Welcome to A Shelf Life

We connect readers, writers, booksellers, librarians, and lovers of the written word on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket.

Our Blog features interviews with writers, librarians and other literary folk; reviews and stories about new (and not-so-new) Cape and/or Islands literature; stories on local literary events, past or future; and links to other blogs or news stories related to the bookish life of our region

The Events Calendar links you up with author events, book club meetings, literary classes and lectures, book swaps and sales, and all manner of literary events, including events for kids.

The Libraries and Book Sellers pages contain comprehensive lists of our local public libraries and bookshops, with addresses, phone numbers, and website links. And the Resources page will connect you with centers, retreats, and festivals dedicated to the written word and located on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Please explore, write to us, link to us, and make us a part of your shelf life. If you have questions or suggestions, email me at janet@ashelflife.org.