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Building a Classroom Library

by Spencer Miller

Every teacher should have a classroom library, regardless of what subject they teach. Every classroom benefits from books, and all teachers can support …

Bring Out My Balls and Dare to Be Different

by Michael Sellick

"Crochet for me is personal. It’s a healing mechanism. It’s therapy." An excerpt from The Crochet Crowd: Inspire, Create & Celebrate.

The Chat with Ivan Coyote

by Trevor Corkum

Acclaimed multimedia storyteller Ivan Coyote has a new book out that reminds us of the importance of truly connecting with friends and communities.

The Richness and Challenge of a Hyphenated Existence

by Silmy Abdullah

Books on migration, identity and belonging, recommended by Silmy Abdullah, the author of the new book Home of the Floating Lily.

It’s Still Us! But We’re Freshening Up …

by 49th Shelf Staff

Well hello! Yes, you've come to the right place, and yes, it looks pretty different! (But we're still us ... and we're so excited!)

First Class Thrillers

by Robyn Harding

Canada has no shortage of literary heavyweights, but in recent years a crop of talented crime-fiction authors has come to the fore.

Quick Hits: Cranky Dads, Angsty Teens, and Love Letters

by Kiley Turner

In Quick Hits, we look through our stacks to bring you books that, when they were published, elicited a lot of reaction and praise. Our selections will …

The Chat with Camilla Gibb

by Trevor Corkum

Celebrated author Camilla Gibb has returned with The Relatives, her first novel in nearly a decade. She’s our guest this week on The Chat.

On Our Radar: Style, Represention, and In Praise of Retreat

by Kerry Clare

On Our Radar features books with buzz worth sharing. We bring you links to features and reviews about great new books in a multitude of genres from all …

Most Anticipated: Our Fall 2021 Poetry Preview

by 49th Shelf Staff

Part three of our Fall Preview is poetry, a mixture of impressive debuts and releases by favourites.

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