WBRA 2023 Winter Book Fair

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WBRA 2023 Winter Book Fair

An in-person book fair for BC booksellers.

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Location

The Parkside Hotel & Spa 810 Humboldt Street Victoria, BC V8V 5B1 Canada

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About this event

  • 2 days 8 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

WINTER 2023 BC BOOK FAIR

Monday, February 13th to Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

This page can be used to register as an attendee. If you would like to register as an exhibitor, please email natassja@anansi.ca and you will be added to the exhibitor mailing list.

New WBRA website: westernbookreps.ca

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

Monday, February 13

10:00 am to 1:00 pm – Set-up for reps – Urban Ballroom

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm – Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Author Speed Dating (bar opens at 4:30 pm)

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm – Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, February 14

8:30 am to 9:00 am – Continental Breakfast – West Lobby

8:45 am to 5:00 pm – Group Buying Sessions – James Bay Room

9:00 am to 12:00 pm – Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom

12:00 pm to 12:45 pm – Catered lunch in the City Club Lounge

12:45 pm to 5:00 pm – Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom

Wednesday, February 15

8:30 am to 9:00 am – Continental Breakfast – West Lobby

8:45 am to 5:00 pm – Group Buying Sessions – James Bay Room

9:00 am to 12:00 pm – Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom

12:00 pm to 12:45 pm – Catered lunch in the City Club Lounge

12:45 pm to 5:00 pm – Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom

HOTEL RESERVATIONS:

We have a block of "Deluxe One Bedroom Suites" reserved for $169.00 a night (February 12th to 15th). You must book by December 29th to receive this pricing. Please call the Parkside directly at 250.940.1200 or 1.855.616.3557 to reserve and say you're with the WBRA Bookfair. The Parkside will allow free cancellation or modification of your reservation up to 24 hours before arrival, so there’s no downside to reserving your spot early! The parking rate is $12 per day for event attendees, and overnight parking is $17 per night.

COCKTAIL PARTY AND LUNCHES:

Meals will be hosted in the City Club Lounge at the Parkside, catered by Truffles. Please select the number of meals you will be attending on the registration page. A survey of dietary restrictions will be included in your confirmation email.

GROUP BUY SESSIONS:

Tuesday, Feb 14

8:45 – 9:15 Darryl Scott – Thomas Allen

9:15 – 10:15 Ali Hewitt – Ampersand

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30 Susan Travis – Scholastic

11:30 – 12:00 Jen Cameron – Orca Book Publishers

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 Heather Read – Read & Co Books

1:45 – 2:45 Joedi Dunn – Simon & Schuster

Coffee Break

3:00 – 3:30 Megan Ferguson – Harbour Publishing/D&M et al

3:30 – 4:00 Iolanda Millar – Canadian Manda Group (Children’s)

4:00 – 5:30 Hala Kamaliddin – Penguin Random House Canada

Wednesday, Feb 15

8:45 – 9:45 Sandy Cooper – HarperCollins

9:45 – 10:15 Natassja Barry – Anansi/Groundwood

Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30 Kate Condon-Moriarty – Canadian Manda Group (Adult)

11:30 – 12:00 Louis Anctil – Midtown Press, Pajama Press, Inhabit Education etc.

12:00 – 12:45 Lunch

12:45 – 1:15 John Walls & Megan Radford – HGD & Greystone Books

1:15 – 2:15 Sandy Cooper – HarperCollins

2:15 – 3:45 Hamish Clark – Penguin Random House Canada

Coffee Break

4:00 – 5:30 Jennifer Fyffe – Penguin Random House Canada

COVID RESTRICTIONS:

We would like to request that all attendees wear a mask whenever possible.