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

> NEW RELEASES
> WINNIPEG BESTSELLERS
> SASKATOON BESTSELLERS

> Several great new releases this week, including:
>>> Murakami's COLORLESS TSUKURU TAZAKI AND HIS YEAR OF PILGRIMAGE
>>> Margaret Atwood's MADDADDAM in paperback
>>> Marie Philips' THE TABLE OF LESS VALUED KNIGHTS
>>> 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

Kids Time!

by Events Saskatoon - Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 4:36pm

 Join us Sundays at 1:00 pm in the Story Circle for an exciting new program at McNally Robinson for Kids in Saskatoon.

PLEASE NOTE: OCTOBER 12 will be the last session for the 2014 season.

It's Kids Time for children ages 3 to 7, and features sing-a-longs and yoga-inspired movement!

Bring your yoga mat if you like! No registration required: this is a drop-in program with a cost of $5 per child per session. Contact McNally Robinson for Kids at 306-955-1477 for details.

Categories: Fun, Store News, Saskatoon, Ongoing Kids Events in Saskatoon

Classical Recording of the Week: Magic of the Movies by Andre Rieu

by Tyler Vitt - Monday, Aug 11, 2014 at 10:06am

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

Andre Rieu's Magic of the Movies


André and the Movies -- an incredible combination. Containing both a CD and DVD, this set is full of the best-loved hits from the silver screen including Titanic, The Godfather, Romeo and Juliet, The Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago and more!


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

Weekly Roundup (Aug 2-8)

by Tyler Vitt - Friday, Aug 08, 2014 at 1:02pm

> NEW RELEASES
> WINNIPEG BESTSELLERS
> SASKATOON BESTSELLERS

> Notable new releases this week: Terry Goodkind's SEVERED SOULS, and Lev Grossman's THE MAGICIAN'S LAND.

> Just a week after it was released, Eleanor Catton's THE LUMINARIES rocketed up to #1 in Paperback Fiction. Considering it's our Featured Paperback for 30% off (not to mention a great book!), I am not surprised.

> Lookit what crept onto the Hardcover Bestsellers this week: Jeffrey Brown's GOODNIGHT DARTH VADER, an adorable story of bedtime in a galaxy far, far away.

> And under Paperback Non-Fiction bestsellers, Michael Wilson's A GUIDED TOUR OF THE BIBLE has made another appearance at #2. Fourth week in a row on the bestsellers!

> A number of event-related books have appeared on the Paperback Non-Fiction bestsellers list this week: Morro & Jasp's EAT YOUR HEART OUT at #1 following a huge discussion and signing on Wednesday; Anea Bogue's 9 WAYS WE'RE SCREWING UP OUR GIRLS AND HOW WE CAN STOP at #3; and INDIGENOUS POETICS IN CANADA, edited by Neal McLeod, at #5 following a big, exciting launch on Thursday.

> Join us in Winnipeg next Wednesday, August 13th, at 7:00 pm for Dr. Dale Dewar speaking about and signing his book, HIROSHIMA TO FUKUSHIMA TO YOU: A PRIMER ON RADIATION AND HEALTH.

> Coming up TONIGHT in Winnipeg is our third "Al Frescolio" dinner at Prairie Ink. Do note that the final dinner on August 22nd is sold out, so this will be your last chance to dine fresh this summer! Get all the details on the dinner here, and be sure to contact Prairie Ink to purchase tickets.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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