Hi there!

We invite you to participate in Queer Between the Covers, the eight annual queer lit book fair, happening Saturday, August 15, 2015. This event is taking place in Tio’tia:ke, on colonized Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) territory, aka Montreal, Qc.

Queer Between the Covers is organized by a collective of volunteers with the support of QPIRG Concordia. Through this event, we hope to provide access to queer materials that are otherwise unavailable or hard to find in the city, as well as draw attention to the role of queer bookstores in providing community space and supporting queer cultural production. The book fair is being organized as part of the ninth annual Pervers/Cité, a series of events aimed at providing a financially accessible and issue-based alternative to the city’s annual pride festival. This approximately 10-day program will be taking place in early August 2015.

Last year’s book fair attracted several hundred participants and this year we are aiming to build upon this success. We are inviting local and out of town bookstores, publishers, zine distros, and individual zinesters and authors to bring queer books, zines, videos, and other materials to sell. Please visit our About section to get more information about Queer Between the Covers’ mandate, how the collective functions and the types of queer production we prioritize. If you have any questions about how your material may or may not fit our mandate please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

At this time we are able to offer some limited travel subsidies on a first-come, first-served basis and can arrange billeting if needed. We are also able to receive your shipments, along with inventory lists with book costs, and assign a volunteer to keep track of your materials, staff your table, and ship the remaining materials and profit back to you. If you would like to speak with other bookstores or publishers who have sold their materials this way with us in the past, do let us know.

Please feel free to email with any specific inquiries. We would love it if you could participate, and will do whatever we can to support your doing so. If you know that you would like to participate, please fill out our online form to reserve a table: http://www.queerbetweenthecovers.org/en/table-reservations/. The deadline for registration is June 1, 2015, and you can expect to hear back from us within the following week. If you need a confirmation before then, please indicate it in the form.

The 2015 edition of the Queer Between the Covers bookfair will take place on

Saturday, August 15, 2015 from 12 to 6pm

Our new location for this year is:
Centre communautaire de loisirs Sainte-Catherine d’Alexandrie
1700 Rue Amherst, Montréal, QC, H2L 3L5

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