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 – Jennifer Klinec

Posted on: August 30th, 2015 by Justin

Jennifer-Klinec-009Join us Tuesday, September 8, as author Jennifer Klinec will be at the Halifax Central Library to give a reading from her book The Temporary Bride.

In her thirties, Jennifer Klinec abandons a corporate job to launch a cooking school from her London flat. Raised in Canada to Hungarian-Croatian parents, she has already travelled to countries most people are fearful of, in search of ancient recipes. Her quest leads her to Iran where, hair discreetly covered and eyes modest, she is introduced to a local woman who will teach her the secrets of the Persian kitchen.

Vahid, her son, is suspicious of the strange foreigner who turns up in his mother’s kitchen; he is unused to seeing an independent woman. But a compelling attraction pulls them together and then pits them against harsh Iranian laws and customs.

This article from The Guardian will give you a wonderful taste of what Klinec’s work has to offer.

When: Wednesday, September 8th, 7pm
Where: Halifax Central Library

We hope to see you there!


Adam Sobel Reads at the Halifax Central Library

Posted on: July 26th, 2015 by Justin

coverJoin us at the Central Library for a reading and presentation on the devastating events of Hurricane Sandy that explains the Earth’s changing climate and how to protect cities and coastal areas from the effects of huge storms. 

Dr. Sobel is a professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 

His book, Storm Surge, published in October 2014, received the 2014 Atmospheric Science Librarians International Choice Award. Dr. Sobel is author or co-author of over 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Throughout the tour, MEOPAR will be partnering with emergency management organizations, municipal and provincial governments, and private sector organizations as a means of connecting our network to end‐users. A large part of MEOPAR’s mandate is helping Canada not only observe and predict weather events more effectively, but to be able to respond to disasters more efficiently as well.

Teri Hall Reads at the Halifax Central Library

Posted on: July 26th, 2015 by Justin

mJoin sea glass hunter, jeweler, and author Teri Hall for a fascinating presentation on these gorgeous gems, including a jewelry demo, tips and tricks for finding the best glass, and stunning photography.

A Sea Glass Journey:

“Sea glass, beach glass, sand glass, mermaids’ tears, emeralds from the deep…known by many names and coveted by beachcombers, these ocean treasures are much more than they seem. In A Sea Glass Journey, sea glass jeweller and collector Teri Hall, of PEI’s Fire & Water Creations, tells the incredible story of these jewels of the sea. 

Accented with stunning photographs of sea glass and its sources, this beautiful book illustrates the transformative process these gems undergo in the belly of the ocean. You’ll also find simple projects for getting creative with sea glass at home, tips for hunting for and evaluating sea glass, a collector’s handbook of shapes and colours, and inspirational anecdotes from Teri and her fellow collectors.”

John Wall Barger Reads at The Company House

Posted on: July 26th, 2015 by Justin

Barger_Halifax_Bookmark_launch copy-page-001Join us for an evening of Poetry, August 13, with our friends at The Company House and Palimpsest Press as we celebrate the book launch of John Wall Barger’s latest collection: The Book of Festus. 

The Book of Festus is a shattered fable. In these poems, every object has a voice; every thing is awake. Festus wakes inside a myth – on a wharf in Halifax, Nova Scotia – and recalls nothing but a bicycle. As he looks for it, he thinks the city’s thoughts. Upon a sidewalk over a buried river, he remembers what the city remembers. He steps past a skateboard park to a Mi’kmaq lagoon. He follows 17th century pioneer cattle to a fast food restaurant. A girl he once knew steps out of the fragments. Festus is an anagogic man, loser-hero of the first city, Ur, Halifax. This collection is a city’s lucid dream of itself.

We hope to see you there!

Philip Slayton Reads at the Halifax Central Library

Posted on: July 26th, 2015 by Justin

Mayors Halifax Poster-page-001Join us at the Halifax Public Library for a lively discussion and book signing. 

Mayors Gone Bad, a series of profiles of recent and current Canadian mayors gone amok, is an entertaining companion volume to the bestselling Lawyers Gone Bad. Whether they’ve misappropriated funds, had cosy relationships with Mafia hoods, been caught with prostitutes, or admitted to smoking crack, Canada’s mayors are a colourful collection: Peter Kelly, long-serving mayor of Halifax, driven from office by investigative reporting of ethical lapses; Gerard Tremblay of Montreal resigned in suspicious circumstances; Michael Applebaum of Montreal faces criminal charges of fraud; Gilles Vaillancourt of Laval also resigned and faces similar criminal charges; Alexandre Duplessis of Laval left after a hooker scandal; Joe Fontana was convicted of fraud and is under house arrest; Susan Fennell of Brampton was under police investigation for possible criminal use of city funds; Sam Katz of Winnipeg was dogged throughout his mayoralty by conflict-of-interest allegations; and Rob Ford made headlines across North America as “the crack-smoking mayor of Toronto.” But it’s not all bad news: Philip Slayton writes about the “western triangle of mayoral goodness,” Nenshi of Calgary, Iveson of Edmonton, and Robertson of Vancouver. Also, Slayton features four foreign mayors who have made an impact: Jón Gnarr of Reykjavik, Boris Johnson of London, Michael Bloomberg of New York, and Anne Hidalgo of Paris.

Aside from creating a rogues’ gallery of mayors, Slayton offers insight into the nature of municipal government in Canada and speculates about why people seek the office of mayor. Little real power is exercised by any mayor, but the abuses of that power are nonetheless significant. As well, Slayton provides a series of proposals to reform municipal government. Written with the dry wit that made Lawyers Gone Bad a national bestseller, Slayton’s new book is an eye-opening look at how we are governed.