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!

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
I love black licorice

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

haunting of hill

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.

Event: Our Faithfulness to the Past – Dr. Sue Campbell

Posted on: September 29th, 2014 by Justin

Campbell Please join us in a celebration of the posthumous publication of Dr. Sue Campbell‘s book, Our Faithfulness to the Past: The Ethics and Politics of Memory, edited by Christine Koggel (Carleton University) and Rockney Jacobsen (Wilfrid Laurier University). 

Sue Campbell (1956-2011) was a Professor in the Department of Philosophy and in Gender and Women’s Studies at Dalhousie University. Her work in moral and political psychology and in feminist theory is profoundly influential in philosophy, gender studies, psychology, and aboriginal studies among other areas.

Date: October 2nd, Thursday
Time: 4:30 P.M.
Venue: University Club Pub, Dalhousie University
6529 Alumni Cres. Halifax, NS

Dr. Campbell’s book brings together several of her most important essays on the epistemology, ethics, and politics of memory, including three not previously published.

We have been invited to sell at the event, so there will be plenty of copies available for purchase. We hope to see you there!


New Releases, September 23rd

Posted on: September 23rd, 2014 by Justin

Loads of new releases this week – I think that’s why Autumn is my favourite time of the year for bookselling!


Blackfin Sky – Kat Ellis

By the Book 
- Diane Schoemperlen

Flagged Victor – Keith Hollihan

Gutenberg’s Apprentice – Alix Christie

Edge of Eternity
- Ken Follett

Leaving Tomorrow – David Bergen

Like Any Other Monday
– Binnie Brennan

Phoebe’s Way – Pamela Ditchoff

The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher
– Hilary Mantel

The Bees (Paperback) – Laline Paull

The Complete Cosmicomics
– Italo Calvino

The Empire of Night – Robert Olen Butler

The Freedom in American Songs
– Kathleen Winter

The Road Narrows As You Go – Lee Henderson

The Story of Land and Sea – Katy Simpson Smith

Tinker & Blue
– Frank Macdonald

Victus – Albert Sanchez Pino

Wolf in White Van
– John Darnielle



Agent Storm – Morten Storm

Belonging: CBC Massey Lectures
– Adrienne Clarkson

Circling the Midnight Sun
– James Raffan

Hanns and Rudolf – Thomas Harding

In Pursuit of Justice
– Stacey Bryne

In the Company of Animals
– Pam Chamberlain (Editor)

Left to Die – Gary Collins

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On Pluto
– Greg O’Brien


Rebel Souls – Justin Martin

Slim and None – Howard Baldwin

The Best Place to be Today – Lonely Planet

The Big Ratchet – Ruth Defries

The Last Asylum – Barbara Taylor

This Changes Everything
– Naomi Klein

Who We Are
– Elizabeth May


Cook Books

– Jennifer McLagan

Jamie Oliver’s Comfort Food
– Jamie Oliver

The Everyday Squash Cook
– Rob Firing

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Thug Kitchen