Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is One Book Nova Scotia?

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.

2. When is it happening?

The title was revealed September 9, 2016. This is the fifth year for the initiative. The first launch event will take place on Saturday September 17 at Word on the Street Halifax.

3. How can I attend an author reading?

Once the program launches, check the events page for a list of readings.

4. How is the book chosen?

The following criteria is used when the Selection Committee decides on a book nomination:

• The author must:

  • be Canadian
  • be available to participate

• The book must:

  • generate discussion and encourage the exchange of ideas
  • be appealing to a broad range of adult readers of varying ages, literacy levels, and life experience
  • be strongly written with a compelling story, characters, and setting that will generate excitement among readers
  • be available in print and for purchase in paperback
  • be available as an ebook

One Book Nova Scotia and its sponsors are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. Whenever possible, the winning title should be formatted as an audio book and/or other accessible format. Qualifying books under the selection criteria and written by authors who are women, aboriginal persons, other racially visible persons, and/or persons with a disability will be considered during the selection of the annual list of titles.

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