2016 Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair

A few of the writers ready to meet you at this year's book fair

A few of the writers ready to meet you at this year’s book fair

It’s the 2016 edition of the Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair!

Presented by AELAQ, the Atwater Library and Computer Centre, and the Quebec Writers’ Federation, this book fair brings together dozens of English-Quebec publishers and writers for a holiday bookstravaganza. Meet local authors, hear them read from their work, browse hundreds of books, buy a few and get them signed–just in time for holiday gift-giving. Discover and support your local literary community!

Browse all day:
November 25th 3-8 PM
November 26th 10-4 PM

Special events:

3:30-4:30: Mystery Loves Company: Hardboiled readings from four mystery writers: John Farrow, Michael Blair, Peter Kirby, and Bill Haugland. Hosted by Anna Asimakopoulos.
5-7: Festive Fair Launch featuring Aislin (Terry Mosher). Come raise a glass to local lit! Meet and mingle with writers and publishers. Wine and cheese will be served. Sponsored by Penguin-Random House.


10-11 AM: Children’s Corner: Join children’s authors Jennifer Gasoi, Monica Arnaldo, Elise Gravel, and Sara O’Leary for story-time. Hosted by Raquel Rivera, the event will feature readings, music, activities, and healthy snacks (and coffee for the grown-ups). Sponsored by Livres Babar Books.

12-4: Readings by local authors.
12 PM: Kai Cheng Thom, Alice Zorn, Marc Plourde
1 PM: Laura Broadbent, Laurie Gough, Jack Hannan
2 PM: Kaie Kellough, Katia Grubisic, Cora Sire
3 PM: Kelly Norah Drukker, Avi Friedman, Catherine Leroux & Lazer Lederhendler

Participating publishers: Linda Leith Publishing – Linda Leith Éditions, Véhicule Press, McGill-Queen’s University Press, The Secret Mountain, Howard Gontovnick, Metatron, Baraka Books/ QCfiction, Longbridge Books, Nan-Pat-Vic, Metonymy Press, DC Books, Shoreline Press, BookThug, Cormorant Books, House of Anansi Press, Coach House Books, Anvil Press, Arbeiter Ring Publishing, Signature, and more!

Thanks to our sponsoring exhibitors: Linda Leith Publishing – Linda Leith Éditions, Véhicule Press, The Secret Mountain, McGill-Queen’s University Press, and Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore.

Thanks also to our sponsors Musée McCord Museum, the Montreal Gazette, Livres Babar Books, and Gabriel Safdie.

ACCESSIBILITY: The event will take place in the auditorium of the Atwater Library. The auditorium is located on the second floor, up two flights of stairs. We regret that there are no elevators in the building.

In addition to gendered multi-stall washrooms, the second floor also has a single-stall gender-neutral washroom. Email admin@aelaq.org for full accessibility info and other questions.

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