Read Local Month

March is Read Local Month at Halifax Public Libraries, and we love celebrating Atlantic Canadian authors and publishers. 

Every week in March, we will be featuring a different book from our Read Local e-book collection and the featured title will be available for unlimited download throughout the week. This means you can download and read the book right away.

That's right. No waitlists! 

Consider it a book club the size of Nova Scotia. Read with your community and show your love for Atlantic Canadian e-books. 

The featured titles for Read Local Month are:

  • March 4-10 | Doug Knockwood, Mi’kmaw Elder: Stories, Memories, Reflections, by Doug Knockwood
  • March 11-17 | The Greatest Hits of Wanda Jaynes, by Bridget Canning
  • March 18-24 | Louisbourg or Bust: A Surfer’s Wild Ride Down Nova Scotia’s Drowned Coast, by R.C. Shaw
  • March 25-31 | Policing Black Lives, by Robyn Maynard

To download a copy of each book, make sure you visit halifax.overdrive.comopens a new window each week.  All you need is your library card. 

Do you prefer to read a physical copy? See the links below to borrow the format you prefer from your local branch.

Read Local Month





View Full List >

And, if you'd like to take your read local adventure to the next level, on Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30PM, author R.C. Shaw from Cow Bay, Nova Scotia will be discussing his featured book, Louisbourg or Bust: A Surfer’s Wild Ride Down Nova Scotia’s Drowned Coast at Halifax Central Libraryopens a new window

Don’t forget to check out our entire Read Local E-book Collection on Overdriveopens a new window and share your thoughts on all your favourite titles by using the hashtag #IReadLocal on social media.

Happy reading!

We welcome your respectful and on-topic comments and questions in this limited public forum. To find out more, please see Appropriate Use When Posting Content. Community-contributed content represents the views of the user, not those of Halifax Public Libraries