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Media Release: January-February Alberta Reads Book Club Pick

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is excited to name Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West as the fourth Alberta Reads Book Club title. In this coming-of-age memoir, Cheryl Foggo explores her ancestry and claims her place in the Canadian west as a proud Black

Happy Holidays from the Book Publishers Association of Alberta!

Our last day in the office for 2020 will be tomorrow, December 18, and we will re-open in the new year on January 4. This year has been unlike any other, and we’re grateful to have been part of such a strong and resilient community, as we dealt with the many challenges it presented. Thanks to

Media Release: Celebrating the 3rd Annual Alberta Book Day

Edmonton – The members of the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) wish to thank the Alberta Government, and Ministers Leela Aheer and Tracy Allard, for declaring December 7, 2020 as the third annual “Alberta Book Day.” The day celebrates the many achievements of Alberta-based book publishers, and the significant contributions they make to our

kinisitohtên cî: Do you understand? : Moving beyond colonialism in editing

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar: kinisitohtên cî: Do you understand? : Moving beyond colonialism in editing, presented by Chelsea Vowel. For generations, Indigenous authors have been forced to reshape their words and stories to be legible to a non-Indigenous audience. Increasingly this practice is shifting as Indigenous

Taken by the Muse by Anne Wheeler – Alberta Reads Book Club Discussion

Join NeWest Press General Manager Matt Bowes on November 27 at 3PM MST for a virtual afternoon discussion about the November-December Alberta Reads Book Club title, Taken by the Muse by Anne Wheeler! Registration is now open, and Book Club Questions are available on the Alberta Reads Book Club webpage. These questions will be used

Media Release: November-December Alberta Reads Book Club Pick

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the third Alberta Reads book club pick – Taken by the Muse: On the Path to Becoming a Filmmaker by Anne Wheeler, published by NeWest Press. This collection of creative non-fiction stories recount Anne Wheeler’s journey to becoming a filmmaker. The stories

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