Happy Easter!

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 7:04pm

Happy Easter for those who celebrate it, and for all the rest -- happy long weekend!

Our holiday hours are:
> Friday, April 18th: CLOSED
> Saturday, April 19th: 9 am - 11 pm (normal hours)
> Sunday, April 20th: CLOSED

Our normal hours will resume on Monday the 21st.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Grade 5/6 Writing Contest - It Seemed Impossible - Results

by Megan Larose - Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 at 5:53pm

We received so many wonderful entries for our It Seemed Impossible writing contest! We were overwhelmed and thrilled with the excellent writing. The stories were interesting and clever, and we truly congratulate all the young writers on their compositions.

The winners of the It Seemed Impossible writing contest are:

First Place: Alexandria Martin from Linden Meadows School

Second Place: Anthony Zuniga from Marion School

Third Place: Rebecca Adams from Montrose School

Honourable Mention: Kaiden Cancilla from ecole St. Germain

Please join us for our awards evening on Thursday, May 1st at 7:00 in the Atrium. The winners will read their stories, and you will be able to meet our special guest judge Larry Verstraete, author of Life or Death: Surviving the Impossible.

Categories: Site News, Winnipeg

Welcome home, Ms. Toews

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 at 9:05pm

Tonight we hosted the launch of Miriam Toews' new novel, All My Puny Sorrows, inside of our Winnipeg store.

And it was a spectacular event. From the emotional introduction and reading given by Ms. Toews as well as the massive crowd that clung to each of her words, to the winding lineup and the eager fans waiting for their turn to say hi and get a signature, the launch was incredible for all involved -- we the booksellers, our guests, and perhaps most of all Ms. Toews herself.

Thanks to everyone who came out, and thank you, Miriam, for coming home. It was fun.

All My Puny Sorrows is now available in hardcover. We've got a limited supply of signed copies left over from the event so contact us as soon as possible to get one set aside.

You can see some photos of the event on our Pinterest board, Canada's Most Eventful Bookstore.

Categories: buzz, Store News, Winnipeg, Event News

Pulitzer Prize 2014 winners

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 at 4:15pm

This year's Pulitzer Prize winners have been announced!

The Drama, Books, and Music winners are as follows:

> FICTION - The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
> DRAMA - The Flick by Annie Baker
> HISTORY - The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor
> BIOGRAPHY - Margaret Fuller: A New American Life by Megan Marshall
> POETRY - 3 Sections by Vijay Seshadri
> GENERAL NON-FICTION - Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation by Dan Fagin
> MUSIC - Become Ocean by John Luther Adams

Visit the Pulitzer Prizes website for more details, including the list of Journalism winners.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Classical Recording of the Week: CHASING PIANOS by Lisitsa & Nyman

by Tyler Vitt - Monday, Apr 14, 2014 at 10:05am

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

Lisitsa & Nyman's Chasing Pianos

A coming together of two artists with enormous followings: Valentina Lisitsa, with her dazzling artistry and hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube, and Michael Nyman, with his hugely popular film soundtracks.

This release, in the year of Nyman's 70th birthday, features tracks from his multi-award-winning score for the 1993 smash hit film The Piano.

Acclaimed for his music's innovation, punchy simplicity and universal appeal, Nyman, during his career as a music critic, coined the term 'minimalism' for an emergent musical genre -- one to which he would make extensive contributions in many of his early scores and inspire a vast global audience.

The disc is packed full with 77 minutes of material, full of irresistible energy. The album includes all ten solo piano transcriptions from The Piano, together on one album for the first time.

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
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