Giant Book Sale – Halifax Forum

This is the major fundraiser for the Women for Music Society. There will be around 14,000 gently-used books on display all at very reasonable prices, divided into 30 different categories. Also included is a selection of CDs and DVDs. A large order desk will be available, we hope to see you there – your support is vital to the success of the sale.


  • Saturday October 14, 2017 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Sunday October 15, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Location: Maritime Hall – Halifax Forum, Halifax, Nova Scotia


Cabot Trail Writers Festival

An annual celebration of reading and writing in the heart of Cape Breton Island.

Every fall, as the Highlands blaze with autumn colour, writers and readers from across the country may be found in the heart of Cape Breton for a three-day celebration of the written word. Here, at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s Bay, we put aside all pretension for a sincere and wholehearted celebration of the relationship between reader, writer, and literature. Our intimate venues, packed wall to wall with devoted readers, and the lively Cape Breton spirit that suffuses every festival event, bring readers and writers into a uniquely close connection.Year after year, we’ve heard our authors and our audiences say they’ve never had so much fun at a literary event.

Join fellow book-lovers for an event-packed weekend of laughter and up-close conversation with your favourite authors.

Date: September 29 to October 1, 2017

Place: Gaelic College, St. Ann’s Bay, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

For more information, visit Cabot Trail Writers Festival.


On the first Saturday of every month, a used-book sale takes place at C. W. Saunders Mason Lodge, 170 Highway 214, Elmsdale, East Hants, Nova Scotia.

This month’s sale takes place tomorrow (September 2nd) from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.

The book sale is held in the downstairs hall. Walk in the front doors and take the stairs to the basement. Books are sold at amazing prices. Much of their stock is sold at $1.00 or less.

There are thousands of books of all genres. Many are new, but many are also old. Magazines usually go for ten cents.

Children’s Book Event, Elmsdale Library

Jayne Peter’s will launch the second book in her Messy Jessy series “Messy Jessy Gets Active” during a Children’s Book Event. The author will share her experience with writing stories. The editor of the book, Diane Tibert, will discuss the editing side of getting a book published while Diane Lucas, the illustrator for “Messy Jessy Gets Active” will discuss illustrating a book.

Date: Saturday September 9, 2017

Time: 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Place: Elmsdale Library, Elmsdale, Hants County, NS.

Book Launch Messy Jessy Gets Active

Read by the Sea Literary Festival

WordPlay 2017

The children’s literary festival takes place Monday July 3, 2017 from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm on the grounds at Mabel Murple’s Dreamery and Book Shoppe on Allen Road in River John, Nova Scotia.

Featured authors are Marie-Louise Gay and Alan Syliboy. Master of ceremonies is author and television personality Starr Dobson. The program includes story-reading, music and activities.

Read by the Sea 2017

Read by the Sea takes place Saturday July 8, 2017 at the Royal Canadian Legion Memorial Garden, River John, Nova Scotia. The festival starts at 9:00 am in the Legion with Pitch the Publisher. Authors’ readings begin at 11:00 am.

Featured authors are Christy-Ann Conlin, Lesley Crewe, Dean Jobb and Terry Fallis.

To learn more about WordPlay and Read by the Sea, visit the Read by the Sea website.