Wednesday, September 06, 2006

span-o (the small press action network - ottawa) presents:

the ottawa
small press
book fair
fall edition

Saturday, October 21, 2006
in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre (on Elgin, at 320 Jack Purcell Lane). contact rob at to sign up for a table, etc.

General info: the ottawa small press book fair noon to 5pm (opens at 11am for exhibitors) admission free to the public. due to increased space costs (nearly doubled) table fees have increased from $15 to $20 for exhibitors (payable to rob mclennan, c/o 858 Somerset St W, main floor, Ottawa Ontario K1R 6R7). full tables only. for catalog, exhibitors should send (on paper, not email name of press, address, email, web address, contact person, type of publications, list of publications (with price), if submissions are being considered & any other pertinent info, including upcoming ottawa-area events (if any).

also, due to the increased demand for table space, exhibitors are asked to confirm far earlier than usual. i.e. -- before, say, the day of the fair. the fair usually contains exhibitors with poetry books, novels, cookbooks, posters, t-shirts, graphic novels, comic books, magazines, scraps of paper, gum-ball machines with poems, 2x4s with text, etc. happens twice a year, started in 1994 by rob mclennan & James Spyker. now run by rob mclennan thru span-o.

questions, just send an email or call 613 239 0337
more info on span-o at the span-o link of

map to the venue here

free things can be mailed for fair distribution to the same address. we will not be selling things for folk who cant make it, sorry. also, always looking for volunteers to poster, move tables, that sort of thing. let me know if anyone able to do anything. thanks.

be aware too:

The Toronto Small Press Book Fair happens at the Victory Café, 581 Markham St on Sat 11 and Sun 12 November (11am-5pm both days). check out their website or email for info
The Hamilton Small Press Fair happens Saturday, November 4, 12 noon to 5pm at Centenary United Church, 24 Main Street West (corner of MacNab & Main), Hamilton. check out or email

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