Category: Blog

Aug - 12
2017

Happy 57th Anniversary

Dr. Seuss’ Publisher bet him that he could not write a book using 50 or fewer different words.  The result: Green Eggs and Ham which was released on August 12th-1960.

Jul - 27
2017

Romance in a Basket

Romance in a Basket Still Moments Magazine has brought us a Gift Basket. We are pleased to say that Dartmouth Book Exchange is being Spotlighted in their very first monthly…

Jul - 13
2017

Canada Reads

I have added some new Canada Reads to our Canada Reads Table including Birdie by Tracey Lindberg (2016), Bone & Bread by Saleema Nawaz (2016) The Break by Katherena Vermette…

Jun - 15
2017

Summer Table

We just changed over our Seasonal Table to Summer.  Here you’ll find your Beach, Deck or Cottage reads.  Just click on the Summer Table’s picture on our Home Page to…

Mar - 12
2017

Happy 60th Anniversary!!! 

On March 12, 1957, Dr.Seuss unleashed The Cat In The Hat onto an unsuspecting & innocent world and we haven’t been the same since. Happy 60th Anniversary!!!

Feb - 23
2017

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Dr. Seuss’ birthday is March 2nd.  Did you know he would have been 113 this year?  While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on in the pages…

Feb - 19
2017

Heritage Day/Family Day

Please note we will be closed on Monday February 20, 2017 for Nova Scotia’s 3rd Annual Heritage Day. We will resume normal hours Tuesday February 21, 2017.

Jan - 31
2017

Happy Birthday Judy Blume

Judy Blume Celebrates her 78th Birthday Feb 12th. Some of her best known works are Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret , Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing ,…

Jan - 25
2017

Have an Orange Marmalade Day

On January 13- Michael Bond, Author of the children’s series Paddington Bear, turned 91.  To celebrate read some of his books, watch the movie & have an Orange Marmalade Day…

Jan - 19
2017

Berkley Crime/ Cozy Mysteries

We have a large, growing section of Cozy Mysteries/Berkley Crimes in our store. The crime-solver in a cozy mystery is usually a woman who is an amateur sleuth. The occupations…

Dec - 29
2016

Theme Table

Our “Themed Table” has changed again.  Can you guess what the theme is now???  As always if you have any suggestions for upcoming themes just let us know.

Dec - 18
2016

Happy Birthday Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown, Author of the Flat Stanley series, would have turned 91 on January 1st, 2017  (Jan 1st 1926-Dec 3rd 2003)   The Flat Stanley books are quite popular in…

Dec - 01
2016

Other Holiday Traditions

Have you been invited to participate in a cookie exchange this Holiday Season?  We have several cookie cookbooks in our store that would be perfect for you.

Dec - 01
2016

December Book Tradition

Welcome December.  Does your family have a favourite December book tradition?  A book a day is a fun way to countdown to Christmas.  Just wrap 24 books, they can be…

Nov - 20
2016

The Halifax Explosion

On December 6th, it will have been 99 years since the SS Mont-Blanc, a French cargo ship laden with high explosives, collided with the Norwegian vessel SS Imo in the…

Oct - 28
2016

A Helpful New Basket

A helpful new basket now sits on the counter for our customers.  It says:  Did you forget your glasses. Feel free to borrow a pair of ours.

Oct - 16
2016

Happy Birthday Gordan Korman

Canadian Author, Gordon Korman turns 53 on October 23rd.  He is the Author of more than 80 Children’s & Young Adult Fiction books.  A number 1 New York Times Bestselling…

Sep - 15
2016

New shelves

It’s coming along. The new shelves are looking great, wouldn’t you agree? They hold a lot more then our old shelves did & they will also hold oversized books. So,…

Sep - 13
2016

Happy 100th Birthday Roald Dahl

September 13th would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday, the author who entertained children (and adults) with classics like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach, while Dahl died in 1990,…

Sep - 12
2016

Excuse Our Mess

Good morning from the staff at Dartmouth Book Exchange. You may have noticed, if you have been in recently, that there are a lot of boxes of books stacked around…

Sep - 08
2016

First day of school has arrived!!!

