Summer 2019 Book Fair


Book Fair Dates: June 9–11, 2019
Booksellers: Register by May 4, 2019, to be entered into a draw for two nights free accommodation in a Junior Suite at the Sidney Pier courtesy of WBRA!

Hotel and Flight Information

Sidney Pier Hotel
9805 Seaport Place
Sidney, BC  V8L 4X3
Phone: 250-655-9445

Room rates*
Classic Room: $202
Seaview Room: $202
Studio Suite: $225
Junior Suite: $253
Signature One Bedroom Suite: $328
*WBRA has negotiated and subsidized these rates as it is peak tourist season.

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 to make a booking. Travel dates included in this offer: Jun 1–18, 2019.
Coupon code: N46JG10
Promo code (Travel Agent use only): WWW20

Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 9

10:00am – 12:30pm: Set-up for reps
12:30pm – 1:00pm: Reps meeting
1:00pm – 5:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours
5:30pm: Cocktail party at Sea Cider – details to come

Monday, June 10

8:30am – 9:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours
12:00pm – 12:45pm: Lunch
12:45pm – 5:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours

Tuesday, June 11

8:30am – 9:00am: Continental Breakfast
9:00am – 12:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours
12:00pm – 12:45pm: Lunch
12:45pm – 5:00pm: Book Fair Exhibit Hours
5:00pm – 6:00pm: Exhibit teardown by reps

Group buying sessions will be held Monday and Tuesday from 8:45am – 5:00pm. See schedule below.

Cocktail Reception

Join us the evening of Sunday, June 9. There will be hors d’oeuvres, cider, authors and all your industry friends. RSVP on your registration form. Reps, please submit your author names to

Group Buying Schedule


8:45 – 9:15: Darryl Scott – Thomas Allen
9:15 – 10:15: Ali Hewitt – Ampersand
10:30 – 11:30: Susan Travis – Scholastic
11:30 – 12:00: Megan Ferguson – 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


8:45-9:15: Barry Wight – Login Canada
9:15 – 10:15: Sandy Cooper – HarperCollins
10:30 – 11:30: Canadian Manda Group
11:30 – 12:00: Louis Anctil
12:00 – 12:45: Lunch
12:45 – 1:15: John Walls – HGD
1:15 – 1:45: Jen Cameron – 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, June 10, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Teardown: All exhibitors and material must be packed, and cleared away by 6:00pm latest on Tuesday, June 12.

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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