Classical Recording of the Week: Joshua Bell's Three Classic Albums

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 8:27pm

In partnership with Winnipeg's Classic 107, we're proud to present our Classical CD of the Week...

Joshua Bell's Three Classic Albums

CD 1 - Presenting Joshua Bell
(Joshua Bell / John Bell / Samuel Sanders)

CD 2 - Bruch/Mendelssohn Violin Concertos
(Joshua Bell / Academy of St. Martin in the Fields / Sir Neville Marriner)

CD 3 - Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, Wieniawski Violin Concerto No. 2
(Joshua Bell / The Cleveland Orchestra / Vladimir Ashkenazy)

Look for our Classical CD of the Week display in the Music section of our Grant Park store to pick up a copy!

Categories: Music, Winnipeg, Classic107

Hugo Award 2014 winners

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 1:13pm

The 2014 Hugo Awards winners were announced this past weekend!

Of particular interest to us is the winner of the Best Novel category:

   >   Ann Leckie, for her novel Ancillary Justice.

But of course, it was a great list of winners all around. Be sure to check out the complete list.

Categories: Awards, SciFi & Fantasy, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Louise Erdrich wins 2014 Richard C. Holbrooke Award

by Tyler Vitt - Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 at 12:57pm

Louise Erdrich is the winner of this year's Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award, one of the Dayton Literary Peace Prizes.

The Dayton Literary Peace Prizes are meant to recognize literature's power to foster peace, social justice and global understanding, and the distinguished achievement award is given for body of work. The award is called the Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award for the late U.S. diplomat who brokered the 1995 Dayton peace accords on Bosnia.

Congratulations, Ms. Erdrich! Very well deserved.

You can read the full press release here.

Categories: Awards, Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Weekly Roundup (Aug 9-15)

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:50am


> Several great new releases this week, including:
>>> Margaret Atwood's MADDADDAM in paperback
>>> and the 2015 edition of WHAT COLOR IS YOUR PARACHUTE?

> Oh and look at that: Murakami's new book was released three days ago and we've already sold over a dozen copies, putting it up to #3 in bestselling Hardcover Fiction of the week. #3 in three days? Clearly Winnipeg is full of Murakami fans.

> Four titles on our Paperback Non-Fiction Bestsellers list have carried over from last week: EAT YOUR HEART OUT WITH MORRO AND JASP at #2; 9 WAYS WE'RE SCREWING UP OUR GIRLS AND HOW WE CAN STOP at #3; INDIGENOUS POETICS IN CANADA at #4; and VIKINGS ON A PRAIRIE OCEAN at #5.

> Did you know Prairie Ink is all about cooking with cherries this month? Specifically we're cooking with the specially bred PRAIRIE Cherries from the University of Saskatchewan.

> Coming up NEXT WEEK, Tuesday August 19th, is the launch of Deborah Harkness' THE BOOK OF LIFE! We're excited, and we know a lot of you are excited, so stop by and meet Ms. Harkness and get some books signed.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

The First World War and Dress Reform

by Barb King - Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014 at 11:02am

On Monday, August 25th at 10:00 a.m. the Costume Museum of Canada joins us in the Community Classroom for a presentation on how the war overseas mandated a change in clothing here at home so women in particular and those left at home could cope with the changing responsibilities now that much of the workforce were overseas. Corsets and outfits with many layers became history and realistic, loose and useful clothing entered the mainstream. Volunteers from the museum will model some of the styles of the time. Pre-registration required. $20 per person.

Register online here. To narrow your search, select "Remembering the First World War" under the Category drop-down menu.

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