Canadians love their books. A recent National Reading Campaign survey found that 95% of Canadians read for pleasure, and books are their preferred reading medium. But with so much out there to read, how does anyone decide what to pick up next? Often, avid readers’ holiday wishlists are filled with the winners and finalists of Canadian book awards such as Canada Reads, the Giller Prize, and the Governor General’s Literary Awards. To make it easy for retailers and libraries to find and order Canadian award finalists, we’ve created catalogues for all the major awards on BNC CataList.
The five contenders for Canada Reads 2014 and their celebrity champions were revealed last week. Browse the books that will battle it out for the title of “the book that could change the nation” in the Canada Reads 2014 catalogue. The debates air March 3-6, 2014, on CBC Radio and CBC-TV, and many Canadians will read all five books in advance… will you be one of them?
While you wait to find out who will win Canada Reads, you can check out our catalogues for the winners of this year’s Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. If you’re interested in nonfiction, browse through our catalogues for nonfiction award-winners: the Governor General’s Award for Nonfiction, the Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize, and the Charles Taylor Prize.
Retailers and libraries, don’t forget you can create custom catalogues from these awards catalogues to share with colleagues, and you can enter your order quantities directly into CataList and export for your POS. It’s easier than ever to make sure you’ve got all the year’s award-winners on hand!