Salon du livre de l’Î.-P.-É. 

Sixth edition for PEI book fest—May 30 to June 1

Photo by Mikolaj [Unsplash.com]
Photo by Mikolaj [Unsplash.com]

The Salon du livre de l’Île-du-Prince-Édouard (book fest) returns for its sixth edition, May 30–June 1, at the Carrefour-de-l’Isle-Saint-Jean in Charlottetown. This year, the event will celebrate the love of books and reading with the theme “Viens voir! Viens lire!” (“Come see! Come read!”).

The organizing committee will soon release two programs, one for schools and one for the general public. There will be interactive activities for people of all ages, a keynote conference, fireside chats with authors and books will be on sale, among other activities. The Carrefour de l’Isle-Saint-Jean will host most of the events for the general public. School groups will have the opportunity to visit the book fest and authors will also visit students in both French schools and schools offering the French immersion program.

Book fests are significant cultural events that take place all over the world with the goal of showcasing literature of all kinds. Some world-famous book fairs include the Frankfurter Buchmess (Germany), the London Book Fair (UK) and the Salon du livre de Montréal, which has been running annually for over 45 years. 

The Salon du livre de l’Î.-P.-É. is a non-profit organization which organizes a book fair every two years, alternating the event between Charlottetown and Summerside. The event brings together 5000 participants, over 25 French-speaking authors from across the country and readers from all over the province to take part in activities, conferences, workshops, and presentations. Book sellers are also on site representing more than 100 publishers. Visit salondulivreipe.ca or follow on social media for updates.