Looking for a unique gift idea this Christmas? Consider the gift of knowledge by enrolling your loved one in a class you know is a perfect match to their interests. You'll get a Class Enrollment Certificate that you can package up and put under the tree this holiday season. Or if you're a little uncertain just which class they might like, we can help you out with a Community Classroom Gift Certificate so your sweetie gets to pick their own favourite class. There's a topic near and dear to your loved one - with over 65 class choices. Call 204-475-0483 or pop into the store, for more details.
If you're looking for something to do between January and April take a peek under the Community Classroom tab where there are over sixty-five new class offerings. Remember to register early as classes have limited seats available. Register online, in-person at the store, or by telephone.
Whew, it's been a cold and blustery week! (At least here in Winnipeg.) So hopefully you're safe and warm and cozy to enjoy this week's Roundup:
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|> Fiction books||> Winnipeg Bestsellers based on this week's sales|
|> Non-Fiction books||> Saskatoon Bestsellers based on last week's sales|
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|• New Releases: The late Tom Clancy's newest and last novel, Command Authority, was released in hardcover this week. At over 700 pages and roughly two inches thick, the novel is a monumental end to a monumental career. And because it's a new hardcover title, we're offering it for 30% off. (While on the subject of Mr. Clancy, his second most recent novel, Threat Vector, came out in paperback this week.)||• New Releases: In keeping with tradition and continuing the countdown to Christmas, C.C. Benison's newest holiday mystery was released this week. Ten Lords A-Leaping follows Benison's beloved Father Tom Christmas on another adventure of mystery and intrigue as he investigates the possible murder of an English lord. (I should also mention that last year's Eleven Pipers Piping, which was recently released in paperback, is this month's Featured Paperback. This means it's 30% off for the rest of December!)|
|• Events/Bestsellers: Following the massive turnout and very successful event in our Grant Park store yesterday evening, Measured Words: Third Course hopped up to #5 in our Winnipeg Bestsellers list for Paperback Fiction. From what I heard of the readings at the event, it's little wonder why so many people wanted to pick up a copy of their own!||• Events/Bestsellers: Evan Braun was in our Winnipeg store this past Wednesday to launch his new book, The City of Darkness: Book Two of the Watchers Chronicle. And evidently Mr. Braun is good at showing off his work (or maybe the book is just that good) because The City of Darkness is #2 in Winnipeg Paperback Fiction bestsellers of the week!|
|• Events/Bestsellers: Ian Rankin's Saints of the Shadow Bible is still at #1 on our Winnipeg Hardcover Fiction bestsellers list. I betcha this had something to do with Mr. Rankin's visit to our Grant Park store last Friday, which accumulated a huge (and very excited) crowd.||• Bestsellers: Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg is stuck on our Winnipeg Paperback Non-Fiction bestsellers list, this week up at #1!|
|• Bestsellers: We're tickled pink to see our Winnipeg By Winnipeg photography book back on the bestsellers list! (Hint-hint it makes a perfect Christmas gift hint.)||• Bestsellers: 'Twas The Night Before Christmas, there on the Winnipeg bestsellers list of Books for Young People... (PS - Barbara Reid is our chosen author/artist for our holiday catalogue, Books of the Season. Pick up a copy today to read more on Ms. Reid's work!)|
|• Store News: Children's Toys of the Season are now on our website! Each of these toys is featured in our holiday catalogue, Books of the Season, and all of them are readily available for purchase online.||• Store News: The deadlines for holiday ordering have passed for a select few of our book distributors, and more deadlines are coming up very soon. We strongly recommend getting in touch with us right now if you're looking for a particular title to give as a gift.|
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|• With the busy holiday season upon us, our busy Events season is winding down for the year. But as Canada's Most Eventful Bookstore (can you tell we're proud about that?), we're continuing to host authors in our stores for signings all through December! To name a few of our upcoming Winnipeg guests: Chadwick Ginther signing Tombstone Blues; Simone Hebert Allard signing Manitoba Butterflies: A Field Guide; Anita Daher signing Itty Bitty Bits; Bryan Scott & Bartley Kives signing Stuck in the Middle: Dissenting Views of Winnipeg; and Bill Wright & Dave Craig signing 300 Years of Beer.|
|• Of course, be sure to check out our complete Events listings online to see everything that's coming up in-store! Read about Winnipeg events here, and Saskatoon events here.|
|• On December 16th, Gurevich Fine Art @ McNally Robinson will be opening its newest gallery inside of Prairie Ink Restaurant in Winnipeg. Entitled Look/See, the gallery will showcase the artwork of Kae Sasaki. Contact Prairie Ink today to make reservations for the evening!|
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
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