The Story


ABPBC logoLaunched in 2015 by the Association of Book Publishers of BC, Read Local BC is a project celebrating the extraordinary depth and diversity of BC publishing.

The project originated as a series of events held annually to encourage the public to support our local industry by reading, sharing, and purchasing BC-published books. To date, Read Local BC has featured the works of BC publishers at readings and literary gatherings held in cities throughout the province, including Fernie, Haida Gwaii, Prince George, Salt Spring Island, Vancouver, Victoria, and Williams Lake.

Read Local BC now offers  year-round promotions including events in both the spring and fall, a website with recent BC-publisher news and events, and dedicated social media. The project has changed but the vision remains the same: to highlight the diversity and accomplishments of BC publishers and to encourage reading, sharing, and buying of BC books year-round.

Regarding Editorial Content:

The content on Read Local BC specifically highlights the members of the Association of Book Publishers of BC. As a member of the ABPBC, or an author published by an ABPBC member, we would love to know about your books and events—please get in touch with content pitches. However, if you are not affiliated with the ABPBC, we unfortunately cannot accept these outside submissions at this time.