Exhibitor Marketplace

Explore Canada’s largest outdoor marketplace of books, magazines, authors, arts organizations, and more!

Saturday, May 27 – 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday, May 28 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Festival Map

Official Booksellers

Special Listings

Exhibitor Listings

Exhibitor Map

This year’s festival takes place on Queen’s Park Crescent East from College Street to Wellesley Street, and Grosvenor Street from Queen’s Park Crescent to Surrey Place.

Official Booksellers

Exhibitor Special Listings

Booth 23

Celebrating adventures in literary publishing since 2004, Book*hug Press is a radically optimistic independent publisher working at the forefront of contemporary book culture. We publish dynamic books of literary fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and translated literature with a strong and recognizable brand, and readers turn to us for intelligent and engaging books. We champion emerging and established writers that challenge and push the boundaries of cultural expectations with work that is bold, necessary, and urgent.

Booth 33-34

House of Anansi is Canada’s leading independent publisher. With award-winning and bestselling books from authors such as Tanya Talaga, Katherena Vermette and Patrick DeWitt, we endeavor to publish work that reflects the changing nature of our world and country. Groundwood, our children’s imprint, is ahead of the curve and justice-oriented without sacrificing warmth, beauty, and playfulness. We take pride in publishing BIPOC, Indigenous and LGBTQ+ writers, and firing up the imagination with Very Good Books.

Booth 31

Second Story Press is dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for all ages. We explore themes of social justice, human rights, and abilities while highlighting Indigenous and authentic voices.

Booth 84B

Frank and philosophical, gentle and brave, This Grief Thing F**KING Sucks wanders the ghost town of grief, reaching out a hand to those it encounters along the way. Through clear-eyed prose and tender-hearted poetry, Taya Mikado confidently engages in discourse around tough topics like suicide, mental health, grief, and resilience. Writing with humour and heart, her intention is to destigmatize grief, promote mental health awareness, and provide a comforting resource for others experiencing bereavement, especially young adults.

Booth 82B

Tiara Jade Chutkhan (Bookworm Publishing) is a Toronto based indie author. Her work includes two anthology collections: Two Timed Removed: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Fiction and Two Timed Removed Volume II: An Anthology of Contemporary Indo-Caribbean Stories. The third and final volume is set to be released in October 2023. Tiara is also writing a cozy fantasy series and the first book will be released in Fall 2023.

Booth 39A

John McNab is a Canadian author, who has two works of fiction: The Assembler and The Chipmaker. They depict an Israeli professional, who insists she’s merely an investor. Some investor she actually is, however. She can’t be ignored, however much she might wish to be and, for all the rogue actors whose attention she unwittingly attracts, a small cadre of others will come to her defense when, inevitably, her life comes under threat.

Booth 43A

Stelliform Press publishes environmental stories with heart and hope. Focusing on sf, fantasy, horror, and literary speculative fiction, Stelliform Press books challenge the power structures that put us at risk, prioritizing storytelling from marginalized authors. Stelliform books have been recognized by the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize, the Philip K. Dick Award, the Otherwise Award, and more. Visit our booth for beautiful books printed on recycled paper. Visit www.stelliform.press for discounted ebooks.

Booth 37

The Word On The Street champions reading and writing in Canada through a free annual festival and year-round literary programming that celebrates storytelling, ideas, and imagination.

Support The Word On The Street by making a donation at the WOTS Support Our Festival Booth.

Festival Sponsor

For over 70 years, Harlequin has been publishing books that have entertained audiences worldwide. In print, ebook and audio formats, book-to-movie, TV and podcast adaptations, our romance novels have it all—hopeful fresh starts, dramatic family sagas, and unexpected twists and turns. Visit Harlequin.com and start reading today.

Booth 67

Award-winning magazines for kids ages 3-13. Chirp (ages 3-6), Chickadee (ages 6-9) and OWL (ages 9-13) offer quality, engaging, timely, and fun content to foster reading and learning. Bursting with activities, animal facts, feature stories, jokes, comics, fiction, puzzles, and more, Owlkids magazines encourage children to discover and explore the world around them.

Booth 85A

Sun Cross Publications offers the literary heritage of cosmic horror in the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft and his heirs. We are a publisher, helping authors get their work published in print form, guiding them on platforms like Amazon KDP & others. In future, we will offer online courses.

