First Choice Books is part of a more than 60-year-old independently-owned and operated bindery company, which was founded by Rudolf Adamek in 1958. Adamek trained as a bookbinder in Poland before WWII, and started the business while with the Canadian military.
By 1988 the company was formally incorporated, and in 1993 then-owners Shy and Angel Riyasat added the self-publishing arm of the business, First Choice Books. Current owners Patrick O’Connor and Melanie Perkins purchased the combined companies in 2011.
We moved to our new premises in 2016 which now occupies 4500 square feet. As a one stop-shop for self-published authors, we offer in-house digital printing in both black & white and colour, design services, and a full bindery operation which produces soft cover books, hard cover books, eBooks, websites and custom work. We continue to design and develop our own lines of printed products, including calendars, magnetic lists, and notebooks.
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