Who’s ready for some book fair nostalgia? With over 80 publishers and artists from across the globe, the Vancouver Art Book Fair is bringing two days of literature, crafts, and visual art to the city for Canada’s longest-running international art book fair.

As the first in-person fair in five years, we couldn’t be more excited to check it out!

Fair attendees will see the works of publishers from China, South Korea, and the U.S., from DIY zines to elaborately printed artist books. And if weather permits, the doors will open to allow visitors to enjoy a bite from food trucks at Turntable Plaza and dance to live DJ performances.

Best of all? The fair is completely free to attend!

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Vancouver Art Book Fair july 2024
Photo via Rachel Topham / Vancouver Art Book Fair

Here are all the confirmed exhibitors at this year’s art and book fair:

  • 51 Personae, Shanghai, China
  • a bunch of, Vancouver, BC
  • afterhours / Offish Supply, Seattle, WA
  • AROM JU, San Jose, CA
  • Art Metropole, Toronto, ON
  • Backroom Book Club, Vancouver, BC
  • Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
  • Center for Art, Research and Alliances (CARA), New York, NY
  • Casa Futura, Cali, Colombia
  • Cathy Busby, Vancouver, BC
  • Christine Walde, Victoria, BC
  • Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • Crisis Editions / Dane Press, Vancouver, BC
  • Current Editions, Emeryville, CA
  • Dædu, Vancouver, BC
  • Daniel Robert Hawkins, Vancouver, BC
  • Dawn Lo, Vancouver, BC
  • diasporan savant press, Portland, OR
  • e-flux, Brooklyn, NY
  • E. Allain / Copy Shop Books, Dartmouth, NS
  • READ BOOKS / Libby Leshgold Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • ESPACE art actuel, Montreal, QC
  • Feiya, Burnaby, BC
  • Femme Art Review, London, ON
  • Fillip / New Documents, Vancouver, BC
  • Fortner Anderson, Montreal, QC
  • Found You Magazine, Vancouver, BC
  • Gallery 44 Centre for Contemporary Photography, Toronto, ON
  • Gallery Gachet, Vancouver, BC
  • Go够Studio, Vancouver, BC
  • Hingston & Olsen Publishing, Edmonton/Calgary, AB
  • Hotam Press, Vancouver, BC
  • Illustrations by Joy Kim, Vancouver, BC
  • karen shangguan, Vancouver, BC
  • Keep On! Creative, Vancouver, BC
  • Kira Buro, Vancouver, BC
  • MAKERMAKER, Seoul, South Korea
  • Marc Bell, Vancouver, BC
  • Matthew Tomkinson, Surrey, BC
  • Megaspora Press, Vancouver, BC
  • Moniker Press, Vancouver, BC
  • Mortal Dilemma, Vancouver, BC
  • Mushy Strawberry, Vancouver, BC
  • NEUE DAYS / Unpress 紙漿合作社, Toronto, ON
  • Norsk Risoforening / Lexie Owen, Oslo, Norway
  • O Underworld! Press, Havelock, ON
  • Oliver Arthur, Vancouver, BC
  • Olivia Mae Sinclair, Oakville, ON
  • Pim, Coquitlam, BC
  • Publication Studio Vancouver
  • Push Pull Editions, Corvallis, OR
  • push pull press, Vancouver, BC
  • Religatio, Vancouver, BC
  • Richmond Art Gallery / Sonja Ahlers
  • SAD Magazine, Vancouver, BC
  • Saori8ta, Morrisville, NC
  • Second Spring, BC
  • SFU Galleries / Reissue, Burnaby/Vancouver, BC
  • The Bookshop at Esker, Calgary, AB
  • The Capilano Review, Vancouver, BC
  • Tortilla Press, Vancouver, BC
  • Trampoline, Vancouver, BC
  • UBC Visual Arts – Dan Starling, Vancouver, BC
  • Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
  • Zine Hug, Seattle, WA

The Fair will also feature a panel discussion on zines in collaboration with the Vancouver Art Gallery and its latest exhibition, Copy Machine Manifestos: Artists Who Make Zines.

Note that select talks will be streamed online for those unable to attend.

Dates & info

The 11th Vancouver Art Book Fair will take place at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre from 11 am to 9 pm on July 26th and from 10 am to 6 pm on July 27th.

On July 28th, a symposium on art publishing will take place from 10 am to 5 pm at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design.

So there you have it, book lovers! Get ready for the ultimate summer book fair.

Vancouver Art Book Fair

When: July 26th, 27th, and 28th
Where: 181 Roundhouse Mews and 520 East 1st Avenue
Cost: Free admission