Tidewater Books

Buy eBooks through Tidewater Books


Hardcover Fiction

  1. A Memory of Light (Robert Jordan & Brandon Sanderson)
  2. Speaking From Among the Bones (Alan Bradley)
  3. Tenth of December: Stories (George Saunders)
  4. 419 (Will Ferguson)
  5. Flight Behaviour (Barbara Kingsolver)

Paperback Fiction:

  1. February (Lisa Moore)
  2. American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
  3. The Child's Child (Barbara Vine)
  4. The One I Left Behind (Jennifer McMahon)
  5. In One Person (John Irving)

Author Event with Angela Davis

Announcements | People

President’s Speakers Series – Angela Davis 
Year of Public Service and Citizenship
The Meaning of Freedom
Convocation Hall
September 27, 2012. 7:00 pm

Human rights activist Angela Davis is internationally known for her ongoing work to combat all forms of oppression in the U.S. and abroad. She is the author of eight books and has lectured worldwide. Her recent work has focused on the range of social problems associated with incarceration and the generalized criminalization of those communities that are most affected by poverty and racial discrimination. She draws upon her own experiences, having spent 18 months in jail on trial in the early ‘70s after begin placed on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List for a crime she did not commit. Davis is a professor emerita at the University of California Santa Cruz. 

Tidewater Books will have books for sale.  Everyone is welcome.  Admission is free.

Author Event: Douglas Gibson's "Stories About Storytellers"

Announcements | Canadiana

Meet your favourite authors as Mount Allison presents Stories About Storytellers
 Mount Allison University is offering a unique opportunity to see a new side of some of your favourite authors as it presents Stories About Storytellers: An Evening with Doug Gibson and many famous Canadian authors on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 7 p.m. at the Owens Art Gallery.

Gibson, who was the editor and publisher at McClelland and Stewart from 1988 to 2004, worked with some of Canada’s most beloved writers, including Alice Munro, Robertson Davies, W. O. Mitchell, Alistair MacLeod, Pierre Trudeau, Mavis Gallant, Brian Mulroney, Bob Hunter, James Houston, Morley Callaghan, John Kenneth Galbraith, and Peter Gzowski, among others.

With humour, a flair for performance, and backed by caricatures of each author created by The Globe and Mail editorial cartoonist Anthony Jenkins, Gibson shares stories about 21 different authors he got to know well over the course of his career.

“During his time as editor and publisher at McClelland and Stewart, Doug Gibson worked with a who’s who of Canadian literature,” says Dr. Christl Verduyn, professor of English and director of Mount Allison’s Centre for Canadian Studies. “He brings unique insight and perspective to their work, having shepherded their writings from draft to final copy.”

The stage show is based on Gibson’s book, also titled Stories About Storytellers. The evening will begin with a chance to meet Gibson over dessert and his hour-long presentation will follow. Presented in collaboration with the Frye Festival, this event is free and open to all those interested.

Tidewater Books will be selling at the event.

We now sell eBooks!


In addition to our carefully selected titles in store, we now offer eBooks. 

You can purchase on-line through our affiliate store (just click our “Buy eBooks” link to your left). 

You can also purchase selected eBooks in store provided by Enthrill.  Their eBook card system allows you to purchase for yourself or is great for gift giving.  The selection will change monthly, so stop by often!

Author Event: Jeff Rubin


Reminder: Lunch with Jeff Rubin | Rappel : Diner-causerie avec Jeff Rubin

Le Festival Frye et la Chambre de commerce du Grand Moncton t’invitent à un diner-causerie avec l’auteur, Jeff Rubin ce mercredi 20 juin à 11 h 30 au Delta Beauséjour. M. Rubin, analyste de ressources de renommée mondiale, est l’auteur du livre The End of Growth. Billets en vente dès maintenant au www.gmcc.nb.ca. 


The Frye Festival and the Greater Moncton Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to a luncheon with author Jeff Rubin this Wednesday (June 20th) at 11:30 am at the Delta Beausejour. Rubin is one of the world’s leading energy experts and his recent book, The End of Growth, is currently a #1 national bestseller. Tickets on sale at www.gmcc.nb.ca 


Frye Festival april 23-28, 2012


Mark your calendars for the 13th annual Northrop Frye Literary Festival in Moncton, N.B. April 23-28, 2012.  Tidewater Books is proud to be the festival bookseller.

Tidewater Books & The Crofter were "cash mobbed" on Saturday!


     Thank you cash mob participants for “mobbing” us on Saturday. What wonderful timing! This time of the year is typically slow for independent retailers and with the impending April storm the event gave us a nice “pick me up”  not only in sales but in the feeling that, yes, we’re doing something right by choosing to run an independent retail store in a world dominated by big box stores.  
  You may not know this but the inventor of cash mobs, Andrew Samtoy, didn’t set out to help independent stores with cash mobs. His motivation was to help people develop (or discover) their leadership skills and these “leaders” would then help build communities by bringing people together face to face. Then the off shoot of that was an opportunity to think about where you spend your money and the impact of that decision on your community.
  We know that people are not going to be able to shop local and independent all the time but a cash mob helps to bring attention to the value of local business. How? Well, we’d like to think that our businesses are valuable because they are part of the local economy, providing jobs, services and support for our community’s programming and development through donations of all kinds. Perhaps, most importantly though, is that they provide us all with a way of life that is valuable in helping to make a community. The relationships between the people who visit our stores and ourselves is personal and not likely one you can cultivate at a big box store. (Think how many times you’ve talked about, or been asked about, your children, your pets, your life, etc.. on a visit to a Walmart.)    The participants of the cash mob affirmed this “we’re part of our community feeling” for us on Saturday and we are both thankful and ready to help provide this type of affirmation to a fellow business owner in the future.
   Thank you to all who participated in the cash mob (and to all those who come to our stores on a regular basis),
   Ellen Pickle, Tidewater Books
   Heather Gilbert-Patterson, The Crofter

Meet Author Vandana Shiva


Vandana Shiva
Brunton Auditorium
February 26, 2012. 7:00 pm

Environmental activist, eco-feminist, philosopher, and quantum physicist, Vandana Shiva’s expertise has seemingly no limits. She has become a globally respected activist for grassroots and alter-globalization movements, biodiversity, bioethics, intellectual property rights, and sustainable living campaigns. As part of an Atlantic Canada tour, Vandana Shiva will go beyond the surface issues facing our world and discuss with fellow experts the real heart of the solutions enacted today and what more can be done. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Frye Festival features Jacques Poitras


POP & FRYE with Jacques Poitras – Ties of Common Blood : Stories of Lovers, Friends, Smugglers and Schemers on the New Brunswick-Maine Border
Join us for the 1st event of the season with author and CBC reporter Jacques Poitras on Wednesday, February 1 at 7 pm at Navigator’s in Moncton. Admission is Pay What You Can.  Books will be available for purchase.

Pre-Inventory Sale


Join us for our annual pre-inventory sale from Dec 28-31, 2011

20% off all books

25% off all hardcover books

25% off Melissa & Doug toys

30% off calendars and planners

50% off Christmas cards & wrap

Merry Christmas


To all of our wonderful customers, may your holiday season be filled with love, laughter and great books under the Christmas tree.

Thank you for supporting your local independent bookseller.