Spring 2015 Book Fair


February 15 – 17, 2015

Registration Deadline: Friday, January 9th, 2015


Inn at the Laurel Point
680 Montreal Street
Victoria, BC    V8V 1Z8
(250) 386-8721 or 1-800-663-7667

WBRA Room Rates at the Laurel Point Inn:

  • Laurel Wing Standard Room $94 per night
  • Erikson Wing Studio Suite $144 per night
  • These rates will apply to additional days booked between February 13-17, 2015.
  • Please mention the BC Book Fair special rate when booking your room(s): mention “Western Books Reps Association”, or book online.
  • Deadline for reservations: Friday, January 16th 2015

Thanks to our sponsors!

More information coming soon


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Schedule of Events

Sunday Feb 15:

• 12:00 to 5:00 pm—Book Fair Exhibit Hours

• 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm—Author “speed dating” reception

• 8:00pm onward—Bookfair pub night at Swan’s Pub, 506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N6

Monday Feb 16:

• 9:00 am to 5:00 pm—Book Fair Exhibit Hours

Tuesday Feb 17:

• 9:00 am to 5:00 pm—Book Fair Exhibit Hours

Group Buying Schedule

Group Buying will be taking place in the Merino Room, more details to follow.

Sunday February 15:

  • 12–1 pm: Ali Hewitt — Ampersand
  • 1–2 pm: Susan Travis — Scholastic
  • 2–3:30 pm: Carol Greenwood — Random House/Penguin
  • 3:30–5 pm: Penny Mason — Random House/Penguin

Monday February 16:

  • 9–10 am: Michael Reynolds — AMMO, Anansi Groundwood, Barron’s, Nimbus, Pajama Press
  • 10–11 am: Aydin Virani — Aydin Virani Sales & Marketing CANCELLED
  • 11–12 pm: Emily Rothwell & Doug Findlay — HarperCollins
  • 12–1 pm: Lunch break
  • 1–2 pm: Heather Parsons — Heritage Group
  • 2–3 pm: Joedi Dunn — Simon & Schuster
  • 3–4 pm: 
  • 4–5 pm:

BCBA Education 2015

BookManager is hosting a Bookselling Education Day on Saturday February 14th 2015 in conjunction with the WBRA Spring Book Fair. Michael Neill from BookManager will be hosting a day of education in the Merino Room from 9:00am to 4:00pm. The primary goal is to meet with booksellers and reps to discuss everything related to buying and managing inventory.

Click here for more details about the BCBA Education Day.

• Morning Session: BookManager Analytics
• Afternoon Session: Catalogues & inventory

Swan Pub Night

On Sunday, February 15, 2015, after the author “speed dating” reception we are taking the party to the pub! So come and join your fellow reps and booksellers for some fun at a casual pub night. Starting at 8pm, we will gathering to celebrate in a private room at Victoria’s historic Swan’s Brewpub. There will also be an (optional) live jazz-swing band downstairs in the pub (no cover charge), if you feel like dancing!

Seats are limited so be sure to RSVP before Monday, Feb 2, 2015, to: Heather Parsons heather@hgdistribution.com. Please note: This is a pay-your-own way event. 

Date: Sunday, February 15, 2015
Time: 8 pm
Location: Swan’s Hotel and BrewPub
506 Pandora Ave, Victoria, BC V8W 1N6
(250) 361-3310