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Connecting the dots between some of the season's most talked-about books. 

Book Cover Whispers of Mermaids

Some of our favourite books this year, titles that would make great gifts for readers of all ages.

A Q&A with Peter Wohlleben About His New Book, The Inner Life of Animals

International bestselling author Peter Wohlleben turns his attention from trees to animals in a riveting book that challenges us to consider how we can reconcile the practice of factory farming with t …

Book Cover Glorious and Free

Still haven't finished your shopping? Here are a few suggestions to help you cross out a couple more items on your list.

The Chat with Tanya Talaga

Today we are in conversation with Tanya Talaga. Her hard-hitting and important Seven Fallen Feathers tells the story of seven Indigenous teenagers who have gone missing in Thunder Bay over the past se …

Book Cover A Bird on Every Tree

With our Top Fiction of 2017, the 49thShelf.com team looks back on the highlights and the books we were most excited to read and celebrate. 

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The Chat

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Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them

The Recommend

By Kiley Turner

Authors and avid readers in the know love up their favourite Canadian reads

On Our Radar

By Kerry Clare

We spotlight books generating buzz all over the web, and beyond


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