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> I'm Buying A NB Book Day

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About

This initiative aims to highlight New Brunswick authors and increase sales of their books in local bookstores.


With literature as with food, buying local has a positive impact on the vitality and growth of our community. We invite readers and the literary sector to participate in I’m Buying a NB Book day in their own way.


All initiatives put forward by individuals or by organizations to promote or to participate in this day are welcomed.

Participation guide

Here are a few ways to participate:

  • Customize the I’m Buying a NB Book poster by adding the address or website of a local bookstore or publisher, and place the poster in a public setting (bookstore, library, market, theatre, cultural centre, restaurant, café, community centre, university, college, etc.).

  • Use the digital poster, tagline, and hashtags (#September17 #MyNBbooks #IReadLocal) to promote I’m Buying a NB Book day on social media (downloadable digital posters).

  • Share your New Brunswick book suggestions on social media.

  • Encourage your friends to participate in I’m Buying a NB Book (Facebook event).

  • From September 1 to September 17, visit a bookstore or retail location, or shop online through your favourite bookseller of publisher, to purchase books by New Brunswick authors!

  • After purchasing your books, click here to fill out the contest form and run the chance to win a gift basket of the Favourite NB Books: winners will be drawn on September 18 at noon!

  • Share a picture or a list of your new books on social media to show how you participated in I’m Buying a NB Book day.

Bookstores

  • Prepare a display stand that showcases books published in New Brunswick or books by New Brunswick authors.

  • Invite authors from your area for a book signing event in your bookstore on September 17.

Cultural organizations

  • Prepare a display stand that showcases books published in New Brunswick or books by New Brunswick authors.

  • If there isn’t a local bookstore in your community, organize a pop-up bookstore for I’m Buying a NB Book day.


Publishers

  • Showcase your authors on social media.

  • Tell readers where and how your books can be purchased.

  • Encourage local bookstores to organize and invite authors for a book signing event on September 17.

  • Encourage your authors to participate in I’m Buying a NB Book day, either online or in person.


Authors

  • Share your books on social media to build up to I’m Buying a NB Book day.

  • Encourage your publisher to organize and invite authors for a book signing event in a local bookstore on September 17.

 
 
 
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Contest!

For the 3rd edition of I'm Buying a NB Book day, we've asked community ambassadors to choose their Favourite NB Books. With recommendations from Marshall Button, Dawn Arnold, Meredith Batt, Measha Brueggergosman-Lee and many more, we've built a curated list of books to add to your reading pile!

 

Do you have teen bookworms at home? We've partnered with Digitally Lit to create a gift basket of 10 coming-of-age books selected by their Youth Ambassadors!

 

Run the chance of winning a basketful of 10 local books carefully selected by our ambassadors. From September 1 to September 17, visit a bookstore or retail location, or shop online through your favourite bookseller or publisher, to purchase books by New Brunswick authors! Winners will be drawn on September 18 at noon!

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Favourite NB Books

General Selection

 
 

Youth Selection

 

Events

Fall Fair, Campbellton Civic Centre
September 17 and 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pop-up book sale

Signings and animations : 
September 17
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Sonia Macolo
2 p.m.: Story time, Marie-France Comeau
2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Bernice Landry

September 18th
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Jodie Callaghan, Listuguj First Nations author
1 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Ghislaine Brideau

Quai des artistes, Caraquet

September 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Intervalles, in collaboration with the Salon du livre de la Péninsule Acadienne, librairie Pélagie and Bouton d'or Acadie, is offering a series of activities including a storytelling cabin, Féeli Tout activities and a literary journey. Illustrator Réjean Roy, from Petit-Rocher, will present Le grand voyage de Petites Lunettes, a mobile application from NB publisher Bouton d'or Acadie.

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Librairie Pélagie, Shippagan

September 17, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Book signing with author Cindy Roy (Féélit Tout)

Barachois Historic Church, Grand-Barachois

September 17, 7 p.m.

 

Société culturelle Sud-Acadie pays tribute to Acadian poet Guy Arsenault. Actors Marcel-Romain Thériault and Diane Richard will lend their voices for an evening of readings, music and projections. Guy Arsenault's book, as well as those of several Acadian poets, will be available on site. Free admission

Westminster Library, Fredericton

September, hours TBD

 

Book signings with Monster House Publishing, and authors Samira Farhoud and Cathy Verreault.

Librairie La Grande Ourse, Dieppe

Septembre 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

NB Books sale

Bouton d'or Acadie book signings and surprises

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Johanna Lezziero
11 a.m. - noon: Denis M. Boucher
Noon - 3 p.m.: Nicole Poirier

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Gérald-LeBlanc Park, Moncton

September 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

Bouton d'or Acadie book sale and signatures

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Marie Cadieux

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. : Diane Carmel Léger

2 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Emerise LeBlanc-Nowlan

Virtual Feminist Book Club

September 22, 7 p.m.

 

The Regoupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick's feminist book club meets Mo Bolduc, author of Matin onguent (Éditions Perce-Neige, 2022) for its monthly club. 

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