Book Launch Party!

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first Book Launch Party since 2019! It was a fantastic turnout, and so many literature lovers left with signed books!
Thanks to our featured authors for reading from their latest releases: Trudy J. Morgan-Cole read from Such Miracles and Mischiefs, Kevin Major read from Three for Trinity, Hassan Khalili read from A Life Spent Listening, Terry Doyle read from The Wards, and Claire Wilkshire read from The Love Olympics.
Special thanks to Ana Luisa Ramos and her band for the music, Triangular Communications for ASL interpretation, and the staff at the Johnson Geo Centre.



Upcoming Events

Bring a blanket or chair and join us for poetry on the lawn of Thimble Cottage at O'Brien Farm!
Mary Dalton and Heather Nolan will be reading from their works and discussing poetry, place, and language.
Thursday, July 14, 2022 at 6:30pm
This event is free but encourages donations to the O'Brien Farm Foundation.
Find more information here.
Landwash Brewery is starting a book club featuring Breakwater authors! The first book is The Wards by Terry Doyle. Pick up a copy (20% off if you buy it at our shop at 1 Stamp's Lane) and join other book lovers to discuss the book and meet the author on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 7pm at Landwash Brewery.
Registration is requested, but not required. Register here.

Love for our Authors!

"Robinson also has a great talent for descriptive writing. There were many points throughout this book where I said "wow" out loud in reaction to a phrase or piece of imagery she used.
If you're interested in books with compelling narratives about family, love, and self with a heavy focus on female characters, then I cannot recommend The Blue Moth Motel enough.”
- Oliver Hallett, Digitally Lit Youth Ambassador
“The familiarity and memories it evoked while reading this novel was something I really loved as well. Although I am not of Indian ancestry and have not grown up around Indian culture, I lent the book to a friend who is and asked them what they thought of it. The reply stated that he only had good things to say about the book and that Tales of Dwipa brought back memories of his youth.”
-Tyizr, Digitally Lit Youth Ambassador
THIS BOOK IS THE BEST SCI-FI BOOK THAT I HAVE EVER READ. […] Well, in my opinion this book did everything right. So I give it five stars. There was aliens, more aliens with super high-tech gear, time travel, assassins, weird people trying to get away from the assassins, action, a hint of romance, and even zombies! And the best part is that it’s all set in Canada, and written by an Atlantic Canadian author.
- Ariela, Digitally Lit Youth Ambassador
What really sets Heather Nolan’s Land of the Rock: Talamh an Carraig apart, though, is its deep engagement with ancestry, history, and language — first indicated by the choice to include Gaelic in the title.
- Emma Rhodes, The Miramichi Reader

Memorial Day

On July 1st, 1916, 800 Newfoundlanders went into the fields in Beaumont-Hamel during a push at the Battle of the Somme...
On July 1st, Newfoundland and Labrador remembers the sacrifices of those who went to war, especially those who volunteered during the First World War.
To learn more about this history, we would recommend The Long Run by Joan Sullivan, When the Great Red Dawn is Shining by Christopher J.A. Morry, and Known Unto God by Frank Gogos and Morgan MacDonald.

Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day! 
We have some great books for young readers to celebrate the day! Join Freddy as he heads up Signal Hill for the Canada Day Sunrise Ceremony, or as he goes a hockey game! Hey Freddy, it's Canada's Birthday! and Freddy's Hockey Hero are by Susan Chalker Browne and illustrated by Hilda Rose. 
Take time to reflect on this place and its people with My Indian by Mi'sel Joe and Sheila O'Neill which reclaims the story of Sylvester Joe, a Mi'kmaq guide whom William Cormack only referred to as "My Indian" in his writings.