About Us

Plymouth-Canton Bookfest is a program of PARC-Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex.

PARC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. They are the fiduciary for this event.

The Bookfest is being organized by a small group of PARC affiliates.

We are also receiving generous support and encouragement from our Community Partners:

The Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth District Library, Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council, and others.


Organizers & Helpers

Jim Charbonneau (Website Creator & Tech Wizard)

Edward Clark (Creative Consultant)

Justice Cook (PARC office & facilities administrator)

Larry Francis (Bard & Schoolmaster Emeritus)

Michael Grabowski (PARC Director of Operations)

Wes Graff (Plymouth Chamber of Commerce President)

Gail Grieger (PARC Executive Director)

George Hagenauer (Art & Comic Broker, Assorted Logistics)

PCB (Communications)

Ryan M. Place (Founder & Event Chairman)

Lauren Rautiola (event cartographer)

Don Soenen (PARC President)

Steve Ward (PARC CFO)


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Event FAQ

What is the Plymouth-Canton Bookfest?

100+ vendors selling BOOKS (used, new, rare, authors, etc), Comic Books, Creative Arts, Vinyl Records, and more!

This event takes place indoors inside PARC’s main gym, hallway, and band room. 

Entry is FREE! 

Sunday, October 02, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PARC-Plymouth Arts & Rce Complex

650 Church Street

Plymouth, MI 48170

What is the cost of admission?

Admission is FREE and open to the general public!

When and where is it?

Sunday, October 02, 2022

10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

PARC-Plymouth Arts & Recreation Complex

650 Church Street

Plymouth, MI 48170

How about parking?

There is a variety of free street parking around the facility and a large parking lot directly behind the facility.

Are there bathrooms?

Yes! There are several wheelchair-accessible bathrooms inside PARC.

What is PARC?

PARC is a 501c3 NPO governed by an unpaid Board of Directors.

The facility is the old Plymouth High School, which was built in 1917. 

150,000 square feet

3 floors

16 acres

PARC timeline:
1917-1970 Plymouth High School
1952 pool and gym added
1971-2015 Central Middle School
2015 property purchased by The Malcolm’s
August 2015 PARC started
2019 donated to PARC




Will there be music?

Yes! A DJ will be keeping things lively and moving and grooving. 

Will there be food?

Yes, there will be a food truck.

Is there Wi-Fi available at PARC?

Yes! There is free whole-building wi-fi at PARC.

Is there an ATM machine nearby?

There is not an ATM inside PARC. 

However, there is one at Community Financial Credit Union (500 S. Harvey St, Plymouth), which is located about a half mile SW of PARC. 

Who can be a vendor?

People from the general community who want to sell BOOKS, comic books, creative arts, vinyl LP records, etc, are invited to participate.

See our “Vendor Application” tab for a complete description of the vendor process and what you can sell.

Vendor Application


What is the cost to be a Vendor?

The cost to rent a 6-foot table is only $40.00 per table. VERY CHEAP compared to other events.

Chairs are also provided in the cost. 

However, please feel free to bring your own folding chairs.

How do I apply to be a Vendor?

If you are interested in being a Vendor, please fill out this application form:



Sponsorship Information

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Please contact us for quotes:


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