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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

Office Closure: Good Friday and Easter Monday

Please note, the BPAA virtual offices will be closed April 2 – April 5 inclusive.  Our virtual office will reopen for regular business hours April 6, 2021. We wish you a safe and happy holiday weekend!

Media Release: March-April Alberta Reads Book Club Title

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club title – Exhibit by Paul Zits, published by the University of Calgary Press. The video announcement can be viewed here. Paul Zits reaches into the archives to tell the forgotten true story of  Margaret McPhail. Accused

Media Release: Alberta Reads Book Club Poetry Shortlist

Edmonton – The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) is pleased to announce the next Alberta Reads Book Club shortlist, featuring 6 great Alberta-published works of poetry. Over the course of March and April, the Alberta Reads book club will focus on one of the shortlisted titles. Readers will have the chance to participate in

2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards Now Open for Submissions

The BPAA is accepting submissions for the 2021 Alberta Book Publishing Awards through March 19, 2021. 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 examples of Alberta

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