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 or check out the Facebook event link –

This Game of War

This Game of War YA novel by Ed Butts Remembrance Day WWI WWII

By: Edward Butts


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The Violin Teacher

The life story of Guelph violin teacher and piper William Thain.

By: Marjorie Devine


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The Wall Between

A book about the wall that exists between Jewish and Palestinian…

By: Jeffery Wilkinson


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What I Wish I Had Known: Advice for a New Teacher

Pieces of advice for new teachers beginning their career.

By: Josée Gratton


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Where is My Husband?

The first book in the Jake and Mallory Thriller series.

By: Ivanka Fear


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Wingman (Orca Books)

This Hi-Lo story for reluctant teen readers features a hockey player…

By: Jean Mills


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Worlds May Change - A Mechanic Falls Gem Caper (#1)

Caper, Action, Paranormal, Romance, Humour

By: Gloria Ferris & By: Jamie Tremain


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