Guelph Book Bash Festival

The Guelph Book Bash Festival is an annual celebration of the books published by Guelph and area authors over the previous year. The event is presented by Vocamus Writers Community.

This year, it will be held on Sunday November 5, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, at the Guelph Farmers' Market.

Over thirty authors will be in attendance to sell their books, chat with attendees, and sign copies. The authors will be joined by many of Guelph's micro-presses, bookstores, libraries, cultural groups, and literacy organizations, all the people who help make up our great local book culture.

There will also be storytelling and free books for children, a leave-a-book-take-a-book table, a book composting demonstration, food and refreshments for sale, book prizes, and other fun!

There is no cost for the event, but donations will be accepted for Action Read, Friends of Vocamus Writers Community's charitable partner, which provides literacy programs in the community.

Here are some ways you can be involved:

If you’re a Guelph-area author with a recently published book, we'd love to have you on the program.

If you’re a local a business that would like to sponsor Book Bash, we have lots of avenues to promote your brand through our own media, external advertising, and the event itself.

If you’re looking to volunteer, we can always use help setting up, taking down, welcoming guests, handing out programs, and so forth.

For further information please contact us at vocamuswriterscommunity@gmail.com or check out the Facebook event link – https://www.facebook.com/events/1370609450545229/1370609450545229/.

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Previous Book Bash Festivals

Guelph Book Bash Festival 2023

Guelph Book Bash Festival 2023

Sun, Nov 5 2023, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Guelph Book Bash Festival 2022

Guelph's annual festival of local books.

Sun, Nov 6 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Guelph Book Bash Festival 2019

Guelph's annual festival of local books.

Sat, Oct 19 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Guelph Book Bash Festival 2018

The Guelph Book Bash Festival is an annual celebration of the books published by Guelph and area authors over the previous year.

Sun, Oct 14 2018, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Guelph Book Bash Festival 2017

The 2017 Guelph Book Bash Festival was held on October 15 at Lakeside Hope House.

Sun, Oct 15 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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