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Kerry Clare Joins 49thShelf.com as Editor

With great pleasure we welcome Kerry Clare of the much-loved lit blog Pickle Me This to the 49thShelf.com team. Kerry will add her mind-boggling reading …

Brick Books' Poetry Podcast Channel: A Fantastic Point of Discovery

A poem on a page has its own power, but the poem comes alive in an entirely different and more accessible way when read aloud by the person who's written …

Someone Who Writes

This week's guest post is from Angie Abdou, finalist in Canada Reads for The Bone Cage (published by NeWest Press) and author of the just released The …

Reading Lists on Canadian Bookshelf (Featuring Stacey May Fowles!)

In these days of overstimulation, distraction, and time constraints, finding ways to downsize and simplify feels pretty good. Maybe that’s why we love …

Kidsbooks' Owner Phyllis Simon on Matching Children Up With the Right Books

Visiting a good children’s bookstore, especially but not only when you have kids of your own, is an instant mood booster and occasion for awe. A combination …

Canadian Comics: War, Hockey, Old Men, and Silence by Sarah Leavitt

We are honoured that our first Canadian Bookshelf guest post is by none other than Sarah Leavitt, author of the much-celebrated graphic memoir Tangles: …

Slow Down, We Move Too Fast

That Shakespearian Rag’s Steven W. Beattie wrote a nice post Jan 4th, A TSR reading challenge for 2011, that identified and challenged a certain part …

The BC Award and Rocking Subtitles

We haven’t yet read any of the ten books on BC’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction longlist, but four books are already winners in the category …

Calling All Readers: Where Are Canada’s Literary Landmarks?

We had the pleasure of attending a great Ottawa literary event in October: the unveiling of the Project Bookmark Canada plaque commemorating Elizabeth …

Canada Reads Top 40 List and Literary Memory

The list is out, the list is out … and there are some awesome books on it. Are there critics of the process—upset about the perils of crowdsourcing …

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