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Introducing: Our Amazing 2022 Summer Reading List (Part One)!

by Kerry Clare

Great summer reads—and each and every one is up for giveaway!

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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.

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    Rob Wiersema

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

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    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.

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    Kerry Clare

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

Recent Posts

The Chat with Joseph Dandurand

by Trevor Corkum

This week, we chat with author Joseph Dandurand, who was a Griffin Poetry Prize finalist in 2021. Joseph's latest book is a children’s story, A Magical …

Books to Break Your Reading Slump

by Carrie Snyder

A recommended reading list by the author of the new novel Francie's Got a Gun.

Introducing: Our Amazing 2022 Summer Reading List (Part Two)!

by Kerry Clare

Another round of fantastic summer reads—and they're all up for giveaway!

Shelf Talkers: 15 Books to Keep You Going This Summer

by Robert J. Wiersema

Earlier this summer, I spent several weeks on the west coast of Newfoundland. This was not, strictly speaking, part of the plan. The plan was to visit …

Most Anticipated: Our 2022 Fall Nonfiction Preview

by 49thShelf Staff

Memoir, food writing, nature, ideas, politics, sports, health, music, and more!

Five Ways to Keep Kids Reading this Summer

by Spencer Miller

Summertime is here! Instead of resting and relaxing, you’re worried about replying to that email in your inbox from a parent looking for advice on how …

The Chat with Cody Caetano

by Trevor Corkum

This week we chat with debut author Cody Caetano, whose memoir Half-Bads in White Regalia is earning all kinds of well-deserved buzz for its superb storytelling …

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Books on Water

by Julie Booker

Quench your curiosity about water with these books! 

Get Out of Town

by Alex Pugsley

An offbeat reading list by author of the new story collection Shimmer.

Newfoundland Writers: The New Wave

by Terry Doyle

"This is the present and the future of writing in Newfoundland, and I am humbled to consider myself among this crew."

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