Autism Resources Miramichi Book Nook

Official ribbon cutting when Book Nook originally opened.

Official ribbon cutting when Book Nook originally opened.

by James M. Fisher

I was on the Chatham side of the Miramichi River looking for places that sell books, due to the fact that we no longer have a dedicated bookseller here in Miramichi since The Books Inn fire over two years ago.

The Autism Resources Miramichi (ARM) Book Nook was a place I had heard about since it opened last June. I really don’t know why it took me so long to get there. I drive by Chatham almost every day on my way to and from work. The store sells used books for adults and children as well as movies and CDs and (yes) even cassette tapes.

Stocked shelves at the Book Nook

Stocked shelves at the Book Nook

The store is extremely well-stocked and – most importantly for book hounds like me – well organized and tidy.

A young man named Tyler was working the day I visited and was helpful in telling me about the general layout of the store. I was able to find a signed copy of Miramichi’s own Larry Lynch’s “An Expectation of Hope” (Gaspereau Press, 2002) as well as a copy of Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” (Vintage, 1989). The total: $6.

The Book Nook is located at 139 Duke Street in Chatham. It’s open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. They only accept cash at this time.

Pay them a visit soon, I’m sure you will not walk out empty-handed!

jamesfisherWhile not a New Brunswicker by birth, James M. Fisher has lived in Miramichi for over seven years and feels quite at home there. James is an ardent reader whose aim is to highlight New Brunswick authors and publishers, as well as cover subjects of interest to New Brunswickers in particular and Maritimers in general. For more visit his website or like his page on Facebook.


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