Important dates for authors and bookstores

Here is Barbara Fanson’s list of special dates in 2016 to include in your promotions. Please note that three of them have not posted new dates for 2016, so get the news as we do. Follow our blog: SterlingEd

Jan. 27                    Family Literacy Day

Feb. 24                   World Read Aloud Day

Mar. 2                     Read Across America Day, Dr. Seuss’ birthday

April 7 – 10           GritLit, Hamilton’s Readers and Writer’s Festival

April 30                  Canadian Authors for Indies Day

May 7 to 14           Children’s Book Week in Canada:

May 2 to 8             Children’s Book Week in U.S.:

May 13                   Forest of Reading in London, Ont.

May 17 & 18         Forest of Reading in Toronto, Ont.

May 27                   Forest of Reading in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

June 11                  Robert Munsch’s Birthday

June 27, 2015       Flash Fiction Day (no date for 2016 yet)

Sept. 18                  Telling Tales Storytelling Festival,

Sept. 18 – 24         Lifelong Learning Week, Adult Basic Education

Sept. 27, 2015       The Word on the Street (at Harbourfront Centre) (no date for 2016 yet)

October                  Canadian Library Month, Libraries Inspire

Oct. 19                    International Print Day

Oct. 18–24, 2015  Ontario Public Library Week (no date for 2016 yet)

Nov. 7 – 11            National Young Reader’s Week is 2nd week of Nov.

November is National Writing Month

November is Picture Book Idea Month PiBoIdMon

Nov. 25                   Black Friday

Nov. 28                   Cyber Monday