A B C D E F G H I  J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y


All Lit Up On All Lit Up, readers of emerging, quirky, and unabashedly Canadian literature can find and purchase the best books this country’s independent publishers have to offer.

Anvil Press publishes contemporary Canadian literature with a distinctly urban twist. 

The Association of Book Publishers of BC Association of Book Publishers of BC represents BC owned and controlled publishing companies. Visit our website at books.bc.ca

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Bazoof Magazine Everything we do revolves around educating kids on health, character development, and encouraging their creativity.

BC Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists Speech and Hearing BC shares information on speech and hearing with the public and represents over 1200 speech, language and hearing professionals.

Bear and Raven (A Canadian Tale) Bear and Raven are two lovable characters that travel across Canada and find themselves in a forever friendship. Illustrator will be present: Allyx Nakonechy.

Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education and Research Institute Bnei Baruch is the largest group of Kabbalists in Israel and around the world, sharing the wisdom of Kabbalah with the entire world.

Braille Literacy Canada Braille Literacy Canada promotes braille literacy for Canadians who ar blind or visually impaired.

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Caitlin Press Caitlin Press publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry that reflects the diverse cultures and histories of BC, bridging the gap between the urban and the rural.

Canadian Authors – Metro Vancouver With our motto “writers helping writers”, Canadian Authors provides members with programs and resources.

Canadian Bookbinders & Book Artists Guild (CBBAG) B.C. Lower Mainland Chapter CBBAG BC Lower Mainland Chapter organizes bookarts workshops, lectures and book art fairs.

Christianne’s Lyceum brings together writers, artists, educators and families to share the richness of story in its many forms.

Crime Writers of Canada Crime Writers of Canada: The write kind of crime since 1982. Meet authors here!

CUPE 391CUPE Local 391 represents workers in Vancouver, Gibsons and Sechelt Public Libraries.

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Dance International Magazine features contemporary and classical dance from Canada and around the world.

Douglas & MacIntyre Douglas & McIntyre is one of Canada’s pre-eminent independent publishers, with books that have won many national and international awards.

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Editors British Columbia The BC branch of Editors Canada promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication.

Epoch Times The Epoch Times is a nonprofit organization, is dedicated to seeking the truth through insightful and independent journalism.

EVENT Magazine Event Magazine inspires and nurtures writers, showcasing award-winning contemporary writing from Canada and abroad for over four decades. Receive 25% off a one year subscription to print and digital subscription at the festival!

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Frontier College Frontier College is a national literacy non-profit that supports engaging and inclusive learning activities in high-need and under-served communities.

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Gustafson Chapbook and Portal Magazine Portal is your gateway to accomplished short fiction, poetry, creative non-fiction, scripts, interviews, art, and photography by Vancouver Island University students.

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Happy Science Happy Science provides you guideposts to happiness both in this world and the next.

Harbour Publishing Harbour Publishing is an award-winning independent book publisher owned and operated by Howard and Mary White.

Historic Joy Kogawa House Come meet writer-in-residence Monia Mazigh and learn more about our author residency program.

Humber School for Writers More that 320 of our graduates are published authors!

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ICNA Canada (Islamic Circle of North America Learn about each other, build better understanding

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J.C. Mckenzie Book-loving, gumboot-wearing, unapologetic science geek and author of the urban fantasy Carus Series.

Jo-Ann Carson The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries.

Jonathon Dalton Comics Jonathon draws comics about strange, alien worlds and the ordinary people who live there.

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The Knowledge Book The book is an invitation to Genuine Humans to Unify in Peace, Love and Tolerance.


Langara College Publishing The Publishing department’s mission is to teach students the latest publishing technologies and to help them develop a comprehensive knowledge of the goals, strategies and processes of print and electronic publishing.

Literary Press Group of Canada The Literary Press Group fosters the survival and growth of Canadian independent literary publishers through advocacy and group initiatives.

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Midtown Press Midtown Press is a BC micro-publisher that focuses on local history, local writing and children’s literature.

Jim McPherson/ Phantacea Since 1977 PHANTACEA has been providing highly imaginative, action oriented Anheroic Fantasy.

