About Us

Our Mission

Ampersand strives to be the leading experts in the book & gift markets across Canada. We aim to provide a comprehensive & unsurpassed service to those we work with while focusing on the important work of allyship & uplifting marginalized communities. We pride ourselves on the relationships we've built and we love connecting the awesome lines we represent to our wonderful retailers, libraries, and wholesalers.

Showrooms

Interested in seeing samples of the cool books, games, puzzles, stationery, toys, & gifts we represent? Then come check out our showrooms! We have two showrooms to help serve you better: in Toronto, ON & Richmond, BC. To make an appointment you can either contact your rep or give us a call!

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.

Territory Acknowledgement

Ampersand would like to respectfully acknowledge the people of the Haudenosaunee, Anishinaabe, the Huron-Wendat, the Mississauga and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, on whose traditional territory our Toronto office resides. We would also like to acknowledge the people and the histories of the Coast Salish, Tsawwassen, Stó:lō, Kwantlen, Stz'uminus First Nation, Musqueam and Hul'qumi'num Treaty Group, on whose unceded territory our Richmond office occupies. We strive to continue to educate ourselves on the history of these lands and their people, to show respect and help bring an end to the effects of colonialism in Canada.

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