The Book and Periodical Council (BPC) is the umbrella organization for Canadian associations that are or whose members are primarily involved with the writing, editing, translating, publishing, producing, distributing, lending, marketing, reading and selling of written words.
The BPC acts as a forum for its members to network, identify common goals and coordinate action to benefit the Canadian writing and publishing industry.
- Read the latest news and events
- Discover industry initiatives like the Publishing Industry Freight and Distribution Plan, Freedom to Read Week and The Word on the Street
- Find out more about the Book and Periodical Council
- Meet our publishing industry members and affiliates
- Explore links to publishing industry resources, including awards, education, employment, services, and more
- Suggest a resource for our collection
Book and Periodical Council
The Book and Periodical Council (BPC) would like to acknowledge the sacred land upon which we operate. Toronto, known as Tkaronto, is the traditional territory of the Anishnabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron Wendat, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, who remain the current treaty holders. This territory is subject to the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement that was originally established between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and Anishnabek Nations to peaceably and responsibly care for the lands and waters of the Great Lakes Region. The tenets of this agreement still hold today and require our ongoing commitment to the land and one another. The meeting place of Tkaronto continues to be home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities from across Turtle Island and the Book and Periodical Council is grateful to meet and work in this community, and on this territory.