Sad news today as Nelson Mandela, legendary revolutionary, politician, and the first democratic president of South Africa, passed away in his home in Johannesburg after a long battle with a lung infection. He was 95 years old.
It goes without saying that today the world has lost a great man. Rest in peace, Mr. Mandela.
You can read more about Mr. Mandela and his amazing life in this article by the Globe & Mail. You can also read about his life from the words of the man himself in his autobiography, Long Walk To Freedom.Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Recently there have been a bunch of fantastic new releases in the realm of Humour books. And as section head of Humour in our Grant Park store, I'm happy to see how many books are flying off the shelves!
Wanna know what's so new and popular in Humour? Want some great gift ideas while we're at it? Then simply read on!
» Colin Mochrie's Not Quite the Classics — In this book, the comedian takes the first and last lines from classic tales (such as Moby-Dick, Sherlock Holmes, and many more) and adds his own special twist to the text in between. As one of Canada's kings of improvisation, you can imagine Mochrie brings a certain genius to his storytelling.
» Let Me Off At The Top! My Classy Life & Other Musings — Considered fictional non-fiction, Let Me Off At The Top! is the autobiography of Ron Burgundy, of The Anchorman films fame. Riddled with hyperboles, packed with boldly stated though not-quite-accurate facts, told with utter and raw shamelessness, and reeking with class, this "book" is a fitting exposition of the man and the legend, Ron Burgundy. (This book is featured in our Books of the Season holiday catalogue!)
» Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition by Ben Schott — As a bookseller, you must possess keen buchadlerauge. Not sure what that term means? Well if you were to peruse Schottenfreude, you would know. The book collects various everyday situations and explains each in a single, sophisticated-sounding German word. For example, as you go through this list of humour books, you will likely experience a sort of entlistungsfreude, "the sense of satisfaction afforded by crossing things off lists". (This book is featured in our Books of the Season holiday catalogue!)
Read more on our new Humour books after the jump...Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, New Releases, Publishing News, Humour
If you're hoping to find that perfect gift for that perfect someone, best you contact or visit us within the next few days!
Holiday deadlines are already upon us. A handful of publishers and distributors have already reached their deadlines, and more are coming up within the next few days. Fortunately several of our suppliers continue shipping until December 17th (one week before Christmas), but even so it's best to order from them earlier to give the shipments as much time as possible to arrive. We all know that the weather can change quickly and severely in the Prairies, and this can alter shipping times, sometimes by a couple hours, sometimes by several days.
That is why we strongly urge you to place your orders with us as soon as possible, to give the distributors and the shipping companies sufficient time to get your books to our store!
Please contact your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore if you have any questions, or if you'd like to place an order over the phone. Once we know what book you're looking for and where it's coming from, we can give you an estimate of when it should arrive.Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays
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