Read + Co Books is a socially minded sales agency based in Victoria, BC. We serve our client publishers in community, working with library, independent retail, and wholesale accounts in BC, Alberta, and the Territories.
Read + Co Books is all about gathering and sharing; it’s what we do, and it’s who we are. We read and collect information from publishers and their books, and we go out into the field to share this with independent shops and businesses. We learn while we are out in the field, and we gather and share this field intelligence from the communities our accounts serve.
We are active members of several professional organizations in the bookselling community, including the Western Book Reps Association (WBRA), the Alberta Book Reps Association (ABRA), BC Books (formerly Association of BC Book Publishers) and Canadian Independent Booksellers Association (CIBA). We are also a member of The Ethical Move.
Through reading and sharing in the process of making and selling books, we are also a social business. Above all else, we seed relationships that honour the role of literacy and publishing in making and gathering community. We hire local talent and support initiatives in the communities we serve. Each year, a portion of each book sold through Read + Co Books supports local community art, culture, environmental, and social justice projects in communities where independent bookstores are based.
our ethical marketing pledge.
We put the person before the sale.
We respect you and your privacy. We will help you make the best choice for your needs.
We communicate inclusively, truthfully, and clearly.
We will not confuse you or hide information from you. We will help all audiences feel welcome.
We take responsibility for our part in changing the marketplace.
We recognize the need to break the cycle of consumerism. We will continuously review our sales and marketing to ensure they benefit the common good.
We count on you to hold us accountable. Please connect with us if you see us not honouring our pledge.