This volume draws together research documents and studies dealing with book reading and book buying in English Canada, the role of independent bookstores and bookstores generally in awareness and access to books and Canadian books, and the role of public and school libraries in awareness and access to Canadian-authored books. The 34 chapters are extracts from major studies or the full texts of important reports from 1983 to 2016.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Canadian Reading Statistics and Discussion
1. Overview of Materials
2. Lorimer, James; and Shaw, Susan M.; selected tables from: Book
Reading in Canada: the Audience, the Marketplace and the
Distribution System for Trade Books in Canada. Association of
Canadian Publishers, 1983.
3. Barnes, Roger; and Lorimer, Rowland; extracts from: Buying
Children’s Books in Canada: In-Store Survey. The Canadian
Publishers Council, 1993.
4. Turner-Riggs, The Book Retail Sector in Canada. The Department
of Canadian Heritage, 2007.
5. Ekos Research Associates, Public Opinion on the Value of Books in
the English Language Book Sector: Report on Marketing, Library
Usage, Illegal Downloading and Publishing, the Association of
Canadian Publishers, 2015.
6. BookNet Canada Staff, Canadians Reading Canadians, BookNet
7. BookNet Canada Staff, How Canadians are Spending their Free
Time, BookNet Canada, 2017.
8. BookNet Canada Staff, The Reading Habits of Canadians,
BookNet Canada, 2017.
9. Createc+, extracts from: Reading and Buying Books for Pleasure:
2005 National Survey, the Department of Canadian Heritage, 2005.
Chapter 2: Canadian Authors and the Canadian Publishing Industry
10. Overview of Materials
11. Nordicity, An Economic Impact Study of the Ontario Publishing
Industry. Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), 2013.
12. Statistics Canada, eBook Publishing Industry, 2014. Statistics
13. Statistics Canada, table 361-0091 from: Book Publishers, Net
Value of Book Sales by Customer Category, 2014. Statistics Canada,
Accessed November 2017.
14. BookNet Canada Staff, The State of Digital Publishing in Canada
2016, BookNet Canada, 2017.
15. The Frankfurt Book Fair Office New York Inc., The U.S. Book
Market, Frankfurter Buchmesse, 2016.
16. Livres Canada Books and Publishing Perspectives, Publishing in
Canada. Livres Canada Books, 2017.
17. BookNet Canada Staff, Mid-year state of the nation: Canadian
Book Publishing. BookNet Canada, 2017.
17. OBPO, Book Publishing in Ontario: Maximizing the economic
contribution of the Ontario publishing industry while continuing to
create cultural works of value to Ontarians. Ontario Book Publishers
Chapter 3: Canadian Independent Bookstores
18. Overview of Materials 347
19. Government of Quebec, Buying Books from Accredited
Bookstores Shows Responsibility. Government of Quebec, 2007.
20. Government of Quebec, Société de développement des
entreprises culturel (SODEC), Programme d’aide aux entreprises du
livre et de l’édition 2017-2018. Government of Quebec, 2017.
21. Canadian Encyclopaedia Staff, “Bookselling”, McClelland &
22. BookNet Canada Staff, How and where do Canadians buy
books? BookNet Canada, 2016.
23. BookNet Canada Staff, 11 Things booksellers want publishers to
know in 2016: A WI11 report, BookNet Canada, 2016.
24. Hammad, Sousan, “Indie bookstores alive and well in Paris.”
Aljazeera America, 2014.
26. Bekmezian, Hélène; and Beuve-Méry, Alain, “France shows its
support for independent booksellers” The Guardian, 2013.
27. Sciollino, Elaine, “The French Still Flock to Bookstores” The New
York Times, 2012.
25. Grabar, Henry, Bookstore Protectionism: Where it Works, and
How. CityLab, 2012.
28. Teicher, Oren J., A Letter from ABA CEO Oren Teicher. American
Booksellers Association (ABA), 2017.
29. Wikipedia, “Enterprise Finance Guarantee”, Wikipedia,
30. The Research Design House, Extracts from: Atlantic Books Today
Book Buyer Survey May 2017, APMA, 2017.
Chapter 4: Canadian School and Public Libraries
31. Overview of Materials
32. Pollara, extracts from: Canadian Books Count: A Study of the
Ontario School Library and Public Library Acquisition Process,
Organization of Book Publishers of Ontario (OBPO) and The Ontario
Media Development Corporation (OMDC), 2006.
33. BookNet Canada Staff, Checking Out Canadians: Are Library
Users Interested in Reading Canadian Content? BookNet Canada,
34. Mariott, Jennifer, extracts from: Canadian Public Library
Statistics, Canadian Urban Libraries Council, 2016.