Read Alberta eBook Collection Officially Launched

This week the Read Alberta eBooks project launches on library websites across the province. Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Public Library Services Branch (PLSB) has partnered with the Book Publishers Association of Alberta to make over 1,000 Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. These eBooks can now be borrowed through the Cantook Station platform on

UpRoute Author Rich Theroux Profiled in the Calgary Herald

The Calgary Herald has profiled UpRoute Books and Media (an imprint of Lorene Shyba’s Durvile Publications) author and illustrator Rich Theroux in its “Our Town” series. Mr. Theroux runs an inner city art society whose costs he partially paid for with the royalties from his new adult colouring book Stop Making Art and Die. Read

Edmonton Best Seller List 20161221

Download the .pdf of the bestseller list here: Edmonton Bestseller-List-20161221 . Or check it out on our partners’ blogs at daveberta.ca or albertapolitics.ca.

‘Read Alberta eBooks’ library collection coming in 2017

We’re thrilled to announce that the BPAA has partnered with the Government of Alberta to make 1,130 Alberta-published eBooks available to readers across the province. Alberta Municipal Affairs’ Public Library Services Branch (PLSB), has invested over $200,000 in this groundbreaking project. The first of its kind in Canada, the collection represents 24 BPAA member publishers.

In Conversation with Rudy Wiebe (NeWest Press)

Join award-winning author Rudy Wiebe in conversation with Myrna Kostash. Wiebe will be reading from his new book “Where the Truth Lies: Selected Essays.” An audience Q&A and book signing will follow. The event starts at 7 pm at the City Arts Centre (10943 84 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 0V5).

“Stop Making Art and Die” Book Signing

Join UpRoute publisher Lorene Shyba on Saturday, November 12 for one of two Edmonton signings of Rich Theroux’s new book Stop Making Art and Die: Survival Activities for Artists.  They are at the Strathcona Chapters (in Edmonton) from 12-2 and at Audreys Books from 3-5.  Come out, meet the author, and see this great new,

Freehand Press Release

Freehand books put out the following press release announcing their win of Publisher of the Year at the 2016 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. September.19.2016. Freehand at the 2016 Alberta Book Awards The 2016 Alberta Book Awards were given out on Friday, September 16 in Calgary. Freehand was very honoured to receive two awards: Publisher of

BPAA Annual Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

The BPAA is pleased to announce the 2016 winners of the Alberta Book Publishing Awards. Please see the media release here.

CBC article

CBC books put out an article about our recent book awards, check it out here: CBC article

2016 Conference and Awards Gala Registration Now Open

We are pleased to open registrations for the 2016 Conference and Awards gala. Follow this link to the conference page on our website. The conference is September 15-17 in Calgary at the Hotel Arts. We hope to see you there.