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!

Telling Our Stories: Atlantic Women Writers in Conversation

Posted on: April 24th, 2016 by Justin



Author Lindsay Ruck moderates a panel discussion with Carole Glasser Langille, shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction for I AM WHAT I AM BECAUSE YOU ARE WHAT YOU ARE and Sarah Mian, shortlisted for both the Jim Connors Dartmouth Book Award (Fiction) and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award for WHEN THE SAINTS.

When: April 25/16, 7pm

Where: Halifax Central Library, Spring Garden Road

Happy National Poetry Month!

Posted on: April 3rd, 2016 by Justin

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Happy National Poetry Month! Writers, readers, and lovers of the arts are celebrating National Poetry Month this April. The League of Canadian Poets has an excellent collection of nationwide events happening this month. Here at Bookmark we pride ourselves on keeping a good, strong selection of poetry – stop on by to see what we have in store!

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.”