The 2021 Atlantic Book Awards and Festival gratefully acknowledges the support of our government partners, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Canada Book Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Thank you to our media partners, Atlantic Books Today and CTV and to sponsors Chapters/Indigo/Coles, Halifax Public Libraries, and the Alliance Française Halifax.

Every year, a committed group of volunteers stages this series of events to celebrate and draw attention to Atlantic Canadian writers, illustrators, and book publishers. We are a non-profit organization and registered charity, the Atlantic Book Awards Society. To continue to do this important work, we need the assistance of charitable donors and of business and corporate sponsors who share our passion for writing and reading. Literacy is of vital importance for all Atlantic Canadians. By supporting the Atlantic Book Awards and Festival, you will be helping to foster a strong, vibrant literary community in Atlantic Canada, encouraging the authors of tomorrow by celebrating the authors of today.

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While we are currently partnering with Atlantic booksellers and publishers and have strong support from the book publishing community and library network, we need additional corporate support so that we can continue to offer free events in schools, bookstores, and libraries throughout the region.

Please help make the Atlantic Book Awards and Festival a memorable and successful event. With your support, we can continue to grow this vital celebration of Atlantic books and bookmakers.

Contact Festival Coordinator Laura Carter ( to discuss exclusive sponsorship of festival events, or choose from the following options:

 Program Patron ($500 and up)

  • Name and/or logo on the Festival poster (distributed to libraries, bookstores, and other locations throughout Atlantic Canada) and in our awards program, on our website, and on our social media channels
  • Signage at all Festival events, including the Awards Gala
  • Two reserved front row seats for the Awards Gala
  • Personal email notification of all 2019 Festival events
  • Signed copies of 5 of the 2019 nominated books
  • Charitable tax receipt
  • One-year subscription to Atlantic Books Today

 Festival Friend ($250)

  • Acknowledgement/logo in our Awards program and on our website
  • Signage at all Festival events, including the Awards Gala
  • One ticket to our Awards Gala
  • Signed copies of 2 of the 2019 nominated books
  • Charitable tax receipt
  • Personal e-mail notification of all 2019 Festival events

Effective in the 2012/2013 fiscal year, the Atlantic Book Awards Society is a registered charity, and monetary donations of more than $10 entitle the donor to a tax receipt.