On Sunday, September 25th at Library Square, exhibitors can be found at tents and tables all over the festival site – inside and out! When you arrive at the festival, check out our festival program for a detailed map. Here’s a long list of all the exhibitors booked for this year’s festival: book publishers, magazine publishers, writing and publishing organizations, literacy programs, and much more. There’ll be books to buy, information to be gained, and treasures to be found!
[BB] = Book Bag Treasure Hunt
[SO] = Magazines offering subscription deals etc.
The Exhibitor Marketplace
Ad Hoc Committee Raising Funds to Rebuild the Slave Lake Library which was destroyed by a wildfire in May 2011. P14
Adaawx Publishing – First Nations 101 is an accessible and informative primer on First Nations issues. V23
The Alcuin Society The Bibliophiles! Visit our booth to see the art of the book at its finest. V13
Angst in the Sanctuary The “How Did You Die?” Show, Fictional Tales for the Un-Dead (evocative art and text) V26
Anvil Press publishes contemporary Canadian literature with a distinctly urban twist. T6
Arsenal Pulp Press is a Vancouver-based book publisher celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2011. T2b
Association of Book Publishers of BC represents BC-owned book publishers and believes a healthy book industry is essential to our cultural, social, educational and economic life. V38
Authors’ Circle provides support & services to authors, publishers and self-employed creative professionals. T17c
AWOG Publishing Independent Publisher Book Award Winner: ‘Best Regional Non-Fiction – Canada West.’ Visit us! http://www.aworldofgood.ca V34
Banyen Books & Sound Canada’s most comprehensive bookstore focusing on Spiritual Traditions, Healing Arts, and Earth Wisdom: http://www.banyen.com T9d
BC Book Arts Guild meets occasionally for presentations and to share works-in-progress. P17
BC Book Prizes celebrate the achievements of BC writers and publishers by producing the Lieutenant Governor’s BC Book Prize Gala and by touring finalist authors to communities throughout the province. P4
[BB] BC Coalition for School Libraries To advance literacy, culture and student achievement through school library programs in every school in BC. T17b
The 3-Day Novel Contest Fabulous fast fiction from the world’s most notorious literary marathon. V31
[BB] BC Teachers’ Federation works to provide a strong and stable public education for everyone. T9a
Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute The largest group of Kabbalists in Israel, sharing the wisdom of Authentic Kabbalah with the entire world. V6
[BB] book’mark, The Library Store is a non-profit store raising funds for the Vancouver Public Library. P1
Book Warehouse Bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains, bargains! T11c
British Columbia Humanist Association We promote the principles of humanism and using science and reason to understand the universe. V12
[BB] Buddha’s Light Publishing An independent publisher of books. Hummanistic Buddhism – its goal is to enable people to realize spiritual practice in everyday living. T2d
Canada Council for the Arts / Conseil des Arts du Canada Visit our booth and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Governor General’s Literary Awards! More at http://www.canadacouncil.ca. / Passez à notre kiosque et célébrez le 75e anniversaire des Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général! Plus d’information au http://www.conseildesarts.ca. T9c
Canadian Authors Association, Vancouver Branch We are a local organization with a national presence, founded on the principle of “Writers Helping Writers.” V17-18
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild furthers the book arts in Canada through education, publications, exhibitions, and public outreach. P16
Canadian Children’s Book Centre encourages, promotes and supports reading, writing, illustrating and publishing of Canadian books for young readers. T17b
The Capilano Review (TCR) has published innovative and provocative literary and visual art side by side since 1972. V5
[BB] Carnegie Community Centre & Library Branch From library services to health fairs and cultural events. Discover what’s happening in the heart of the Downtown Eastside. P12
CARP – British Columbia is the largest association of people 45+ in Canada. V9
Chinese Canadian Historical Society of BC (CCHSBC) is dedicated to broadening the understanding of Chinese history in BC through research, documentation, preservation and education. V33
Christian Science Reading Room Your community’s resource centre on spirituality. V7
City of Vancouver Election Office VANCOUVER VOTES November 19, 2011. It’s your chance to choose. Information: call 3-1-1, visit vancouver.ca/vote.T17c
The Cook’s Tarot Collection of recipes/guidance based on the tarot’s Major Arcana. Achieve inner growth through cooking. V35
