Book Fair

The Read Quebec Book Fair takes place annually in November

This free celebration of Quebec English-language books was founded in 2015 by AELAQ, in partnership with the Quebec Writers’ Federation as a means of encouraging booklovers of all ages and interests to browse, buy and get books signed, just in time for holiday gift-giving. It has taken different formats over the years, beginning with in-person events, then moving online in 2020, and in 2021 adopting a hybrid in-person and online format. Whatever shape it takes, it always features a lively mix of Quebec-based authors and translators and their exciting new work. The hub for all things Book Fair is – check it out for all the details on this year’s selected books and related activities. We look forward to seeing you, virtually or in person!

The 2023 Read Quebec Book Fair

On November 3-4, we offered a series of free events and activities celebrating English-language Quebec books and authors, culminating in two days of in-person book sales at Concordia University. Check out more photos from this year’s event via our Facebook page!

Book Fair FAQs

Who can participate in the fair?

  • Publishers who are active or associate members of AELAQ, and writers published by our members.
  • Quebec-based writers, illustrators, and translators who have published an English-language book with a non-AELAQ member since the previous year’s fair.

If you are a Quebec-based publisher who is not a member of AELAQ, but you’re interested in joining the association, please contact admin [at] aelaq [dot] org 

If you are a Quebec-based writer, illustrator, or translator with a new book published by a non-AELAQ publisher, please contact admin [at] aelaq [dot] org.

Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate self-published titles at this time.

Who can attend the fair?

Anyone and everyone! It’s free and open to the public.

Click the links below to read details of previous years’ fairs.

2023’s Fair

2022’s Fair

2021’s Fair

2020’s Fair

2019’s Fair

2018’s Fair

2017’s Fair

2016’s Fair

2015’s Fair