For a detailed summary of our current programming, please see our downloadable 2023-24 Program Overview. This overview was last updated September 2023 and will be updated annually.

Alberta Book Day

Alberta Book Day is an opportunity for BPAA member-publishers to meet MLAs and government staff and to showcase the diverse publishing industry in our province.

Alberta Books for Schools

Alberta Books for Schools is a catalogue and online database featuring Alberta-published books matched to the K-12 curriculum.

Alberta Book Publishers Fund Proposal

The BPAA is advocating for the provincial government to invest in Alberta’s book publishers. Read our proposal and get informed.

Alberta Reads Provincial Book Club

As of November 2021, the Alberta Reads Book Club has been discontinued. Past shortlists and winners are available through the link above.

Annual Conference

From digital publishing to volleyball, join us for our annual conference, where publishers from across Alberta gather to hear the latest industry developments.


Each year the Alberta Book Awards celebrate excellence in publishing in the province. Read about guidelines, past shortlists and winners.

Professional Development

Register for publishing workshops and sessions.

Read Alberta Books Ads

This online and print marketing campaign profiles Alberta-published books. Browse a selection of recent books published in the province.

Read Alberta Publisher Catalogue

Created to celebrate the many wonderful books that tell Alberta’s Story, the Read Alberta Publisher catalogue is a collection of books published by Alberta publishers during the current year.

Read Alberta Collection

We’ve partnered with the Alberta government to make Alberta-published eBooks and eMagazines available to readers across the province. Borrow them online from your local library.

Read Alberta Website

Spearheaded by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta,  Read Alberta is a website where Alberta’s readers, authors, publishers, booksellers, and libraries can connect, support, and learn more about one another.

Your Alberta Story

What part have you played in creating the vibrant and diverse province we all call home? During the 2023 election campaign, when we all come together to choose who will represent us, we will be collecting these micro-stories to celebrate our story together.



Alberta Bestseller List

Check out our weekly bestseller list for Alberta. The Bestseller List is compiled by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta from information provided by BookNet Canada’s national sales tracking service, BNC SalesData.

Edmonton Bestseller List

Check out our weekly bestseller list for the Edmonton region.

Calgary Bestseller List

Check out our weekly bestseller list for the Calgary region.

Diversity and Inclusion Reading List

In an effort to stand in solidarity with the people all across North America opposing racism against black people, the Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) and the Writers’ Guild of Alberta (WGA) have assembled a reading list of relevant books, articles, and essays.

We are committed to working towards greater inclusivity within our industries through fair representation of Black, Indigenous, and other racialized people, and to amplifying and listening to voices that have too often been silenced.

Accessible Digital Publishing Resources

Many readers with print disabilities struggle to access books because, these days, most books are not created with them in mind.

The BPAA is committed to increasing the accessibility of Alberta books for readers, including those with print disabilities. Through the Accessible Digital Publishing Initiative, the BPAA is supporting member publishers to create increasingly accessible catalogues. Here, we provide a list of resources for publishers to learn about accessible digital publishing and born-accessible books.

Members Only Resources

This password protected page hosts resources geared towards current members of the BPAA. Please contact our office if you need the access information.


View current and back issues of the biweekly newsletter for the BPAA, and subscribe to our newsletter email list.

Getting published

Read about manuscript submissions, ISBNs, copyright, children’s books and other information on getting published in Alberta.

Publishing Resources

Access podcasts and other digital resources on the book publishing industry.

The Literary Landscape Of Western Canada

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta (BPAA) and the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC) came together to produce this catalogue, highlighting the achievements of Alberta and BC book publishers in preparation for Frankfurt 2020.

The Writing Stick Conference

“The Writing Stick: Sharing Indigenous Stories” conference took place June 8 to 10, 2017 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. It fostered conversations on editing and publishing Indigenous stories and writers. The conference website is still accessible at the link above, and features resources and recorded presentations from the event.