The Crime Writers of Canada promotes Canadian crime writing and presents the Arthur Ellis Awards. V22
[BB] Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents 80,000 workers in almost every community in BC. http://www.cupe.bc.ca T4
[BB] CWILL BC Children’s Writers and Illustrators of BC A group of published writers & illustrators of works for children. We support each other and promote literature. T17a
D&M Publishers One of Canada’s largest independent publishers, Vancouver-based D&M is proud to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Join us and our authors for 40th Anniversary cake at 2:30. T2b
Early Years Community Program provides early years and family literacy programs across Vancouver. P9
The Editors’ Association of Canada – BC Branch promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. V39
The Epoch Times is an independent, globally oriented media, published in 17 languages. In Vancouver, enjoy Epoch Times in Chinese or English, print or online: http://www.theepochtimes.com. T15d
[BB] The Federation of BC Writers offers comprehensive member support and innovative programs throughout the province and online including funded author visits to schools. http://www.bcwriters.ca V41
Friends of the Vancouver Public Library is a non-profit organization supporting the library. Visit book’mark The Library Store. P2-3
[BB] Hanyiidamo Sacred Arts & Healing “A Step Beyond Madness” chronicles the beginnings of the author’s spiritual journey. V30
Happy Science provides you with guideposts to happiness both in this world and the next. V11
Harbour Publishing is an award-winning publisher with a focus on BC history and geography. T6
The Heritage Group of Publishers is composed of Brindle & Glass, Heritage House Publishing, Rocky Mountain Books and TouchWood Editions. T2a
Historic Joy Kogawa House Come to our booth to meet author Susan Crean, 2011 writer-in-residence. V21
Humber School for Writers More than 280 of our grads are now published authors. T11a
IBBY Canada To honour and promote Canadian children’s books at home and abroad, advocate children’s literacy and support colleagues in developing nations. T17a
Islamic Circle of North America To promote better understanding between various cultures in Canada. V10
Island Blue Print / Printorium Bookworks BC’s book printing experts, building trust in client relations for over 99 years. T15a
Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Creative Writing Department Write Here. Write Now. BA Major in Creative Writing. Award-winning faculty, small class sizes. V4
Kwantlen Polytechnic University – English Department Educate your imagination in classes no larger than 35. BA English major and minor options are available. V4
The Langara Journalism Review covers trends and issues in Western Canadian journalism. T8
[BB] Martinez Consulting provides Spanish language guides for both teachers and students. V30
Meluki Book Marketing represents a wide range of British and Celtic books, maps, prints, journals, and calendars. V27
Moon Willow Press is a new publisher helping to sustain arboreal ecosystems while celebrating the written word. V32
New Star Books An independent Vancouver based publisher since 1970. T2c
ONE TO ONE Literacy Society This unique children’s program provides one on one reading tutoring for students by well-trained volunteers. T17d
[BB] Orca Book Publishers Award-winning, all-Canadian books for children. T15b
People’s Co-op Bookstore An amazing store, established in 1945, that carries social justice, kids, local authors, fiction, and more. T2c
[BB] Public Library InterLINK Use your library card at any of our 18 member libraries from sea to sky to Fraser Valley. P13
Robson Reading Series features live literature and cozy conversation with new and established authors. Visit robsonreadingseries.ubc.ca. V24
[BB] Ronsdale Press British Columbia’s literary press. T9d
Romance Writers of America – Greater Vancouver Chapter supports and encourages members in their pursuit of a professional career in romance writing. V42
The Rosedale on Robson Suite Hotel is located in the heart of the sports and entertainment district of downtown Vancouver. V37
[BB] SFU Writing and Publishing Program Do you write for work or pleasure? We offer over 100 courses related to writing and our instructors are writers. V3
Simon Fraser University – World Literature is designed for students interested in literature from around the globe, languages, cross-cultural dynamics and international travel. T11b
[BB] Simone Brenneman Her books will hold you spellbound in the fascinating though complex world of autism. V25
Simply Read Books Award-winning illustrated children’s books with inspired content, extraordinary artwork, outstanding graphic design, and quality production. Visit us at http://www.simplyreadbooks.com T6
