Guelph Book Bash Festival 2023

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

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.

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Book Bash 2023 Featured Local Books

All We Have Is Today

Contemporary romance

By: Rhiane Heslop


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The Assassins: The Pridden Saga: Book Six

Kat now knows that she is being openly pursued by her main opponent in…

By: Marilyn Kleiber


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Beside US

supernatural, mystery, kidnapping

By: Stephen W. Briggs


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Bliss Adair and the First Rule of Knitting (Red Deer Press)

A teen math-and-knitting wiz helps her friends solve their problems and…

By: Jean Mills


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comic featuring visual art of Catherine Cheeseman

By: David J. Knight


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The Cistern Rose

Historical fiction in Guelph, two women seek family and Confederate…

By: Peter McIntyre


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