Halifax, Nova Scotia

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Halifax Central Library | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Exhibitor Marketplace

Word on the Street Halifax's Exhibitor Marketplace offers festival-goers a window into the Atlantic Canadian literacy scene, presenting everything from the largest publishing houses to the smallest niche magazines and everything in between.

Atlantic News/Marvelous Magazines – Magnificent Marketplace Booth K

Magnificent Market

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Marvelous logo “The” newsstand has been in Halifax since 1973, our extensive selection of Many Marvelous Magazines will engage, inform and delight you, carrying titles such as Kinfolk, Cereal, Frankie, Smith Journal, Womankind, The Economist, Chickpea & Monocle. We are your destination for over 3,000 print-on-demand same-day newspapers from Albania to Zambia. Plus local art cards and other greeting cards (some naughty, lots nice!) for your writing pleasure. The world is waiting for you on the corner of Queen and Morris streets, just down the block from the Central Library. We are open until 9:30 p.m. 7 nights a week  

Bookmark Official Bookseller – Booth Main Floor Inside Library

Main Floor Halifax Central Library

#Southwest Properties Reading Lounge Inside Library

s0o85cX4Bookmark began with a pregnant new wife and a guy’s need to stop roaming the world and find a way to support a new family. Christmas of ’72 was our opening in Olde Charlottetown. It was a great time for the publishing industry; wonderful author tours with the likes of Smallwood, Berton, Lesveque, Chretien, and Howe.  Canadiana was at its best. Our Halifax location, also known as Bookmark II, is situated on the corner of Spring Garden Rd and South Park St in beautiful downtown Halifax. We’re directly across from the Public Gardens, and within walking distance to a number of fantastic stores, restaurants and cafes.

Boulder Publications – Magnificent Market Booth D

Magnificent Market

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boulder-publications Boulder Publications Boulder Publications is an independent Canadian book publishing company headquartered in Newfoundland & Labrador, with an office in Nova Scotia. Since opening for business in 2002 Boulder has become a leading publisher of significant books, including field guides, historical works and fiction. In 2010, Boulder won the Best Atlantic-Published Book Award for Birds of Newfoundland: Field Guide. In 2015, Perished: The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster, by Jenny Higgins won the Democracy 250 Atlantic Book Award for Historical Writing. Boulder’s reputation for publishing high quality works has been established by maintaining high standards in editing and book design. By continuously improving the quality of our books, we hope to build an ever-growing base of readers for our authors.

Bouton D’or Acadie – Magnificent Market Booth L

Magnificent Market

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Bouton d'or AcadieBouton d'or Acadie celebrates 20 years of existence, and speaks to young people in a neat French language but whose origins date back to the early explorers came to the old France, 400 years ago. The catalog includes home authors and talented illustrators around picture books and novels, or short for first readings, more developed. Headquartered in Moncton, New Brunswick, the publishing house is Acadian, and some of its securities "classics" are related to the fascinating history of this unique French presence in North America. The editorial is built on respect for the young reader and the literary value of proposed projects. Many of its authors and its illustrators are Canadian, but Bouton d'or Acadie also hosted creators worldwide. The titles of the house, both authors and illustrators Acadia or elsewhere in the world, are all created in Acadia and printed in Canada.

Chocolate River Publishing – Magnificent Marketplace Booth L

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logo1 Chocolate River Publishing Telling our New Brunswick Story Chocolate River Publishing was established to serve the youth and school library market in New Brunswick and Atlantic Canada. We hope to encourage literacy in our youth, provide them with the books they need for their projects, and tell our New Brunswick story to our young people and the world. We are actively seeking new manuscripts, so check out our writer’s guidelines.

Dalhousie School of Information Management & Dalhousie Libraries -Top Centre Plaza Booth R

Top Centre Plaza

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logo_print Dalhousie’s School of Information Management (SIM) is unique in Atlantic Canada. SIM provides innovative information programs for students at all levels, focussed on the management of information, people and technology.

Delmore “Buddy Daye” Learning Institute – Booth Z6

Top Centre Plaza

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The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute is a twelve person volunteer board of African Nova Scotian professionals that has been tasked with conducting research, developing programs and providing services on behalf of our African Canadian/Nova Scotian learners. The DBDLI has a mandate that encompasses learners of all ages. The DBDLI is committed to working with and on behalf of our African Canadian/Nova Scotian communities to improve learners’ educational experiences and outcomes. The Institute has established and will continue to establish numerous partnerships with local provincial and national African Canadian organizations. The Institute also recognizes the importance of establishing and maintaining a strong working relationship with government agencies, departments and non-government organizations.  

Editors’ Association of Canada – Magnificent Market Booth M

Magnificent Market

#Magnificent Marketplace Raised Front Plaza Booth S

eac-logo The Editors’ Association of Canada promotes professional editing as key in producing effective communication. Our 1,500 members are salaried and freelance, working with individuals and organizations in the corporate, technical, government, not-for-profit, academic and publishing sectors across the country and around the world in English and French. Many offer a wealth of editing-related services to their clients and employers. Editors Canada supports professional development through seminars, online training and conferences; promotes and maintains high standards of editing through certification and reference publications; helps in-house and freelance editors to network and collaborate; and cooperates and partners with related associations in areas of common concern.