Soka Gakkai International Association of Canada (SGI Canada) Value-creating Buddhist philosophy centered on promoting peace through culture, education, and individual happiness. V29
[BB] STIBC – Society of Translators and Interpreters of BC Certified professionals working in over 80 language combinations and following a strict Code of Ethics. V15-16
[BB] Surrey International Writers’ Conference Oct. 21-23, 2011. Workshops. Agents. Editors. Master Classes. Book Fair. http://www.SiWC.ca. “Writers Grow Here.” V19
Talon Books publishes work of significant literary and/or cultural importance by Canadian authors. T6
Thursdays Writing Collective runs free, drop-in creative writing classes at Carnegie Community Centre for Downtown Eastside residents. http://www.thursdayswritingcollective.ca V2
Tradewind Books is a small Vancouver publisher specializing in books for children and young adults. T6
UBC Library Our 21 branches connect communities within and beyond the university and advance research, learning, and teaching excellence. Connect. Learn. Explore. T9b
Usborne Books has more than 1500 award-winning children’s books available. The best books for kids. V36
USC Education Savings Plans Inc. Information on free government grants available. Draw for a chance to win a $6500 RESP. V28
Vancouver Community College is BC’s largest literacy organization, offering basic literacy to first year university courses. P15
[BB] The Vancouver International Writers & Readers Festival presents engaging events for readers with acclaimed and emerging authors. http://www.writersfest.bc.ca V20
[BB] Vancouver Island University, Faculty of Arts & Humanities and Creative Writing & Journalism Department Highly qualified instructors, small classes, a beautiful campus – check out our BA programs. Love where you learn! V14
Vancouver Public Library Libraries are filled with great information, fun reads and many helpful free services. Discover what your Library has for you! P5-6
The Vancouver Public Library Foundation provides funding for family literacy programs, library services for marginalized people, multicultural programs and much more. P7-8
Vancouver Society of Storytelling connects oral literatures with the voices and listening ears of individuals, organizations, and communities through workshops, events, and an international festival. T15c
The Vancouver Sun Raise-a-Reader Visit the Raise-a-Reader booth to make your own personal bookmark and purchase a book. 100% of all funds raised go directly into literacy programs in BC. T18
Westcoast Calligraphy Society We study all forms of beautiful handwriting. Visit us for your free personal bookmark. P10-11
The Word Guild is an organization for Canadian writers and editors who are Christian. V8
The Writer’s Studio (SFU) Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for a free 20 minute mini-manuscript consult with a Writer’s Studio alumni. V1
The Writer’s Union of Canada is a not-for-profit organization established in 1973 to support and advocate on behalf of Canada’s book published authors. V40
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is the largest provider of licenced childcare in the Lower Mainland. T17d
ARC Poetry Magazine Canada’s National Poetry Magazine. T15c
BC’s Pet Connection is a health-oriented community pet magazine for the many pet lovers in our area. T8
British Columbia Magazine Discover BC’s beautiful places and remarkable people in well-researched articles and amazing photography found in British Columbia Magazine. T8
[SO] Dance International covers classical and contemporary dance locally, nationally, and internationally. Now in its 35th year. T8
DIVERSE is a Canadian magazine that explores multiculturalism through art, heritage, issues and events. T8
[SO] EVENT From literary heavyweights to up-and-comers, four decades of award-winning fiction, poetry, non-fiction, notes on writing and reviews. T8
[SO] [BB] Geist Magazine offers the best in narrative, photography, comix, poetry, puzzles, weird cartography and offbeat literary contests – and it’s 100% Canadian. T6
[SO] KNOW, for ages 6-9, answers all those what, why, where and how questions kids ask. T8
[SO] Lester’s Army is a literary organization that explores the relationship between young and old in society through publishing. T6
Magazine Association of BC There’s more to explore in BC’s magazines. Visit us to learn about our 80+ members. T8
Magazines Canada No matter what you’re interested in, there’s a Genuine Canadian Magazine for you. BUY CANADIAN! T8
Megaphone is a magazine sold on the streets of Vancouver by homeless and low-income vendors. T6
The New Quarterly offers a mix of fiction, poetry, and talk about writing. It’s an award-winning journal with a sense of fun. T15c
OCW Magazine is a biannual interdisciplinary art project dedicated to the cultivation of new ways of experiencing art. More info at: ocwmagazine.ca. T8
