Classical Recording of the Week: Nicola Benedetti's Homecoming

by Tyler Vitt - Monday, Jul 21, 2014 at 10:06am

In partnership with Winnipeg's Classic 107, we're proud to present our Classical CD of the Week...

Nicola Benedetti's Homecoming: A Scottish Fantasy


Nicola Benedetti explores her Scottish roots in an album combining the traditions of classical and Scottish folk music.

Click here to see and hear a preview on YouTube.


Look for our Classical CD of the Week display in the Music section of our Grant Park store to pick up a copy!

Categories: Music, Winnipeg, Classic107

Weekly Roundup (July 12-18)

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 4:04pm

> NEW RELEASES
> WINNIPEG BESTSELLERS
> SASKATOON BESTSELLERS

> Deborah Harkness' newest book in her All Souls Trilogy, THE BOOK OF LIFE, was released just this week? and already it's on the bestsellers list: #4 in Hardcover Fiction.

> The newest from Veronica Roth, FOUR: A DIVERGENT COLLECTION, is also on this week's bestsellers: #2 in Books For Young People.

> After a successful launch in late June and much publicity on the book, Michael Wilson's A GUIDED TOUR OF THE BIBLE jumped up to the #1 spot in Paperback Non-Fiction bestsellers this week.

> And after a great event last night inside of Prairie Ink, Linda Holeman's new novel THE DEVIL ON HER TONGUE is at #1 under Paperback Fiction bestsellers!

> The newest Gurevich @ MRB exhibit opened this week inside of Prairie Ink Restaurant. The show, entitled "Between Earth and Sky", runs from now until October 5, and features the artwork of Edward Becenko, Andrew Beck, Miriam Rudolph, Tim Schouten, Robert Sim, and Bette Woodland. For details visit this page.

> COMING UP: Tomorrow, Saturday the 19th, we'll be hosting the launch of the second book by "The Nine", a group of nine individuals who each made the choice to leave their respective Hutterite colonies. For details on their new book as well as the event, click here.

> ALSO COMING UP: Prairie Ink's Icelandic Feast is happening on July 27th! Modern Icelandic cuisine survived all afternoon and evening in buffet style. For details, visit this page.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Classical Recording of the Week: Parry's Music For Heart & Breath

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 1:46pm

In partnership with Winnipeg's Classic 107, we're proud to present our Classical CD of the Week...

Richard Reed Parry's Music For Heart & Breath


The debut of Richard Reed Parry, who is mostly known from the Grammy Nominated Uber band Arcade Fire, as a classical composer. Richard is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, drawing his influences from classical music, folk and electronica. This is his first core classical release that will find his home at Deutsche Grammophon!


Look for our Classical CD of the Week display in the Music section of our Grant Park store to pick up a copy!

Categories: Music, Winnipeg, Classic107

BitLit Canada's Summer Reads Program

by Tyler Vitt - Saturday, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:41pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers is excited to be participating in BitLit Canada's Summer Reads Program!

We've partnered with BitLit to provide our readers a free ebook with the purchase of a print book. It's like two copies for the price of one! Best of all, the ebooks can be read across a wide selection of ereading platforms: on your iPhone, iPad, Nook, Kobo, Android phone or tablet - almost any ereading device!

Look for our in-store displays featuring a few select titles eligible for the Summer Reads Program. And visit this page to search for eligible titles!

Visit this page to see how the process works. It's pretty simple to get your free ebook! Just stop on by your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore and pick up your print copy first.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Weekly Roundup (July 5-11)

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:16pm

> NEW RELEASES
> WINNIPEG BESTSELLERS
> SASKATOON BESTSELLERS

> Bestselling YA author Veronica Roth has come out with another in the Divergent series: FOUR, "a companion volume that includes four pre-Divergent stories plus three additional scenes from Divergent, all told from Tobias's point of view."

> On this week's Paperback Non-Fiction bestsellers list, holding the #2 spot, is Michael Wilson's A GUIDED TOUR OF THE BIBLE. The book was designed and printed right here in our store via our Espresso Book Machine and self-publishing services, and we're proud to see such success - and so soon! Read this article from the Winnipeg Free Press for more on the author and the book.

> #1 in Paperback Fiction bestsellers is THE SIGNATURE OF ALL THINGS by Elizabeth Gilbert. Not much of a surprise, considering it's currently our FEATURED PAPERBACK for 30% off all July (and just all around a great read!).

> The shortlist for this year's ON THE SAME PAGE program, an initiative by The Winnipeg Foundation and Winnipeg Public Library, has been announced. Visit this page to see the nominees AND to cast YOUR VOTE to decide the winner.

> COMING UP: Join us in Prairie Ink TONIGHT for our first "Al Frescolio" dinner, featuring olive oil and balsamic infused dishes as well as expertly selected wine pairings! Details on the dinner, including a full menu, can be found here.

> COMING UP: In just a few days we'll be launching a new Gurevich exhibit inside of Prairie Ink Restaurant. The show, entitled "Between Earth and Sky", will run from July 14 to October 5 and feature the artwork of Edward Becenko, Andrew Beck, Miriam Rudolph, Tim Schouten, Robert Sim, and Bette Woodland. For details visit this page.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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