Read Quebec Book Fair

Photo by Stephane Lavoie

QWF is delighted to partner with AELAQ (Association of English-Language Publishers of Quebec/Association des éditeurs de langue anglaise du Québec) for the annual Read Quebec Book Fair. Established in 2015 as the Pop-Up Holiday Book Fair, the fair takes places over a November weekend in Montreal, promoting English-language writers and publishers. Expect readings, activities, and chats with publishers, all while supporting local authors in the most direct way possible – by buying their books!

2023 Read Quebec Book Fair

The Read Quebec Book Fair is back! Formerly known as the Holiday Book Fair, the Fair returns for its eighth installment on November 3-4 in the Concordia McConnell Building Atrium to present more than twenty overflowing tables of exciting new works from local publishers, authors, and translators, a full program of hybrid literary events, and multiple author signings.

Produced by the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ) in partnership with the Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF), the Read Quebec Book Fair celebrates the vibrancy of the English-language literary scene in Quebec, with local publishers displaying their titles, and Librairie Paragraphe selling books from Quebec writers and translators published elsewhere. The Fair will offer fun for young booklovers, with a cozy, book-filled Kids’ Nook both days, and creative activities on Saturday afternoon. There will be a wine-and-cheese reception on Friday and coffee on Saturday morning.

The fair is open Friday and Saturday November 3-4, 2023, from 11 am – 6 pm, in the Atrium of the McConnell Building at Concordia University, 1400 De Maisonneuve Boulevard W. The building is accessible directly from Guy metro and fully accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. In accordance with public health guidelines, mask wearing for in-person events is optional, though encouraged, with hand sanitizing stations available at all locations.