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Toronto Book Expo 2020: How to apply to become a vendor

Are you a book lover who not only loves to read but to write as well? Or perhaps you are a bookstore owner or a librarian who loves to stock great quality books.  As long as you love books and are connected to them in one way or the other then you’ll love the idea of the upcoming not-for-profit Toronto Book Expo.

If the literary world inspires you, drives you, and is important to your life experience, the idea of a book fair must feel like a breath of fresh air.Therefore, you’ll be happy to know that the Toronto Book Expo is coming your way in March 2020.

The Toronto Book Expo team seeks to use a breadth of broad experiences in the Canadian book publishing industry to boost the commercial success of all exhibitors that actively seek support from the event. The expo also seeks to facilitate a professional networking environment among all exhibitors to further boost commercial success and to further showcase the literary-cultural vitality of Toronto, and of Canada, while supporting a fun and engaging environment for members of the public from all cultural backgrounds, women and LGBTQ communities to be able to learn about local Toronto and Canadian talent while potentially seeking to avail themselves of educational and volunteer opportunities to improve their skills as a writer toward prospective book publishing.

The event would go on for three days at three different venues. Day 1 would hold at the York University Student & Convention Centre at 15 Library Lane on March 19. Day 2 would be held at the Bram and BlumaAppel Salon Facility on the second floor of the main Toronto Reference Library near Yonge and Bloor Streets in downtown Toronto on March 21 and day 3 of the expo would take place at the internationally famous Roy Thomson Hall.

You may have become frustrated that most author/book festivals in Toronto seem to cater to well-established and famous people like Margaret Atwood and Lee Maracle while other books written by Canadian and other writers get ignored? The Toronto Book Expo intends to change all that.You're invited to apply now to become a vendor in the grassroots-oriented author, publisher, bookseller and literary services festival.

The expo does not intend to cater to just the already known names in the industry such as Margaret Atwood, Yann Martel,and Alice Munro. Contemporary Canadian authors are also invited to showcase their talent on the platform. This way, new writers will someday join the leagues of top names like Dionne Brand and L. M. Montgomery.

Even if you are just someone who loves to read, and are neither a writer nor a publisher, you are still invited to the book fair where you will get a chance to see newly published quality books and immerse yourself inCanada’s expanding literary community from the country’s diverse cultural backgrounds, including the LGBTQ communities.

Upcoming writers should be aware that this book expo can showcase their work and what sets it apart. All the authors and publishers taking part in the expo will be interviewed at their booths for Agora’s YouTube channel, which you can check out here. If you are unable to be physically present? No problem. You can still be part of the Toronto fair by applying for the virtual book expo.


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