What I Learned About Politics: Inside the Rise –and Collapse– of Nova Scotia’s NDP Government

Graham Steele nominated for $25K literary prize

Former Nova Scotia Finance Minister Graham Steele is among the nominees for the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. His book, What I Learned About Politics: Inside the Rise—and Collapse—of Nova Scotia’s NDP Government (Nimbus Publishing) has been a top seller since its release last September. Read an excerpt from What I Learned About Politics: Inside the Rise—and Collapse—of Nova Scotia’s NDP Government The prize,…

Congratulations to the winner of our Holiday Traditions contest!

We’re excited to announce that Jolene Jarvis of Hubbards, NS is the winner of our Atlantic Books for the Holidays 2014 Traditions contest! On behalf of the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association and Film & Creative Industries Nova Scotia, she’ll receive lobster for 6 people (value of approximately $200). Thank you to all who entered!

Binding the Book of Negroes

How do you recreate a historical document of which there are no pictures? That was the dilemma facing Joe Landry, a Halifax-based book binder and conservator, when he was asked to create the essential prop used in the miniseries. An elegant reproduction of the first newspaper printed in Canada, the Halifax Gazette published by John Bushell. “The biggest problem is that the book was used over a rather…