The Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair encourages booklovers of all ages and interests to browse, buy, and get books signed, just in time for holiday gift-giving. Expect hundreds of new titles for sale, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, books for kids, award-winners and bestsellers.
Saturday Nov 25,12-6 PM
Sunday Nov 26, 11-5 PM
At Le Café in the Monument-National, 1182 Boulevard St. Laurent
***new accessible location! Wheelchair and stroller-friendly***
Festive Wine and Cheese, Saturday Nov 25, 4-6 p.m., with Kathleen Winter. Come meet Governor General’s Literary Award-shortlisted author Kathleen Winter at the Book Fair wine and cheese, and help us raise a glass to local lit! Sponsored by Penguin Random House Canada.
Tundra Books 50th Anniversary Celebration, Saturday Nov 25, 4-6 p.m. During our wine & cheese, fair-goers of all ages will have the chance to toast the 50th anniversary of Tundra Books, publisher of Roch Carrier’s iconic The Hockey Sweater. Birthday cake will be served! Sponsored by Livres Babar Books.
Rapid-Fire Reading, Ricochet Writing: mRbilia Edition, Sunday Nov 26, 2-3 p.m. 20 writers celebrate 20 years of the Montreal Review of Books in a fast-paced reading and writing bonanza! Sponsored by Maisonneuve.
Local publishers include: McGill-Queen’s University Press, Linda Leith Publishing – Linda Leith Éditions, Véhicule Press, Metatron, DC Books, Metonymy Press, Black Rose Books, Shoreline Press, Longbridge Books, Baraka Books / QCfiction, The Secret Mountain and more.
Writers who will be present to meet, greet, and sign books include:
Kathleen Winter, Sylvain Neuvel, Jocelyn Parr, Bonnie Farmer, Ariela Freedman, Guillaume Morissette, Greg Santos, Lorina Mapa, Alex Manley, Sherry Simon, Gillian Sze, Jonah Campbell, Trevor Ferguson, Mary Soderstrom, Bill Haugland, Licia Canton, Larissa Andrusyshyn, Carolyn Marie Souaid, John Kalbfleisch, Claire Holden Rothman, Karen Nesbitt, Lazer Lederhendler, and many more!
The Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair is grateful for the support of the Department of Canadian Heritage, as well as that of the Montreal Gazette, Penguin Random House Canada, Babar Books, Tundra Books, Librairie Paragraphe Bookstore, the Montreal Review of Books, and all of our sponsoring publishers: Baraka Books/QC Fiction; Longbridge Books; Véhicule Press; McGill-Queen’s University Press; DC Books; The Secret Mountain.
Le Café is located on the ground floor of the Monument-National and is wheelchair-accessible. There are separate multi-stall male and female washrooms, and a single-stall gender-neutral wheelchair-accessible washroom.
Le Café is a short walk from metro Saint-Laurent and Place d’Armes and is on the #55 bus line. Parking is available behind the SAT, and at Place Desjardins.