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!

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.

Author Event – Binnie Brennan

Posted on: October 19th, 2014 by Justin


Join us on Wednesday, October 22 at Saint Mary’s University for local author Binnie Brennan’s reading of her latest novel.

The 21st annual Saint Mary’s Reading series is happy to present the book launch of Binnie Brennan’s new novel, “Like Any Other Monday, published by Gaspereau Press ¶ Printers & Publishers. We have been so excited for the release of Binnie’s novel. Such a lovely book with a fantastic publisher – I don’t think you could ask for a better combination. We’ll be there with plenty of copies, hope to see you there!

When: Oct 22, 2014 at 7pm
Where: Saint Mary’s University, 903 Robie Street, Sobey Building Room 255

After breaking up the family act in 1916, Keatonesque comedic performer Billy Pascoe retreats to Muskoka to consider his prospects as a solo performer. Instead, Pascoe discovers an unlikely partner and straightman in Lucinda Hart, one half of a disbanded song-and-dance sister act. While still wrestling to mesh their vastly different experiences of rehearsal and performance, Pascoe & Hart hit the vaudeville circuit, perfecting their act, gaining each other’s trust and winning over audiences. Brennan’s portrayal of the intimate, often tenuous interactions underlying the collaborative creative process reminds us of the stage’s kinship with everyday life, where limits must be tested and risks taken in the pursuit of greater dreams.”


It’s the most wonderful time of the year…!

Posted on: October 6th, 2014 by Justin
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Hopefully you’ll get something nice – like black licorice!

Pumpkin Spice Lattes! Pumpkin Beer! Pumpkin Pies! Pumpkin Cheesecake! … Pumpkin everything! And while you’re at it, maybe write to the Great Pumpkin and he’ll bring you something great. Yes, it’s one of my favourite times of the year – the blooming of trees, followed by the freshly fallen leaves. Oh yes, and my favourite holiday of all: Halloween! I envision a long string of Halloween-themed movies and horror flicks. And not only that: but this is the time of the year when all the most ghoulish books shamble their way into our store; they thrill and haunt the imagination in so many wonderfully frightening ways.  These are just a small sampling of the sorts of scream-tastic* books that will be in our store.


The Wine-Dark Sea by Robert Aickman


The Unsettled Dust by Robert Aickman














Cloud by Eric McCormack

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The Haunting of Hill by Shirley Jackson















Horrorstör by Grady Hendrix

Black Spider

The Black Spider by Jeremias Gotthelf















The Elevator Ghost by Glen Huser


The Weird edited by Ann & Jeff VanderMeer















Vampira by W. Scott Poole


On Set With John Carpenter by Kim Gottlieb-Walker


Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheap? by Timothy Vernstynen & Bradley Voytek

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Zombies on Film by Ozzy Inguanzo


























*I make no apologies for my terrible Halloween-related puns.