Who Doesn’t Love a Giant Book Fair?
That’s what The Bookshelf is — a fantastic way for readers of all ages to connect with local Canadian authors of all genres and age ranges.
Every year at The Bookshelf we showcase 50+ authors, writing organizations, small publishers, and reading-related artesians.
You don’t have pay to get in and there’s always a ton of free stuff to look forward to:
Author Readings – Hang out in our MarketPlace Lounge (the stage area of the Market), have a snack, eat your lunch, and listen to authors of all genres read excerpts from their books
Bookshelf Bucks – Get a $5 gift card to spend at any participating book vendor in the fair
Kids Zone – Bring your children and make a free craft or play Plinko for prizes
Scavenger Hunt – All ages are encouraged to fill their Book Genre Card with stickers, signatures, and stamps and then enter (for free!) to win an amazing prize
Spot Prizes – Every 20 min someone will be randomly chosen to win a free book
Meet Famous Characters – We always invite a few well-known cosplayers and actors to dress up and hang out with us for free selfie-photo-ops (In previous years we’ve had Elsa of York Region, Chase from PAW Patrol, Marky Monday, & even Wonder Woman!)
We even have a dollar fundraiser for items donated by our sponsors. All money raised goes into supporting the next Bookshelf event.