Category: Blog

Jan - 20

Facebook Book Give-A-Way

***Book Give-a-way***Welcome to Virgin River, a small rugged town deep in California’s redwood forests. Pull up a chair at Jack’s Bar, catch up on the local gossip, order Preacher’s meatloaf…

Dec - 14

Christmas With Sarah Sawler

We had a fun & tasty event with local Author @SarahSawler today. Thanks to all who braved the wet weather today to come for a visit. #SignedBooksMakeGreatGifts#Dbex

Dec - 12

Congratulations Raylene MacDonald

Congratulations Raylene MacDonald, winner of the collection of books written & donated by local Author Donna Alward. To get a ballot for a chance to win the collection of books she…

Dec - 06

Halifax Explosion Stories Night.

Marilyn Davidson Elliott, Author of ‘The Blind Mechanic’ and Professional Storyteller Cindy Campbell-Stone showing off our tote during our Halifax Explosion Stories Night- December 5th- 2019

Nov - 30

Our As I Wander Event

We had a great beach themed day at Dartmouth Book Exchange with Local Author Anita Johnston Gazzola & Illustrator Melissa Johanna Kelly Conrad & their newest book ‘As I Wander’.…

Nov - 26

Cookie Swaps

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.

Nov - 14

Children’s Book Advent Calendar

Whether you are a young family just starting your traditions or you are looking for a new holiday tradition to start, what could be better than a ‘Book Advent Calendar’ for Christmas?  Wrap…

Sep - 13

Happy Roald Dahl Day

Happy Roald Dahl Day from the staff at Dartmouth Book Exchange. Roald Dahl Day is a holiday which celebrates the birthday of Roald Dahl – probably one of the greatest…

Sep - 05

First day of school has arrived!!!

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…

Aug - 19

1st Annual Bookstore Romance Day

We had a great time hosting the very first annual Bookstore Romance Day!!! Global News & Dartmouth Snap’d were both here to cover the event!! There were lots of books signed…

Aug - 04


Our Tote was seen today with Singer & Author David Myles at Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe and Dreamery in River John. #SantaNeverBringsMeABanjo#dbextoteadventures#MyWeekendIsAllBooked#Ilovereading#Dbex

Jul - 08

Tote Adventures

Author Sheree Fitch with her new tote at Wordplay today at Mabel Murple’s Bookshoppe and Dreamery in River John.  #dbextoteadventures#MyWeekendIsAllBooked#Ilovereading#Dbex 

Jul - 07

Attention Customers:

Now that we are in our busy season we ask that when you bring in books for credit- please limit the amount you bring in to what you can carry…

Jun - 25

Canada Day Weekend

Carolyn j. Morris, the author of the picture book ‘Happy Birthday Canada’, just one in a series of books, starring Chick & Duckling. Each book engages the audience with rhyme,…

Jun - 15

A Successful & Fun Book Launch

We had a successful & fun book launch here this afternoon with local Fantasy Author, Diane Lynn McGyver’s & her book ‘Revelation Stones’. Thanks to all those who came in…

May - 11


Our tote was down at the Alderney Landing’s Farmer’s Market this morning visiting this famous Weather Gal and her book ‘Grandma Says’. Thanks, Cindy Day for being a great sport!!! #dbextoteadventures…

May - 10

Congratulations Heather Creighton

Congratulations Heather Creighton on winning the ‘Spring Break Basket’ presented by Still Moments Magazine. Heather was rather excited when she picked up her basket today, she says she has never…

Apr - 22

Happy Earth Day

“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” Happy Earth Day

Apr - 13

A Successful Event Today

We had a successful event today with Local Author Cathy MacKenzie and her book ”Wolves Don’t Knock’. Lots of new faces in the store, lots of great conversation and even…

Mar - 31

Book Event Favours

I made up a bunch of mini book chocolates to give out during our event with C.A. Mackenzie and her book ‘Wolves Don’t Knock’ Saturday, April 13th 1-4pm. #Dbex #books…

Mar - 23

A Used Book Boutique

A customer came in Monday and said to me that she loved all the changes we’ve made in recent years to the store. She said it was moving away from…

Mar - 12

Happy 62nd 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 62nd Anniversary!!! Today, after reading…

