Nimbus Publishing

While You Were Sleeping Book


Pickup available at 1453 South Park Street

Usually ready in 2 hours

A nostalgic bedtime book featuring lyrical text and gentle illustrations from the celebrated author of Wildflower.

From celebrated author and artist Briana Corr Scott (Wildflower, The Book of Selkie) comes a nostalgic bedtime story that celebrates the milestones of growing up. From the earliest days, when baby is asleep in a wrap or sling, to their first night in a crib, to their very own big-kid bed, before finally moving to an adult bed of their own, While You Were Sleeping follows a diverse range of families from childhood to adulthood, highlighting the unsung activities parents engage in while their young ones are asleep. Whether it’s wallpapering their baby’s bedroom, making lunches for school, earning degrees, washing dishes, or taking their child for a soothing walk in the stroller.

Featuring vibrant oil illustrations in Corr Scott’s uniquely warm and whimsical style and showcasing a range of family makeups, from single-parent to multigenerational, and including caregivers of various ages and gender expressions, this gentle, lyrical book offers a fresh, modern perspective on how both children and their parents grow up, together.

LOCAL PICKUP - If you're located in the Halifax, Nova Scotia area you can shop online and save on shipping fees by picking up your order in-store. You'll select the free local pickup option at checkout. 

Local pickup orders are often ready within 2 hours. Orders made after 5pm (AST) or on days closed will be ready after 12pm (AST) the next business day and you will receive an email confirmation with pickup instructions when it is ready.


LOCAL DELIVERY - Local delivery rates range from $8.49-$24.49 and the postal codes serviced are:

$8.49 - B3H, B3J, B3L, B3K
$10.49 - B2Y, B3A, B3P, B3B, B3M, B3S, B3N, B4A
$14.49 - B2X, B2W, B2V, B0J 3A0
$16.49 - B3R, B2R, B4B, B3G, B4C, B4E, B4G
$24.49 - B3T, B3V, B2T, B3Z

Local delivery orders made by 10am (AST) will often be available for same day delivery. If no instructions are left in your cart, we will be in touch by email or phone to confirm the recipient will be home or there is a safe spot to leave the package. Delivery times may vary depending on location/weather/other factors.

We ship worldwide!


Inkwell will calculate the shipping cost of your item(s) at checkout and you will have an opportunity to review your shipping cost before finalizing your purchase. The shipping cost will be based on the weight of your order, the destination and the shipping method used.

Inkwell will package and label your shipment to the highest standard. We are not responsible for shipping delays, undelivered packages, or the payment of any export charges, import duties, taxes and fees.

Please allow 1-3 days for us to process and ship your order.

Local Pickup and delivery available for the Halifax, Nova Scotia area.

Free Shipping is available for orders over $150 within Canada (after any discount is applied, but before tax). Some exceptions apply and will be noted on the individual product listing.

We ship most orders via UPS, Fed Ex or Canada Post. Tracking is included on all Expedited Parcel, XpressPost and Priority orders. Tracking is also provided if you reach our free shipping tier.

Normal delivery within Canada is 2-7 business days, depending on your location. Delivery dates are an estimate and delivery times may vary depending on location/weather/other factors.

We ship worldwide, which may take 2-5 weeks. Shipping options will be provided at checkout. Some options provide tracking info. Delivery dates are an estimate and delivery times may vary depending on location/weather/other factors.