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Raincoast Books is a division of Raincoast Book Distribution, a Canadian book wholesale and distribution company based in Vancouver. We specialize in providing book publishers with comprehensive Canadian sales, marketing and distribution services. We do not distribute single titles or self-published books, and do not accept manuscripts for publication.

Quick Links: General Inquiries | Customer Service & Book Orders
Publicity & Media | Academic Requests & Course Adoptions | Distribution
Rights & Permissions | Donations | Raincoast Staff List | PGC & BookExpress

General Inquiries

Raincoast Books
2440 Viking Way
Richmond, BC
Canada, V6V 1N2

Phone: 604-448-7100
Fax: 604-270-7161
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Customer Service & Book Orders

Monday to Friday: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm PST
Phone: 1-800-663-5714
Fax: 1-800-565-3770
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Contact information for our sales reps.

Publicity and Media Requests

For publicity requests, including review copies, author interviews, excerpts, cover images or author photos, please email Danielle Johnson at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For cover images or author photos please let us know:

  • Image Size: How large of an image do you need?
  • Colour Space: Do you need CMYK, RGB, B&W?
  • Image Format: JPEG or TIFF?
  • Image Resolution: Number of pixels per inch?

Images are provided on the condition that you do not re-distribute, alter or distort the content or relative dimensions of the images, or use them for any purpose that may be deemed inappropriate.

Academic Requests and Course Adoptions

We are pleased to provide appropriate evaluation copies and desk copies of our titles to professors, teachers and instructors. Further information can be found here. Please email inquiries to: academicrequests@raincoast.com


Raincoast offers comprehensive Canadian book distribution to a select range of international publishers. More information about our services is available here. Please send inquiries to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Rights & Permissions

Permissions for books distributed by Raincoast must be granted directly by the originating publisher. Information and guidelines for books published by Raincoast Books can be found here. Inquiries should be addressed to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Owing to the great volume of donation requests we receive, Raincoast cannot support every organization that contacts us. However, Raincoast does offer small book donations to registered charities and not for profit organizations who work in the fields of education, family development and literacy. Please make your written requests to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) providing details about your organization, why you require the donation and whether a tax receipt will be issued.

Raincoast Staff List

Download the Staff List (PDF)

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