Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Day & More To Attend INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair

Calling all bookworms and literature lovers! The INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair runs from Thursday Nov 13 until Nov 16 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The three and a half day exposition, presented by the Association for Art and Social Change, features over 400 esteemed authors and their books.  The Fair has named Indigo Books & Music Inc. as the official programming bookseller for five of its stage and book signing areas—The Main Stage, Discovery Stage, Piller’s Culinary Zone, Spark Stage and TD Children’s Stage. Perhaps take the opportunity to start that Christmas shopping early at the The INSPIRE! Marketplace, which features a huge range of vendors – Children’s Books to Cookbooks and Romance to Science Fiction.

Here are some guest appearances you don’t want to miss!

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood is set to grace the Fair with her presence this weekend. The esteemed author has written over 35 books to date and is showing no signs of slowing down. Atwood’s newest addition Stone Mattress, is a short fiction collection that she describes as “tales”, as they draw from the mythical and fantastical aspects associated with fables and fairy tales.


Elaine Lui, best known as “Lainey Gossip”, is set to hit the Spark Stage Nov 15 for her new and very successful book, Listen to the Squawking Chicken. The book is a loving mother-daughter memoir (sort of) that will have readers laughing so hard they cry, as Lainey goes into detail about her un-orthodox upbringing and her mothers unusual advice that got her to where she is today.


Gordon Korman will be at the Children’s Stage for his books The 39 Clues, and the fourth instalment of the Unstoppable series, Flashpoint. The born and raised Canadian author has over a dozen children’s titles under his belt – surely a must-see for the kids!

Sylvia Day

Sylvia Day can be seen at the INSPIRE! Main Stage this weekend.  The popular romance writer will be celebrating the upcoming release of the fourth instalment in her Crossfire Series: Captivated by you. 

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