Saskatchewan Book Publishing Week was first declared by the Saskatchewan Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport in 2016 as a way to celebrate the more than 40 years of book publishing by Saskatchewan businesses. That was also the year that Coteau Books and Thistledown Press celebrated their 40th anniversaries! We wanted to showcase some of the incredible books being produced in our province, and thus began Book Week.
The vision was to bring Saskatchewan books closer to Saskatchewan people, so the folks at SaskBooks worked with the folks at regional libraries, schools, and tourism and community centres to present eleven books from nine publishers in five historic locations throughout Saskatchewan, over the course of just five days. It was a lot, but we did it, and you loved it.
So we did it again, and again! This year, we’re back and hungry for more. We’re featuring six different publishers in six different venues, and we’re also proud to be supporting a reading hosted by l’Association communautaire fransaskoise de Gravelbourg. We’re busy once again!
Want to see our full schedule? Check our Schedule page.
Want to come along with us for the ride, but without leaving your computer? We’ll be hosting recordings of readings on our Facebook and Youtube throughout the week. Also consider following us on Twitter for some bite-sized samples!
Still have questions? Or maybe you want your school or town featured next year? Email Emily, she’d be happy to answer your queries!