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Lambda Literary Awards 2017 finalists

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 12:12pm

The finalists for the 29th annual Lambda Literary Awards, which celebrate the best in gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender literature, have been announced.

See the extensive array of shortlists on the Lambda Literary website, and get in touch with your nearest McNally Robinson bookstore or search here on the website to check out any titles that interest you. If the books aren't in stock, we'll certainly look into getting them for you at no extra charge.

The winners will be announced at a gala in New York City on June 12, 2017. For more general information about the awards, please visit the Lambda Literary website.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, LGBTQ

Winnipeg's Sunday hours are changing

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 10:53am

Please note that starting on May 21st, 2017, the Sunday hours of our Winnipeg bookstore and restaurant will be changing slightly.

Our regular Sunday closing time will henceforth be 5:00 PM, rather than the previous 6:00 PM. The opening time of 10:00 AM will remain the same, thus our regular Sunday hours will be 10 AM to 5 PM.

This change will affect both the bookstore and Prairie Ink Restaurant in Winnipeg. Our Saskatoon location's hours will not change in any way. For a full, detailed list of our regular hours, please visit this page.

We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause.

Categories: Store News, Winnipeg

What To Read: May/June 2017

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, May 04, 2017 at 11:58am

A collection of recent books particularly recommended by Chris Hall. Look for our in-store What To Read display tables.

by Yaa Gyasi
$21.00. Trade paperback. Add to Cart

In Gyasi's novel, two half sisters, Effia and Esi, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Africa. Effia marries an English colonist and lives in comfort in the Cape Coast  Castle. Her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath Effia in the women's dungeon, before being shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. The horrors of their experiences echo through generations, as each descendant seeks freedom and healing. (Anchor. May)

By Gaslight
by Steven Price
$24.00. Trade paperback. Add to Cart

An old fashioned Victorian mystery set in the London of 1885. In this city of fog and darkness, the notorious thief Edward Shade exists only as a shadow. William Pinkerton, the son of a detective who died without ever tracing Shade, is determined to drag the thief into the daylight. What follows is a hunt through sewers, opium dens, drawing rooms, and séance halls while an unlikely bond is formed between Pinkerton, the greatest detective of his age, and Adam Foole, the one man who may hold the key to finding Shade. (McClelland & Stewart. May)

See more What To Read picks after the jump...

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, What To Read


2017 Arthur C. Clarke Award shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Thursday, May 04, 2017 at 11:05am

The finalists for the 31st Arthur C. Clarke Award, which honours the best science fiction novel published in the United Kingdom during the previous year, have been announced.

The shortlist includes:

The winner will be announced on July 27th, 2017.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

2017 Stephen Leacock Award for Humour shortlist

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, May 03, 2017 at 5:27pm

The finalists for the 2017 Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour have been announced.

The award, named after famous Canadian humourist Stephen Leacock, honours the greatest Canadian literature of the past year, and comes with a $15,000 prize.

Down from a longlist of eleven nominees, the finalists for this year's Leacock Medal are:

The winner will be announced and celebrated at an awards gala on Saturday, June 10, 2017.

Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Humour
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