Book lovers unite at upcoming showcase: Bookapalooza seeks exhibitors


Organizers of the first “Bookapalooza” in Minden Hills are putting out the call for exhibitors and sponsors to take part in the celebration of the written word. 

The event, scheduled for Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature Lions club book readings, a chance to network with authors and publishers and a chat with famed Canadian author Terry Fallis. 

Kathy Purc, who is a member of the Haliburton Reads and Writes committee, said she’s excited to bring the writing community together again. “We lost out of the opportunity to do personal readings and that sort of thing,” said Purc, who is an author.

 It’s organized in partnership between Haliburton Reads & Writes (part of The Arts Council Haliburton Highlands), the Haliburton and District Lions Club, Haliburton County Public Library and Hike Haliburton. She said becoming an exhibitor is a chance to get face-to-face with readers and writers.

 While book sellers will be there too, Purc knows of book designers and authors who will rent a table too. There is an option to rent full tables and half tables. 

The organizers are also looking for businesses or individuals to sponsor parts of the event, such as the “Big Book Club” when Fallis will chat with attendees.