Halifax

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 – Myles Goodwyn

Posted on: October 28th, 2016 by Lori

 

Iconic Canadian rock’n’roll legend Myles Goodwyn (April Wine’s main man) is launching his memoir – Just Between You and Me – at The Carleton on Tuesday, November 8th at 7 PM. Our own Mike Campbell will chat with Myles about the book and his life in music and Myles will play a few songs and also take your questions before getting down to the serious business of signing your copies! Admission to this event is FREE and the formal part of the evening will start at 7 PM.

From Waverley, NS to some of the biggest stages in the world, Myles is a local boy who made good and his story is as fascinating as you’d expect it to be. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to meet the man behind some of the biggest hits in Canadian music history! We’ve got a feeling it’s liable to be packed out so we’d arrive early (maybe for dinner!) if we were you!

DAVID DENBY IN HALIFAX

Posted on: April 24th, 2016 by Lori

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A celebration of books and reading!

Posted on: April 24th, 2016 by Lori

DAVID DENBY, staff writer and former film critic at the New Yorker and the author of LIT UP One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives is coming to Bookmark

LIT UP is a dramatic narrative that traces awkward and baffled beginnings but also exciting breakthroughs and the emergence of pleasure in reading.  In a sea of bad news about education and the fate of the book, Denby reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance of an inspiration provided by great books.  A delight in itself, LIT UP will make readers fall in love with reading all over again, and send them rushing to their nearest bookstore or library.

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Praise for LIT UP

“Part literary meditation, part case study of exemplary teaching, LIT UP traces a diverse group of adolescents as they are drawn into the ‘character-forming experience of reading difficult books’ by their ardent and caring (and, as duly noted, union) teachers….Denby’s engrossing report from the field has a narrative arc of its own: his story concerns how disaffected and/or disadvantaged high schoolers can become thoughtful, independent readers when their teachers have the freedom to construct their own curriculum so that students connect emotionally with what they read.” Booklist, Starred review

“A readable work recommended to anyone who agrees that reading widely is vital to a productive, fulfilling life.” Library Journal

“Energetic and engaged”Publishers Weekly

“An upbeat portrait of fine teachers and the students they inspire.” Kirkus Reviews

Bookmark and Halifax Humanities 101 Present: David Denby

Posted on: April 24th, 2016 by Justin

Bookmark and Halifax Humanities 101 are very pleased to present David Denby, author of LIT UP One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives.

This exciting event will be held, May 4th starting at 7:30 PM in the Scotiabank Auditorium at the Marion McCain Arts & Social Sciences Building on the Dalhousie University campus.

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David Denby, a staff writer and former film critic for the New Yorker, returned to Columbia University at age 48 and wrote Great Books, an acclaimed account of returning to college and reading the Western classics during the curriculum wars. Now, after twenty years, Denby goes back to high school to see if screen-obsessed teens can be turned on to serious reading, and if so, what kind of teachers and which books can do it. The result is LIT UP: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-four Books That Can Change Lives [Henry Holt; On-Sale: February 2, 2016].

Sitting in on a tenth-grade English class in a demanding New York public school for an entire academic year, and making frequent visits to a troubled inner-city public school in New Haven and to a respected public school in Westchester country, Denby read all the stories, poems, plays, and novels that the students were assigned, and here creates an impassioned portrait of charismatic teachers at work, classroom dramas large and small, and fresh and inspiring encounters with the books themselves, including The Scarlet Letter, Brave New World, 1984, Slaughterhouse-Five, Notes from the Underground, A Long Way Gone, and many more.

LIT UP is a dramatic narrative that traces awkward and baffled beginnings but also exciting breakthroughs and the emergence of pleasure in reading. In a sea of bad news about education and the fate of the book, Denby reaffirms the power of great teachers and the importance of an inspiration provided by great books. A delight in itself, LIT UP will make readers fall in love with reading all over again, and send them rushing to their nearest bookstore or library.

Untitled-1ABOUT THE AUTHOR: David Denby is the author of Great Books, an acclaimed account of returning to college and reading the Western classics during the curriculum wars; American Sucker; Snark; and Do the Movies Have a Future? He is a staff writer at the New Yorker, and his reviews and essays have appeared in The New Republic, The Atlantic, and New York magazine, among other places. He lives in New York City with his wife, writer Susan Rieger.

Book Launch – This Marlowe

Posted on: April 24th, 2016 by Justin

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Join author Michelle Butler Hallett for the Halifax launch of THIS MARLOWE. April 26th, 7pm at the Halifax Central Library, Room 301.

Hope to see you there!