Our Halifax location, also known as Bookmark II, is situated on the corner of Spring Garden Rd and South Park St in beautiful downtown Halifax. We’re directly across from the Public Gardens, and within walking distance to a number of fantastic stores, restaurants and cafes.

Make sure to stop in and say hello to Mike and the rest of our staff, and if you’re from out of town, send us a note or your special orders online!

Hope to see you soon!

Author Event – Sarah Mian

Posted on: January 16th, 2015 by Mike


SMU Reading Series – Kathleen Winter

Posted on: January 3rd, 2015 by Justin
Kathleen Winter's novel Annabel was chosen for the Thomas Head Raddall Award and for CBC's Canada Reads competition. In 2014 she published a book of short stories, The Freedom in American Songs, and a nonfiction book, Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

Kathleen Winter’s novel Annabel was chosen for the Thomas Head Raddall Award and for CBC’s Canada Reads competition. In 2014 she published a book of short stories The Freedom in American Songs, and a nonfiction book Boundless: Tracing Land and Dream in a New Northwest Passage

Join us January 13, Tuesday, as we kick off the New Year with the first of the Saint Mary’s Reading Series in 2015. Our first  reading of this year is with Canadian author Kathleen Winter. The reading will take place in the Atrium, Room 101 at 7pm.

Kathleen will be giving readings from her latest publication, The Freedom in American Songs, fantastic collection of short stories:

Meet Xavier Boland, the untouchable cross-dresser, who walks loose and carefree as an old Broadway tune. Meet Miss Penrice, a lost old woman forced by wartime to parent a child for the first time. Meet a Zamboni mechanic turned funeral porteur, Madame Poirer’s lapdog (and its chastity belt), a congregation of hard-singing, sex-obsessed Pentecostals, and more. With The Freedom in American Songs, Kathleen Winter brings her unusual sensuality, lyrically rendered settings, and subversive humour to bear on a new story collection about modern loneliness, small-town gay teens, catastrophic love, and the holiness of ordinary life.

We hope to see you there!

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Bookmark Halifax Celebrates 25th Anniversary!

Posted on: December 1st, 2014 by Mike

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Drop in and celebrate with us! The store is packed with new and exciting titles, lots of puzzles and beautiful calendars. Take advantage of our anniversary savings and fill out a ballot for one the week’s prize gift certificates.

A huge thank you to Halifax and visitors from all over who have made our store shine!

SMU Reading Series – Michael Crummey

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by Justin

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Join us November 28 for a reading with Canadian author, Michael Crummey. Michael hails from St. John’s Newfoundland, and has published a short-story collection and four books of poetry. He is best known for his novels River Thieves, The Wreckage, and Galore (for which he received the Commonwealth Writers’ prize for best book, Caribbean and Canada).

His fourth novel, Sweetland, was published by Doubleday in 2014, and has received glowing reviews calling it his finest book yet (reviews can be found herehere, and here).  Michael will be giving a reading of his latest novel as a part of the SMU Reading series. After the reading, there will be time for some Q & A. We hope to see you there!

When: November 28, Friday, 7:00pm
Where: The Atrium, Room 101, 5940 Inglis Street

SMU Reading Series: Kerry-Lee Powell & Deanna Young

Posted on: November 16th, 2014 by Justin

The Saint Mary’s University Reading Series continues tomorrow evening (Nov 17) with Kerry-Lee Powell and Deanna Young. The reading starts at 7:00pm in the Atrium Room 101 at the Saint Mary’s Campus. Kerry-Lee was recently interviewed by The Toronto Quarterly, and it can be read here. Both poets will be giving a reading, followed by some Q & A – an excellent opportunity for aspiring writers to get some sagely advice! It’s going to be a fantastic evening of poetry and we hope to see you folks out there!

When: November 17, 7:00pm
Where: Saint Mary’s University, Atrium Room 101

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Deanna Young is the author of three books of poetry, House Dreams (published by Brick Books in 2014),  Drunkard’s Path, and The Still Before a Storm. Her work has appeared in journals across Canada, including The Malahat Review and Arc Poetry Magazine. Originally from southwestern Ontario, she now lives in Ottawa.


Kerry-Lee Powell’s work has appeared in The Spectator, Ambit and the Virago Press Writing Women series. In 2013, she won The Boston Review fiction contest and The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons prize for short fiction. Her debut collection of poetry, Inheritance, is from Biblioasis Press in 2014. A short story collection and a novel are forthcoming from HarperCollins.