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Barb Minett

Barb Minett

Barb Minett is a lifelong lover of books, longtime Guelph Resident and co-founder of The Bookshelf at 42 Quebec Str. She can be reached at barb@bookshelf.ca

Recent Work by Barb

On The Bookshelf: The Listeners is a hum-dinger of a book

On The Bookshelf: The Listeners is a hum-dinger of a book

'For those who enjoy a path strewn with pertinent questions there are many'
On The Bookshelf: A rollicking good time with Nicholas Ruddock's latest

On The Bookshelf: A rollicking good time with Nicholas Ruddock's latest

Guelph author gives us a The Last Hummingbird West of Chile, a period piece where a hummingbird is the voice of reason
The Girl Who Loved Giraffes: a remarkable take on a remarkable woman

The Girl Who Loved Giraffes: a remarkable take on a remarkable woman

Rockwood resident Kathy Stinson captures the essence of Anne Innis Dagg
<b>On The Bookshelf:</b> Suzanne Simard's Finding the Mother Tree

On The Bookshelf: Suzanne Simard's Finding the Mother Tree

Understanding how an important part of nature works and convincing others of it
<b>On The Bookshelf:</b> What It's Like To Be A Bird

On The Bookshelf: What It's Like To Be A Bird

David Sibley's book provides wonderful insight into the world of birds
On The Bookshelf: The beauty and brilliance of Seth on full display in Clyde Fans

On The Bookshelf: The beauty and brilliance of Seth on full display in Clyde Fans

Guelph's renowned Seth has created a 'profoundly moving' picture novel about people who find it hard to face truths that they are unwilling to do anything about
<b>On The Bookshelf:</b> Trying to understand one's place in a capitalist world

On The Bookshelf: Trying to understand one's place in a capitalist world

'Eula Biss likens capitalism to Pokemon, where the participants playing do not really understand the rules but nevertheless are compelled to acquire (buy) more and more cards'
Having And Being Had: Trying to understand one's place in a capitalist world

Having And Being Had: Trying to understand one's place in a capitalist world

'Eula Biss likens capitalism to Pokemon, where the participants playing do not really understand the rules but nevertheless are compelled to acquire (buy) more and more cards'
<b>On The Bookshelf:</b> Take a breath, the proper way

On The Bookshelf: Take a breath, the proper way

Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art by James Nestor explores the importance of breathing the right way
<b>On The Bookshelf:</b> A look at the fascinating world of fungi

On The Bookshelf: A look at the fascinating world of fungi

In this month's On The Bookshelf, Barb Minett looks at Merlin Sheldrake's non-fiction work Entangled Life