It’s that time of year again. The BC summer trade book fair is taking place in Sidney BC, on June 11 and 12, and we are as usual looking for your kind donation.

It’s a golden opportunity to generate goodwill for your company among your customers. The usual suspects will be attending: independent bookstores, libraries, Indigo folk, local specialty retailers and BC wholesalers. This is a working fair, and we generate a lot of our fall sales at this event – another reason why it would be a viable use of your marketing dollars.

We are happy to accept any amount towards the cost of the book fair, and you can also sponsor the Booksellers & Reps Pub Night, The Author Night at the Aquarium or the always-vital free coffee for booksellers. We are a non-profit association, and receive no government funding, so any size of donation is very much appreciated.

Do you have authors you’d like to have at these events? Please let Heather know at  heather@hgdistribution.com who’d you like to nominate by April 27. We’ll do our best to accommodate everyone, but please be aware that space for this is limited, and we will let you know by May 15 who’s been accepted.

So what does this donation get you apart from our gratitude? You will be thanked and listed on all literature pertaining to the book fair, on the WBRA website, and at the announcement made at the “Night at the Aquarium” event. We also post signs listing all our sponsors at the registration desk.

So here’s your chance to be a great corporate citizen, and get your name in front of your key customers.

And please feel free to attend! We are always happy to thank our donors in person, and it’s an unparalleled opportunity to get feedback from your customers.

If you are able to be a sponsor, please notify Robbie Patterson (phone 604-662-3511, Ext: 247), or email rpatterson@mandagroup.com to confirm sponsorship, or if you have questions.

Your cheques can be made out and mailed to Western Book Reps Association, Box #520, 3381 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4R3.

With all best wishes for a profitable fall season and thank you,
The Western Book Rep’s Association