Upcoming Instore Events

Saturday, November 30th 1-4pm-  Dartmouth Book Exchange is excited to welcome back local author Anitia Johnston Gazzola & Illustrator Melissa Johanna Kelly Conrad and their newest book ‘As I Wander’. A picture book about our very own Rainbow Haven Beach.
10% of the sales of ‘As I Wander’ will be going to the Hope For Wildlife Marine Program. Dartmouth Book Exchange will be making a donation that matches the money raised by the book sales at our event.

Thursday Dec 5th- 102 years ago,  on the morning of December 6th, the Norwegian vessel  SS Imo collided with SS-Mont Blanc, a French Cargo Ship laden with explosives, in the Halifax Harbour causing a large explosion on the French freighter, devastating Halifax. Approximately 2,000 people were killed by the blast, debris, fires or collapsed buildings, and an estimated 9,000 others were injured. The blast was the largest Man-made explosion at the time.   Come hear Professional Storyteller Cindy-Campbell Stone as she tells the stories of tragedy and survival that affected families and shaped communities from 6:30-7:30pm.  You must register for this free event.  Limited to 25 people.

Marilyn Davidson Elliott, author of ‘The Blind Mechanic’ will be joining us for our Halifax Explosion stories night. Her Father, Eric Davidson lost both eyes in the Halifax Explosion when he was two years old. Against all odds, he taught himself to become an auto mechanic and had a successful decades-long career as “one of the boys.” We will be staying open until 8:30 to give everyone a chance to speak one on one with Marilyn and she will also be signing copies of her book after the event. 

Saturday December 14th 1-4pm- We will be hosting Local Author Sarah Sawler and her books ‘100 Things You Don’t Know about Nova Scotia’ and ‘100 Things You Don’t Know about Atlantic Canada for Kids’.  She also co-wrote: ‘Be Prepared! The Frankie MacDonald Guide to Life, the Weather, and Everything’.


Saturday, January 25th 1-4pm- Join us in welcoming CBC National Reporter 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, February 1st, 1-4pm- Is World Read Aloud Day & local Children’s Author Alice Walsh and her picture book ‘Uncle Farley’s False Teeth‘ will be at the store.  She will also be bringing copies of her debut mystery novel ‘Last Lullaby’.  We are also pleased to announce that Nova Scotia author Jan L. Coates, the author of 10 children’s books, will also joining us.

Wednesday, February 19th- I READ CANADIAN DAY is a national day of celebration of Canadian books for young people.  Announced October 28th, 2019,  it is a day dedicated to ‘reading Canadian’.#IReadCanadian 

Saturday, March 7th, 1-4pm- Local Author Ellen E. Sutherland will be here with the first novel in her Jamie Poole Diaries Series ‘The Isle of Osiris‘,  a historical science-fiction novel. There will also be artwork available from the author. 

Saturday, March 28th, 1-4pm- Wayne Turner will be here with his romantic, adventurous, mystery novel ‘Seaside Glitter’.

Wednesday, April 15th 6:30-7:30pm– In the early morning of April 15th, 1912 the Titanic sunk, after hitting an iceberg in the North Atlantic 4 days into it’s maiden voyage.  Come join us for stories of the aftermath of this event.

Saturday, May 9th- 1-4pm-  We are so excited to be celebrating Nova Scotia’s official Gaelic Month by hosting 2 authors from Bradan Press; Terri M. Roberts who wrote ‘Fionn MacCool and the Salmon of Knowledge‘, a read-aloud action story that retells a Gaelic folkltale and teaches 9 Gaelic words.  We will also be launching Shelayne Hanson‘s brand new book ‘G is for Gael‘, an alphabet picture book in English about Gaelic language and culture. 

Saturday, June 2oth 1-4pm- We are so pleased to host local Author Marlene Stanton and her debut mystery/crime novel ‘Mercy, Mercy’, featuring the smart, sarcastic, TV reporter Mercy Pepper.

Saturday, July 11 1-4pm  We are so excited to host our very first local author who writes Young Adult Paranormal. Shawna Romkey is the author of several novels including her Speak of the Devil Trilogy and Becca Redford and the Big Bad Wolfhound’ to name a few.

Saturday, August 15th, 1-4pm‘The Second Annual Bookstore Romance Day’ spotlighting local New York Times Bestselling Author Donna Alward.  Returning for her second Romance Day is Taryn Blackthorne and her newest Paranormal Romance to-be-published.

Bookstore Romance Day is a day designed to give independent bookstores an opportunity to celebrate Romance fiction—its books, readers, and writers—and to strengthen the relationships between bookstores and the Romance community. 

September– Dartmouth Book Exchange’s 20th Anniversary Celebration 

Saturday November 14th 1-4pm- Cindy Tingly will be here with her 2nd book in her Children’s Bible Story Series: Lily’s Adventures: Lily’s Desert Adventure.  She will also have copies of her first book Lily’s Secret.  These stories are unique in that they are told from Lily, the Donkey’s point of veiw. 


***If you are a Local Author interested in doing an event at our store, please contact us through our contact page. Thank-you