10 of the Best/Most Common Overheard  Comments in our Store.

Seasoned customers regularly catch my eye with a smile when they overhear some of the comments made by new customers on their first visit to the store. We never tire of hearing these!
1- It’s much bigger than I expected from the outside!
2- Boy do they ever have a lot of books!
3- I could spend all day in here!
4- I can’t believe how organized it is!
5- Check it out, they have Blind Dates with Books! Fun!!
6- Wait, they have all their books on a database?
7- This has just become my happy place!
8- I can’t believe how good the conditions are of the books!
9- This is a real hidden treasure trove for book lovers!
10- I will definitely be back!

Upcoming Events

For a complete list of all upcoming events, please visit our ‘Events’ page

Join us in welcoming Award-Winning Journalist Kayla Hounsell author of the the True Crime National Bestseller ‘First Degree- From Med School to Murder: The Shocking Story of the Will Sandeson Trial’ Saturday, January 25th from 1-4pm.

On Saturday, February 1st from 1-4pm, Dartmouth Book Exchange is Celebrating ‘World Read Aloud Day‘ with local Children’s Author Alice Walsh and her picture book ‘Uncle Farley’s False Teeth‘.
We are also pleased to announce that local Children’s author Jan L. Coates will also be joining us. She is the author of 10 children’s books. #WorldReadAloudDay

Have you ever participated in a ‘Reading Flash Mob’??? Dartmouth Book Exchange is hosting one on Wednesday, February 19th at 6:30 to celebrate the first annual ‘I Read Canadian Day’. Announced October 28- 2019, it is a National Day to celebrate Canadian Books for young people, a day dedicated to reading Canadian. Its purpose is to raise awareness of Canadian books and celebrate the richness and diversity of Canadian Literature #IReadCanadian  See Facebook Event posting for more details


Now that several of our Canvas Tote Bags have found homes with our customers, we have started an album of places the Totes have visited. From the beach to the cottage, the grocery store to Cuba, we would like to see pictures of your Tote’s Adventures & we will share & add them to our album on Facebook  #dbextoteadventures Canvas Totes are $10.00 plus tax each, No Book Credits

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Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday:  10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Please Note: On Storm Days or Holidays, we may have reduced hours or not open at all.

The following Holidays we remain closed: New Years’ Day, Heritage Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Canada Day, Labour Day, Thanksgiving, Remembrance Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

The following Holidays we have reduced hours: Easter Monday, Victoria Day, Natal Day, Christmas Eve and the week between Christmas and New Year’s including New Year’s Eve.  We post our hours for these days the week prior to the date.

Please see our blog page for up-to-date information or visit us on our Facebook Page or Twitter Feed.