Dear Journalists, Editors, Bloggers ...

Show a little love for our wonderful, necessary independent bookstores. Write about it, interview authors, booksellers, and publishers. Visit a bookstore on April 28 and bring your TV crew with you! Yes, we're shameless when it comes to supporting our local bookstores but we're also a very small team of volunteers. So all of you journalists, editors, and bloggers -- open up your hearts and headlines and help us make Independent Bookstore Day an even bigger success than last year. Check out the resources on this page and if you can't find what you need, contact .

Canadian Independent Bookstore Day Media Queries

Please contact:


For media queries to the following organizations about their participation, support, or views on Canadian Bookstore Day, please contact:
British Columbia Booksellers Association
Mary-Ann Yazedjian
Michelle Melski, Publicist
Sara James, Sales Director National Accounts
Tracey Turriff, SVP Marketing
Scholastic Canada
Nikole Kritikos, Manager, Marketing and Publicity
Simon & Schuster Canada
Amy Prentice, Senior Publicist

Media Resources

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Official press release from Authors for Indies about the 2017 event.

Media Coverage of Authors for Indies 2017

National coverage is always great while support from local and regional media is incredibly important for bookstores outside major cities, whether they're full feature articles or just a listing. 

The Guardian (PEI)

Arts Rational on Vancouver Co Op Radio 100.5FM - host James T. Irvine interviews Janie Chang. Begins at around the 44 minute mark.

Hamilton Spectator 

Shelf Awareness

The Orillia Packet

The Pique (Whistler)

St. Albert Gazette - big coverage for Audrey's Books of Edmonton

Open Book - an interview with author and AFI team member Kate Hilton about the AFI Road Show

Rocky Mountain Outlook

CanLit for Little Canadians - features a list of participating bookstores and authors across the country



Booknet Canada

Publishers Weekly

Roundhouse Radio 98.3FM Vancouver - an interview with Janie Chang about Authors for Indies (5 mins)

Uxbridge Daily 

Victoria Buzz


Harbour Living (Victoria) 

Just Sayin' (Caledon) - featuring Forsters Book Garden

The Sherbrooke Record - feature on Brome Lake Books authors and activities

The Jan Spragge Show - Radio Northumberland 89.7 FM. Interview with author Colin Campbell about Authors for Indies. 5 mins.

Caledon Enterprisefeaturing Forsters Book Garden



Uxbridge Daily 

Whistler Writers Festival  

Asian Heritage - Edmonton  

Coming Up Calgary 

Convention Scene

Brampton Guardian

Hamilton Review of Books

Cap Breton Post

Quill and Quire Round Up of AFI Day Highlights

Victoria Buzz


Harbour Living (Victoria) 

Writer's Federation of Nova Scotia

Whistler The Pique

Carpe Diem Edmonton (Sherwood Park)

Downtown Victoria Business Association

Semiahmoo Shopping Centre

White Rock and Surrey Writers

All Events (Montreal)

Places to Go in Sudbury







Media Coverage of Authors for Indies 2016

                             BookNet Canada Authors for Indies City Itineraries:

                             Victoria  Edmonton  Montreal   Toronto

May 2, 2016         Guelph Today

April 30, 2016      CTV Regina

April 30, 2016      Atlantic Books Today

April 29, 2016      London Free Press

April 29, 2016      North Shore News (North Vancouver)

April 29, 2016      Small Print Toronto

April 29, 2016      Edmonton Metro

April 29, 2016       Roundhouse Radio: Sense of Place | Part 4 of 4 

April 29, 2016       The Atlantic | Citylab

April 29, 2016       Shelf Awareness

April 29, 2016       Kings County Register

April 28, 2016       Classical FM 96.3 (Toronto): Guy Gavriel Kay and Janie Chang

April 28, 2016       49th Shelf | Shelf Talkers  

April 28, 2016       CBC Books Twitter Takeover

April 28, 2016       CBC Books Reading List

April 27, 2016       Quill and Quire

April 27, 2016       Hamilton Spectator

April 27, 2016       Orangeville Banner

April 26, 2016       WhiStle Radio 102.7 FM interview with Blue Heron Books Part 1  Part 2

April 24, 2016       CBC News Montreal (radio interview with Brome Lake Books and Livres Babar Books)

April 22, 2016        Roundhouse Radio: Sense of Place | Part 3 of 4 

April 21, 2016        Burlington Post

April 19, 2016        Cape Breton Post

April 19, 2016

April 17, 2016        Niagara Falls Review

April 15, 2015        Roundhouse Radio: Sense of Place | Part 2 of 4 

April 8, 2015          Roundhouse Radio: Sense of Place | Part 1 of 4 

March 28, 2016     Northumberland Today 

March 22, 2015     Vancouver Sun

Dec 11, 2015         CBC 10 Biggest Book Stories of 2015

Local Press Event LIstings 

Summit107 FM  (Cranbrook, BC)    

Harbour Living  (Vancouver Island)     

The Hamilton Spectator       

Ottawa Citizen        

The Georgia Straight  (Vancouver)      

Edmonton Journal


Media Coverage of Authors for Indies 2015

Dec 11                   CBC 10 Biggest Book Stories of 2015

May 14                  Retail Council of Canada press release

May 1                    The Globe and Mail (Alberta)

May 1                    The Globe and Mail

April 30                  Westender (Vancouver)

April 30                  Savvy Reader

April 30         Women's Chinese News Daily

April 30                  Guelph Mercury News

April 30                  BuzzFeed

April 30                  National Post

April 30                  Windsor Star

April 29                  CityTV Montreal Breakfast TV with author Heather O’Neill

April 29                  The Toronto Star

April 29                  CBC Books Twitter Takeover

April 29                  Rover Arts (Montreal)

April 28                  49th Shelf

April 28                  Open Book: Toronto

April 28                  Halifax Citizen

April 27                  Nelson Star (Nelson, BC)

April 27                  Nova News (Wolfville, NS)

April 25                  Caledon Enterprise (Bolton, ON)

April 24                  Edmonton Journal (includes video clip)

April 23                  Northumberland Today (Coburg, ON)

April 22                  Millstone News (Mississippi Mills, ON)

April 20                  BookNet Canada

April 14                  Shelf Talkers Special Edition

April 14                  CBC Books Authors for Indies Reading List

April 10                  Vancouver Sun

March 2                  Quill & Quire

Feb. 24                  Publishers Weekly