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Fall youth programs

We're looking for young readers and writers! Check out the details of our fall youth programs, Frye Academy VIII and the Provincial Creative Writing Contest.

First Frye Academy Battle of the Books

On Saturaday, December 10th at 10:30 at the Riverview Public Library, the Frye Academy VIII jury will debate and discuss This One Summer, by Jillian Tamaki and Mariko Tamaki (House of Anansi Press) and Paul a un travail d'été, by Michel Rabagliati (La Pastèque) .

Maillet-Frye Lecturer Announcement

Forgive us for being so cryptic, but we really want to tell you in person! Join us as we announce our 2017 Maillet-Frye Lecturer. We promise it'll make for great bookish Christmas gifts for you and your friends!

Maillet-Frye Lecture: Diana Gabaldon

We're thrilled to announce that Diana Gabaldon, author of the bestselling Outlander series, will deliver the 2017 Maillet-Frye Lecture on Saturday, April 29 at the Capitol Theatre!

Diana Gabaldon: Sold Out

Diana Gabaldon's Maillet-Frye Lecture was sold out in less than two days! Thank you for your support!

Diana Gabaldon Books

Looking for Diana Gabaldon's books? Come by our office at the Aberdeen Cultural Centre (140 Botsford street, suite 21) and buy a copy for you or for someone on your list. We have the complete collection with Tidewater Books!

Diana Gabaldon: Sold Out Show

Diana Gabaldon's Maillet-Frye Lecture was sold out in less than two days! Thank you for your support!

The gift of books!

Here are a few of our favourites from the past year!


For lovers of historical fiction… By Gaslight, Steven Price
For lovers of language… Yiddish for Pirates, Gary Barwin
For lovers of suspense… I’m Thinking of Ending Things, Iain Reid
For lovers of impeccable storytelling... The Parcel, Anosh Irani

For lovers of New Brunswick stories… All the Things We Leave Behind, Riel Nason
For lovers of CanLit with a twist … The Goddess of Fireflies, Geneviève Pettersen, translated by Neil Smith
For lovers of short fiction… Willem de Kooning’s Paint Brush, Kerry Lee Powell

For lovers of world literature… Writers & Company, Eleanor Wachtel
For the curious… How Can I Help? A Week in my Life as a Psychiatrist, Dr. David Goldbloom
For the critical thinker… A Field Guide to Lies, Daniel Levitin
For home cooks… For the Love of Lobster, Denise Adams
For the visual artist or art history buff… Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Water Lilies, Ross King
For the east-coaster… East Coast Way of Life Colouring Book, Meghan Bangay

For little readers
The Snow Knows, Jennifer McGrath Kent
King Baby, Kate Beaton
The White Cat & the Monk, Jo Ellen Bogart
My Two Grandmothers, Diane Carmel Léger
Be a Pond Detective, Peggy Kochanoff
For young readers
Saving Montgomery Sole, Mariko Tamaki
Flannery, Lisa Moore
The Scorpion Rules and The Swan Riders, Erin Bow

You can also check out...
Atlantic Books Today Book Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide:

CBC Books’ Gift Giving Guide:

49th Shelf’s 2016: Our Books of the Year:

The Globe 100 Best Books of the Year:

The National Post’s NP99:

Round 1 Winner of Frye Academy VIII

We are happy to announce that Paul a un travail d'été by Michel Rabagliati is the winner of the first round of Frye Academy VIII!