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Like us, you’re probably missing the buzz of an in-person WOTS marketplace—the bright tents, the excited chatter about stories, the sense of discovery in the air.

That’s why we’ve reimagined The Word On The Street’s marketplace for the virtual space.

This year, you can browse the finest Canadian & Indigenous publishers, bookstores, magazines, and arts organizations all year long. No waiting ’til September for a virtual marketplace—discover great deals & conversations from WOTS exhibitors every week!

What's On This Week: Indigenous Peoples' Week

SAVE 20% on Indigenous stories with the code WOTS2021

Kegedonce Press is a dedicated Indigenous publisher, one of only a handful in Canada. We are based in Owen Sound and Neyaashiinigmiing, the unceded territory of the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.

Since 1993, we have been publishing beautiful books by First Nations, Inuit, and Métis authors, poets, and artists from across Canada. 

Kegedonce has published works by some of the most widely known contemporary Indigenous writers including Cherie Dimaline, Louise Bernice Halfe, Richard Van Camp, Daniel Heath Justice and many others. Our books have won the Indigenous Voices Award, the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature, and the Anskohk Aboriginal Poetry Book of the Year Award, among numerous other honours. Our publishing programme involves Indigenous peoples at all levels of production, including design, illustration and cover art, editing and other related fields.

SAVE 20% off amazing Indigenous booklists using code READINDIGENOUS

All Lit Up is Canada’s only independent online bookstore for readers of emerging, quirky, and unabashedly Canadian literature. Featuring and selling 10,000+ books, All Lit Up serves as a community bookstore for readers with no local option, ensuring every Canadian has access to literature produced by Canadian indie publishers. As a program of the non-profit Literary Press Group, All Lit Up offers an alternative to web giants.

We proudly feature books by Indigenous authors as well as interviews and editorial content on All Lit Up. In 2018, we launched INDIGENOUS LITSPACE, a dedicated landing page that showcases colourful artwork from four Indigenous visual artists including Lauren Crazybull, Kaya Joan, Dawn Oman, and Alan Syliboy, as well as interviews with Indigenous authors, booklists, videos, and more.

First Nation Communities READ was established in 2003 by First Nation Public Librarians as a way to showcase and celebrate Indigenous literature.  Since that time FNCR has grown to become one of the largest awards for Indigenous literature. 

Supported by the Ontario Library Service, with funds from Canadian Heritage, FNCR aims to promote Indigenous voices by recommending books that encourage family literacy, intergenerational storytelling and intergenerational information sharing.  FNCR also supports the publication, sharing and understanding of First Nation, Metis, and Inuit voices and experiences.

The FNCR has partnered with the Periodical Marketers of Canada to award the authors of the selected titles in the Children’s and YA/Adult categories the Indigenous Literature Prize valued at $3000.

Watch Previous Weekly Feature Episodes

Saul Freedman-Lawson (Shameless Magazine)

Sarah Dowling
(Coach House Press)

Laurie Stewart
(Corvid Moon Publishing)

Derrick Chow (TO Comix)

The Kraken Collective

Another Story Bookshop: Anjula Gogia

Derek Künsken (Bakka Phoenix Books)

Live Drawing with Eric Kim (TCAF)

DIY Chapbook Making with Nic Brewer (LCP)

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