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Advertise in the Alberta Books for Schools 2023/24 Catalogue

The BPAA is accepting advertisement submissions for the Alberta Books for Schools 2023/24 catalogue. The Alberta Books for Schools catalogue is an annual catalogue from the BPAA, featuring Alberta-published books matched to the Alberta K-12 curriculum. Copies of the catalogue will be distributed to Alberta K-12 schools and school boards, libraries, and booksellers; Canadian wholesalers and teachers’

Media Release – 2023 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. 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

Office Closure – Holiday Break

The BPAA will be closed 12:00 pm MT, December 22, 2022–January 2, 2023, inclusive. We will reopen on January 3, 2023. We encourage you to enjoy an Alberta book during your holiday break (Read Alberta has some great recommendations).

Office Closure – Remembrance Day

The BPAA offices will be closed Friday, November 11, 2022 for Remembrance Day. We will reopen for regular business hours on Monday, November 14, 2022.

Media Release – Alberta Book Publishers Celebrate Fifth Annual Alberta Book Day

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) are delighted to celebrate November 3, 2022 as the fifth annual “Alberta Book Day”. The day has been designated to celebrate the depth and breadth of the book publishing industry in Alberta, and to recognize the significant contributions Alberta book publishers make to

Media Release – Expanded digital collection improves access to Alberta magazines

Calgary, Alberta— Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA) is pleased to announce that eMagazine titles from across the province will now be available to library patrons across Alberta. Alberta’s magazine publishing industry has joined forces with the province’s book publishers to expand the Read Alberta eBooks project, launched in 2017, to include digital editions of dozens of

Office Closure – Thanksgiving Monday

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed Monday, October 10, 2022 for Thanksgiving Monday. Our virtual office will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, October 11, 2022.

Office Closure – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed Friday, September 30, 2022 in observance of The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We will reopen for regular office hours on Monday, October 3, 2022.

Media Release – 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners 

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards. These awards celebrate the essential role Alberta book publishers play in supporting authors and telling Alberta’s Story. As the critical middle piece of the storytelling process, Alberta book publishers bring stories by Alberta

Media Release – Discover Alberta books handpicked for the classroom with Alberta Books for Schools

Edmonton –  The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the launch of the Alberta Books for Schools catalogue and digital database, a brand-new way to discover Alberta books handpicked for the classroom. Thank you to our funders, in particular the Government of Alberta and the Canada Book Fund, whose contributions made this