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Registration now open for the Summer 2015 Book Fair

April 11, 2015 • By

Make plans and  come out to the Western Book Reps Association’s Summer Book Fair 2015. Taking place in beautiful Kelowna, BC, from Sunday, June 14 to Tuesday June 16, 2015, it will be your chance to come and meet your reps to see the hottest offerings of books for the fall season.

This is the largest semi-annual bookfair in Western Canada, with booksellers and librarians visiting from across BC and Alberta. All the key book publishers will have representatives at the fair so don’t miss out!

Kelowna, BC

WBRA Trade bookfair

Taking place at the Coast Capri Hotel Kelowna

Trade show hours:
Sunday June 14: 12pm-5pm
Monday June 15: 9am-5pm *
Tuesday June 16: 9am-5pm
* Note: The evening of Monday June 15 is the Bookfair Social event at the Yacht Club from 5:30–10:00 pm (see details below).

Bookfair Registration is open: Register Now. Please be sure to contact your rep for an appointment and make plans to attend.

Group Buying sessions:

There will be group buying sessions offered throughout the fair, and the schedule is posted on the WBRA website.

Western Book Reps Association Yacht Club Event:

Don’t miss the publishing dinner party of the season, being held at the Kelowna Yacht club in their brand new location. This free event hosted by the WBRA will include dinner and wine (thanks to our sponsors) and will allow fellow reps, booksellers and publishing partners to mingle at this exclusive lakeside setting.

Please make sure to register at our website or by email to Jennifer Fyffe, space is limited, so act quickly!

Kelowna Yacht Club


WBRA has secured a fabulous rate on rooms at the Coast Capri Hotel starting at $130 per night, which includes: breakfast, parking, Wi-Fi and airport transfer (make sure to reserve the free airport shuttle when you make your booking).

View booking and rate details on our Event Page.

Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna

To book: Contact hotel at (250) 860-6060 and use the Group Block Name: 2015 Western Book Reps or the Group Block Confirmation Number: CCH-GFC18520 to access the our special rates.

ROOMS ARE LIMITED so please book early.


BookManager has secured a rate with WestJet offering 10% off posted rates 

To book: use the promo code YLW01 and coupon code K7BE8GK.
Travel any time 7 days before or after the retreat to qualify. Book at

Additional Incentives and Bookseller Education:

Book Manager is hosting a series of subsidized Education Days and social events on the 2 days leading up to the fair (June 12-13) : See details on BookManager for more information.

This will be the bookfair you won’t want to miss, so register now!

Save the Date for Spring 2016:

The Spring 2016 Book Fair will be held February 14– 16, 2016 at the Inn at Laurel Point in Victoria.