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About the Series

The Grimsby Author Series (GAS) is a biannual event series featuring talks by the very best in Canadian literary talent. It takes place throughout the year, with a Spring Season, and a Fall Season. Each event features one or two authors and takes place at the Grimsby Public Library. 

What to expect at GAS events

At each GAS event, the featured authors give readings and talk about their latest books. This is followed by a question-and-answer period with the audience. Local wines are served before the talks begin, and the evenings include door prize draws, a chance to purchase a copy of the featured titles, and a book signing by the authors. Check out Author and Events for upcoming events.

The Grimsby Author Series began in 2002. It was originally conceived by the Grimsby Public Library Board out of a desire to help fundraise for the new local library and art gallery that was under construction, and to promote reading and literacy in the community. 

Originally the Series was held at the old Grimsby Pumphouse on the shores of Lake Ontario. Very shortly, it grew out of this venue and moved to the larger one at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School for the next three seasons. The Series outgrew the high school in 2007, when it was then moved to the Casablanca Winery Inn. 

More than 20,000 people have attended our events over the years, with nearly 150 Canadian author appearances. The Library is so proud of all the organizers, volunteers and sponsors that have helped to make the Grimsby Author Series the huge success it has become today.

Ticket packages are sold separately for the Spring Season and Fall Season. Buy tickets online or at the Library.

Contact Us

Grimsby Public Library
18 Carnegie Lane
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y1
Phone: 905-945-5142

Open Hours

Monday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Tuesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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