Bouton d’or Acadie and Chapters are delighted to invite ‘potato-lovers’ of the Greater Moncton area to launch Piau’s Potato Present, the English version of Diane Carmel Léger’s tale : La patate cadeau ou la « vraie » histoire de la poutine râpée, beautifully illustrated by Tamara Thiébaux-Heikalo. The event will take place at Chapters Moncton, Dieppe, on November 30th at 2 pm. The Hackmatack Award-winning author from Memramcook (NB), admired throughout Canada for her books (Maxine’s Tree, Emily Carr’s Attic, La butte à Pétard, etc.), will be present to meet her readers of all ages.
This book launch is the first collaboration between the Moncton-based publishing house and Chapters/Indigo, Canada’s leading book and music retailer. This will also be the opportunity to announce that Bouton d’or Acadie is going to be much more present in Chapters/Indigo bookstores all across the Maritimes!
“I felt that the representatives of Chapters were open to the project right away, says Marie Cadieux, executive director and editor for Bouton d’or Acadie. Being able to tell our readers that our books will now be available at Chapters Moncton, or at any branch in the Maritimes, is not only good news for our publishing house, but for all the literary public sphere in Acadie. Our local artists are now well represented among the various Canadian and international titles offered by Chapters/Indigo.”
At least fifty French or multi-language titles, published by Bouton d’or Acadie, will be available at Chapters Moncton, located in Dieppe – twenty-five titles in other branches in the Maritimes. At this time, several books such as Maya et Mitaine : de Saint-Jean à Paris by Joanie Duguay, illustrated by Réjean Roy, are already available at Indigo bookstore of Saint John, New Brunswick (where the story takes place).
“We would like to invite our readers at Chapters on Sunday, November 30th, 2 pm, concludes Mrs Cadieux, to launch this wonderful tale by Diane Carmel Léger, that tells how the cultural communities of our province, in the 18th century ‘Monckton Township’, were helping each other and were building friendships on the banks of the Petitcodiac River, not far from where the bookstore is located.”
For further details, please contact: Sébastien Lord-Émard, Project Manager at Bouton d’or Acadie 506-382-1367