Author Noah Feldman at Convocation Hall, October 2


Wednesday, October 2 | 7 – 10pm
Location: Convocation Hall Gold Room,Convocation Hall Stage,Convocation Hall Foyer

Named one of the “75 most influential people of the 21st century” by Esquire magazine, Noah Feldman is a professor at Harvard Law School and writer for Bloomberg View and The New York Times Magazine. Feldman is an expert on Islamic philosophy and law, the separation of church and state, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He served as a senior constitutional advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq during the drafting of Iraq’s constitution. He is the author of several books including 2013’s Cool War: The Future of Global Competition.

Welcome Back Students!


 A heartfelt welcome back to our local and MTA students, and a hearty welcome to our community to the freshman at Mount Allison! 

Come join the merchants of Bridge Street and the Sackville’s Farmers Market on Saturday, August 31st for a free corn boil from 9am-noon.  Meet your neighbours, make new friends, and see what our wonderfully diverse community has to offer.  We truly hope you love it here as much as we do!

Good News for Independent Bookstores



Kobo and Kindle have grown to become familiar brands in Canada but ebook sales now appear to plateauing, suggests a report by the industry organization BookNet Canada.

Based on surveys with 4,000 book-buying consumers, BookNet Canada pegged paperback sales in 2012 at about 58% of the market, while hardcovers accounted for 24% and ebook sales made up 1%.

BookNet Canada president and CEO Noah Genner said early sales data from this year shows ebook sales are steady and no longer growing.

Digital sales peaked at an estimated 17.6% of the book market in the first quarter of 2012 before sinking to 12.9% in the last quarter of the year.

BookNet Canada suggests book sales are strongly tied to gift giving.

Consumers who received an e-reader over the holidays likely drove ebook sales higher at the beginning of 2012. But ebooks are not commonly given as gifts, so paperbacks and hardcovers did better at the end of 2012 leading up to the holiday season.

The report found most consumers still preferred to buy their books in stores rather than shopping online. About 37 per cent said they made their purchases at book stores, 34% chose other retail stores (including Costco and Walmart), and 25% went online to buy books.

Atlantic Book Awards Nominees Announced


Congratulations to the 2013 Atlantic Book Awards Nominees!

The Atlantic Book Awards Society is pleased to announce the full shortlist for the ten different book prizes that make up the 2013 Atlantic Book Awards. The thirty books up for awards represent the wide range of literary works being produced in Atlantic Canada—from traditional novels to cutting edge fiction; thought-provoking non-fiction and deeply researched books on Atlantic Canadian history, to poetry; and illustrated children’s picture books to novels written for teens and young adults. The full shortlist is available here.

Among the more familiar names on the shortlist are media personality and CTV Atlantic’s meteorologist, Cindy Day for her weather-related book, Grandma Says (Nimbus Publishing); prolific and celebrated Newfoundland novelist, Donna Morrissey for The Deception of Livvy Higgs (Viking Canada); and acclaimed poet Don McKay for Paradoxides (McClelland & Stewart).

McKay is nominated for The E.J. Pratt Poetry Award. The E.J. Pratt Award, along with the Rogers Communications Award for Non-fiction, is part of the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards which carry the distinguished patronage of the Lieutenant Governor of Newfoundland and Labrador. These awards cover a two-calendar-year publishing period as they alternate between non-fiction/poetry one year, and fiction/children’s/young adult literature the next. Under the umbrella of the Atlantic Book Awards for the second time now, the Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards are presented by the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador in partnership with the Literary Arts Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador.

A new Atlantic Book Award being presented for the first time this year is the Atlantic Book Award for Scholarly Writing, sponsored by Marquis Imprimeur.

The region’s book publishers are well represented on the shortlist with 16 of the 30 awards going to books by Atlantic publishers. Halifax’s Nimbus Publishing leads, having published five of the shortlisted titles, while New Brunswick’s Goose Lane Editions has three nominations, and Cape Breton University Press and Newfoundland and Labrador’s Breakwater Books each have two nominations. Other regional publishers with short-listed titles are Nova Scotia’s Fernwood Publishing, PEI’s Acorn Press and St. John’s-based Creative Book Publishing and Flanker Press.

