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$5 shipping to anywhere in Canada

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 4:30pm

If you spend $30.00 or more (before taxes and gift wrapping) on our website, your order will ship for $5.00 (plus tax) to any address within Canada!

This offer is valid on our website until 11:59 pm CST on December 31, 2017. It applies to Canada Post’s “Regular Parcel” rate only, and orders must be shipped whole to a single destination address, no partial shipments. The $30.00 minimum does not include titles that are out-of-print or no longer available. The $5.00 shipping offer does not apply to school, library, or institutional orders.

Use the search function to find exactly the books you're looking for, or start by exploring titles by subject matter. You can also browse our curated categories such as Staff Picks or Prairie Writers, or check out our holiday catalogue, Books of the Season, which details all of the newest and best books for this autumn and winter.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Books of the Season 2017

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 4:22pm

Our annual holiday catalogue, Books of the Season, is here for 2017!

In it you will find toys, housewares, fashion accessories, music, films, games, and of course books — everything you need to make your holidays complete. It's the only gift guide you'll need this year, so get a jump on the holidays and...

Read it now online >>>

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Newsletter

November's Author of the Month: RACHEL JOYCE

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Nov 01, 2017 at 3:57pm

Rachel Joyce is the author of the international bestsellers The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy, and Perfect. She is also the award-winning writer of more than twenty plays for BBC Radio 4.

Her latest novel, The Music Shop, is set in the late 1980s in a small record shop, jam-packed with records. Located down a dead-end street, it attracts the lonely and the sleepless, and one Ilse Brauchmann, whose reasons for visiting the shop are not what they seem.

Categories: Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month

The Giller Prize 2017 shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Oct 03, 2017 at 5:38pm

The five finalists for the 2017 Scotiabank Giller Prize have been announced. They include:

The winner, who will receive a $100,000 prize, will be announced at a gala hosted by comedian Mary Walsh on November 20th, 2017.

To celebrate the evening, we will be hosting our annual Giller Light Bash inside of Prairie Ink Restaurant. Tickets are available for the event online or at the bookstore, and proceeds go to supporting Frontier College. For more information about the Bash, please visit this page.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

October's Author of the Month: ALICE McDERMOTT

by Tyler Vitt - Saturday, Sep 30, 2017 at 2:26pm

Alice McDermott was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1953. Her first novel, A Bigamists' Daughter, was published to wide acclaim in 1982. That Night (1987), her second novel, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. In his cover review for The New York Times Book Review, David Leavitt called That Night "an original, a work that revels in a rich, discursive prose style that belongs entirely to Alice McDermott." Charming Billy (1998), which won the National Book Award, tells the tragic story of the late Billy Lynch within the complex matrix of a tightly knit Irish American community. Her other books include At Weddings and Wakes, Child of My Heart, and After This.

In her latest novel, The Ninth Hour, a young Irish immigrant opens the gas taps in his Brooklyn tenement on a dim winter afternoon. He is determined to prove to the subway bosses who have recently fired him, and to his badgering, pregnant wife "that the hours of his life belong to himself alone." In the aftermath of the fire that follows, Sister St. Savior, an aging nun, a Little Sister of the Sick Poor, appears, unbidden, to direct the way forward for his widow and his unborn child. In Catholic Brooklyn, in the early part of the twentieth century, decorum, superstition, and shame collude to erase the man's brief existence, and yet his suicide, although never spoken of, reverberates through many lives, testing the limits and the demands of love and sacrifice, forgiveness and forgetfulness, through multiple generations. Rendered with lucidity and intelligence, The Ninth Hour explores love and morality in the kitchens, sickbeds, train compartments, love nests, and basement laundry rooms of three generations. (Hardcover. $37.00. FSG. September)

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month
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