Mar - 04

As I Walk Picture Book Event

We are counting down the days until Saturday when we host Local Children’s Author Anita Johnston Gazzola & Illustrator, Melissa J.K. Conrad, and their picture book ‘As I Walk’ from…

Feb - 28

We were video snapd

snapd Dartmouth’s March issue just arrived at our store!!! They video snapd our Purple Frog event with Local Children’s Author Angela Jeffreys. Their new Augmented Reality is so awesome. Very…

Feb - 02

The Purple Frog Event

Our World Read Aloud Event with Local Children’s Author Angela Jeffreys and her picture book ‘The Purple Frog’ was a big success. Thanks to all who took time out of…

Feb - 01

1 More Sleep

1 more sleep until our ‘World Read Aloud’ event with Local Children’s Author Angela Jeffreys and her picture book ‘The Purple Frog’. Just for fun! Come to our ‘Purple Frog”…

Jan - 29

A New Table

Introducing our New Hello Sunshine, Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Table Every month Reese chooses a book she loves, as part of Reese’s Book Club x Hello Sunshine, which focuses on celebrating…

Jan - 27

I love Big Books

Our Tote was seen visiting Woozles this weekend, Canada’s Oldest Children’s Bookstore. #dbextoteadventures#Ilovebigbooks#Ilovereading#Dbex

Jan - 23

‘World Read Aloud Day’

Come celebrate ‘World Read Aloud Day’ with us!! We are celebrating, the day after, on Saturday, February 2nd, with local Children’s Author Angela Jeffreys’ and her picture book The Purple…

Jan - 06


Dartmouth Book Exchange’s customers picked Memory Lane Heritage Village as their favourite Tote Adventure of 2018. I wonder what mischief our tote will get into in 2019??? #dbextoteadventures #Dbex#Ilovebigbooks#bookstore#supportlocal

Dec - 30

Local Author Jane Doucet

Our event with Local Author Jane Doucet and her book The Pregnant Pause is in January’s issue of snapd Dartmouth. Jane Doucet’s debut novel, shortlisted for a 2018 Whistler Independent…

Dec - 30

snapd Dartmouth

Our Event with Local Author Cindy Tingley & her book Lily’s Secret was snapd. Lily’s Secret is the first in a series of children’s books told from the perspective of…

Dec - 21


The winner of the Autographed copy of Lily’s Secret by Cindy Tingley and a stuffed Lily, donated by OC Publishing, was Pierce & his sister Calah.

Dec - 21

In Memoriam Audrey Geisel

81 years ago today, December 21-1937, Dr. Seuss had his first book published “I Saw It On Mulberry Street”. This past Tuesday, December 19th Dr. Seuss’ wife, Audrey Geisel passed…

Dec - 16

A successful final event of 2018

Our book event with local author Jane Doucet, author of ‘The Pregnant Pause’, Saturday was a successful & super fun day.  Highlights of the event included visits with Local Author…

Oct - 30

Tote Adventures

Now that several of our Canvas Tote Bags have found homes with our customers we have started an album on Facebook of their adventures and all the places they have…

Oct - 16

A Magical Event

Our event this past Saturday with Local Author Megan Allen Rose was magical.  With faeries creating mischief with Meghan’s newly released book Enid Strange.

Oct - 09

4 More Sleeps

This Saturday come see Maritime Author, Meghan Rose Allen between 1pm and 4pm. She will be at the store with her recently published book Enid Strange. Enid Strange is an…

Oct - 04

‘Book Giveaway’

‘Book Giveaway’ Swing over to our Facebook Page to enter to win a copy of Goth Girl by Local Author, Melanie Mosher. Get extra ballots for 1- tagging a friend…

Oct - 01

Happy 30th Birthday Matilda!!!

Happy 30th Birthday to Roald Dahl’s Matilda!!! On October 1st, 1988 a little book loving girl called Matilda brightened up our lives – 30 years later, what do you think…

Sep - 20

Our Autumn/ Fall Seasonal Table

Our Seasonal Table has changed over to all things Autumn .  Some titles you may enjoy include: Autumn Blue by Karen Harter, Everything We Ever Wanted by, Sara Shepard, When…

Sep - 19

“Spooky Books” Displays

Our store is getting a wee bit Spooky.  Check out our new Adult’s and our new Children & Young Adult’s “Spooky Books” displays. Click on picture to see more.