About Us


For over 60 years, Ampersand Inc. has represented a wide variety of book and gift lines. The ampersand symbol is a connector, and that is what we do - connect our clients with their retail partners.


We have account managers working across the country with book retailers, libraries, museums, gift shops, specialty and wholesale customers. Our head office is in Toronto, with our western office located in Vancouver.
We are specialists who know what is needed and wanted in the market!


To our lines

We offer a wide variety of services to our publishers and gift lines including thorough coverage of accounts through in-person and virtual appointments, reporting from all territories, distribution of publicity and promotion information, implementation of marketing plans, and confidential marketing advice.

To our accounts

We bring information on gift products and new and backlist books with expert advice regarding selections for your particular needs and interests. We keep customers informed of local and national author promotions, and report awards nominations and winners.
Our professional sales team endeavours to make selling in all markets worthwhile for relations between each sector of the industry.

Ampersand strives to create a respectful workplace that reflects the diversity of the accounts we sell to and the communities they service, the publishers we work with and the authors we represent. We see strength in diversity; of backgrounds, abilities, identities and opinions, and value the importance of providing a safe space for all. We do not discriminate based on race, nationality, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, neurodiversity or physical disability, age, family status, or economic background and status.

Give us a shout, we LOVE what we do.