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Nightwood Editions Nightwood Editions is committed to publishing and promoting the best new poetry and fiction by writers across Canada.

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Orca Books Award-winning Canadian children’s books.

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Pajama Press Pajama Press is a small Canadian literary press with high editorial and production standards. We produce many formats in children’s publishing.

Pandora’s Collective Outreach Society Pandora’s Collective is dedicated to promoting the literary arts as a healthy tool for self-expression.

Parent to Parent It takes a Village to Raise a Child. This Book is for the Village.

Pencil Tip Publishing Book publisher focusing on genre and cult television, original fiction, short story collections, and Doctor Who.

Peter Chiykowski Rock Paper Cynic/Write with Lightning Comics and cartoons for persons silly, strange, snarky and cynical.

Pretty in Pulp Help support preservation of vintage queer pulp literature – stop for pins, poster and postcards!

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Read Local BC ReadLocalBC.ca, a project of the ABPBC, celebrates the vibrant authors, publishers, bookstores and libraries that make up our province’s literacy landscape.

Red Cedar Award We are a BC -based children’s choice book award! Visit our site for how to get involved at www.redcedaraward.ca.

Return of the Jaguar and Under the Covers Return of the Jaguar is a novel by Norm Cuddy based on the Acteal Massage in Chiapas Province in Mexico in 1997.  In Under the Covers, author, Patricia Hetherington writes about a life of gumption, passion, gifts and secrets .

Ronsdale Press Ronsdale Press, based in Vancouver, Specializes in non-fiction, YA and adult fiction and poetry.

Roundfire Legends Original stories that take you on taboo and strange adventures across all genres.

Royal British Columbia Museum Royal BC Museum publications bring the history and nature of our province to life.

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SFU Continuing Studies – The Writer’s Studio The Creative Writing Program a, SFU, is home of the Writer’s Studio, where writers receive formal training and mentorship in a supportive community.

Sky Spirit Publishing Sky Spirit Studio Books was founded in 2014 by Wade Baker and Mary Tasi.  The publishing company focuses on stories about hidden histories and leadership in history, politics and exploration.

subTerrain Magazine subTerrain Magazine has been a source of “Strong Words for a Polite Nation” since 1988. Get a two-year subscription for $20 at the festival!

Surrey International Writers’ Conference This day we write!

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Three Ocean Press is a new Vancouver-based publisher of fiction and creative non-fiction.

Transcribimus: Documents of Early Vancouver and Beyond Transcribimus volunteers transcribe hand-written  documents from early Vancouver history to make them freely available.

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UBC Bookstore The UBC Bookstore is Western Canada’s largest independent bookstore.

UBC Press UBC Press produces books integral to Canada’s cultural, political, and social fabric and is widely touted as the country’s pre-eminent social science publisher.

USNA Publishing / West Ghost Publishing USNA-The future. A new country. A rebellion. Caretakers – a spooky, comedic graphic novel series.

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Vancouver Comicon/Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund Bi-Monthly Comics and collectables show at Heritage Hall/Fighting censorship since 1987.

Vancouver Community College VCC is BC’s largest literacy institution, offering basic literacy to first year university courses.

Vancouver Public Library Rediscover what your library has for you! Libraries are exciting places filled with all kinds of information, programs and fun things to read, watch and listen.

Vancouver Writers Festival The Writers Fest connects readers of all ages to writers and ideas that enlighten, engage, and entertain.

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Westcoast Calligraphy Society An enthusiastic group of people with a common bond- a love of all things calligraphic.

Whistler Writers Festival Promotes the literary arts, provides a forum for local writers to develop their craft within the community and sponsors literary events for readers and writers in the Sea to Sky corridor.

Wilderness Committee Keeping it wild for over 35 years! Free educational reports and Take Action kits from Canada’s people-powered , citizen-funded wilderness protection group.

The Writers’ Union of Canada The Writers’ Union of Canada is the national organization of professionally published book authors.

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Yasmine Wallace (Lucy and Her Magic Umbrella) Yasmin Wallace was born in a small town in Ontario, Canada and currently lives in North Vancouver, B.C. where she works in the booming film and TV industry.

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Inspiring words.