Nanaimo’s annual Vancouver Island Children’s Book Festival has been operating for over 33 years and exposes children ages 5 – 13 to some of our wonderful Canadian authors and illustrators. It is completely operated by volunteers.
BookFest C/0 Literacy Central Vancouver Island
19 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G3
BookFest takes place in the schools with the main event downtown Nanaimo on Commercial Street.
The BookFest main event is in May/June every year with authors and illustrators visiting schools, usually before the main event.
The website offers good information on the yearly events. The cost for the Saturday is $10.00 per child or $25.00 for a family rate; sessions are free at the schools. BookFest can be contacted for scholarships each year.