Firsts Canada functions similarly to a physical book fair, with the exceptions being the limited number of books or ‘highlights’ per exhibitor, and for obvious reasons, the ability to hold the book physically.
Our platform attempts to recreate the many of the same experiences that visitors would expect in a physical fair. For example, books can be searched by a number of ways such as keywords, authors, price and categories. Equally, exhibitors can be visited by ‘booth’, much like physical fairs, and are listed alphabetically and by stand number.
Each item listed on our website during our online fairs is from a reputable bookseller from either the ABAC or ILAB associations, meaning the books purchased are valued at a high-standard and sold via knowledgeable experts on their subjects. Books listed on Firsts Canada, will each display several images, the author, book title, condition, price as well as a description and bibliography. Exhibitors’ profiles or booths have detailed contact information for the seller, giving customers the ability to contact each dealer easily to enquire on a specific item.