Good morning from the staff at Dartmouth Book Exchange. For those of you with school-aged kids… congratulations for getting them out the door with their lunches & backpacks stuffed full…

Jul - 25
2016

Canada Reads Table

We have added a brand new table in our store.  This table is full of books that have been selected as winners of CBC’s Canada Reads.  Here you’ll find books…

Jun - 16
2016

Summer Seasonal Table

In hopes that our weather will improve I changed over our Seasonal table from Spring to Summer early. The table now contains a great selection of books for your summer…

May - 24
2016

Happy Birthday Margaret Wise Brown!

Happy Birthday Margaret Wise Brown, Author of the popular children’s book: Goodnight Moon.  Her Birthday was yesterday, May 23rd- she would have been 106 years old. Celebrate by reading one…

May - 12
2016

Brand New Theme Table

We have a brand new theme table in our store. The table’s content will completely change every few months to a new theme. Have an idea for an upcoming theme-…

May - 04
2016

May the Fourth Be With You

May the Fourth be with you!!! We have more than 30 different Star Wars books in our Science Fiction room, plus several sets. We also have a shelf of Children’s…

Apr - 29
2016

Historical Romance Section

Do you enjoy reading romance novels in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past?  Well, we have a large section in our store that is…

Apr - 22
2016

Our Spring Table

It’s such a beautiful Spring Day, & Sue did such a great job on our Gardening Gift Bag, as well as the Spring Seasonal Table, I thought I’d share an…

Apr - 13
2016

Hi! Fly Guy by Tedd Arnold

Tedd Arnold won the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Award for his book “Hi! Fly Guy”, which is the first in a series of funny and silly books featuring Buzz and…

Apr - 07
2016

Beverly Cleary turns 100

Beverly Cleary turns 100 years old Tuesday, April 12th & it’s the perfect time to Celebrate & read one of her books or series to your child/ren.  From the adventures…

Apr - 06
2016

A Cat In The Hat Snack

This afternoon you could read Dr. Seuss’ “The Cat In The Hat” with your Kids/Grandkids and have this fun & nutritious Cat In The Hat snack. You just need Grapes,…

Mar - 13
2016

Our Updated Spring Table

With the time springing forward today I thought I would update our Seasonal Table to all things Spring, with a focus on Irish themed books in celebration of St. Patrick’s…

Mar - 02
2016

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

March 2 is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday.  Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss! Did you know he would be 112 this year? While he is no longer with us, his legacy lives on…

Feb - 03
2016

Valentine’s Day Special

From now until Valentine’s Day buy 4 Contemporary, Erotic or Historical Romance (Trade Paperbacks or Hardcovers) for $24.00. That’s a savings of up to $8.00.

Jan - 27
2016

Christian Amish Fiction

In 1997, The Shunning by Beverly Lewis, ushered in a new subgenre of Christian fiction. Since then Christian Amish fiction has exploded. Nicknamed “bonnet books” by fans because of the…

Jan - 21
2016

Westerns

Dartmouth Book Exchange has just had an influx of westerns come in. Series such as Stagecoach Station by Hank Mitchum, Gunsmith by J.R Roberts, Trailman by Jon Sharpe & Lone…

Jan - 18
2016

Great Books

“Some books you read.  Some books you enjoy.  But some books just swallow you up, heart and soul”- Joanne Harris

Jan - 12
2016

Winter Weather

We prefer our customers to stay safe during winter weather- always call ahead to see if we are open when it’s snowing. If the roads are bad we may have…

Dec - 02
2015

Four Gift Rule

Have you heard of the Four Gift Rule for Kids at Christmas??? Get one thing they want, one thing they need, one thing they wear and one thing they read.

