"The love of learning,
the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books"

-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Welcome to Bainton's Tannery Outlet's
Virtual Bookstore

Mad Hatter Books opened its doors in 1984 and has been proud to offer a good selection of new and discounted books. We specialize in local interest books concerning Annapolis Royal and area. Exceptional coverage of Nova Scotia's history, culture, Native and Acadian heritage can be found in our local interest section. To celebrate our Acadian heritage, we offer an excellent list of Acadian titles.

All prices in Canadian Dollars. To check stock availability, price or to order any of these items, please click here.

A History of Port Royal / Annapolis Royal
1605 - 1800


Acadian Awakenings

Routes and international links

A Tale of Acadie

Gift Edition. Available in French and English

Acadians of Nova Scotia
Past and Present

Available in French and English

Land of Discord Always
Acadia from its Beginnings to the Expulsion, 1604-1755


People of the Maritimes

Traces the origins of the Acadians in France, their settlement and cultural patterns throughout the Maritime region, and their expulsion in 1755

Gentlemen and Jesuits
Glory and Adventure in the Early Days of Acadia


Notes From Exile
On Being Acadian


Wetland Birds of North America
Author: Scott Leslie

Our local author has written and compiled exquisite photos, many taken locally. It's a guide to observation, understanding and conserving wetland birds.


An Illustrated History of Nova Scotia


Bay of the Giant Tides


Tidal Life
A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy

Canoe Annapolis County
A complete guide to 25 paddling routes in Annapolis County

Hiking Trails of Nova Scotia


Nova Scotia Atlas
Fifth Edition

In-depth coverage of the entire province.
All paved and unpaved roads longer than 200 metres.
Peterson Field Guides

Assorted titles

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