Bookish Festivals & Events

Spotlight: Vancouver Book Fair 2013

In 4 months I devoted myself to write reviews for every book I read, until a light bulb idea came to me that I should start writing about upcoming book events in Vancouver. As important as it is for me to devote time to read extraordinary and not so extraordinary books, it’s just as important to explore fairs and festivals committed to bringing together a community of readers and writers in this great city.

In the heart of Vancouver is our annual Book Fair taking place at UBC Robson Square this weekend on September 28-29. In 2010 and 2012, the Vancouver Book Fair became a great success that organizers decided to make this an annual event. Exhibiting Western Canada’s finest booksellers, over 1000 Vancouverites come to discover the wide selection of Canadiana, children’s illustrated, first and rare editions, history, literature and the arts, travel and exploration, science and technology, and every other subject imaginable.

The Vancouver Book Fair is the only place to find antiquarian, collectible, and rare books in Western Canada.  And whether you’re a librarian, archivist, collector, scholar, or just love books and favor the curious, unusual, classical, and the visually attractive, then you’re bound to find something of your taste at the fair. All types of booklovers are welcome!

Tickets are $8 at the door, but if you register online at you receive a $2 discount off admission.



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