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Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Read Alberta Catalogue, a collection of books published by Alberta’s publishers during the current year.

The front cover of the Read Alberta 2021 Catalogue.

Read Alberta was created to celebrate the many wonderful books published right here at home, as book publishers work every day to tell Alberta’s Story. Alberta’s book industry has a special spirit of innovation: we have Canada’s first open access publisher; our libraries are offering unprecedented access to local books online through the Read Alberta eBooks Collection and the ground-breaking Prairie Indigenous eBook Collection; our cutting-edge literary publishers punch above their weight when it comes to awards and critical acclaim; and our booksellers are resilient, offering previously unheard-of online ordering and delivery options, and pivoting daily to meet our needs.

Spearheaded by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta, the Read Alberta catalogue highlights the work by Alberta publishers and Alberta authors, designers, editors and illustrators, in celebration of the distinct, diverse voices coming out of our own province, amidst a shared backdrop of cities, prairie fields, windswept badlands, boreal forest, rolling foothills, and majestic mountains.

We gratefully acknowledge the traditional homeland of the many diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit people whose Elders have walked this land before us, and those persons with whom we share this great land today. We are grateful to work and live upon this territory together, and for the means to learn from all of the traditional peoples of these lands. It is our commitment to all First Nations, Métis and Inuit people that we will continue to work together to build strong and positive relationships, and to consider how we can bring our resources and talents within the book industry to the important work at hand during this era of reconciliation.

We hope you’ll be excited and inspired by this amazing collection of books.

Read, Alberta!

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Read Alberta: 2021 Catalogue

The Book Publishers Association of Alberta is pleased to announce the release of the first issue of the Read Alberta Catalogue. The inaugural issue features over 100 titles from seventeen Alberta-based publishers. Download a digital copy of the catalogue here. Future issues will be available in both print and digital formats. 

The following publishers are featured in the 2021 catalogue:

To view the Read Alberta catalogue in a larger screen, click here.

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Books from the Read Alberta Catalogue are available from distributors and bookstores through the following links:

Alpine Book Peddlers
Canada Book Distributors
Publishers Group Canada
UBC Press
University of Toronto Press Distribution

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