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.


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.

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.