Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

February 26, 2015 17:30 ET

Books are Trending in Gatineau

Government of Canada supports the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais

GATINEAU, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 26, 2015) - The Salon du livre de l'Outaouais is receiving funding of $90,000 ($45,000 in 2014-2015 and $45,000 in 2015-2016) through the Canada Book Fund for the 36th and 37th editions of the event.

This investment will help the Salon du livre fulfill its mandate to showcase and promote literature from the Outaouais region, Quebec, Canada and abroad.

The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, made this announcement today during the opening ceremony of the 36th edition of the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais in Gatineau.

Quick Facts

  • Each year, the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais welcomes about 36,000 visitors, 370 authors and 350 publishers. Visitors can take part in more than 100 literary activities such as round tables, book launches and various awards.
  • This year's edition will take place from February 26 to March 1, 2015, under the theme "Lire de tout…partout."
  • Book publishers operating in more than 80 communities across Canada generate approximately $2 billion in revenue every year and directly employ around 9,000 people.
  • Through the $39.1-million Canada Book Fund, the Department of Canadian Heritage provides financial support to more than 300 Canadian book publishers and industry organizations every year.

Quotes

"Book fairs like the Salon du livre de l'Outaouais are excellent opportunities for Canadians-young Canadians in particular-to meet talented authors and immerse themselves in the great world of literature. We are proud to contribute to the success of this ever-popular event, which contributes to our economy while enriching the community's quality of life."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"The Salon du livre de l'Outaouais is pleased to be able to count on the unwavering support of the Department of Canadian Heritage in presenting the third-largest book fair in Canada, a must-see event in the Ottawa-Gatineau region."

-Anne-Marie Trudel, Executive Director, Salon du livre de l'Outaouais

Associated Links

Salon du livre de l'Outaouais (French only)

Canada Book Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    819-997-7788

    Media Relations
    Canadian Heritage
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