Visit our website to download a FREE novel “Sacred Heart” for entertainment AND our FREE Writers Craft guide report, to help you become a better author

Exhibitor Listings

Word On The Street Booths

Festival Information 1
Volunteer Check-In 15
Media Check-In & VIP 18
Support Our Festival Booth 37

Arts, Literacy, and Educational Organizations 

Book Clubs for Inmates 79A
CJRU 1280AM Community Radio 53B
Kadampa Meditation Centre 53A
Ontario Teachers Federation (Sunday only) 3
Ripple Foundation 71B
Royal Ontario Museum 4
Creative Writing & Publishing, Sheridan College 12A
Mirvish Productions 38
Soapbox Science, presented by TMU SciXchange (Saturday only) 72
Story Planet 77A
Toronto Fringe Festival 52B
Toronto Public Library Bookmobile & Storytime 73-74
TPL Workers Union (Saturday only) 3
U of T Child Development Labs 75A
United For Literacy 78A

Bookstores

ABC Books 55
Another Story Bookshop 30
Bakka-Phoenix Books 42
Ella Minnow Children’s Bookstore 66
Happily Ever After Books 65
Little Ghosts Books 5
The Maple Staple 59
Queen Books 80
The Sidekick Comics 6
UofT Bookstore 40

Writers’ Groups

Asian Canadian Writers Workshop 76B
Canadian Authors Association 78B
Immigrant Writers Association 76A
League of Canadian Poets 12B
Mesdames of Mayhem 22A
Passion 4 Dreams 32B
Toronto Romance Writers 77B
Writers and Editors Network Association 79B

 

Book Publishers

Annick Press 41
Beijing Language and Culture University Press 56
Book*hug Press 23
Brick Books 16A
Buddha’s Light Publications 54
Chalkboard Publishing 75B
Coach House Books 21
Cormorant Books 11
Dundurn Press 7
ECW Press 41
Exile Editions & EXILE Quarterly 10
Flamingo Rampant Books 32A
Gordon Hill Press 20B
HarperCollins Canada 24
House of Anansi & Groundwood Books 33
Innana Publications 25
Invisible Books 17A
James Lorimer & Company 9
Latitude 46 17B
Literary Press Group 8
Mansfield Press 22B
Porcupine’s Quill 20A
RAID PRESS 44B
Renaissance Press 47B
Second Story Press 31
Simon & Schuster Canada 36
Skyky Cultural Publishers 13
Stelliform Press 43A
Turtle’s Back Publishing 35
University of Toronto Press 40
Wolsak & Wynn Publishers 26

Magazines

Ampersand Review 47A
Augur Magazine 48B
Brick, A Literary Journal 45B
Broken Pencil 50A
Feels 50B
Humber Literary Review 51A
The Local TO Publishing 15B
Maisonneuve 46
The New Quarterly 45A
OWLKIDS 67
Pulp Literature Press 49B
Review of Journalism 49A
The Walrus 15A
West End Phoenix 48A
Wrong Publishing 51B

Independent Authors 

Aitchkay Books 82A
Arthur Barillas 90A
Bookworm Publishing 82B
Christopher DiRaddo 83A
Chro Zand (Sunday only) 85B
_ 90B
East Within West 83B
E.M. Williams, Fantasy Author 43B
Genghis Comics 86A
J.B. McNab 44A
Jason Shannon 86B
Jass Aujla (Saturday only) 85B
Keith Grachow 87A
Monica Kapur 52A
Outer Edge Co 89A
POESY 81A
R.A. Morris 87B
Russell Brooks 88A
Soulful Colour 89B
Sun Cross Publications 85A
Sweet Spirits and Sprinkles 88B
This Grief Thing F**king Sucks 84B
TO Comix Press 84A
Zenia Wadhwani 81B

Independent Authors – KidStreet

Arushi&Anushka 68A
The Adventures of Tom and Andy 68B
Dante Racioppo 70B
Move with Nature 71A
Our Ancestries 69A
Read With River 69B
Sarah Furlong 70A

Other Retailers

Book Bubbled Shop 39B
Serenade Jewels and Accessories 39A

Food Vendors

169 Juice
Choco Churros

Fleets Coffee Truck
Happy Twist
La Paisa Colombian Street Food
Ontario Corn Roasters
Sausage Party
Yummy

Book*hug Press

Booth 23

Celebrating adventures in literary publishing since 2004, Book*hug Press is a radically optimistic independent publisher working at the forefront of contemporary book culture. We publish dynamic books of literary fiction and nonfiction, poetry, and translated literature with a strong and recognizable brand, and readers turn to us for intelligent and engaging books. We champion emerging and established writers that challenge and push the boundaries of cultural expectations with work that is bold, necessary, and urgent.

