Spring 2022 Book Fair

We’re looking forward to hopefully seeing your faces in person for the first time in a while at the Spring 2022 Book Fair! At this time, we’re planning to run the fair in-person, though we’ll continue to keep an eye on variants and restrictions.

For our lovely Alberta friends and those who don’t plan to attend in-person, we’re considering a hybrid model that will involve posting videos from reps. More details will be forthcoming about that in January.

Registration

You can register through Eventbrite at this link. If you’re unsure about attending, could you please email asap to let us know when you might decide and what factors you’re considering, as we’re trying to get a sense of numbers.

Dates

Book Fair Dates: Monday, February 7, to Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Location

The Parkside Hotel and Spa
810 Humboldt St.
Victoria, BC V8V 5B1
Phone: 1-855-616-3557 or 1-250-940-1200

Hotel rooms can be booked at the Parkside for $129 per night. We have a block of rooms reserved until December 24. Individuals can call the Parkside directly to make a reservation under “WBRA Spring 2022 Bookfair.” After December 24, the block of rooms will be released and it will become much more difficult to reserve.

Schedule of Events

Monday, February 7

  • 10:00 am to 1:00 pm Set-up for reps – Urban Ballroom
  • 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom
  • 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm Cocktail Reception

Tuesday, February 8

  • 8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast – West Lobby
  • 8:45 am to 5:00 pm Group Buying Sessions – James Bay Room
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom
  • 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm Catered lunch in the City Club Lounge
  • 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom

Wednesday, February 9

  • 8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental Breakfast – West Lobby
  • 8:45 am to 5:00 pm Group Buying Sessions – James Bay Room
  • 9:00 am to 12:00 pm Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom
  • 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm Catered lunch in the City Club Lounge
  • 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm Book Fair Exhibit Hours – Urban Ballroom

Covid Restrictions

Vaccine cards will be checked at the doors of the ballroom to enter the fair, and will be required for all group buys and meals. Masks will need to be worn when not actively eating or drinking.

Cocktail Party and Lunches

Meals will be hosted in the City Club Lounge at the Parkside, catered by Truffles Catering. Food options will be served pre-boxed wherever possible. RSVPs for meals will be sent to registrants. The author speed-dating event has been postponed until future fairs.

Group Buying Schedule

The group buying schedule will be released once we have a few more confirmations. Please watch your email for details or check back here.