Next Volunteers' Meeting:

Monday, January 12, 2015 from 6:30 - 7:45 at the Nanaimo Harbourfront Library


All are welcome to join us for the first meeting of 2015 in the downtown Harbourfront Library, 90 Commercial Street, 2nd floor, Room A. Find out about our plans for BookFest 2015 and how you can be involved. Hope to see you there! For more info about this meeting: or call 250-722-0232

THE MAIN EVENT: Saturday, May 2, 2015 Bring your children to meet dynamic Canadian children's authors and illustrators for a fun-filled and entertaining day in downtown Nanaimo.

We are currently in the process of redesigning our website. Thank you for your patience while we make changes. In the meantime, the other pages on this site will tell you all about BookFest 2014.

Look for BookFest 2014 on our YouTube channel!

Our Mission

We believe all children are inspired and enriched by opportunities that bring children and the creators of Canadian Children's literature together in an atmosphere of celebration and family fun. Our purpose is to provide such opportunities by offering hospitality, support, and exposure to Canadian authors and illustrators through a quality, child-centered, community book festival.

"We are proud to work with the children, families, authors, illustrators, and community members who make this festival a success."

Our Objectives: