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I’m Buying an NB Book

September 17th is our favourite day of the year: I’m Buying an NB Book Day

As a national publisher based in New Brunswick, there’s only one thing we love more than amplifying local voices to both national and international stages, and that is seeing people read and love these books as much as we do!

Actor, director, and comedian Marshall Button’s favourite NB book — James Mullinger’s Brit Happens — couldn’t be more fitting!

From the highs and lows of London to beginning anew in New Brunswick, Mullinger tells gut-busting stories of success and failure and the unpredictable grind of stand-up comedy. It also offers a laugh-out-loud look at life in Atlantic Canada from the region’s funniest outsider-turned-local.

Marshall Button's choice is Brit Happens by James Mullinger

Not only is Riel Nason’s The Town That Drowned Moncton Mayor Dawn Arnold’s favourite NB book, but it’s the favourite of three Digitally Lit Youth Ambassadors!

Digitally Lit is a youth engagement strategy that aims to empower young Atlantic Canadians by making connections between locally published texts and online spaces.

One of their Ambassadors, Alicia Maheux, reviewed the book saying, "The story is really well written, and reading it made me feel very deep in contentment and calm emotion, while also keeping me at the edge of my seat waiting for more to come. It was a very lovely read, and I much enjoyed that it was set in a historical time period."

Dawn Arnold's choice is The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason
Digitally Lit Ambassadors' favourite NB Book is The Town That Drowned by Riel Nason

Co-author of Len & Cub, Meredith J. Batt’s favourite NB book is Immoral, Indecent & Scurrilous by Gerald Hannon, published by Cormorant Books this year. In this memoir, Gerald Hannon reflects on his life both as a journalist and LGBTQ+ activist.

Meredith J. Batt's choice is Immoral, Indecent & Scurrilious by Gerald Hannon

You can win all ten books picked by the "I’m Buying an NB Book Day" Ambassadors by entering this draw in partnership with Digitally Lit. 

But of course, the best place to pick up an NB book is at your local bookstore!

Westminster Books

If you are in Fredericton on September 17th, drop by Westminster Books to find some of our NB books. For over forty years Westminster has served Fredericton as their local independent bookstore, supporting local authors, and helping local readers find their next great read!

Visit Westminster Books at 88 York Street, Fredericton.

Tidewater Books

If you are hanging out on the eastern side of the province this weekend, head on over to Tidewater Books, Sackville’s local independent bookstore. They carry a little bit of everything, and not just when it comes to books! They have a wonderful collection of cards, children’s toys, and stationery.

Visit Tidewater Books at 13 Bridge Street, Sackville.

Tidewater Books's choice is La Saguouine by Antoined Maillet, translated by Wayne Grady

We want to know which Goose Lane books you are picking up for I’m Buying an NB Book Day! Take a picture or video of you buying an NB book, tag us, and use the hashtags #iReadLocal and #myNBbooks or #JeLisLocal and #MonLivreNB.

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