Friends of the Bookshelf Update: Elevate Guelph
By StaffWe are now four months into our Elevate Guelph campaign! Come and see your generous donations hard at work during our customer appreciation day! Saturday, Oct 5th 2-4pm.
By Michaela Goade, Brittany LubyIn the store
This beautifully illustrated storybook is based on an actual diary entry by French explorer Jacques Cartier. Brittany Luby, of the University of Guelph, will be launching Encounter (her first children's book!) on Thursday, October 17th at 5pm in the eBar. There will be fun for the entire family, with live musical performances, a reading, book signing and craft making. Plus, there will be light snacks. Tickets are $5 per child, free for their guardians!
AbleHamilton Poetry Collective presents: I Am the Bees Nest: Dominik Parisien & Annie LepageArticle
An afternoon of disability poetics begins with a live broadcast on CFRU 93.3 and follows up with a reading in the Bookshelf's Bookstore on Thursday, October 24 at 2:30 PM. This is a free event & everyone is welcome!
Power Shift: The Longest Revolution
By Sally ArmstrongIn the store
We're excited to be hosting this year's Massey Lecturer Sally Armstrong who will be reminding us that humankind requires the equal status of women and girls. Save the date - Tuesday November 5 at 7pm (doors at 6:30) at Royal City Church on Quebec Street. Tickets: $10, available in the Bookstore and at the door.
Injichaag: My Soul in Story: Anishinaabe Poetics in Art and Words
By Kim Anderson, Rene MeshakeIn the store
Injichaag shares the life story of Anishinaabe artist Rene Meshake in stories, poetry, and Anishinaabemowin "word bundles" that serve as a dictionary of Ojibwe poetics. Join us in the Ebar on Tuesday, November 12th at 7pm for a reading and discussion with Rene and his Odaanisan (adopted daughter), Kim Anderson, who co-authored the book! Ticket info to come.
Feed the Birds: Attract and Identify 196 Common North American Birds
By Chris EarleyIn the store
Feed the Birds is designed as a resource for beginners and experienced birdwatchers alike. Join us in the Ebar on Monday, November 18th @7PM where Chris Earley will be sharing tips and tricks for attracting and feeding our fine feathered friends! Tickets $8, $6 bookshelf members, available in advance in the bookstore, or at the door.
Had It Coming: What's Fair in the Age of #MeToo?
By Robyn DoolittleIn the store
Canada has the most progressive sexual assault laws in the developed world, yet the system is failing victims at every stage. Had It Coming is not a diatribe or manifesto, but a nuanced and informed look at how attitudes around sexual behaviour have changed and still need to change. Robyn Doolittle will be in the Bookshelf's Ebar on Tuesday, November 19th at 7PM, in conversation with Jessica St. Peter of Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis. Tickets $8 general, $6 bookshelf members.
With My Back to the World
By Sally CooperIn the store
In an ambitious yet intimate novel set in Taos, New Mexico, and Hamilton, Ontario, Sally Cooper explores unexpected motherhood, creativity, race, love and faith. Sally Cooper is part of a trio of writers, along with A.S. Compton and Marian Pirbhai, reading in the Bookstore on Tuesday, November 26th at 7pm.
Beyond the Trees: A Journey Alone Across Canada's Arctic
By Adam ShoaltsIn the store
Adam Shoalts has been called one of Canada's greatest living explorers and in 2017 completed a nearly 4,000 km solo journey across Canada's arctic. He will be at the Ebar Tuesday, December 3rd at 7pm. Ticket info to come!