Ottawa Book Fair: Big crowds expected for Great Canadian Barbeque in July and June 2020


You just don’t write a great book, and not show it to the world. Neither does anyone ever cook up a great feast, and not invite people to eat it. For this reason, Smoque Shack and the Ottawa Book Expo are collaborating to deliver a real Canadian feast alongside an exhibition of literary resources this 2020.

The Ottawa Book Expo featuring the Great Canadian Barbecue will go on for a total of four days and are encouraging grassroots-oriented authors to step up and be a part of the local celebration. The events would hold on June 7, July 24th-26th at the Horticultural Building in Lansdowne Park.Tickets are nearly selling out, and big crowds are expected at the event.

The book expo would be geared towards celebrating local talent exclusively, and unlike other book expos before it, this event is bringing along the Great Canadian Barbecue to celebrate Canadian roots. Many book expos aim at promoting already established authors, thereby ignoring new talents who have little or no prior exposure, however, the Ottawa Book Expo celebrates the local pool of literary genius that has previously gone unnoticed. This way, new authors do not have to struggle so much to gain an audience, for their work.

One of the reasons why a lot of self-published books fail to thrive in the industry is the lack of publicity and common ties in the literary industry. The Ottawa Book Expo is borne out of a desire by independent literary businesses to fight to keep the literary culture in local Canada alive. It can be very discouraging to see local work disregarded while mainstream authors are celebrated regularly. Getting a chance to mingle with potential readers and fellow authors to allow you to sell your book upfront. This gives your book a better chance than when they’re just being sold at a bookstore.

The Great Canadian Barbecue offers an early bird rate of $89 per day. This consists of at least one portion of each delicious Canadian favourite served by Smoque Shack.  At the event, you will get to sample the various tapas-style dishes offered by Smoque Shack alongside all-time barbecue favourites like pulled pork sliders, jerk chicken egg rolls, brisket served on a crustini with horseradish mayonnaise and two bones of pork ribs.

Asides these many barbecue favourites, Smoque Shack would be providing one meal serving each of Smoque Shack’s signature Smoqued favourites:  Andouille sausage corn dogs and skewered shrimp. There will also be plates of cornbread with Jalapeno infused cheddar butter, mini mac and cheeses and various surprise feature dishes available.

Once you purchase a ticket for the Great Canadian Barbecue, you will be able to mingle alongside each other and enjoy a day full of literary and culinary sensations.

So whether you are a foodie or a reader or both, the Ottawa Book Expo 2020 is the perfect place to be this year. To participate; please head on over to the Ottawa Book Expo website and register for this opportunity of a lifetime.