The third edition of Volume Mtl: Art and the Book, Montreal’s celebration of art publishing and artists’ books, is coming back October 1-4 in online-adapted formats. Programming will be presented online alongside a physical fair at the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), 1201 Saint-Laurent Blvd., on Saturday, October 3rd, with physical distancing measures in place and a limited number of exhibitors and attendees. Even with these new limitations, Volume 3 Mtl remains a unique occasion to create links within the international milieu of artists’ books and art publication in the only bilingual metropolis in North America.

For its virtual fair, Volume 3 will promote up to three new titles or artists’ books per exhibitor on a special new section of its website and on social media platforms. The application form for the physical and virtual fair is now online here. The deadline to submit an application is September 24, 2020, midnight (EST), but don’t wait before sending in yours!

We’re using current distancing constraints as an opportunity to develop virtual connections with international partners and other book fairs around the world. This fall, Volume 3 Mtl is partnering with the Vancouver Art Book fair to launch Canada’s first Art Book Month. Shared programming activities will continue throughout October and will bring together the art publishing communities across the country.

Don’t miss this opportunity to send in your application and be part of this different and inspiring version of Volume! If you have any questions, don’t be shy to contact us by email at