One Book Nova Scotia is a province-wide community reading event for adults. Nova Scotians are invited to read/listen to, discuss and get excited about the same book.

The program aims to:

  • encourage reading and contribute to the development of a reading culture in Nova Scotia and therefore to a more literate community
  • create opportunities for social interaction and community development
  • support life-long learning by providing opportunities for members of the community to learn and grow in reading and literary development
  • allow those in the literary community to work together in new ways and develop stronger relationships

One Book Nova Scotia is organized under Libraries Nova Scotia (LNS). LNS represents public, university, and community college libraries and the Nova Scotia Provincial Library. The Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture & Heritage is also involved in this initiative.

The One Book movement began in 1998 out of Seattle Public Library. This is the first time it has been carried out on a province-wide basis in Nova Scotia.