Become a Vendor


The WCYR is proud to announce The Bookshelf 2021! There will be an online component on August 22nd and, circumstances permitting, an in-person event on August 21st, 8:30 am – 1:30 pm. We are excited to partner with the Town of Newmarket and the Farmers Market on this day to celebrate books and reading.

We are eager to invite local and Indie Authors, Book Sellers, Publishers, Craftspeople, and Writing Communities to participate in this extraordinary event.

Sales begin in the Riverwalk Commons at 10 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m. Load-in for participating vendors will be between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. 


As the Farmers Market opens at 8am, we are looking to provide a ‘valet service’ for dropped off supplies to be watched while you find parking. More information on parking on the LOCATION page.


Tables at the event are 6 x 2.4 feet in size.


WCYR Members “in good standing” will receive a $10 discount off the total purchase for their tables.

Returning Vendors will receive a $5 discount (cannot be combined with the WCYR Members discount).

There are no half-tables. One author/publisher/bookstore per table.

All vendors are required to be authors, publishersnew book stores, or reading/writing related organizations, though we do have a limited number of non-book related tables. Sorry, we are not accepting applications from used book sellers.

We are a PG rated event. Any explicit material sold must be done so in a way that is not offensive to the general public.

Please CONTACT the Vendor Coordinator if you have questions or concerns regarding your saleability.

Table Arrangement Diagram

Event Layout

Online Registration Form

NOTE: During the time of COVID-19 the Bookshelf will be following the mandates of the Ontario Health Advisor, York Region Public Health, and the Town of Newmarket regarding these types of in-person events, when they can happen, how many attendees are permitted at one time, prerequisites for personal protective equipment, and more. Vendors must individually take full responsibility to assess any risks to their health, considering all factors and information available. However, if circumstances prevent the event from happening, the price of your table/booth will be returned to you. The organizers will monitor the situation closely and keep Exhibitors updated. At one week prior to the Show, we will verify continuation or cancellation.