The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (AELAQ) & Quebec Writers’ Federation (QWF) will host a free, two-day celebration of Quebec English-language books. This 5th Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair encourages booklovers to browse, buy and get books signed in time for holiday gift-giving.
Quebec publishers and authors will be on hand with hundreds of new titles including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, books for kids, award-winners and bestsellers.
There fair will include readings and other events 11 to 5 both days. Special guest is Giller Prize winner, Sean Michaels.
Events on both days, Sat., Nov. 30 & Sun., Dec. 1
11-noon: Free tours of the Mordecai Richler Reading Room at Concordia U.
11-5pm: Kids’ activity area
Events on Saturday
12-1:30pm: Panel on Getting Published in Quebec
2-3:30pm: Paper City: A Literary Map, readings curated by Sean Michaels
4-5pm: Festive cocktail featuring author Sean Michaels
Events on Sunday
12:30-2pm: Launch of Véhicule Press poetry anthology Resisting Canada
3-4pm: Learn Real Good, Book Fair edition—some of Montreal’s funniest improv performers spin local nonfiction books into comedy gold
Authors in attendance include Taras Grescoe, Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Mark Abley, Mary Soderstrom, Amy Fish, and Susan Doherty.
In the atrium of Concordia’s McConnell Building, 1400 de Maisonneuve W.