Dartmouth Book Exchange


Online Facebook Spotlights and In-store Events


Wednesday, June 19th- 6:30pm-7:30pm– Locally Authored Book Club Meeting with special guest Lorelei Nicoll MLA Cole Harbour-Dartmouth. She will be presenting Joe Howe’s Ghost by Bretton Loney. The lead character in the story, Erin Curran is a rookie Government MLA who faces the trials of today’s politics and some unique challenges that face female MLAs, some of the same challenges that Lorelei Nicoll has faced during her career. This book club meeting will be open to the public, anyone wishing to attend, listen, and ask Lorelei questions can do so without bringing a book to present, but only those who bring a book can take a book at the end of the night. We will have copies of Joe Howe’s Ghost for sale. Bretton will be joining in on the fun and will be on hand to answer questions.

Tuesday, June 25th- 5:45pm-8pm– Be a Warrior, Not A Worrier Empowerment Tea with Melanie Mosher (Bertie Stewart is Perfectly Imperfect- Nimbus Publishing), Heidi Tattrie-Rushton (Pet Tales- Nevermore Press) and Therapist Jean Mason & Psychologist Naomi S. Aquino

Wednesday, July 17th- 6:30pm-7:30pm- Locally Authored Book Club Meeting with special guest Amanda Crewe to discuss her new release and follow-up to Of Peat Moss + Prayers.

Friday August 9th, 6:30pm-7:30pm– Amelia Earhart- The Woman, The Myth, The Legend with Heather Stemp; Amelia and Me, Under Amelia’s Wing and Beyond Amelia.

Sunday, August 18th- 2pm-4pm- Bookstore Romance Day Jane Austen Tea. We will serve an Emma Inspired, Raspberry Honey Black Tea at 2pm and the event begins at 2:15pm. Guests: Jamie Anderson, Michelle Helliwell plus 1 more TBA

Tuesday, August 20th- 6pm-9pm– Donna Jones Alward’s launch of When the World Fell Silent at the Writer’s Federation of Nova Scotia, 1113 Marginal Road, Halifax. Our very own Erin O’Neill will be the facilitator of the night and Dartmouth Book Exchange will be the booksellers at this event.

Wednesday, August 21st- 6:30pm-7:30pm- Locally Authored Book Club Meeting.

Wednesday, September 18th- 6:30pm-7:30pm– Locally Authored Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, October 16th- 6:30-7:30pm– Locally Authored Book Club Meeting

Wednesday, November 20th- 6:30-7:30pm– Locally Authored Book Club Meeting

Saturday, November 30th- 5:45pm- 8pm- L.M. Montgomery’s 150th Birthday Tea with special guests; Briana Scott Corr who is designing beautiful new covers for the Anne Shirley series, Hope Delvay, Mere Joyce, and Susan White who are three of the 10 young adult authors whose stories were chosen for  “The ANNEthology” released this summer and Storyteller Cindy-Campbell-Stone.

Friday, December 6th- 6:00pm-8pm– Remembering the Halifax Explosion with Donna Jones Alward and her new Historical Fiction: “When The World Fell Silent”, Jennie Marsland and her book Shattered, and Storyteller Cindy Campbell-Stone.

Wednesday, December- 6:30-7:30 pm– Locally Authored Book Club Meeting

We are currently limiting all our in-store author or book-themed events to:

  • Already well-known, established authors that we know will draw a crowd and be of interest to our local customers.
  • Or to group, themed events, where we host several authors at once.
  • Or to community groups that are interested in us hosting a particular author or themed event for their group to attend.

We do offer week-long online spotlights and book giveaway for local authors

What a Spotlight entails:

What a spotlight entails is for a week (Monday- Sunday) we do posts on our Facebook page promoting the author and book. At the end of the week, we give away a copy of the book spotlighted, provided by either the author or the publisher. The authors, in advance, provide me with any interviews, reviews, or special posts about their book or of them, that I can share. The more the author/publisher provides the more that I can post.

Dartmouth Book Exchange Events Group

Authors, bloggers, aspiring authors, reviewers, publishers, editors, professional storytellers, and other supporters of local authors are more than welcome to join our Book Events group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/899347560587433

***If you are a Local Author/ Publisher interested in having an online spotlight done on our social media pages, please contact us on our contact page. Thank-you

Our Locally Authored Book Club Exchange

We generally meet on the third Wednesday of the month from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.

• Each participant will bring a locally authored novel that they have recently read and can part with. Locally authored will be defined as an author living within the Atlantic Bubble.
• During the meeting, each person will take a turn telling everyone what they liked about the book they brought and why the others should read it.
• Each book will go into a basket and at the end of the meeting, if a book sparked your interest, you’ll be able to take it home to read.
• If there is more than one person interested in reading the book, it will be brought back to the next meeting, for another person’s turn.
• We may even host an author occasionally and Dartmouth Book Exchange may even seed the basket once in a while.
• All are welcome to come and listen during the meetings, but only the people who brought a book will be guaranteed to leave with a book. 

Our Book Club aims to promote local authors, their books, and the writing of reviews. #supportlocalauthors

Meeting space

***If you are looking for a meeting place for your small group of 10 people or less, such as your book club group, we have a space. We charge a small $25 set-up and take-down fee for a 2-hour meeting, but should your group spend that or more in our store, the fee is waived.