Bookworm Publishing

Booth 82B

Tiara Jade Chutkhan (Bookworm Publishing) is a Toronto based indie author. Her work includes two anthology collections: Two Timed Removed: An Anthology of Indo-Caribbean Fiction and Two Timed Removed Volume II: An Anthology of Contemporary Indo-Caribbean Stories. The third and final volume is set to be released in October 2023. Tiara is also writing a cozy fantasy series and the first book will be released in Fall 2023.

Harlequin

Festival Sponsor

For over 70 years, Harlequin has been publishing books that have entertained audiences worldwide. In print, ebook and audio formats, book-to-movie, TV and podcast adaptations, our romance novels have it all—hopeful fresh starts, dramatic family sagas, and unexpected twists and turns. Visit Harlequin.com and start reading today.

House of Anansi & Groundwood Books

Booth 33-34

House of Anansi is Canada’s leading independent publisher. With award-winning and bestselling books from authors such as Tanya Talaga, Katherena Vermette and Patrick DeWitt, we endeavor to publish work that reflects the changing nature of our world and country. Groundwood, our children’s imprint, is ahead of the curve and justice-oriented without sacrificing warmth, beauty, and playfulness. We take pride in publishing BIPOC, Indigenous and LGBTQ+ writers, and firing up the imagination with Very Good Books.

J.B. McNab

Booth 39A

John McNab is a Canadian author, who has two works of fiction: The Assembler and The Chipmaker. They depict an Israeli professional, who insists she’s merely an investor. Some investor she actually is, however. She can’t be ignored, however much she might wish to be and, for all the rogue actors whose attention she unwittingly attracts, a small cadre of others will come to her defense when, inevitably, her life comes under threat.

OWLKIDS

Booth 67

Award-winning magazines for kids ages 3-13. Chirp (ages 3-6), Chickadee (ages 6-9) and OWL (ages 9-13) offer quality, engaging, timely, and fun content to foster reading and learning. Bursting with activities, animal facts, feature stories, jokes, comics, fiction, puzzles, and more, Owlkids magazines encourage children to discover and explore the world around them.

Second Story Press

Booth 31

Second Story Press is dedicated to publishing feminist-inspired books for all ages. We explore themes of social justice, human rights, and abilities while highlighting Indigenous and authentic voices.

Stelliform Press

Booth 43A

Stelliform Press publishes environmental stories with heart and hope. Focusing on sf, fantasy, horror, and literary speculative fiction, Stelliform Press books challenge the power structures that put us at risk, prioritizing storytelling from marginalized authors. Stelliform books have been recognized by the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize, the Philip K. Dick Award, the Otherwise Award, and more. Visit our booth for beautiful books printed on recycled paper. Visit www.stelliform.press for discounted ebooks.

Sun Cross Publications

Booth 85A

Sun Cross Publications offers the literary heritage of cosmic horror in the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft and his heirs. We are a publisher, helping authors get their work published in print form, guiding them on platforms like Amazon KDP & others. In future, we will offer online courses.

Visit our website to download a FREE novel “Sacred Heart” for entertainment AND our FREE Writers Craft guide report, to help you become a better author

This Grief Thing F**king Sucks

Booth 84B

Frank and philosophical, gentle and brave, This Grief Thing F**KING Sucks wanders the ghost town of grief, reaching out a hand to those it encounters along the way. Through clear-eyed prose and tender-hearted poetry, Taya Mikado confidently engages in discourse around tough topics like suicide, mental health, grief, and resilience. Writing with humour and heart, her intention is to destigmatize grief, promote mental health awareness, and provide a comforting resource for others experiencing bereavement, especially young adults.

The Word On The Street's "Support Our Festival" Booth

Booth 37

The Word On The Street champions reading and writing in Canada through a free annual festival and year-round literary programming that celebrates storytelling, ideas, and imagination.

Support The Word On The Street by making a donation at the WOTS Support Our Festival Booth.