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WORD Vancouver promotes books and authors through the WORD Vancouver festival, a free community event and the primary literary festival for book lovers and literacy enthusiasts.
WORD Vancouver is a free community event and Western Canada's largest celebration of literacy and reading. Held on the last weekend of September at Library Square in beautiful downtown Vancouver, our festival promotes books and authors with exhibits, performances, and hands-on activities for a wide range of ages and interests, all for free.
Since 1995 The Vancouver Book and Magazine Fair Society has produced The Word On The Street Vancouver, the primary literary festival for book lovers and literacy enthusiasts. In 2013 this festival is rebranding with the new name WORD Vancouver. The first festival was a one day event at the then newly built Vancouver Public Library and it featured 60 exhibitors and attracted 18,000 festival goers. Since then, the festival has expanded to three days and now attracts an average of 30,000 attendees to events taking place at Carnegie Community Centre, Banyen Books & Sound, Historic Joy Kogawa House, and Library Square.
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