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Books, Book, and more Books!

We enjoyed a leisurely 3 hours stroll around the Salon International du livre, yesterday. Taking in all the different publishers, authors, and what felt like, a million books. Yes, a lot of them were in French, but there were also a lot in English, and a couple of other languages as well.

It was incredible to be surrounded by so many books, so much talent, and, so much noise. A lot of the Salon is aimed at young children and young adults. There were a ton of publishers there, along with associated authors doing book signings and, as a result, the Salon was—I would say—three quarters full with varying ages of children.

What’s fun too, is all around the outside of the main set-up of publisher’s booths, were sections for presentations and talks, book readings, and meet & greets. But it was the sheer number of authors that got me. This year was well attended and, I think, they broke a record for attendance by Quebeckers—who, btw, are BIG readers.

It is heartening to see how well French-language publishing is doing, and the sheer variety of material that was on display, and available.

Vivre la livre!


    • Alexandra says

      Oh, it was, Naomi. We had a blast as did so many others. This is a fun event for all the family.

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