The Book Drunkard Literary Festival

We’re so excited to announce the return of The Book Drunkard Festival Spring Rejuvenation Flight 2023! This spring’s lineup includes three bestselling authors in lively events that you will not want to miss.

Catch all three events with our $165 flight package and receive discounted tickets, each author’s newest release, and either a dessert and coffee evening or a full brunch.

April 16 Books and Brunch with Jennifer Robson
May 2 Dessert and Coffee with Elizabeth Hay
May 11 Dessert and Coffee with Jeannette Walls

EARLY BIRD flight purchasers (flights purchased before December 31) will also be entered to win a VIP flight pass!

VIP passes include:
– first access to each author’s signing table (for 2 people)
– reserved seating at the author’s table (for 2 people)
– $25 gift certificate for Blue Heron Books
– $50 gift certificate to a local restaurant

 

Purchase all three events today for $165 (+HST)!
[SOLD OUT]
REMINDER: Tickets must be paid for at the time of purchase. There are no physical tickets and books will be available to pick up at the event.

"An International Festival Done Local"

"I am simply 'a book drunkard.' Books have the same irresistible temptation for me that liquor has for its devotee. I cannot withstand them." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

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More Events

In Conversation with Jennifer Robson [SOLD OUT]
In Conversation with Elizabeth Hay
In Conversation with Jeannette Walls

In Conversation with Jennifer Robson [SOLD OUT]

This spring, The Book Drunkard Festival is pleased to welcome bestselling author Jennifer Robson for books and brunch!

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In Conversation with Elizabeth Hay

This spring, The Book Drunkard Festival is pleased to welcome award-winning author Elizabeth Hay for books and brunch!

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In Conversation with Jeannette Walls

This spring, The Book Drunkard Festival is pleased to welcome bestselling author Jeannette Walls!

PURCHASE TICKETS

Celebrating 30 Years in 2019 – Blue Heron Books

In bookselling, 30 years is something worth celebrating. Small business is tough and bookselling even tougher. But Blue Heron Books succeeded! And the future is looking very bright indeed.

To mark this auspicious occasion, Blue Heron Books inaugurated The Book Drunkard Literary Festival in 2019. A longtime dream of owner Shelley Macbeth, the festival embraces all things dear to booklovers – great books and authors, great theatre, great food and drink and great music. You can count on being impressed by the depth and breadth of the festival. There truly is something for everyone!

In addition, 30 Random Acts of Book Kindness was Blue Heron’s way of acknowledging this milestone by giving back to the community that supported the store through thirty years of ups and downs. Blue Heron committed to undertake 30 acts of book kindness – big and small –to initiate or enhance the reading life of many. One of these projects, spearheaded and still implemented by the amazing Lucy Black, was establishing a read-aloud program at local nursing homes.

As well, a Facebook campaign to nurture indie bookseller love across the country was ushered in to encourage Canadian readers to continue supporting the indie bookstore in their neighbourhood.

And finally, what’s a milestone without a party? Blue Heron Books opened its doors to former staff and all customers during the fall of 2019, where an anniversary scrapbook was on display with LOTS of memorabilia. Stories were shared – a common occurrence at Blue Heron Books – and guests came armed with theirs!

View 2019 Festival Gallery