Fernwood Publishing – Magnificent Market Place Booth E

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image-fplogo Fernwood Publishing and our literary imprint, Roseway, publish critical books that inform, enlighten and challenge. We are political publishers in that our books acknowledge, confront and contest intersecting forms of oppression and exploitation. We believe that in publishing books that challenge the status quo and imagine new ways forward we participate in the creation of a more socially just world. We are not afraid to take risks in this regard and are proud to publish those individuals or ideas that too often go unheard. While corporate giants act to silence dissent, we act to give dissent a voice. As an independent Canadian publisher, we also emphasize, though not exclusively, Canadian authors and the Canadian context. The quality of the books we publish and the relationships with our authors demonstrate that every member of our small team is dedicated to the publishing and political goals of social justice.

First Book Canada BMO Community Room

Magnificent Market

#BMO Community Room

First-Book First Book Canada provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy - access to books. A recognized leader in social enterprise, First Book Canada has pioneered groundbreaking channels to provide new books and educational resources at deeply reduced prices — and all for free.

Formac Lorimer Publishing Company Limited

Magnificent Market

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formac-lorimer_logo Formac is not the biggest regional publisher in the Maritimes, but we aim to produce the most beautiful, most innovative, most challenging, most technologically sophisticated books coming out of the region. We’re on the leading edge with our website, with our ebooks, with the information we’re providing to internet bookstores. We’re using world-class software to manage our inventory and sell our books. If you see something here that interests you, you can order it direct from us. We’ll ship it to you within one business day. And if you want to talk to us to order our books, or follow up on an order, you can call us and we’ll answer the phone. For customer service, the contact is Danny Price at (902) 421-7022 or customerservice@formac.ca. For the rest of us, see the contact page so you know who to call and how to get in touch.

Frontier College – Front Lower Plaza Booth Z9

Front Lower Plaza

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Frontier-College Frontier College is a national literacy organization. We believe literacy is a right. We work with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential and contribute to society. Low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health, and high unemployment. Our network of volunteers provides excellent and effective programming to improve literacy in communities across Canada, from coast to coast to coast. We value mutual respect and collaboration in all our relationships. In order to achieve our mission, we are committed to finding and using innovative ways to reach the people who need us most.  Our activities, programs, and services are inclusive of any individual for whom our assistance is welcome and needed.

Glen Margaret Publishing – Magnificent Marketplace Booth G

Magnificent Market

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gmp_logo_white_text_footer Glen Margaret Publishing was established in 1999 to provide publishing services to writers, book publishers, government and the business community. We provide Canadians, especially Atlantic Canadians, with some of the best books available.

Habiba Cooper Diallo – Front Lower Plaza Booth Z8

Front Lower Plaza

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Habiba Cooper Diallo is an activist for the eradication of obstetric fistula all over the world, but her focus is on the eradication of fistula in Africa. She is a Canadian who was born to a Jamaican mother and a Liberian-Guinean father. Over the past few years, she have been engaged in a study of her diverse cultural backgrounds. 

Halifax Learning SpellRead – Booth U

Top Centre Plaza

SpellRead is a Gold standard reading remediation program that focuses on phonological automaticity and reading fluency for struggling readers.  Backed by independent research, SpellRead combines intensive phonemic and phonetic activities with a language arts program to build students' reading comprehension, fluency, decoding, spelling and writing strategies.  

Halifax Public Libraries

Top Centre Plaza

#Our Remarkable Host

Halifax Regional Library was created April 1, 1996 from a merging of the Halifax City, Halifax County and Dartmouth Regional Libraries. At that time a new automated catalogue was launched allowing residents from the entire Halifax Regional Municipality to access the collections of the three former library systems. Halifax Public Libraries comprises 14 branch libraries, a website, and Borrow by Mail and Home Delivery services. The Library serves a population of approximately 400,000 spread over 5,889 sq. km. The collection consists of over 1 million items — including books, magazines, DVDs, CDs and downloadable audiobooks, eBooks and videos. As part of the Nova Scotia Regional Library system, Halifax Public Libraries strongly supports other public libraries, lending more than 6,000 items per year to other libraries, including those in a government or university setting.

Humber College School of Creative and Performing Arts – Top Centre Plaza Booth S

Top Centre Plaza

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hero_humber_3 Come visit the Humber College booth and ask about the two great opportunities we offer: an intensive one-week workshop held in October during the International Festival of Authors at Harbourfront in Toronto, and a 30-week correspondence program for those working on a book-length project.

IBBY Canada: Booth Lower Front Plaza Z3

Front Lower Plaza

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ibby_canada_1IBBY was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1953. Today, it is composed of more than seventy National Sections all over the world. IBBY’s founder, Jella Lepman, believed that books could build bridges of understanding and peace between people. After World War II, she saw an opportunity to reach out to the next generation of German children, who needed not only food, medicine, clothes, and shelter, but also books. Good books from around the world could show these children that they are not alone and their experiences and feelings are shared by children from other countries and cultures.

Jane Doucet – The Pregnant Pause – Booth V

Front Lower Plaza

#Booth V located in front of library windows

Neptune Theatre – Top Centre Plaza Booth T

Top Centre Plaza

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