The Atlantic Book Awards Society announced the nominees last evening at a fundraising event that featured author Donna Morrissey hosting a conversation with fellow writers Catherine Banks, Sylvia Gunnery and Shandi Mitchell.

The 2013 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival runs May 9-16 with free literary events taking place in all four Atlantic Provinces. Festival details will be available at in the coming weeks. Winners of the 2013 Atlantic Book Awards will be announced at a special awards show on the last night of the week-long festival, Thursday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. at the Alderney Landing Theatre in Dartmouth, NS. It’s a special year this year for the Dartmouth Book Awards – 2013 is the 25th anniversary of these awards, some of the oldest in Canada.

The Board of the non-profit Atlantic Book Awards Society is made up of representatives of the Atlantic Canadian book and writing community. The 2013 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Canada Book Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province of Nova Scotia and Access Copyright, and the sponsorship of Chapters-Indigo, the Atlantic Publishers Marketing Association, Advocate Printing, The Chronicle Herald, The Telegram, The Guardian, and The Telegraph-Journal.




Extended Hours for Christmas Shopping


We’ve extended our hours for Christmas shopping convenience.  We’re now open Mon-Fri 9am-8pm, Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm.

Midnight Madness- Dec. 7


Welcome to Sackville’s 23rd annual midnight madness!  Drop by for our amazing sale- 20% off everything in the store!  Sale runs from 9am to midnight.

Customer Appreciation Event Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6-8 pm


Tonight we’re having a Customer Appreciation event between 6-8pm.  As our thanks to you, we’re offering 20% off everything in the store, plus draw for additional discount and draw for two $100 gift certificates.  Please join us for some Christmas cheer!

Midnight Madness- Nov.16


Welcome to Sackville’s 23rd annual midnight madness!  Drop by for our amazing sale- 20% off everything in the store!  Sale runs from 9am to midnight.

Book signing with Lucy Waverman


Lucy Waverman – Book Signing |Séance de dédicace
Join us for a book signing with best-selling food writer Lucy Waverman TODAY, Nov 9th between 1 pm and 4 pm, at the Wine Expo liquor store (Moncton Coliseum). No ticket purchase necessary. Tidewater Books will have books for sale. 

Séance de dédicace avec l’auteure primée et la chroniqueuse culinaire Lucy Waverman AUJOURD’HUI, de 13 h à 16 h, au magasin Alcool NB au Colisée de Moncton. L’entrée est libre et des livres seront en vente sur place.

Four Authors, One Night- Nov 1st at 7:00 p.m.


Join a quartet of some of the most acclaimed authors of the season as they travel the Maritimes, taking to the stage in Moncton at The Navigator’s Pub!Our fearless foursome are:Ian Colford (The Crimes of Hector Tomas)

“One of the Fall’s biggest books.” — Quill & QuireChris Gudgeon (Song of Kosovo)
“A sly, frequently amusing and penetrating distillation of estrangement and social chaos set during the Balkan wars of the late 1990s . . . This is not an attempt to reproduce the tragedy of war with documentary zeal; rather it is a literary journey emboldened by wit and artifice, a perfectly executed literary conceit.” — BC BookworldCorey Redekop (Husk)
“Editor’s Choice” –

and Barry Webster (The Lava in My Bones)
“A vast, exuberant and optimistic epic about the ebbs and flows of the lava-like oils that lubricate the world’s engine.” — National Post

Hosted by author Lee Thompson.

This is sure to be an amazing night of war criminals, rock eaters, terrorists, and zombies! Don’t miss out!

This is a free event. Books from all authors will be available for purchase.

Presented in cooperation with the Frye Festival!

Our thanks to Arsenal Pulp Press, Goose Lane Editions, ECW Press, and Freehand Books