Spring 2020 Bookfair

Dates

Book Fair Dates: February 9–11, 2020
Booksellers: Register by December 20, 2019 to be entered into a draw for three nights free accommodation at the Parkside Hotel (February 8–11) courtesy of WBRA!

Registration

Register as an Attendee Register as an Exhibitor

Hotel and Flight Information

Parkside Hotel & Spa
810 Humboldt Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 5B1
1-855-616-3557 or 1-250-940-1200
www.parksidevictoria.com

Room Rates
Deluxe One Bedroom Suite: $125 per night. These rates will apply to additional days booked between February 8 and 11, 2020. Please note that we are committed to a certain number of room nights by December 25, 2019, as part of our contract with Parkside, so we appreciate your booking here as soon as possible.

Parking: $17 per day for overnight guests or $10 for day use if you notify the front desk that you are part of the WBRA event.

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 below. Please visit www.westjet.com to make a booking.

Travel dates included in this offer: February 1– 19, 2020.

Coupon code: A59ZM23
Promo code (Travel Agent use only): WGC20

Schedule of Events

Saturday, Feb. 8

12:00 am to 4:00 pm BCBA Pro-D events (Details to come)
4:00 pm to 5:00 pm BCBA AGM
Evening TBA Bookseller social (Details to come)
More info to come from the BCBA – you will need to sign up with them directly.

Sunday, Feb. 9

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

Monday, Feb. 10

8:30 am to 9:00 am  Continental Breakfast – West Lobby
8:45 am to 5:00 pm  Group Buying Sessions – Executive Meeting 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
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm  Welcome to Victoria Reception – Bartholomew’s Pub

Tuesday, Feb. 11

8:30 am to 9:00 am  Continental Breakfast – West Lobby
8:45 am to 5:00 pm  Group Buying Sessions – Executive Meeting 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

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, February 9, 5:30–7:30 pm 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. RSVP on your registration form or online including your number of guests.

Author Speed-dating Rounds (tentative)

Round 1

John Gould / The End of Me – Freehand Press / Ampersand
Leslie Howard / The Brideship Wife – Simon & Schuster Canada
Marjorie Celona / How a Woman Becomes a Lake – Penguin Random House Canada
Nick Raeside / Slashburner – Harbour Publishing / Ampersand

Round 2

E. Latimer / Witches of Ash and Ruin – Disney Hyperion / Canadian Manda Group
Janie Chang / The Library of Legends – Harper Collins
Gloria Snively / Explore the Eelgrass Meadow – Heritage House Publishing
Mark Leiren-Young / Big Whales, Small World – Orca Book Publishers

Group Buying Schedule

Monday

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 – 3:30  Jen Cameron – Orca Book Publishers
3:30 – 5:00   Carol Greenwood – Penguin Random House Canada

Tuesday

8:45 – 9:15   Darryl Scott – Thomas Allen
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 – 2:15   Sandy Cooper – HarperCollins
2:15 – 3:45  Megan Radford – Penguin Random House Canada
4:00 – 5:30   Jennifer Fyffe – Penguin Random House Canada

Welcome to Victoria Party

All registrants are welcome to attend this reception at Bartholomew’s Pub on Monday, February 10, hosted by Victoria-based publishers Orca Books and the Heritage Group (Heritage House, TouchWood Editions and Rocky Mountain Books). There will be assorted pizzas, Victoria’s best nachos, and chicken wings on the menu. All booksellers are encouraged to visit the Orca and/or Heritage show booths where reps can provide a “free beer” and welcome message to all booksellers attending the reception.

Set-up and teardown for exhibitors

Setup: Sunday, February 9, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Teardown: ALL exhibitors and material must be packed, and cleared away by 6:00 pm at the latest on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

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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