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The Royal Bison is ready to get lit this holiday season!

New this year, the arts and craft fair has teamed up with Edmonton publishers to create a special space for bibliophiles. Stop by the Biblio-Bison to browse local books and magazines either written by Edmontonians or published in the city. Peruse the bookshelves and lounge with an intriguing title in a comfy chair, or chat with a publisher to learn more about their literature and the cool events they host in the city. You’re sure to walk away with a large stack of exciting lit, either for yourself or the obsessive reader in your life.  



Burning Water is an independent literary magazine in which speculative science fiction and nature writing converge.


Glass Buffalo is a literary magazine in search of mythic power. Nominated for Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Alberta Magazine Awards, GB publishes emerging writers from the University of Alberta and hosts literary events around the city to promote their work.


Monto Books is Edmonton’s newest independent publisher looking to capture the spirit of the city and share it with the world.


Founded in 1977, NeWest Press is one of Canada’s first independent literary publishing houses. NeWest publishes literary fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama, as well as a line of mystery novels, with a particular interest in books by Western Canadian authors.


Founded in 2014, Stonehouse Publishing publishes literary and trade fiction, with a special focus on historical fiction. Their list includes a diverse selection of titles and authors, and they have plans to re-release classic works in the near future.

Hingston + Olsen Publishing

The outfit responsible for the Short Story Advent Calendar, an internationally acclaimed collection of sealed stories that gets opened, one by one, on the mornings leading up to Christmas.