What is Dal Reads?

Dal Reads is a university-wide community reading initiative.  We’re encouraging all students, faculty, and staff to read the same novel during the summer.We will host related events in the fall. This project is an initiative of Dalhousie’s Libraries with help from students at the School of Information Management.

Which book are we reading?

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan. The book is available at all five Dalhousie Libraries, and is on order at the Dal Bookstores in the SUB and on the Agricultural Campus.

When do I get to discuss the book?

You can start by engaging in the discussions that will be promoted through this blog, Twitter, and Facebook.  Your thoughts and opinions are encouraged! The discussion doesn’t stop here though.

Orientation week will kick off the Dal Reads activities. We will be having a variety of events for you to participate in. More information will be available at a later date. 

Where can I get the book?

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan is available at all five Dalhousie Libraries, and is on order at the Dal Bookstores in the SUB and on the Agricultural Campus. There will also be chances to win copies of the book throughout the summer, so stay tuned to the blog (that’s here), Facebook, and Twitter.