Read Quebec

2021 Holiday Book Fair

Welcome to the 2021 Holiday Book Fair, celebrating English-language writing, publishing, and translation in Quebec. With a lively mix of in-person and online events featuring authors and translators and their exciting new work, we look forward to welcoming audiences virtually and in person. 

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Home Is Where the Books Are.

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Who We Are

Read Quebec celebrates the province’s unique and vibrant English-language literary culture. Featuring books published by members of the Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec, as well as a curated selection of books by Quebec writers published outside the province, this is your place to discover a book from here.

The 2021 Holiday Book Fair is a series of in-person and online events featuring Quebec books, writers, and translators. It’s a reimagining of the annual Holiday Pop-Up Book Fair hosted by AELAQ and the Quebec Writers’ Federation, in a new hybrid format. Check out the events schedule – there’s something for everyone!

The Association of English-language Publishers of Quebec (Association des éditeurs de langue anglaise du Québec; AELAQ) is a non-profit organization that advances the publication, distribution, and promotion of English-language books from Quebec. We support our member publishers through professional development seminars, advocacy, and marketing initiatives. To find out more about AELAQ and our members, visit us here.

AELAQ’s offices are located in Montreal, known as Tiotia’ke in the Kanien’keha:ka language and Mooniyang in the language of the Anishinaabe. The association represents a diverse community who live and work on the territories of many Indigenous peoples, including the Kanien’keha:ka, Abenaki, Anishinaabe, and Huron-Wendat. As an organization representing publishers and writers, we acknowledge the first storytellers of these lands. We strive to change the way we read and listen, in order to move toward a more equitable future for books and writers.

Home Is Where the Books Are

Join us to celebrate local lit with these events you can attend in-person or from home. Get cozy, get excited, get a book from here.

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