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Quick Hits for Summer 2023

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 include …

Most Anticipated: Our 2023 Fall Fiction Preview

by 49thShelf Staff

All the fiction you'll be falling in love with in the second half of 2023!

Notes from a Children's Librarian: Musical Biographies

by Julie Booker

A powerful message runs through all these texts: find the thing you’re passionate about and spend your life doing it.

The Writers Who Showed Me What a Novel Could Be

by Beth Ryan

A recommended reading list by the author of our July summer book pick, If We Caught Fire.

Summer Reading Starts Here: July Picks

by 49th Shelf Staff

Perfect picks to get your summer reading on, and even better? Every title is up for giveaway!

The Chat with Lucian Childs

by Trevor Corkum

Lucian Childs’ Dreaming Home (Biblioasis) superb debut, a novel-in-stories, is a tender and powerful queer coming-of-age that spans forty years and multiple …

Canadian Books for Canada Day

by Annahid Dashtgard

Essential works by immigrant writers, recommended by the author of the bestselling Bones of Belonging.

Stories for All Seasons: Can't Miss Fiction Hits

by Kerry Clare

The books that have rocked my reading world this spring.

The Chat with Wanda John-Kehewin

by Trevor Corkum

Visions of the Crow (HighWater Press) is a YA graphic novel that tells the engaging story of Damon Quinn, a teenager who just wants to get through his …

Nonfiction You Need to Know

by Kerry Clare

This round-up of stories and ideas offers something to every kind of reader.

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