Shelf Talkers: The Mystery Edition
While readers likely need no reminder, the recent success of CTV’s Cardinal (based on Giles Blunt’s Forty Words for Sorrow) alerted many viewers to …
Shelf Talkers: On Family Day
When Victoria's great booksellers Jim Munro and Mel Bolen passed away late last year, their losses cut through our family, from coast to coast. The outpouring …
Shelf Talkers: Under the Tree 2016!
Canada's erudite, well-read indie booksellers have, this month, provided their choices for the best books of 2016.
Shelf Talkers: Remembrance Day 2016
From an exploration of the nature of Remembrance Day itself, to an examination of what it means to be Canadian, to a heartbreaking account of a story …
Shelf Talkers: From Outer Space to Wrestling Rings to Vietnam
This Thanksgiving, I’m thankful to you, faithful readers, who return to these pages and these bright, eclectic folks to discover—just as I do—what …
Shelf Talkers: Private Detectives, Secret Mommies, Suspicious Men, and More
With the cooling of the year comes the fall book season, a treasure trove of new releases and prize shortlists, award ceremonies, and new favourites. …
Shelf Talkers: August Is the Best Time for Reading
It’s all part of the experience: brave the heat and make your way to your local independent bookstore (bonus: many of them are air-conditioned!) and …
Shelf Talkers: Canada Day 2016 Edition
Canada Day IS a special day, so this month, we have a special Canada Day edition of the Shelf Talkers column, an oversize special, with booksellers from …
Shelf Talkers: May 2016
Is it spring where you are, or summer ... or more of a mishmash of weather?
With the sheer size of this country, and the vicissitudes of climate change, …
Shelf Talkers: April 2016
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Great writers from across the country sit down with us to talk about their books, and the stories behind them.
Indie booksellers from coast to coast tell us the books they can't stop recommending to their customers.
The best books are timeless, and they deserve to find readers whenever and wherever.
Our resident children's librarian columnist chooses books by theme for children of all ages.
We spotlight books generating buzz all over the web, and beyond.