B.C. writers, publishers, fear supply chain issues as holiday season approaches

We get it. It’s only September. December is months away. Surely it’s too early for a story about the holidays.

But the holidays are where Surrey-based children’s author and illustrator Paola Opal’s mind is: a critical time for sales of her series of small, brightly coloured board books for very young children.

“These books make great little gifts for stocking stuffers,” Opal said. 

But this year, her books could be kept off shelves by supply chain issues impacting the publishing landscape in B.C. and beyond.

Paola Opal said if her new books don’t ship in time for the holidays, it could mean thousands of dollars in lost sales. (Submitted by

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