Nov - 26
2015

Winter Table

With the temperature dropping & flurries in the air, we decided to update our Seasonal Table to all things Winter.  You will now find Winter stories for the Preschool to…

Nov - 04
2015

Our Updated Autumn Table

With Halloween over, and Remembrance Day just around the corner, we’ve updated our Autumn Table. All Halloween/Scary books have been replaced with all things Remembrance Day, War, and Military; so come…

Sep - 22
2015

Autumn Table

I just updated our Seasonal Table to all things Autumn, Halloween & Scary.  The table includes books for the preschooler to the Adult.

Sep - 21
2015

Thanksgiving Cookbook Sale

3 days until Thanksgiving. Tired of cooking the same thing every year? Or are you hosting the big event for the first time? Or just wanting to try something new?…

Sep - 17
2015

We have a New Table!!!

The next time you enter our store- you will notice a new table right in front. This table is full of Nova Scotia Authors. Some are born & bred Bluenosers.…

Sep - 03
2015

First Day Of School Has Arrived

Good morning from the staff at Dartmouth Book Exchange. For those of you with school-aged kids… congratulations for getting them out the door with their lunches & backpacks stuffed full…

Aug - 16
2015

“Blind Date with a Book”

The books on our “Blind Date with a Book” table are all bestsellers from all over the store, written by both female & male Authors, there is a wide variety…

Jul - 06
2015

British Authors

Did you know we have a section in our Bookstore devoted to British Authors??? In this section you will find Authors such as Josephine Cox, Helen Forrester, Erica James, Marcia…

Jun - 18
2015

Seasonal Table

I just updated our “Seasonal Table” from Spring To Summer.  On this table you will find all sorts of Summer & Beach reads.

Jun - 14
2015

First In A Series Baskets

Looking to start a new series???  We now have baskets containing 1st books in a series for Fiction, Berkley Crime, Paranormal, Contemporary & Historical Romance.

May - 02
2015

Baby Showers

A customer that had been invited to a Baby Shower came in Thursday.  She was asked to not buy a card, but to buy a Children’s Book and sign it instead.…

Mar - 27
2015

Attention Jane Austen Lovers

Did you know we have a Jane Austen Book Lover’s section? In this section you will find everything from Jane Austen’s books, to books that have a Jane Austen theme…

Feb - 14
2015

Snowstorms

We may have reduced hours or be closed all together during a snowstorm. If it is snowing, please call ahead to make sure we are open before making the trip.

Feb - 12
2015

Discounted Paperbacks

Did you know that we have over 1,300 discounted paperbacks in the store priced at $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00???  These books include:  Fiction, Mystery, Paranormal, Historical Romance, Berkley…

Jan - 13
2015

Company’s Coming Cookbooks

Looking to cook something different tonight, or are you looking to fill out your Company’s Coming cookbook collection? We currently stock over 40 different titles. Most are brand new (not used)…

Jan - 08
2015

Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers

We have 28 different Titles of these widely popular books that are chock-full of Humorous/Fun Facts and Bizarre Information.  From History to Sports to Movies & Crazy World Records, they…

Nov - 20
2014

Gift Certificates

Books make great Christmas gifts & stocking stuffers.  If you don’t know what they have or like to read, we do sell Gift Certificates.

Nov - 16
2014

Berkley Crime Mysteries

We have a large selection of Berkley Crime/ Cozy Mysteries from over 50 different series’; such as Crossword, Quilting, Library Lovers, Garden or Figure Skating Murders, to name a few.…

Oct - 07
2014

Our New Blind Date Table

Announcing our new Blind Date Table.  We are all excited about this fun new idea. We hope our customers find it just as fun. It’s a great way to try…

Oct - 06
2014

Young Adult Paranormal Section

Vampires, Werewolfs, & other Shifters, Oh, My. Check out our new separate section for Young Adult Paranormal Books. You’ll find the books written by your favorite Authors such as Alyson…

Sep - 25
2014

Leveled Readers

We have a large assortment of leveled readers, from Preschool to Level 4, priced at $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00.

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