In Praise of Book Designers: “We shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but often do”

Though there are myriad factors that build that first impression, it’s what the cover feels like that matters. Sylvia joins us with an essay in praise of book designers and what the package of a book actually does.

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Weekly Events Roundup: January 19-25, 2018

Our first roundup of 2018… now on Fridays! Get out your shiny new 2018 calendars (print or digital) and mark down these awesome upcoming events.

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News Bites: Booksellers on the move

We’ve been hearing lots of great news about bookstores and booksellers over the past few weeks. Here are some highlights from Massy Books, People’s Co-op, Indigo, Iron Dog Books, and Raven Reads.

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BC Bestsellers | January 13, 2018

The weekly BC Bestseller List represents the top-selling BC published books released within the calendar year.

Featured, Interview

Iona Whishaw: “I like my female protagonists to be strong”

With her fourth book in the series forthcoming, we caught up with mystery novelist Iona Whishaw to discuss detective stories and her writing inspirations.

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BC Bestsellers | January 6, 2018

The BC Bestseller List is compiled using sales data from more than 70 independent bookstores in BC, which is provided to the ABPBC by TBM BookManager. The list represents sales of BC published books...

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Canada Reads 2018 longlist includes BC nominees

The 15 titles longlisted for CBC Canada Reads 2018 was announced January 8 with the theme One Book to Open Your Eyes.

Featured, TBR: Quick Pitches

Bursting with anticipation: BC books we’re looking forward to in Spring 2018

If you’re anything like us, you’ll have a hard time waiting until these books hit the shelves at your local independent bookstore.

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BC Bestsellers | December 30, 2017

The weekly BC Bestseller List represents the top-selling BC published books released within the calendar year.

Behind the Scenes, Featured

Year in Review: 2017 highlight reel at Read Local BC

Even though 2017 was a tough year in many ways, we are happy to have shared books on important topics, increased diversity, award recognition, and new publishing initiatives. Check out a selection of our...

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Top 15 BC Bestsellers of 2017

We know how much you love lists, so we compiled the local bestsellers for the year. Here are BC’s top 15 bestselling books in 2017. Take a peek!