Thursday 21 June 2012

49th Shelf

I read about 49th Shelf this morning.

I love to read and am always on the lookout for Canadian books.

The 49th Shelf is a one-of-a-kind community for discovering, discussing, and indulging in Canadian books. Fuelled by the largest collection of Canadian books ever assembled, The 49th Shelf makes it easier to find your next great Canadian read.

Think of The 49th Shelf as an interactive, intimate virtual library stocked with Canadian books by authors both world-renowned and up-and-coming, writing in every genre. But not just a library: The 49th Shelf is also a community of avid readers who share the books on the site by making reading lists and book recommendations. On The 49th Shelf, you’ll find books you’ll never forget, meet people whose lists and reviews you’ll admire, and learn more about the authors who intrigue you.

When you go to the home page, there is a map of Canada.  If you click on an area, it gets bigger and bigger and you can see what books are focused on that area.  That's what I did with my 'hood and quite a few popped up.  Or you can narrow it down by author or category instead.  You can add your favourites too.

You should check it out ... I did.


Teresa said...

Nice thanks for the link, will check it of for sure.

Fizzgig said...

oh, i shudder to think what would come up for