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Atlantic entries make Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards shortlists

Atlantic entries make Canadian Children’s Book Centre Awards shortlists

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The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) announced the shortlists for their annual awards, including a number of Atlantic Canadian authors. “The nominated books exemplify some of the very best work by Canadian authors and illustrators. The Canadian Children’s Book Centre is proud to share these titles and the juries’ notes with you,” said a release from the CCBC The Stowaway written by Halifax, NS-based author Meghan…

One Book Nova Scotia chooses Ali Bryan’s Roost

One Book Nova Scotia chooses Ali Bryan’s Roost

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One Book Nova Scotia announced Ali Bryan’s novel Roost as its choice for the third edition of the provincial reading initative encouraging all Nova Scotians to read the same book and share the same story. “Roost is a novel that explores family issues,” said Jeff Mercer, co-chair of the One Book Nova Scotia steering committe. “It was selected because it is an accessible, humorous book that…

Our first Book Club Bonanza winners

Our first Book Club Bonanza winners

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It really was a dark and stormy night when I attended the 3-Rs Book Club meeting in St. Peter’s, Nova Scotia, but while the driving was harrowing, it was well worth the trip. The 3-Rs were our first Book Club Bonanza Giveaway winners. As part of their prize I visited to tell them about the newest releases in Atlantic publishing and new books on the horizon,…

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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…