Happy Hanukkah

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 2:49pm

'The Jewish holiday Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, starts the night of Tuesday, December 16. The warm glow of the Hanukkah candles burning is always a special moment. This is part of the holiday season that makes our diverse society so beautiful and truly Canadian.

If you need some gift ideas, McNally Robinson is just the place to go. We have a fantastic selection of Jewish cookbooks. What better way to connect to a holiday than to learn how to make those phenomenal traditional dishes? – and perhaps experimenting with other cultural culinary delights. Among the wonderful books worth exploring is The Artisan Jewish Deli at Home by Nick Zukin. We also have a great selection of literature, including such classics as The Magic Barrel by Bernard Malamud. And, of course, if you need a Hanukkah menorah, we have them right here.'


This piece was guest-written by bookseller John C. If you're looking for more books related to Hanukkah and you're in Winnipeg, John might have a few other suggestions for you.

Categories: Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays

Mindfulness: A Thoughtful Way to Begin the New Year

by Barb King - Friday, Dec 12, 2014 at 3:45pm

In partnership with the Canadian Mental Health Association, the Community Classroom presents a ten week class on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction starting January 5th. This popular class will be led by Clarence Ens and is based on the medthods of Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph. D., and author of Full Catastrophe Living and Wherever You Go, There You Are. The MBSR course has been offered for over thirty years at major medical centres around the world. MBSR is designed to introduce Mindfulness practice as a way of reducing stress and enveloping greater balance, control and fuller participation in your life. Participants will need to bring a yoga mat, small blanket and cushion to each class. Registration fee is $423 for nine Mondays and one Saturday. Classes will generally run from  4:00 - 6:30 pm January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 23, March 2, 9 and a full day of Mindfulness on Saturday February 28th. Pre-registration is required. 

Holiday hours

by Tyler Vitt - Saturday, Dec 06, 2014 at 2:12pm

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from McNally Robinson Booksellers!

The following are our holiday hours this December:

  • Christmas Eve: Open 9 am to 5 pm
  • Christmas Day: Closed
  • Boxing Day: Open 10 am to 6 pm
  • New Years Eve: Open 9 am to 5 pm
  • New Years Day: Closed

These hours affect both our Winnipeg and Saskatoon stores.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Find Momo on Giving Tuesday

by Tyler Vitt - Saturday, Nov 29, 2014 at 12:29pm

This coming Tuesday, December 2nd, is "Giving Tuesday"!

This year, we're partnering with Quirk Books and Momo to give to the Alberta Spay Neuter Task Force (ASNTF), which provides care for cats and dogs living in First Nations communities.

And we'd like your help! For every copy of Find Momo sold on Tuesday, December 2nd, Quirk Books and McNally Robinson will each donate $1 to ASNTF. You can purchase the book right here on our website, or look for it in-store in the Pets books section.

For more information on ASNTF, visit their website.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Holiday ordering & deadlines

by Tyler Vitt - Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 4:59pm

Happy holidays!

The holiday deadlines for special ordering books are approaching. As a rule of thumb, we consider December 10th as the last date when we can order a book and have it arrive before Christmas.

We will still gladly take orders after this date, but we cannot guarantee they will arrive before Christmas.

Nevertheless, we strongly encourage you to get in touch with us soon as possible to specially order books you intend to give as gifts. Some publishers take longer to ship, and weather is always a concern this time of year.

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
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