BOOKFEST

What:

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.

Where:

BookFest C/0 Literacy Central Vancouver Island
19 Commercial St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G3
Email: info@bookfest.ca
Website: www.bookfest.ca
BookFest takes place in the schools with the main event downtown Nanaimo on Commercial Street.

When:

The BookFest main event is in May/June every year with authors and illustrators visiting schools, usually before the main event.

How:

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.

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