End of Summer Sale!


All Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch toys are 30% off for a limited time.  In stock items only.

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We’re open regular hours during the Bridge St. reconstruction


Bridge St, may be a construction zone, but we’re open regular hours all summer!

Mon – Fri  9-5:30

Sat  9-5

Sun  12-3

Our downtown merchant association is running a promotion throughout the summer to thank you for shopping and dining in our downtown.  Just fill out a ballot whenever you make a purchase and each week a lucky winner will win two $50 gift certificates from participating merchants.  We’re giving out $1000 worth of gift certificates, plus at the street re-opening party, we’ll draw a grand prize winner of $500!

Thanks for supporting your downtown!

Author Event: Meet Nancy Cohen at the Moncton Public Library

Ages 0-4 | Announcements | Children

Come celebrate the publication of children’s librarian Nancy Cohen’s board book, “Here Babies, There Babies”, at the Moncton Public Library on Wednesday, June 24th at 10:00 am.
All families are welcome for a storytime with Nancy, free coffee and tea for the grown-ups, with snacks for the little ones!

Cover image for Here Babies, There Babies

Author Event: Miles Howe launches “Debriefing Elsipogtog”

Announcements | Social & Political

Miles Howe of Halifax Media Co-op spent the entire summer of 2013 in Kent County.

His book, Debriefing Elsipogtog, The Anatomy of a Struggle,  is the first book describing the complex situation arising during that intense, landmark summer.

Much went on that summer that most of us had little idea about, even if we participated from time to time in the protests.  It should be a compelling presentation.

The launch takes place Thursday, June 18, 7 pm at Thunder & Lightning.  Everyone is welcome.  Admission is free.

Author Event: Meet Joan Clark at the Moncton Public Library

Announcements | Canadian Fiction

Bestselling Canadian novelist Joan Clark will read from her newest novel “The Birthday Lunch” on Tuesday, June 16th at 7 pm at the Moncton Public Library.  We’ll be on hand selling her books.  Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Book Launch: Joseph Koot’s “Europe, One Step At A Time”, Apr 9th

Announcements | Local Authors

Book Launch:  Europe, One Step at a Time

Dorchester Public Library

Thursday April 9, 2015; 6:30 to 8:00 pm

During his retirement, Joseph Koot of Dorchester Cape took six trips to Europe to fulfill a dream of hiking 6,000 kilometres from southwest Portugal to northeast Estonia. Through this journey of self-discovery,  he came to terms with the challenges of his childhood.

On his hike, Joseph dealt with being assaulted, trekking through storms, and getting lost. But he also experienced local friendliness, incredible scenery, and the freedom of the trail. His story lets you come along on a unique adventure – walking across Europe, one step at a time.

Author Event with Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Tuesday March 17th


Sheila Watt-Cloutier Lecture
WHEN Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 7 – 9pm
WHERE Crabtree Auditorium
EVENT TYPE Lecture / Seminar

Sheila Watt-Cloutier presents The Right To Be Cold. One woman’s story of protecting her culture, the arctic and the whole planet.

A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Watt-Cloutier was a visiting scholar at Mount Allison’s geography and environment department in 2011 and received an honorary degree in 2012. She has also been awarded the Aboriginal Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, and the prestigious Norwegian Sophie Prize. An officer of the Order of Canada, Watt-Cloutier served as the elected Canadian president of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) from 1995-2002, and in 2002, she was elected international chair of the council. Under her leadership, the world’s first international legal action on climate change was launched with a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.

The Right to be Cold is Watt-Cloutier’s latest book and was one of the projects she worked on as a visiting scholar at Mount Allison. It is the culmination of Watt-Cloutier’s regional, national, and international work over the last 25 years, weaving historical traumas and current issues such as climate change, leadership, and sustainability in the Arctic into her personal story to give a coherent and holistic voice to an important subject.

Author Event: Daniel Levitin, March 16


Daniel Levitin: The World in Six Songs
WHEN Monday, March 16, 2015, 7:30 – 9pm
WHERE Convocation Hall Auditorium
EVENT TYPE Lecture / Seminar

Neuroscientist and bestselling author of This Is Your Brain on Music, Dr. Daniel J. Levitin has spent a lifetime exploring how the brain works, and in particular, the brains of highly successful people and accomplished musicians. The Dean of Arts and Humanities at the Minerva Schools at KGI and a professor of psychology and neuroscience at McGill University, Levitin helps people understand the science behind creativity, learning, leadership, and productivity.

Levitin’s This Is Your Brain on Music, which spent 16 months on The New York Times best sellers list, details the psychological and scientific impacts of music, from its composition and performance to why we enjoy it. Oliver Sacks called it “endlessly stimulating,”and it was the basis for two award-winning documentaries starring Levitin, Bobby McFerrin, and Sting.

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Author Event with Cecil Foster, Feb 3rd


Canadian Novelist: Cecil Foster
WHEN Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 7 – 8pm
WHERE Owens Art Gallery Foyer
EVENT TYPE Lecture / Seminar

Canadian novelist, journalist, and scholar Cecil Foster is the author of the non-fiction works ‘Distorted Mirror: Canada’s Racist Face’ (1991); ‘A Place Called Heaven: The Meaning of Being Black in Canada’ (1996); ‘Island Wings: A Memoir’ (1998); ‘Where Race Does Not Matter’ (2005), and ‘Blackness and Modernity: The Colour of Humanity and the Quest for Freedom’ (2007) and the novels ‘No Man in the House’ (1991), ‘Sleep on, Beloved’ (1995), ‘Slammin’ Tar’ (1998), ‘Dry Bone Memories’ (2001) and ‘Independence’ (2014). Dr. Foster is professor in the Department of Transnational Studies at SUNY Buffalo, where he is also Associate Director of Canadian Studies.

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Canadian Studies and BSAAT.

Reception to follow. Everyone welcome.