50% OFF Staff Picks

One big perk of working in publishing? Our bookshelves are always full. And we want yours to be too.

That’s why we’re giving you 50% OFF some of our favourite books.

Offer valid in-store and online. Visit us at 1 Stamp’s Lane, St. John’s, or shop on our website. Use the code STAFFPICK at Checkout.

We’ve each chosen one book that would be on our Christmas wish list, you know, if we didn’t already own it. A new staff pick will be announced every second week. Five staff = Five Staff Picks.

Our first staff pick comes from editor Jocelyne Thomas:

The Invisibles: A History of the Royal Newfoundland Companies by James E. Candow

The Very Best! Award Wins

The Miramichi Reader’s The Very Best! Book Award winners were recently announced and we’re very happy to share that we picked up three award wins.

Michelle Porter, author of Inquiries and Approaching Fire, was named a Most Promising Author of 2020.

Our designer and production manager Rhonda Molloy was awarded the Best Cover Art/Design silver medal for her work on A Roll of the Bones by Trudy J. Morgan-Cole.

And Some People’s Children by Bridget Canning won bronze in the Best Fiction category.

View the full list of award winners on The Miramichi Reader’s website.

#IndiesforIndies

As an independent publisher, we want to thank independent bookstores for all their hard work during the COVID–19 pandemic.

These small but mighty businesses have risen to these challenging times. Many are offering local delivery right to your doorstep. How incredible is that?

Stay safe. Shop local.

#IndiesforIndies Find your local bookstore: http://open-book.ca/News/Your-Community-Your-Bookstore

Next Generation Indie Book Award News

CONGRATULATIONS Leslie Vryenhoek and Kevin Major!

Leslie’s book We All Will Be Received won the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Suspense and Kevin’s book Land Beyond the Sea was a finalist in the Historical (Fiction) category.

The Next Generation Indie Book Awards will be presented live on Facebook Friday June 26, 2020 at 9:30 pm (Newfoundland Time)/9:00 pm (Atlantic Time)/8:00 pm (Eastern Time)/ 5:00 pm (Pacific Time).

Next Generation Indie Book Awards 2020 Award Winner!

Atlantic Book Awards Finalists

CONGRATULATIONS Kevin Major, Gemma Hickey, and Terry Doyle!

Atlantic Book Awards & Festival

Land Beyond the Sea by Kevin Major & Almost Feral by Gemma Hickey are both shortlisted for the APMA Best Atlantic-Published Book Award.

Almost Feral by Gemma Hickey is also shortlisted for the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Non-Fiction.

And DIG by Terry Doyle is shortlisted for the Alistair MacLeod Prize for Short Fiction and the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award – Fiction.

Full list of finalists available here.

Award News

We’ve gotten plenty of great award news recently and want to extend hearty congratulations to:

50% OFF Sale Extended

Due to popular demand, we’re extending our 50% OFF site-wide sale! That means you have more time to shop the best in kid’s books, cookbooks, novels, nonfiction, and more!

Stay at home. Read at home.

50% off all titles, print and digital, until May 31. Use the code READATHOME at checkout.

$8 flat-rate delivery in St. John’s and Mount Pearl, NL. Regular Canada Post/UPS rates outside.

100% of e-book sales will go to authors.

Your support means so much to us, and our authors, especially during these uncertain times. Thank you for supporting local, independent, and for choosing Breakwater.

Stay at home. Read at home. With Breakwater Books. 50% off all products, print and digital. Sale extended until May 31. www.breakwaterbooks.com. Enter promo code READATHOME at checkout.

50% OFF SITE-WIDE

Stay at home. Read at home.

50% off all titles, print and digital, until April 30. Use the code READATHOME at checkout.

$8 flat-rate delivery in St. John’s and Mount Pearl, NL. Regular Canada Post/UPS rates outside. Free worldwide shipping on orders of $100 or more.

100% of e-book sales will go to authors.

Your support means so much to us, and our authors, especially during these uncertain times. Thank you for supporting local, independent, and for choosing Breakwater.

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Read Aloud Program

Our full repertoire of books is available to educators and librarians doing online story-times! Let’s share stories and get through this together.

“As we collectively grapple with school closings and the shift to online learning, we want to help ensure educators and librarians can confidently bring Canadian stories and literature to students and others during this challenging time.

Many Canadian publishers have received requests from educators and librarians seeking permission to read part of or all of a book and to share a video of the reading for ‘online story-time’.

In response, the Association of Canadian Publishers has formed the Read Aloud Canadian Books Program with Access Copyright.”

Learn more: https://www.accesscopyright.ca/read-aloud/