In honour of the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, the Nova Scotia Library Association and Nova Scotia’s nine regional library systems present Libraries 150, a province-wide library project to promote reader engagement in the celebration of Nova Scotia’s writers and citizens, ideas and attitudes, culture and environment, stories and treasures.

The cornerstone of Libraries 150 is the 150 Books of Influence, a compilation of 150 books that Nova Scotians feel have somehow influenced or defined them. The titles on the list are those books that have captured Nova Scotians’ hearts and minds; books that tell Nova Scotia’s stories and inspire its citizens.

Canada’s 150th Anniversary is a perfect opportunity to examine and consider those books which reflect our current state as a people and province, as well as books that mark our progress over the decades since Confederation. This project memorializes the literary works of Nova Scotia, and leaves a cultural legacy for future generations of readers that will be forever accessible to the public.

We are pleased to present the 150 Books of Influence reading list. The titles in the list were based on suggestions from librarians, publishers, and most importantly readers like yourself. There is something for everyone. The full list is available in THIS PDF, and hard copies can be found at local libraries. Thank you to everyone who took the time to make suggestions for the list! 

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