Equity and Inclusion


The UBC Bookstore is one of the campus leaders when it comes to introducing the UBC community to a wide range of literature, and equity and inclusion is one of our most important values. We promote underrepresented authors and topics through in-store displays that provide education about equity-seeking communities, both year-round and during commemorative dates of observance. 

Celebrating Indigenous Voices

We acknowledge that two UBC Bookstores are located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam people. We thank the Musqueam Nation for its hospitality and support of our work. We highlight books by new and established Indigenous Authors year-round, from poetry and science fiction to wonderful kids’ titles and acclaimed nonfiction works and co-host an Indigenous Book Market at the AMS Nest in October.

Black History Month

February is Black History Month in Canada. Every year we create an extensive display inviting our visitors to learn about a wide range of books by brilliant black authors:  from science fiction to literary, classic to contemporary, nonfiction to delightful children’s titles. ⁠Learn about Black History Month events happening at UBC.

Asian Heritage Month

Every May, during Asian Heritage Month, we highlight a wide selection of books that help our community learn more about the many achievements and contributions of Canadians of Asian heritage who, throughout our history, have done so much to make Canada the country we know and love.

International Women’s Day

Every year, during the entire month of March we are featuring powerful and essential books that invite our visitors to discover new authors and celebrate the achievements of women throughout history.


We feature books that honour LGBTQIA2S+ stories, celebrate their joy and promote the message of love and acceptance for all.

Freedom to Read Week

Every February we participate in the annual Freedom to Read Week and feature a multitude of books that were banned or challenged throughout history, both in Canada and internationally.

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