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Media Release – September/October Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton — The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – The Witch’s Diary by Rebecca Brae, published by Tyche Books. The video announcement can be viewed here. Hester Wishbone has it made. A recent graduate of Grimoire College, she has a great job as

Media Release – Speculative Fiction Book of the Year Award renamed to honour Douglas Barbour

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce that the “Speculative Fiction Book of the Year” award has been renamed the “Douglas Barbour Award for Speculative Fiction”. The inaugural renamed award will be presented to an Alberta publisher at the Alberta Book Publishing Awards in 2022. “Douglas Barbour has been

Media Release – 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Winners Announced

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards.  We were excited to present two new award categories this year, Graphic Novel of the Year and Regional Book of the Year. The Graphic Novel of the Year category recognizes a unique and specialized

Office Closure – Labour Day long weekend

Please note, the BPAA virtual offices will be closed for the Labour Day long weekend from September 3 – September 6 (inclusive). We will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, September 7.

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