Summer reads in the wild

What's happening in the book world this summer? Plenty! Check out our book launch slide show

What’s happening in the book world this summer? Plenty! Check out these book launch and reading pics, and while you’re at it, head over to our events page to discover up-coming readings and festivals in your area.

Author Daphne Greer and her father cut the "Jacob's Landing" cake (with a sword!) at the book launch in Newport Landing, NS, on Saturday, May 30. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Author Daphne Greer and her father cut the “Jacob’s Landing” cake (with a sword!) at the book launch in Newport Landing, NS, on Saturday, May 30. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Author Daphne Greer (R) presents a framed image of the cover of her book, "Jacob's Landing," to Oliver, the boy who posed for the cover photo, at her book launch in Newport Landing, NS on Saturday, May 30. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Author Daphne Greer (R) presents a framed image of the cover of her book, “Jacob’s Landing,” to Oliver, the boy who posed for the cover photo, at her book launch in Newport Landing, NS on Saturday, May 30. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Author Jan Coates (L) and illustrator Patsy MacKinnon (R) cut the cake at their "King of Keji" book launch at the Box of Delights Book Shop in Wolfville, NS, on Saturday, June 6. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Author Jan Coates (L) and illustrator Patsy MacKinnon (R) cut the cake at their “King of Keji” book launch at the Box of Delights Book Shop in Wolfville, NS, on Saturday, June 6. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Author Jan Coates poses with young readers at her book launch at the Box of Delights Book Shop in Wolfville, NS on Saturday, June 6. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Author Jan Coates poses with young readers at her book launch at the Box of Delights Book Shop in Wolfville, NS on Saturday, June 6. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Author Peggy Kochanoff poses with budding young naturalists at her "Be a Beach Detective" book launch at the Halifax Central Library on Sunday, June 7. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Author Peggy Kochanoff poses with budding young naturalists at her “Be a Beach Detective” book launch at the Halifax Central Library on Sunday, June 7. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Photographer Jane Milton (L) and author Teri Hall (R) at the 7th annual Sea Glass Festival in Souris, PEI on Saturday, July 25. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Photographer Jane Milton (L) and author Teri Hall (R) at the 7th annual Sea Glass Festival in Souris, PEI on Saturday, July 25. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
A young reader at the Kejimkujik book launch of "The King of Keji" on Saturday, July 18. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
A young reader at the Kejimkujik book launch of “The King of Keji” on Saturday, July 18. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
A young reader enjoying the snacks at the Kejimkujik launch of "The King of Keji" on Saturday, July 18. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
A young reader enjoying the snacks at the Kejimkujik launch of “The King of Keji” on Saturday, July 18. Photo courtesy of Nimbus Publishing.
Book lovers of all ages gathered in The Church at Ochre Pit Cove, NL, for The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove June 19-20. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Book lovers of all ages gathered in The Church at Ochre Pit Cove, NL, for The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove June 19-20. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Russel Wangersky reads from his novel Walt  during The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove Saturday Night Dance Party  on June 20. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Russel Wangersky reads from his novel Walt during The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove Saturday Night Dance Party on June 20. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Bernie Stapleton reads from her novel This is The Cat during The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove Friday Night House Party on June 19. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Bernie Stapleton reads from her novel This is The Cat during The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove Friday Night House Party on June 19. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Peg Norman of the Travel Bug, The Festival at Ochre Cove's official bookseller poses with some fine Newfoundland lit. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Peg Norman of the Travel Bug, The Festival at Ochre Cove’s official bookseller poses with some fine Newfoundland lit. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Authors George Murray and Elisabeth de Mariaffi, and dance artist Nora Stephens hang out at The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Authors George Murray and Elisabeth de Mariaffi, and dance artist Nora Stephens hang out at The Festival at Ochre Pit Cove. Photo courtesy of Breakwater Books.
Lexicon Books in Lunnenburg, NS, hosted a, enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd for readings by Binnie Brennan (author of Like Any Other Monday, pictured above), Darren Greer (Just Beneath My Skin), and Charlotte Mendel (A Hero) on July 13. Photo courtesy of Lexicon Books.
Lexicon Books in Lunnenburg, NS, hosted a, enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd for readings by Binnie Brennan (author of Like Any Other Monday, pictured above), Darren Greer (Just Beneath My Skin), and Charlotte Mendel (A Hero) on July 13. Photo courtesy of Lexicon Books.
Charlotte Mendel, author of A Hero reads from her latest novel at Lexicon Books. Photo courtesy of Lexicon Books.
Charlotte Mendel, author of A Hero reads from her latest novel at Lexicon Books. Photo courtesy of Lexicon Books.
Darren Greer reads from his award-winning novel Just Beneath My Skin at Lexicon Books. Photo courtesy of Lexicon Books.
Darren Greer reads from his award-winning novel Just Beneath My Skin at Lexicon Books. Photo courtesy of Lexicon Books.
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Kim Hart Macneill is a journalist and magazine editor whose work has appeared in This Magazine, Canadian Business, and East Coast Living. She divides her time between Halifax and Moncton.

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