About Us

The Bookshelf

The Writers’ Community of York Region is proud to present local, Canadian authors at The Bookshelf. Our usual location is in the Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall (next to the Farmer’s Market) where local authors, publishers, and reading-related craftpersons from all over York region and the GTA will feature their own works.

For 2021 The Bookshelf will be celebrated outside on the Riverwalk Commons in conjunction with the Newmarket Farmers’ Market.

Learn the stories behind the books. Rub elbows with local talent. Have a cup of coffee and listen to authors read their favorite passages. Participate in the FREE scavenger hunt, dollar-draws, spot prizes, and go home with a whole new to-be-read pile. Draw winners will be announced at 1:00 pm.

NOTE: not all facets of the traditional book fair/event will be available during 2021 as we are required to ensure a safe environment as mandated by the Public Health Office and the Town of Newmarket regarding COVID-19 regulations.



The Writers’ Community of York Region encourages local authors in all genres and at all levels. Through monthly meetings and workshops, the group offers support, education, networking and the opportunity just to get out and hang with other authors and industry professionals for a few soul satisfying hours. During these unprecedented times, meetings have migrated into the virtual/online theatre. The WCYR also supports events that promote the value of writers, such as The Bookshelf, where readers get a chance to experience and discover homegrown talent.

For more information about what the WCYR has to offer please visit our main website wcyork.ca.



Cameron S. Currie – Event Coordinator

Rampant Wolf Media –  Webmaster

TBD – Sponsorship Coordinator

MJ Moores – Graphic Design

Loni Cameron – Social Media

TBD – Readings Coordinator

Melissa Small – Vendor Coordinator

Please email us at thebookshelf(at)wcyork(dot)ca and specify which staff member your query is directed to in the subject line (e.g. Vendor Coordinator: Booking Query)