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Two firsts for Moncton publisher Bouton d’or Acadie/ Deux premières pour Bouton d’or Acadie de Moncton

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La version française suivra During the World Acadian Congress in August,  Bouton d’or Acadie, the publishing house founded by Madame Marguerite Maillet and purchased two years ago by Louise Imbeault and Marie Cadieux will present two books to the public amid the lands and forests of Acadia, the fruit of two new initiatives to take Acadian literature off the beaten path. First, the new edition of…

Buying local means reading local too

Buying local means reading local too

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Trying to decide which Atlantic Summer Reading Guide book to try next? Our publicist Kathy Chapman wrote an article for the Chronicle Herald Community newspapers highlighting fiction and non-fiction picks, as well as several books for young readers eager to curl up outside with a captivating read. Click here or on the image to read the article.

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CBC Radio and the Halifax Public Library suggest Maritime reads for the summer

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It feels like Atlantic Canadian books are everywhere these days, and that’s just how we like it here at Atlantic Books Today! Yesterday CBC Radio’s Maritime Noon dedicated a segment to books by Maritime authors written in and about our unique region. The show featured Halifax Public Library staff members Joanne McCarthy O’Leary and Kristina Parlee recommending Atlantic themed summer reads, as well as readers from…

Andrew Steeves takes home 5 design awards for Gaspereau Press

Andrew Steeves takes home 5 design awards for Gaspereau Press

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Each year the Alcuin Society turns an old phrase on its head, judging books solely by their covers for the annual Excellence in Book Design in Canada competition. This year the society recognized 37 winning titles from 232 entries, from eight provinces and 107 publishers. Among the winners was Gaspereau Press‘s own co-publisher, co-founder and designer Andrew Steeves with 5 prizes. In the poetry category, Steeves…

Vincent Lam, Elaine “Lainey” Lui, George Elliott Clarke and Jill Barber to headline Word on the Street Halifax

Vincent Lam, Elaine “Lainey” Lui, George Elliott Clarke and Jill Barber to headline Word on the Street Halifax

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The 20th annual Word on the Street festival in Halifax Nova Scotia will take place on Sunday September 21st, in partnership with Waterfront Development and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. This year, the festival welcomes acclaimed Canadian authors Vincent Lam, Elaine “Lainey” Lui, George Elliott Clarke, and Jill Barber. Vincent Lam will read from and discuss his first novel, The Headmaster’s Wager, about a Chinese…

Nova Scotia legislature congratulates Debra Komar on her most recent book

Nova Scotia legislature congratulates Debra Komar on her most recent book

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Nova Scotia Premier and MLA for Annapolis, Stephen McNeil, recently moved Resolution 1304 on the floor of the provincial House, which congratulated Goose Lane Editions‘ author Debra Komar on her latest book, The Lynching of Peter Wheeler, and wished her lasting success in the remainder of her book series. The resolution received unanimous consent and appears in the Hansard, the official record of the Nova Scotia…

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…