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McNally Robinson at The Forks

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Sep 15, 2017 at 3:54pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers is pleased to share the news that we are planning to open a new store in The Forks Market.

The store will be small by our standards but will allow us to showcase the newest and best of what we do at our Grant Park Mall location. The new store will have a wide range of books but will offer a special presence to Indigenous and local writing as well as books for children. We will also feature a rotating selection of our non-book items from kitchen ware to reading glasses, board games to stuffed animals.

We are thrilled with the way the Forks has been reestablished as a meeting place. It was a meeting place for Indigenous peoples from ancient times and now brings Winnipeggers as well as visitors from around the world together to enjoy the area’s varied offerings. To get the opportunity to become a part of what’s going on at the Forks is very exciting to all of us. We hope everyone will be just as delighted to see us at the Forks.

Check back in coming months for details about the new store!

Categories: Store News, Winnipeg

What To Read: September & October 2017

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Sep 05, 2017 at 11:43am

A collection of recent books particularly recommended by Chris Hall. Look for our in-store What To Read display tables.

The Parcel
by Anosh Irani
$21.00. Trade paperback. Add to Cart

This novel’s heart, soul and voice is Madhu, a transgender sex worker in the red-light district of Bombay. Madhu identifies herself as a "hijra" — a person belonging to the third sex, neither man nor woman. Now, at 40, she has moved away from prostitution and is forced to beg to support herself. One day Madhu is given a task: a "parcel" has arrived — a young girl from the provinces — and Madhu must prepare it for its fate. A sometimes difficult read but one that rewards generously. (Vintage. August)

Time Travel
by James Gleick
$23.00. Trade paperback. Add to Cart

A fun and mind-bending exploration of time travel, from its origins in literature and science to its influence on our understanding of time itself. Gleick explores physics, technology, philosophy, and art as each relates to time travel and tells the story of the concept's cultural evolutions from H.G. Wells to Doctor Who, from Proust to Woody Allen. He takes a close look at the porous boundary between science fiction and modern physics before delving into what it all means in our own moment in time. (Vintage. September)

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Our Sights & Sounds: Sept. & Oct. 2017

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Sep 05, 2017 at 11:43am

Music CDs & Records

Liona Boyd. No Remedy for Love. CD $14.99. The winner of five Juno Awards and known the world over as “The First Lady of the Guitar,” Boyd has released twenty-eight albums, spanning a wide range of styles. The central theme of her new album is love in its many incarnations, from love for the planet and animals to romantic love and love for the place she now calls home. No Remedy for Love was inspired by the melodic folk, pop and classical music she grew up with and embraces a variety of influences across its seventeen tracks. (Universal. August)

Vijay Iyer Sextet. Far From Over. CD $16.99. His fifth release for ECM since 2014 finds the keyboardist-composer and his dynamic sextet reaching a new peak. Furthering an artistry that led The Guardian to call Iyer "one of the world's most inventive new-generation jazz pianists" Far From Over features a wealth of jazz history even as it pushes boldly forward.The music ranges from the thrillingly explosive to the cathartically elegiac, with melodic hooks, entrancing atmosphere, rhythmic muscle and an elemental spirit all part of the allure. (Universal. August)

See more of our Sights & Sounds, including DVDs & Blu-Rays, after the jump...

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September's Author of the Month: ADAM GOPNIK

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Sep 01, 2017 at 10:49am

A staff writer for the New Yorker since 1986, Adam Gopnik was born in Philadelphia and raised in Montreal. He is a three-time winner of the National Magazine Award for Essays and for Criticism and a George Polk Award winner for Magazine Reporting. In March of 2013, he was awarded the medal of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Republic. His books include Paris to the Moon (2000), Through The Children’s Gate (2006), and the fiftieth anniversary Massey Lecture published in 2011, Winter: Five Windows on the Season. He lives in New York City with his wife and their two children.

When Adam Gopnik and his soon-to-be-wife, Martha Parker, left the comforts of home in Montreal for New York, the city then, much like today, was a pilgrimage site for the young and the arty and ambitious. But it was also becoming a city of greed, where both life’s consolations and its necessities were increasingly going to the highest bidder. In his new book,  At the Strangers’ Gate, Gopnik builds a portrait of this moment in New York through the story of their journey—from their excited arrival as aspiring artists to their eventual growth into a New York family. Gopnik transports us to their tiny basement room on the Upper East Side, and later to SoHo, where he captures a unicorn: an affordable New York loft. Between tender, laugh-out-loud reminiscences, including affectionate portraits of New York luminaries from Richard Avedon to Robert Hughes and Jeff Koons, At the Strangers’ Gate takes us into the corridors of Condé Nast, the galleries of MoMA and many places between to illuminate the fascinating world capital of creativity and aspiration that is New York, then and now. (Hardcover. $34.00. Knopf. September)

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month

The Bookseller: September & October 2017

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Sep 01, 2017 at 10:49am

New biographies of Canadian music legends Joni Mitchell & Gordon Lightfoot; a challenge from Ken Dryden to make hockey safer; a history of the CanLit Boom; autumn specials at Prairie Ink; and so much more in the September & October issue of The Bookseller.

Read it online now >>>

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