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Galiano Literary Festival 2017

February 17-19, 2017 – Galiano Island

The Galiano Island Literary Festival is hosted each year by the Galiano Island Bookstore. The Festival is the most popular event held in February of each year in the Gulf Islands, and we are fortunate to be the venue for this amazing weekend. Authors, publishers and book lovers all vie to attend and events are sold-out in advance.

Galiano LIterary Festival main event, Elizabeth May as speaker

BOOK NOW (pun intended) so you can take advantage of your preferred events!
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Attend workshops and readings, mix with the authors and enjoy the company of other book-loving participants, the very nicest kind of people. Stay "at the heart of the Festival", which is held at the Inn, from only $179 per night, per room. Information on Festival Events here.

The Inn WILL sell out, so book early

Advance Booking (Before December 31) Festival Pricing
 $179 Oceanfront Fireplace Queen room  $199 Oceanfront Fireplace Queen room
 $199 Oceanfront Fireplace King room $249 Oceanfront Fireplace King room
 $249 One bedroom Oceanfront Villa Suite  $299 One bedroom Oceanfront Villa suite

"THE" major event of our Winter Season...Widely regarded as one of Canada's best independent bookstores, with recognition from the Libris Awards in Ottawa to show for it! 
  • No meals included in room rate, but some meals included in the Festival package
  • Single or double occupancy

Highlights from last year's Festival

2016 Literary Festival was one of the best ever, but as we say, it just keeps getting better with age.
Excellent panel discussions, intimate authors readings and inspiring workshops...this one had it all! All photos by the wonderful Kris Krug, of Galiano Island.

Captive audience at a panel discussion

Writing workshops help connect participants with authors

Highlights of 2015 Festival

The 2015 Festival was the best ever, with outstanding authors, amazing events and fantastic photographs by Galiano Island photographer Kris Krug. All events held at the Galiano Oceanfront Inn.

John Vaillant, author reading to a sold-out crowd in the Garden Room at the Galiano Inn
John Vaillant, reading to a standing room only crowd in the Garden Room

Elizabeth May as main speaker on the environment at the Galiano Literary Festival   Michael Christie, author speaking at the Literary Festival
Elizabeth May as main speaker on the environment.                               Michael Christie, author featured at the Literary Festival.

Authors and Readers and Publishers...all in an intimate setting, sharing their love of literature... magical moments happen!