Our Maud Lewis Collection

Nova Scotia Heritage Day is a great way to honour historical figures and events of days gone by. We were very happy to learn that the incomparable Maud Lewis would be this year’s honouree. In celebration of her life, here are five beautiful books featuring the art of this amazing talent.   1. The Illuminated […]

6 Books to Get You in the Mood (Or Get You Through) Valentine’s Day

We hope all of you have a great Valentine’s Day with your loved ones! In celebration of the day of love, we have a few picks of books to get you into the spirit of things, taking you from first romances to lifetime commitment and family.   1. The Goodbye Girls by Lisa Harrington Breaking up […]

5 of the Best-Selling Christmas Books of All Time!

Recipes, beautiful art, and heart-warming stories of a memory shared with family and friends—it’s no surprise that Christmas books often become treasured keepsakes, but these holiday titles have kept their spots on our top-sellers list!   1. A Victorian Nova Scotia Christmas by Molly Simmons Everyone can usually remember a time in their childhood when Christmas […]

New Christmas Releases

The holiday season is upon us once again and with it comes two new Christmas books—a story for children (who never seem to get all that they want on Christmas) and another one that tells the history of Atlantic Christmas traditions Christmas in Atlantic Canada: Stories True and False, Past and Present by David Goss Outings […]

10 Books About the Halifax Explosion

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of the Halifax Explosion, and its effects are not lost on us today, even after all these years   The event has fascinated everyone, from scholars to history buffs. But you don’t have to be historically inclined to be curious about the tragedy or want to learn about the […]

Remembrance Day: Lest We Forget

This month on November 11th, we honour those who gave (and give) their lives so that we might live today in peace and freedom   Nova Scotia at War 1914-1919 by Brian Douglas Tennyson This isn’t a typical book about Atlantic Canadians fighting in World War I. The author goes into great detail about the […]

9 Spooky, Mystery-Filled Halloween Books for Adults

Titles to get you into the right autumnal spirit…   After a long hot summer, fall has finally arrived and we get to settle in with our heaters, extra socks, and pumpkin spice everything (if you’re so inclined). For the month of October, Halloween is definitely at the forefront of everyone’s mind whether you’re getting […]

10 Books to Celebrate Mi’kmaq Heritage Month

The month of October celebrates the history of the Mi’kmaq. For hundreds of years, in spite of the struggles and tribulations they’ve faced, they’ve proven to be among the most resilient and resourceful people in Canadian and Nova Scotian history. We’ve collected ten titles, old and new, from all age groups, that we think you’ll […]

10 Halloween Books for Kids

Here are ten fun books to get your kids ready for Halloween!   Kids undoubtedly get into the Halloween spirit just as easily, if not more so because of the impending candy, as adults do. It’s the most exciting time of autumn, with the parties, themed movies, and the costume selection. Another thing we all […]