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On the Road—Again and Again and Again

by Russell Wangersky

A recommended reading list by the author of the new book Same Ground: Chasing Family Down the California Gold Rush Trail.

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  • The Chat

    By Trevor Corkum

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

  • Shelf Talkers

    Rob Wiersema

    Indie booksellers from coast to coast tell us the books they can't stop recommending to their customers.

  • Quick Hits

    Kiley Turner

    The best books are timeless, and they deserve to find readers whenever and wherever.

  • Notes From a Children's Librarian

    Julie Booker

    Our resident children's librarian columnist chooses books by theme for children of all ages.

  • On Our Radar

    Kerry Clare

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

Recent Posts

New Books for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

by Spencer Miller

In September, we recognize the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As we approach September 30th, let’s reflect on our teaching toward reconciliation. …

Craving Connection

by Elizabeth Ruth

A recommended reading list by the author of the new novel Semi-Detached.

10 Books Showing Resilience in the Face of Adversity

by Rowan Jette Knox

We've got three copies of One Sunny Afternoon up for giveaway until September October 1.

Head over to our giveaways page to check out all the books up …

Books to Sustain an Epic Journey

by Renée Sarojini Saklikar

A recommended reading list by the author of the new book, Bramah’s Quest, an epic fantasy in verse.

The Chat with Buffy Cram

by Trevor Corkum

Buffy Cram is back with an extraordinary new novel. Once Upon an Effing Time (Douglas & McIntyre) introduces us to a young girl named Elizabeth Squires …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Back to School

by Julie Booker

This September book list tackles the theme of inclusion in a variety of different ways.

10 More Books to Put on Your List

by Kerry Clare

The fall literary season has arrived, and we want to make sure these titles are on your list!

On Our Radar: Fall Fiction Special

by Kerry Clare

We're so excited by the indie press gems on the 2023 Scotiabank Giller longlist. Which of these have you already read?

Dialogue and Imagery

by Sean Dixon

A recommended reading list (and essay!) by the author of the new novel The Abduction of Seven Forgers.

Most Anticipated: Our Fall 2023 Books for Young Readers Preview

by 49th Shelf Staff

Just in time for Back to School! All the best picks for young readers...and readers of all ages!

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