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Help Canadians discover your favourite Atlantic bookstores

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There’s no better place for a book lover to spend an afternoon (or morning or evening, for that matter) than within the walls of an independent bookstore. The Retail Council of Canada is making it easier to find those bookstores across the country, but it needs your help. FindaBookstore.ca aims to map all of Canada’s independent bookstores so you can find the books you crave while…

2014 East Coast Literary Awards shortlist unveiled

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The Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia has announced the shortlist for the 2014 East Coast Literary Awards. Here are the nominees: J. M. Abraham Poetry Award: Mary Dalton (NL), Hooking (Signal Editions) Don Domanski (NS), Bite Down Little Whisper (Brick Books) Sue Goyette (NS), Ocean (Gaspereau Press) Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award: John DeMont (NS), A Good Day’s Work (Doubleday) Richard Foot (NS), Driven (Goose Lane) Stephen Kimber…

Tyler Trafford sweeps book awards

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Author Tyler Trafford has swept all three awards for which he was nominated as of this past Friday evening, when 200 authors gathered to celebrate Alberta’s literary achievements at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel in Calgary. Trafford’s book, Almost a Great Escape: A Found Story is a family memoir about a Second World War love affair between his mother and a Norwegian pilot, and a son’s discovery of his…

Atlantic Book Awards winners for 2014 announced

Atlantic Book Awards winners for 2014 announced

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The winners of the 2014 Atlantic Book Awards were announced on Wednesday night in a ceremony held at the Delta Prince Edward-Prince Edward Island Convention Centre in Charlottetown, PEI. CBC Radio’s Matt Rainnie hosted the sold-out event, which presented the wide range of literary works being produced in Atlantic Canada—from traditional novels to cutting edge fiction, thought-provoking non-fiction and to poetry, and illustrated children’s picture books…

Harry Baglole receives special honour at Atlantic-PEI Book Awards gala

Harry Baglole receives special honour at Atlantic-PEI Book Awards gala

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The Atlantic Book Awards Society is delighted to announce that well-known Islander, Harry Baglole of Bonshaw, has been honoured with the Society’s inaugural Pioneer Award at the combined Atlantic Book Awards – PEI Book Awards gala, held in Charlottetown May 21st. The Award recognizes Baglole’s path-breaking contribution to PEI writing and publishing, including his instrumental role in establishing one of the Island’s first publishing houses, Ragweed…

2014 Atlantic Book Awards shortlists

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The recipients of the 2014 Atlantic Book Awards will be unveiled tonight (May 21) in Charlottetown! Here is the full list of this year’s Atlantic Book Awards nominees: D250 Atlantic Book Award For Historical Writing The August Gales, by Gerald Hallowell (Nimbus Publishing) The Ballad of Jacob Peck, by Debra Komar (Goose Lane Editions) Black Loyalists, by Ruth Holmes Whitehead (Nimbus Publishing) Atlantic Book Award for…

Goose Lane Editions wins Redgee Award!

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The creative team extraordinaire at Goose Lane Editions has won a Redgee Award!The Canadian Regional Design Awards (the Redgees) 2013/14 were announced in Toronto on Monday April 28th to a packed crowd of top designers from across the country in attendance to celebrate the best in Canadian design. Goose Lane’s Creative Director, Julie Scriver, was on hand to pick up the award for Print Design, Best…