We all have that book lover in our life, I mean its in us all! Whether you are a dog fanatic, or a world traveller, books are enlightening and teach you more about your passion!

So, today we head over to ShelfLife Books, to share a little something for everyone this holiday season. Ready, Set, Shop!!!

For the Cat lover in your life:

The Pefect Stocking Stuffer For Kiddies! (and it’s local)

For the entrepreneur in your life:

For the inspiring chef:

For the world explorer:

For the Social Media marketer in training:

and last but not least… the dog lover in your life! And it’s by none other then local chef Julie Van Rosendaal!

Fall in love with many more by stopping into Shelf life Books on 4th! Now let’s learn a bit more about the faces, including Co-owner JoAnn, behind this amazing shop.

So, How long has Shelf Life Books on 4th Street?

JoAnn: 5 years!

What was the inspiration behind the start of Shelf Life?

JoAnn: When McNally Robinson closed, there was no independant bookstores downtown. We decided to remedy that situation, and here we are!

What’s something many of us might not know about Shelf Life Books?

JoAnn: We specialize in new, high quaity fiction and non fiction in hardcover and trade paper.

And, what’s one fun fact?

JoAnn: We champion Canadian writers in general, and local authors in particular, and we host a lot of events in stores on evenings and weekends.

What do you love most about 4th Street?

JoAnn: It’s lively, busy and ever changing.

…..Your one guilty pleasure?


Well, that makes sense, haha!! Okay, and your favourite book today?

JoAnn: Today, It’s a tie betweetn Mortal By Atul Gawande And The Mare By Mary Gaitskill. Ask me next week and it will be something else.