LPG announces CarryOnBooks

May 22, 2018

LPG announces CarryOnBooks, a custom book vending machine launching at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport this summer

Pick a book. Take a trip. #CarryOnBooks by Canadian authors and publishers

Toronto, ON — The Literary Press Group (LPG) is excited to announce the launch of CarryOnBooks, its custom book vending machine featuring a curated variety of 30 Canadian-authored books by independent, literary publishers across Canada. Located at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and in partnership with Nieuport Aviation, CarryOnBooks will be accessible to all visitors and will feature a rotation of titles for sale to passengers beginning June 1, 2018.

"Canada’s independent literary publishers continue to produce award-winning, well-reviewed, and important books, nurturing diverse, fresh, and creative authors from across the country. A key challenge currently facing our independent publishers is uniting books with their readers. While these books have many supporters, it is becoming increasingly difficult to discover them through traditional sales channels and marketing opportunities," said LPG Executive Director Christen Thomas. 

In light of this, LPG is launching something truly unique on June 1 and would love your support in making this endeavour the most successful it can be. Help us spread the word by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram @alllitupcanada and use the official #CarryOnBooks hashtag.

This project is made possible by the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage’s Canada Book Fund.

About the Literary Press Group
The Literary Press Group is a homegrown collective of about sixty diverse, robust, and fiercely independent literary publishing houses all of whom publish works of fiction, poetry, drama, and literary criticism. The LPG has been in operation since 1975, and its members work tirelessly to support each other, Canadian writers, and to champion the value and viability of the Canadian literary arts scene.

Nieuport Aviation owns and operates the passenger terminal at the award-winning Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Nieuport Aviation works closely with PortsToronto, the owner and operator of Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, and the airport’s other stakeholders to deliver an exceptional passenger experience.

For more information

Media Contact: Mandy Bayrami, Marketing Manager, Literary Press Group
mandy@lpg.ca | 416-483-1321