About Us

Are you frustrated that most author/book festivals in the Ottawa area seem to cater to well-established and famous people like Margaret Atwood and Lee Maracle while numerous other books written by Canadian and other writers get ignored?

If so, you're invited to join our grassroots-oriented author, publisher, bookseller and literary services festival.

Our Ottawa Book Expo will take place at Lansdowne Park on Sunday, October 20, 2019. Participate by becoming an exhibitor.

Our Ottawa Book Expo team seeks to use our broad experience in the Canadian book publishing industry to boost the commercial success of all of our exhibitors, and to facilitate a professional networking environment among all participants to further boost commercial success.

We aim to showcase the literary cultural vitality of Ottawa, and of Canada, while supporting a fun and engaging environment for members of the public from all cultural backgrounds, women and LGBTQ communities. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get to know local Ottawa and Canadian talent while networking and discovering new opportunities to improve your skills as a writer, deepen your knowledge, and tap into a wide variety of book publishing services.

We also welcome international exhibitors from the United States and abroad.

We hope that this year's Ottawa Book Expo will also facilitate the building of new friendships and new synergistic relationships among artists, technicians and writers/authors from all backgrounds and diversities on a non-discriminatory basis.

Become an exhibitor in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park on Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Ottawa Book Expo is centrally located at Lansdowne Park in the Glebe and will be held at the same time as the very popular Ottawa Farmers’ Market.

What better way to spend a Sunday than buying or selling great books and then sampling delicious treats atthe Farmers’ Market next door?