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Books to discover: The 2011 Atlantic Book Awards

Atlantic Canada recognized its recent literary successes on May 19 at the 2011 Atlantic Book Awards.

Does the great Canadian cottage novel have yet to be written?

On this Victoria Day long weekend, Canadians will travel to cottage country to mark the unofficial start of summer, although many of us will only make …

Interview with a video wrangler: Jen Knoch, on keeping her city reading

Jen Knoch runs the Keeping it Real Book Club, and Keeps Toronto Reading (in conjunction with the Toronto Public Library’s April campaigns) by curating …

Power and Politics (List by Jonathan Bennett)

It's not all crooked cops and murder in Jonathan Bennett's novel Entitlement, which is also a gripping examination of power and politics in Canada. On …

Verve: Check. Smarts: Check—Julie Wilson Joins as Host and Producer

If you work in Canadian publishing, you’ve more than likely enjoyed the wit and original productions of Julie Wilson, aka Book Madam; if you’re an …

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 …

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