Spring 2019 Book Fair

Dates

Book Fair Dates: February 10– 12, 2019
Rep Registration Deadline: December 21,  2018
Booksellers Registration Deadline: December 21, 2018
Hotel Registration Deadline: December 21, 2018

Hotel Information

The Parkside, Victoria
810 Humboldt Street
Victoria, BC  V8V 5B1
Phone: +1 855-616-3557

Room Rates: Deluxe One Bedroom Suite: $119.00 per night; these rates will apply to additional days booked between: Feb. 9-13, 2019
**Please note that we are committed to a certain number of room nights by Jan. 4, 2019 as part of our contract with Parkside, so we appreciate you booking here as
soon as possible.
Parking: $15.00 per day for overnight guests, $7.00 for day use

Flight discount:
Westjet:
5% off Econo* and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada
To take advantage of this offer, you will need the discount code listed.
Please visit www.westjet.com to make a booking. Travel dates included in this offer: February 3 – 19, 2019
Coupon code: 9J6Q1SV
Promo code (Travel Agent use only): WCC52

Schedule of Events

Saturday, February 9

  • 10:00am – 4:00pm: BCBA Pro-D events (Details to come)
  • 4:00pm – 5:00pm: BCBA AGM
  • Evening: time TBA – Bookseller dinner (Details to come)

Sunday, February 10

  • 10:00am – 1:00pm: Set-up for reps — Urban Ballroom
  • 1:00pm – 5:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom
  • 5:30pm – 7:30pm: Author Speed dating & Cocktail Reception

Monday, February 11

  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Continental Breakfast – West Lobby
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm: Catered lunch in the City Club Lounge
  • 12:45pm – 5:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom

Tuesday, February 12

  • 8:30am – 9:00am: Continental Breakfast – West Lobby
  • 9:00am – 12:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom
  • 12:00pm – 12:45pm: Catered lunch in the City Club Lounge
  • 12:45pm – 5:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom
  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm: Exhibit teardown by reps

Group buying sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday from 9:15am – 5pm. See schedule below.

Cocktail Reception

Join us the evening of Sunday, February 10 in the City Club Lounge at the Parkside for our fabulous cocktail party and author speed-dating event.
Catered by Truffles Catering, sponsored by WBRA.
(And YES there will be those delicious chocolate truffles!)

Group Buying Schedule

Monday, February 11 2019:

  • 9:15 – 10:15: Ali Hewitt – Ampersand
  • 10:30 – 11:30: Susan Travis – Scholastic
  • 11:30 – 12:00: James Bryner – Harbour Publishing/D&M et al
  • 12:00 – 12:45: LUNCH
  • 12:45 – 1:45: Heather Read – Read & Co Books
  • 1:45 – 2:45: Joedi Dunn – Simon & Schuster
  • 3:00 – 5:00: Carol Greenwood – Penguin Random House Canada

Tuesday, February 12 2019:

  • 9:15 – 10:15: Sandy Cooper – HarperCollins
  • 10:30 – 11:30: Canadian Manda Group
  • 11:30 – 12:00L Louis Anctil
  • 12:00 – 12:45: LUNCH
  • 12:45 – 1:15: John Walls – HGD
  • 1:15 – 1:45: Leslie Bootle – Orca Book Publishers
  • 1:45 – 2:45: Sandy Cooper – HarperCollins
  • 3:00 – 5:00: Jennifer Fyffe and Megan Radford – Penguin Random House Canada

Set-up and teardown for exhibitors

Setup: Sunday February 10, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Teardown: ALL exhibitors and material must be packed, and cleared away by 6:00pm latest on Tuesday, February 12, 2019.

We would like to minimize disruptions for those who will be working until the fair closes on Tuesday, so if you are tearing down early, please be respectful of the people still working, and discard of all unused samples, catalogues, etc. properly. The hotel will charge us for any boxes, samples and extra clean up.

Thanks to our sponsors!

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Registration

Register as an Exhibitor Register as a Bookseller