The official name of Quebec Book Day is “Le 12 août, j’achète un livre québécois”. It’s an annual event intended to encourage readers to choose literature produced in Quebec.
Launched by authors Amélie Dubé and Patrice Cazeault in 2014, the initiative shines the spotlight on local authors, illustrators and publishers.
At Copibec, Quebec literature is close to our hearts for obvious reasons. In fact, our collective agreement even includes specific provisions to encourage book buying all year long!
Our team’s picks
Here are some favourite Quebec books selected by Copibec team members for 2023:
- Title: genèse, berceau, dessin de la lune
- Author: Jean-Philippe Bergeron
- Éditions Poètes de brousse
Word around the office is that this book leaves no one indifferent. I can't wait to discover Jean-Philippe's pen!
- Title: Liberté 45
- Author: Pierre-Yves McSween
- Éditions Guy Saint-Jean
What interests me about this book: The steps to financial freedom.
— Jean-Wesly Predestin
- Title: Nos héroïnes
- Authors: Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette et Mathilde Cinq-Mars
- Éditions Marchand de feuilles
This book highlights the contribution of women, who have often been overlooked. It's a children's book that I'd love to give as a gift!
— Maryse Beaulieu
- Title: L'Énigme du retour
- Author: Dany Laferrière
- Éditions du Boréal
I chose this story because I think I know well the separation of heart and blood... I must listen to it.
— Rabii Kharbouch