Pacific Rim Magazine, produced by Publishing students at Langara College, explores connections between Canada and its Pacific Rim neighbours. T8
[SO] Poetry Is Dead is a young contemporary poetry magazine. T6
[SO] PRISM international publishes the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. T8
rabble.ca brings together the perspectives of progressive journalists from across the country–it’s news for the rest of us. T8
Ricepaper Nourish your mind with Canada’s only literary magazine featuring Asian Canadian arts, culture, and commentary. T8
[SO] Room is Canada’s oldest journal of writing and art by, for, and about women. T8
subTerrain has been a source of “Strong Words for a Polite Nation” since 1988. T6
Vancouver Is Awesome Vancouver Book Club, a project of VancouverIsAwesome.com, is a community of readers and writers who connect regularly with meetings. T8
Vancouver Observer draws upon contributions from its vast pool of writers to provide timely, topical local news coverage. T8
Vancouver Review Smart, lively, and surprising, Vancouver Review is an award-winning West Coast cultural magazine. T8
[SO] YES Mag The award-winning YES Mag brings science to life for children ages 10-15. T8
Family Literacy Tent
Britannia Community Services Centre Society develops and provides educational, recreational, library, and social services for the communities of Grandview-Woodland and Strathcona. T21
[BB] Canucks Family Education Centre (CFEC) offers five adult-focused, four-component family literacy models that address school-based transitions in five locations in the Lower Mainland. T21
Frontier College is a national non-profit literacy organization that incorporates volunteer mobilization, youth development, and community capacity building. T21
HIPPY Canada (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a family literacy program for immigrant, refugee, and low-income families in Vancouver. T21
The KidSafe Writers’ Room at Queen Alexandra Elementary School In the Writers’ Room, students work on creative literacy projects with volunteer tutors. T21
Scholastic Book Fairs is a highly dedicated team providing products and services to help children become lifelong learners. T21
The Word Under the Street Exhibitors – Presented by Mint Records
The Black Dot Museum of Political Art presents lectures, book launches and art exhibits.
Carina Piccioni Autobiographical comic book tales of a young woman in the city! Also, poster illustrations.
Cinema Sewer is the underground film journal dedicated to the world’s sickest and sexiest movies. http://www.cinemasewer.com
Cloudscape Comics Society is a collective of artists based in BC. We will be offering our anthologies, including our newest work; 21 Journeys.
Colin Upton has been creating small press and indie comics for a quarter century. As well, Colin is a lowbrow painter, illustrator, writer, public speaker, flanuer, miniaturist, wargamer and in the past he has dabble in performance art and music.
The Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund provides financial relief for Canadian comics, professionals, or readers whose right to free speech has been infringed by civil authorities.
Downspace Creative Kim Glennie is an animator/illustrator; Derek DeLand, an architect. Hijinx ensue! Emily & Zola, The Woods, Copyright Infringers, SWELL(™).
Ed Brisson is the writer behind the Shuster Award nominated crime comic series “Murder Book.”
Fun Men Press is Vancouver’s very best variety in independent comics and art. Believe it!
Jason Turner is the artist and cowriter of the One Book One Vancouver nominated series True Loves.
Jenna Sokalski likes to combine her passions for writing and drawing to create comics. Nifty!
Lost City Comics Jonathon Dalton draws comics about strange worlds and the ordinary people who live there.
Mangy Cur Press features the talents of Sydney More, and is offering a large selection of her fine work.
[BB] Mint Records Home to Nardwuar, The Pack a.d., Hot Panda, Geoff Berner, Carolyn Mark, Kellarissa, and many, many more!
Mostly Monsters Fun monster themed table with colouring books, zines, cards, and more!
Patremoir Press’s Fathers celebrates Atwood, Churchill, Kafka, Lessing, Ondaatje, Toews and Woolf under the street.
Steve Rolston Artist of comics Ghost Projekt, Emiko Superstar, Pounded, Escapists, and Queen & Country! http://www.steverolston.com
Tiny Vices Mary Karaplis is a Vancouver born comics artist specializing in single panel illustration and images that pack a punch. http://www.tiny-vices.com
Tough Sissy Girl Colour me, draw me, paint me, read me, make me, collaborate with me, visit us!
Rosencrantz Comics Jesse Davidge will be showcasing the first volume of Mathemagicks & Mystiphysics and doing $5 drawings of anything you want!!
Vancouver Comic Con Producers of comic book & pop culture memorabilia shows for over a decade. Visit us at http://www.vancouvercomiccon.com.