course of July and August, the Alberta Reads book club will focus on one of the shortlisted titles. Readers will have the chance to participate in

Media Release: May-June Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – Chasia’s Enchantment: Mediations, Poems, Inspirations by Hilda Chasia Smith, published by Durvile Publications. The video announcement can be viewed here. Drawing upon wisdom and teachings of the Torah, Pranayama yoga, and her own virtuosity

Office Closure: Good Friday and Easter Monday

Please note, the BPAA virtual offices will be closed April 2 – April 5 inclusive.  Our virtual office will reopen for regular business hours April 6, 2021. We wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Media Release: March-April Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – Exhibit by Paul Zits, published by the University of Calgary Press. The video announcement can be viewed here. Paul Zits reaches into the archives to tell the forgotten true story of  Margaret McPhail. Accused

Media Release: Alberta Reads Book Club Poetry Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club shortlist, featuring 6 great Alberta-published works of poetry. Over the course of March and April, the Alberta Reads book club will focus on one of the shortlisted titles. Readers will have the chance to participate in

2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Open for Submissions

The BPAA is accepting submissions for the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards through March 19, 2021. Established in 1994, the Alberta Book Publishing Awards recognize and celebrate the best of the Alberta book publishing industry. The awards are adjudicated by experts and publishing professionals from across Canada, who select the very best examples of Alberta