What’s New?

Recent Media Coverage:

Move along, Shakespeare: N.S. publishers want more local books in classrooms – CBC NS

School Books Start Here Initiative:

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Upcoming Books Start Here events:

Books Start Here – Antigonish

Join us at our next Books Start Here author and publisher event on June 24th at 7 pm at the Antigonish Library (283 Main St.). Enjoy light refreshments, browse and talk local books, and hear from members of your local publishing community. Featured authors include Sheldon Currie, Sheree Fitch, Linda Little, Monica Graham, plus more to be announced.

Come out and show your support for book publishing in Nova Scotia at this free public event.

Recent Books Start Here events:

Books Start Here MLA Meet & Greet

On March 23rd, the Books Start Here campaign invited Nova Scotia Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs) to a meet and greet event. Local book publishers and authors hosted more than 20 MLAs from all three political parties, presenting the campaign’s goals and showing local politicians the success and growth potential of the local book publishing industry.

Our friends at Nimbus Publishing created a fantastic video presentation for the event on the benefits of local publishing in our communities:

A special thank-you to all the authors, illustrators, editors and other publishing industry folks who came out in support, particularly to speakers Stephen Kimber and Alan Sylliboy.

Books Start Here – Wolfville
The Books Start Here event in Wolfville on March 17th was a fantastic evening of all things local publishing.

Images from the event:

Recent media coverage:

Fate of the book: crowd turns out for Books Start Here in Wolfville – Kings County Register

Atlantic publishers launch Nova Scotia Books Start Here campaign – Quill & Quire (behind paywall)

Hear what Nova Scotia authors, illustrators and publishers are saying about the importance of local publishing: