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Why I Read!
"Books never really end. They stay with you, good or bad, and can float into your mind quite without warning. Years later, the faint embers of a line drift across your conscience or a place you have visited only in print flickers by. The name of a character whirls around the brain like that of a primary school classmate. Books take root. A book alters you, only in a minor way and sometimes fleetingly, but you're never completely the same when you've finished as you were on page one." 
Daniel Gray in Scribbles in the Margins 50 Eternal Delights of Books

We are sorry for any inconvenience this closure creates during this difficult time but we are trying to be responsible and do our part to help flatten the curve during this health crisis. You can shop on-line 24 hours a day or by phone from 10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday. We are continuing to do special orders. We are offering curbside pickup delivery and free delivery on the peninsula.
UPDATED - Buy a Gift Certificate, Support Bookmark and our local Food Bank
These are difficult and uncertain times. You can help sustain Bookmark during this time by buying a gift certificate(s). For every gift certificate sold while we are closed, we are donating 10% of the gift certificate's value to Feed Nova Scotia. This means that if you bought a $50 gift certificate, you have $50 to spend when the store re-opens and an additional $5 would go to the food bank. We will be sending a cheque to the food bank weekly while we are closed. These gift certificates are valid when the store re-opens and cannot be combined with any other promotional offer.

Hello Book Friends,

Like you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and watching its impact on our world. As we continue to monitor this evolving crisis, we wanted to share with you how Bookmark II is currently responding here in the store.
  1. We are still open for business. We are closely monitoring daily updates and recommendations from all levels of government and health authorities and will implement these as the situation evolves. We will keep you updated via our social media accounts and our website,
  2. We’ve stressed to our entire staff that they should frequently hand-wash including fronts, backs, wrists, between fingers – with soap and water for at least twenty seconds each time.
  3. Our booksellers have also been instructed to not come to work if they are experiencing fever or any Coronavirus symptoms.
  4. We have implemented a sanitizing schedule including all common surfaces — door handles, countertops and keypads are being routinely sterilized throughout the day.
  5. We have cancelled or postponed events until April 1st at which time we will reassess and announce the status of April events. 
If you are avoiding being out in public but are wishing for something to read or a puzzle to work on, please remember that our web site, is always open. You can place an order on-line or you can contact us at 902-423-0419 or email us at We will happily have your purchase ready for curbside pick up.
We encourage everyone to listen and follow the precautions recommended by our health authorities.

Stay safe and happy reading,
 The Bookmark Team

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