BC Books Online Launches

BC Books Online, a comprehensive database featuring more than 8,500 books and ebooks from BC publishers, launched on November 17, 2015.

The innovative project, spearheaded by the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia (ABPBC), enables librarians, booksellers, educators and the public alike to easily browse books from the province’s publishers, for the first time through one central website.

Using technology from 49th Shelf–a website designed to enable discovery of Canadian books–BC Books Online includes titles from 24 publishers. An evolving project since 2007 as an initiative to highlight BC
ebooks, BC Books Online was enhanced by input from other organizations such as library associations and educational groups.