Book Week in Nova Scotia: Shout Out to Bookstores


A huge thank you to all the inquisitive elementary students I met today on the first day of my Nova Scotia tour of schools and libraries for TD Canadian Children’s Book Week 2014. Thanks for asking such great questions and for teaching me the correct pronunciation of “Shubenacadie.” (I’d better learn to say it right if I want to set a book there!)


28 tricks coverAs I end my first day of the tour, I need to thank the Nova Scotia bookstores stocking extra copies of my titles this week. Teachers and students who hear a taste of my latest middle-grade comedy at one of my presentations want to know where they can read more. So here’s the 411 on where to purchase a copy at a store near you.

While you can order any of my titles – or any title in the whole world – from any bookstore and wait for it to arrive, these three Nova Scotia stores are guaranteed to have lots of copies in stock of 28 Tricks for a Fearless Grade 6 and its predecessor, Hackmatack Award-winner 26 Tips for Surviving Grade 6.

A big thanks to the store managers for stocking the titles in time with Book Week.

coles_hsColes – Highland Square Mall

689 Westville Road

New Glasgow, NS



chaptersChapters – Mic Mac Mall

41 Micmac Blvd.

Dartmouth, NS



inside_story_logoThe Inside Story

1016 Central Avenue

Greenwood, NS


I was at Coles in New Glasgow today, after speaking with grade 5 and 6 students at the New Glasgow Public Library and the Antigonish Town and County Library.



I’ll be at Chapters in Dartmouth’s Mic Mac Mall tomorrow at 2:00, after speaking at Pictou Landing First Nation School and the Spring Garden Road Library.



And I’ll be speaking to students at The Inside Story on Friday at 1:30, after a few days of presentations in Halifax, Hubbards, Yarmouth County, and Digby County. Anyone in the Greenwood area is welcome to attend Friday’s talk at the Inside Story.



I hope to meet some friendly Nova Scotians at these bookstores this week. And even after I’m gone, the books will be there for interested readers to discover.






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2 comments on “Book Week in Nova Scotia: Shout Out to Bookstores

  1. Hometown Antigonish. My brother designed the new library.
    Next, try saying “Tatamagouche.”

    • Your brother does good work – that’s a beautiful library.
      I would guess Ta-ta-ma-Goo-chee. (But I was wrong in guessing Shoo-ben-a-KAY-dee for Shoo-ben-A-ca-dee.) This could be a Canadian board game: pick a card and try to pronounce the place name.

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