Welcome to BC BookWorld’s Information Station!

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We’re a newspaper about books. We’ve been around since 1987. We aspire to middle-brow usefulness. Four times per year, we produce Canada’s largest-circulation independent publication about literature.

Our newspaper is available via more than 600 non-virtual distributors, or by subscription. We believe people can make up their own minds as to what they ought to read — so we provide lively, up-to-date, unbiased news.


To pay via Paypal please contact publisher Beverly Cramp via email at bookworld@telus.net or call 604-736-4011

Other Payments

If you live in Canada, you can now use Paypal as an option to make some ad payments or donations. It is preferable to mail your ad payments, via Canada Post, to BC BookWorld, PO Box 93536 Vancouver, BC V6E 4L7. Call 604-736-4011 if necessary, for further info.

Be sure to fill in the correct amount as you have previously been advised.


This separate site at www.abcbookworld.com provides instant bibliographical and biographical information for more than 12,700 authors. British Columbia-related authors can contribute factual data about their careers by emailing us at bookworld@telus.net with the following information:

Date and place of birth
Place of residence
Arrival in Canada and BC, if relevant
Ancestral background if relevant
Other employment
Books published, most recent first; include publisher and year of publication
Literary awards
Biographical Details (No reviews)
URL to photo

We reserve the right to exclude content and to edit or re-write all submissions to suit the public service-oriented style of the site.

George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award

The GEORGE WOODCOCK LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD annually honours an outstanding literary career in British Columbia. Since 1994, the City of Vancouver (Mayor of Vancouver’s office), the Vancouver Public Library, and a non-profit society (Pacific BookWorld News Society, founded in 1988) have been working in partnership to jointly sponsor and present an annual prize to a senior B.C. author. Find out more about the George Woodcock Lifetime Achievement Award here.