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Toronto International Book Fair cancelled in 2015

The Toronto International Book Fair, a three-day consumer event that attracted 20,000 to 25,000 attendees at its inaugural event last year, will not go ahead in 2015, reports Publishers Weekly. Executive directors John Calabro, Rita Davies and Steven Levy released a statement that said they ‘were not able to secure a timely commitment from exhibitors regarding their participation for a second year’. More than 400 Canadian and international authors attended the event in downtown Toronto, including Margaret Atwood, Lev Grossman, Dav Pilkey and Jeff Kinney. The fair was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the previous location of Book Expo Canada, a trade exhibition which was cancelled in 2009.


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