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Office Closure – July long weekend

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed Friday, July 1, 2022 – Monday, July 4 for the July long weekend. Our virtual office will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Media Release – 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Shortlist Announced 

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2022 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 wide range of Alberta-published books.  This year, jurors

Office Closure – May long weekend

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed Monday, May 23, 2022 for Victoria Day. Our virtual office will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Office Closure – April long weekend

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed from Friday, April 15, 2022 – Monday, April 18, 2022, inclusive. Our virtual office will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

The Writers’ Union of Canada Parliamentary Petition

We want to invite to you to sign an important Parliamentary petition that the Writers’ Union of Canada (TWUC) has launched, and we strongly support. For over a decade now, Canadian creators and publishers have not been paid for the copying of their works by Canada’s education sector outside of Quebec. Ten years is an

Office Closure – Family Day

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed Monday, February 21 for Family Day. We will re-open for regular business hours on Tuesday, February 22.

Media Release – 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Accepting Submissions

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is now accepting submissions for the 2022 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 best

Office Closure – Holiday Break

The BPAA virtual offices will be closed from December 23, 2021 – January 3, 2022, inclusive. Our virtual office will reopen for regular business hours on January 4, 2022. Have a safe and happy holiday season, and we look forward to working with you all in the new year!

2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Call for Juror Nominations

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is seeking qualified jurors to help select the winners of the 2022 Alberta Book Publishing Awards program. Jury packages will be distributed in early March, and meetings will take place in May. Each jury will be expected to attend one meeting over Zoom which should last about an hour.

Media Release – Alberta Book Publishers Celebrate “Alberta Book Day”

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government and Minister Ron Orr for declaring November 24, 2021, as the fourth annual “Alberta Book Day.” The day celebrates the many achievements of Alberta-based book publishers, and the significant contributions they make to our province’s cultural and