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The Great Outdoors
Becoming Wild

Becoming Wild

Living the Primitive Life on a West Coast Island
by Nikki van Schyndel
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Becoming Wild

by Nikki van Schyndel
The Road Is How

The Road Is How

Three Days Afoot Through Nature, Eros, And Soul
by Trevor Herriot
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The Road Is How

by Trevor Herriot
A Gillnet's Drift

A Gillnet's Drift

Tales of Fish and Freedom on the BC Coast
by W.N. Marach
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A Gillnet's Drift

by W.N. Marach
The Deerholme Foraging Book

The Deerholme Foraging Book

Wild Foods and Recipes from the Pacific Northwest
by Bill Jones
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The Deerholme Foraging Book

by Bill Jones
109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland

109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland

by Mary Macaree & David Macaree
with Alice Purdey
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109 Walks in British Columbia's Lower Mainland

by Mary Macaree & David Macaree
with Alice Purdey

The Attack Of The Killer Rhododendrons

by Glen Chilton
Camping British Columbia and Yukon

Camping British Columbia and Yukon

The Complete Guide to National, Provincial, and Territorial Campgrounds
by Jayne Seagrave
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Camping British Columbia and Yukon

by Jayne Seagrave
Animal Signatures (2nd edition)

Animal Signatures (2nd edition)

Field Guide to Nova Scotia Animal Signs
by Edward Claridge & Betty Ann Milligan
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Animal Signatures (2nd edition)

by Edward Claridge & Betty Ann Milligan
Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Fore

Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Fore

A narrative guide
by Jamie Simpson
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Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Fore

by Jamie Simpson

Lake of Two Mountains

by Arleen Paré
This Week's Lists
Gardening, Naturally

Gardening, Naturally

A chemical-free handbook for the Prairies
edition:eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged : organic, urban, canada
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Legacy of Stone

Legacy of Stone

Saskatchewan's Stone Buildings
edition:Paperback
also available: Hardcover
tagged : regional
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Prairie Feast

Prairie Feast

A Writer's Journey Home for Dinner
edition:Paperback
tagged : essays
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Dollybird

Dollybird

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : family life
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Suspicion

Suspicion

edition:Paperback
also available: eBook
tagged : suspense
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Rock, Paper, Fire

Rock, Paper, Fire

The Best of Mountain and Wilderness Writing
edition:Book
also available: Paperback
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Being Caribou

Being Caribou

Five Months on Foot with an Arctic Herd
edition:Paperback
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Sand Dance

Sand Dance

By Camel Across Arabia's Great Southern Desert
edition:Paperback
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Sailing Back In Time

Sailing Back In Time

A Nostalgic Voyage on Canada's West Coast
edition:Paperback
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A Nose for Adventure

Notes From a Children's Librarian: Funny Books for Young Teens

[April 20, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Where are the funny books? Julie Booker gives us the scoop. 

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Jon Paul Fiorentino's Red Letter Day

Jon Paul Fiorentino's Red Letter Day

[April 17, 2014] | By [George Murray]

Red Letter Day is a new 49th Shelf series where Canadian authors tell contributing editor George Murray about a dream da …

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What Makes This Book So Great

Lady of Mazes: Jo Walton on What Makes Karl Schroeder's Book So Great

[April 17, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Jo Walton rereads Karl Schroeder's Lady of Mazes in this excerpt from What Makes This Book So Great?

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The Interruption: Sean Cranbury Interviews Nancy Lee

The Interruption: Sean Cranbury Interviews Nancy Lee

[April 16, 2014] | By [Sean Cranbury]

In today's The Interruption podcast, Sean Cranbury interviews Nancy Lee, and Lee reads from her much-buzzed-about new no …

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Shelf Talkers for April 2014: A New Series by Robert J. Wiersema

Shelf Talkers for April 2014: A New Series by Robert J. Wiersema

[April 15, 2014] | By [Rob Wiersema]

Today—in the first installment of a new monthly series Robert J. Wiersema is doing for 49th Shelf, called Shelf Talker …

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Book Cover Well Heeled

Lesley-Anne Scorgie Takes the Pain Out of Tax Season

[April 14, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

April doesn't have to be the cruellest month when it comes to filing your taxes.

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The Recommend: Books From Andrew Kaufman, Dina Del Bucchia, Helen Humphreys, Joan Thomas, and Susin Nielsen

The Recommend: Books From Andrew Kaufman, Dina Del Bucchia, Helen Humphreys, Joan Thomas, and Susin Nielsen

[April 9, 2014] | By [Kiley Turner]

We're pleased to present the picks of multimedia artist and author Vivek Shraya; Vancouver librarian and lit fest organi …

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Don Draper Inferno

The Canadian Mad Men Reading List

[April 9, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

Because Megan Calvet isn't Mad Men's only Canadian connection...

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Book Cover Half For You and Half for Me

Katherine Govier: On Mother Goose and Reading With Mum

[April 7, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

What is the magic and what is the meaning of the nursery rhymes that stay in our heads for a lifetime? 

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Light

Behind the Poem: "When You Learn to Swim" by Souvankham Thammavongsa

[April 3, 2014] | By [Kerry Clare]

In which "one of the most interesting younger poets at work in this country" tells the story behind a poem. 

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