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 – 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

The East Coast Literary Awards!

Posted on: September 13th, 2014 by Justin

It’s that time of the year again folks – time for the 2014 East Coast Literary Awards, hosted by the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia (http://writers.ns.ca/).  The East Coast Literary Awards celebrate and promote excellence in writing from Canada’s Atlantic region. Award jurors had the unenviable task of deliberating 64 submitted titles by writers from all four Atlantic provinces in order to select the nine finalists, and here they are: 

J. M. Abraham Poetry Award:

Mary Dalton (NL), Hooking (Signal Editions)

Don Domanski (NS), Bite Down Little Whisper (Brick Books)

Sue Goyette (NS), Ocean (Gaspereau Press)

Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/702569556500152/?ref=5

Evelyn Richardson Non-Fiction Award:

John DeMont (NS), A Good Day’s Work (Doubleday)

Richard Foot (NS), Driven (Goose Lane)

Stephen Kimber (NS), What Lies Across the Water (Fernwood)

Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/869423419749675/

Thomas Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award:

Shashi Bhat (NS), The Family Took Shape (Cormorant Books)

Ed Kavanagh (NL), Strays (Killick Press)

William Kowalski (NS), The Hundred Hearts (Dundurn)

Event Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/346395005529974/

Winners of the East Coast Literary Awards will be announced in Halifax on Sept 20, 2014. We’ll be going to the awards ceremony on the 20th, best of luck to all the Shortlisters!