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OPEN BOOK COFFEE

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About Us

At Open Book Coffee we strive to offer a boutique experience for all of our guests. We are a full service bookshop featuring a comprehensive collection of Atlantic Canadian books of all genres from a dozen independent local publishers. Our organic coffee is ethically sourced & locally roasted.  We proudly host literary events such as book launches, readings & signings, and we even host the odd house concert!

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Upcoming Events

  • Book Launch
    Book Launch
    Sun, May 26
    Open Book Coffee
    May 26, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Open Book Coffee, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    May 26, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Open Book Coffee, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Join us as we celebrate the launch of Michelle Hébert’s debut novel entitled “Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic” We will be serving light refreshments and cake, there will be tarot card readings, and the author will be available for signing. We hope to see you there!
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  • “Threshold” Book Launch
    “Threshold” Book Launch
    Thu, May 30
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    May 30, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    May 30, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Join us as we host the launch of local literary heavyweight Carol Bruneau’s latest work of fiction. “Threshold” is a collection of short stories that will both entertain and challenge readers with insightful observations on conditions we have all experienced or encountered.
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  • Coffeehouse Concert Series
    Coffeehouse Concert Series
    Fri, May 17
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    May 17, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    May 17, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Not to be missed. Here’s a link to a little taste…. https://youtu.be/Fqque8CsavQ?si=Cnge9VCccmYzVTwf
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  • Book Launch: “Beyond Amelia”
    Book Launch: “Beyond Amelia”
    Sun, May 05
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    May 05, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    May 05, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Join author Heather Stemp as we celebrate the launch of the third and final episode in her delightful Amelia series. Light refreshments will be provided and books will bed available for purchase and signing.
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  • Book Launch
    Book Launch
    Thu, May 02
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    May 02, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    May 02, 2024, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Lorri Neilsen Glenn launches her new work of non fiction at the shop. Light refreshments will be provided and Lorri will be available to sign personalized copies of her latest piece.
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  • Latte Lit
    Latte Lit
    Multiple Dates
    Wed, May 01
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    May 01, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    May 01, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Our ongoing first Friday of the month event for writers.
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  • The Coffeehouse Concerts
    The Coffeehouse Concerts
    Sat, Mar 30
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Mar 30, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Mar 30, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    The Csaba Kanyasi Trio
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  • Novel Writing Workshop
    Novel Writing Workshop
    Sun, Mar 24
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Mar 24, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Mar 24, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Join author Karen Kelloway as she explores the intricacies of the craft in a workshop designed to help authors and writers of all genres improve their own output.
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  • Fleapit Cinema
    Fleapit Cinema
    Thu, Mar 21
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Mar 21, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – Mar 22, 2024, 9:30 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Mar 21, 2024, 8:00 p.m. – Mar 22, 2024, 9:30 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Join us for a special evening of independent films screened in the warehouse.
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  • Sunday Signing Series
    Sunday Signing Series
    Sun, Feb 04
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Feb 04, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Feb 04, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    An interactive event with the young readers in your life!
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  • Latte Lit Open Mic.
    Latte Lit Open Mic.
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Feb 02
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Feb 02, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Feb 02, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    A monthly open mic. for writers to share their work and work in progress in an open forum in a friendly environment of like minded individuals.
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  • The Sunday Signing Series
    The Sunday Signing Series
    Sun, Jan 21
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Jan 21, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Jan 21, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Join us as we host the author of “Jumbo”. Stephens Gerard Malone will be available to sign his latest novel which takes an unflinching look at a cultural phenomenon in the form of a tormented pachyderm.
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  • The Coffeehouse Concert Series
    The Coffeehouse Concert Series
    Sat, Jan 20
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Jan 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Jan 20, 2024, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    From “The Talent Studio” in Halifax we humbly present an evening of musical entertainment featuring Vladimir Sitnikov and Inna Klymenko. Jazz, Latin and flamenco guitar accompanied by modern violin stylings will make for a fantastic night of talent. Check out the attached video link for a teaser!
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  • The Sunday Signing Series
    The Sunday Signing Series
    Sun, Jan 14
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Jan 14, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Jan 14, 2024, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Featuring the author of “Gutsy”, Heather Fegan who will be available for casual conversation and signing.
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  • The Sunday Signing Series
    The Sunday Signing Series
    Sun, Dec 17
    Open Book Coffee
    Dec 17, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Open Book Coffee, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Dec 17, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    Open Book Coffee, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Bob Chaulk joins us for casual discussion on the topic of Halifax Harbour and The Halifax Explosion.
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  • Holiday Jazz!!
    Holiday Jazz!!
    Sat, Dec 16
    Open Book Coffee
    Dec 16, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Open Book Coffee, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Dec 16, 2023, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
    Open Book Coffee, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Join us for a festive evening of Latin inspired jazz vocals with a holiday twist.
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  • The Sunday Signing Series with Steve Murphy.
    The Sunday Signing Series with Steve Murphy.
    Sun, Dec 10
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Dec 10, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Dec 10, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Join us for a casual “fireside” chat with the local journalism legend. Steve will be signing copies of his new book for his fans.
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  • The Sunday Signing Series
    The Sunday Signing Series
    Sun, Dec 03
    3660 Strawberry Hill St
    Dec 03, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
    Dec 03, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
    3660 Strawberry Hill St, 3660 Strawberry Hill St, Halifax, NS B3K 5A9, Canada
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