Join the 49th Shelf Community!

The 49th Shelf – home to the largest listing of Canadian-authored books ever assembled, at more than 55,000 titles listed on the site today, and the catalogue is growing every month – is inviting all librarians and educators to join the 49th Shelf Community.

The 49th Shelf is reaching out to librarians and educators with an advance message that they are currently developing new content features and services especially for librarians and educators.

To receive timely updates of these developments, visit You’ll be redirected to a sign up form. If you’re already an existing member of 49th Shelf, simply log in as you would normally, and complete the additional fields to update your profile with your interest. If you’re not a member of 49th Shelf, welcome! Membership is free and easy.

What is 49th Shelf?
49th Shelf is a not-for-profit venture produced by the Association of Canadian Publishers in association with the Canadian Publishersʼ Council, and with funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage and the Ontario Media Development Corporation. They list books in all categories from all types of publishers, including self-published and out-of-print titles, and in all formats from print to audio to eBooks. Against this backdrop, their main goal is to help readers find their next great Canadian read. With their new developments, they hope to serve their librarian and educator members ever better than before.

How will our new developments benefit librarians and educators?
This specialist content underway will be composed of a structured set of annotations—notably reading level, age level, curriculum links, themes—as well as a series of related selection tools, making 49th Shelf even more of a comprehensive, searchable, one-stop-destination for anyone interested in identifying Canadian-authored titles for use in schools and libraries.

Thatʼs just an early glimpse into their plans. Thereʼs much more to come soon.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Wilson
Host, 49th Shelf