#IReadCanadian Reading Flash Mob for the first annual #IReadCanadianDay Wednesday- February 19th

Our I Read Canadian Reading Flash Mob Event was a big success!!! We had 19 readings, from 18 different books/poems. We had 7 Young Adult and Children’s authors in attendance and 11 other Authors honoured during the evening. The total reading time was 50 minutes, beating the goal/ challenge set by I Read Canadian of 15 minutes. #IReadCanadian 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

Our youngest reader of the night

For our #IReadCanadian Reading Flash Mob last night Jacqueline Halsey read twice from her book Piper. Piper is a historical fiction middle grade reader about 12-year boy Dougal and his trip from Scotland to Pictou on the Ship Hector in 1773. Piper has been shortlisted for the 2019-2020 Hackmatack Children’s Choice Book Awards.

Jacqueline Halsey

Young Adult Author Shawna Romkey read from her book ‘Easterly’. She will be doing an event here at the store on Saturday, July 11th!!!

Young Adult Author Shawna Romkey

Cindy Tingley read a selection from her book Lily’s Secret. She will also be having an event here at the store on Saturday, November 14th with her 2nd book in Lily’s Adventures: Lily’s Desert Adventure.

Clare O’Connor read from her book Skateboard Sibby. Copies of her signed book are available at the store.

Clare O’Connor and Cindy Tingley

Melanie Mosher read from 3 of her books. A ‘Beginner’s Guide to Goodbye’ (soon to be released by Nimbus Publishing), ‘Goth Girl’ and her picture book ‘Fire Pie Trout’.

Melanie Mosher

Carrie Muller read from her picture book ‘The Terrible Horrible Smelly Pirate’. We now have a copy of this book signed by both her and her co-author Jacqueline Halsey in the store.

Carrie Muller

Young Adult Author Nicole Bea read from her book ‘Forever Summer’, which is being released this Monday. She will be doing a Book Reading/Signing Event here on Saturday, November 14th, from 1-4pm. Check out her Facebook Page for more information.

Nicole Bea

We are looking forward to the second annual #IReadCanadian Day in 2021 when we hope to beat this year’s 50 minutes of reading Canadian!!!

Carrie Muller, Melanie Mosher & Jacqueline Halsey- photo by Dartmouth snap’d
Shawna Romkey & Sue Slade- photo by Dartmouth snap’d
Cindy Campbell-Stone was our MC for the night- photo by Dartmouth snap’d
Nicole Bea, Jacqueline Halsey, Melanie Mosher, Clare O’Connor
Cindy Tingley & Cindy Campbell- Stone