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Canadian Independent Bookstore Day 2022

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022 at 2:32pm

Canadian Independent Bookstore Day is taking place on Saturday, April 30!

This year we're celebrating with contests. Two of them to be specific:

In our own McNally Robinson contest, every purchase made with us on April 30th will be eligible to enter a draw to win a prize pack filled with an assortment of books (look after the jump below to see photos of some of the prizes). Customers who purchase items in-store will be given a ballot to fill out, and customers who purchase on our website will be entered automatically. The winners will be determined the week following and contacted directly about their prizes.

The second contest is put on by our friends at the Canadian Independent Booksellers Association (CIBA) and gives you a chance to win one of three gift cards — $250, $500, or $1000! — to the Canadian independent bookstore of your choice. In this contest, each book purchased at a Canadian indie bookseller (including McNally Robinson!) is worth one entry, so the more books you buy the more entries you can submit. Better yet, books written/illustrated by a Canadian are worth double. Books can be purchased online, by phone, or in-store. Once you've got your receipt (or in the case of online orders, your confirmation email), you will visit CIBA's website to submit your entries. You may visit their website now to read all of the details about the CIBA contest.

These contests are open at all of our bookstores and on our website, but only on April 30th. Our bookstores are open 10 AM to 9 PM that day, and online purchases made between 12:00 AM and 11:59 PM are eligible. So we'll see you then for Canadian Independent Bookstore Day!

Thank you to everyone for continuining to support Canadian independent bookselling. We've been Canada's largest indie bookseller for over 40 years, and that's all thanks to readers like you!

Thanks also to the Canadian Independent Booksellers Association for their support all these years, and to the publishers who have helped us put together our contest prizes (not to mention all the resources they provide to help get books into the hands of our readers!).

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Gift Ideas & Holiday Hours

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 at 1:29pm

Happy holidays and Merry Christmas from all of us at McNally Robinson Booksellers!

If you're still looking for last minute gift ideas, we recommend browsing our Books & Gifts of the Season catalogue. Look closely at the stock check beside each item to see what titles are on our shelves now, then hurry down to your nearest McNally Robinson store to grab them before Christmas. See below for our upcoming holiday hours.

There are also gift cards! You set the amount, give us the recipient's email address, then choose a date and time for when you'd like the e-gift card to be sent. Our gift card system has been upgraded and is now fully automated, so you can purchase and send gift cards online at anytime. Even if it's 10 PM on Christmas Eve and you realize you forgot to buy someone a gift, McNally Robinson e-gift cards are there for you...

Our upcoming holiday hours:

Winnipeg at The Forks: Dec. 24 open 10 AM - 5 PM // Dec. 25 closed // Dec. 26 open 10 AM - 7 PM

Winnipeg at Grant Park: Dec. 24 open 10 AM - 5 PM // Dec. 25 closed // Dec. 26 open 10 AM - 5 PM

Saskatoon: Dec. 24 open 10 AM - 5 PM // Dec. 25 closed // Dec. 26 open 11 AM - 5 PM

Happy holidays and happy reading! We wish you all the best in 2022!

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg

Our 40th Anniversary

Tuesday, Oct 12, 2021 at 4:37pm

2021 marks the 40th anniversary of McNally Robinson Booksellers, as well as the 25th anniversary of our Grant Park store in Winnipeg!

In recognition of this, authors from around the world — all of whom we've had the pleasure of hosting for book launches and signings over the years — graciously reached out to send us virtual greetings and well wishes.

Thanks to all of the authors (and their publicists and publishers) who put those videos together. It warms our hearts to receive such kind words.

Due to the ongoing pandemic we are unable to host a proper anniversary party like we originally hoped, however instead we are celebrating the weekend of October 15-17, 2021 with special discounts and contests for customers! For all of the details on what we have planned, please see this page.

The anniversary discounts and contests are available in-store and online, so you may partake from wherever you are! Just make sure you visit us or submit your orders October 15-17 to receive the special discount and for a chance to win one of the prize packages.

A big thank you to everyone who has supported us these past 40 years. Like every business we've had our ups and downs over the years, and in particular 2020 was a hard time due to the pandemic, but it never ceases to amaze us how much passion for literature exists in our cities and across the Prairies, and how many of those passionate individuals come to us for all their bookish needs. Thank you for reading with us, and we hope to be your booksellers for at least another 40 years!

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Introducing The Bookseller Box

Friday, Aug 20, 2021 at 5:20pm

We are pleased to announce we have just launched The Bookseller Box — our monthly subscription program of hand-selected books and gifts for readers of all ages!

Each month we'll send you the new releases our booksellers are most excited about, along with a few other goodies to enhance your reading experience. Tell us what genres and topics you’re interested in, how long you’d like to subscribe for, where you're located, and we’ll take care of the rest.

The price of the subscription varies depending on which plan you choose and how many months you sign up for (longer subscriptions get a discount!), and it's a flat-rate fee of $5 per month for shipping to anywhere in Canada. Reader Reward Card holders also receive their regular 10% discount on any of our subscription plans.

For all of the details and to see our subscription plan options, please visit this page.

Bookseller Boxes also make fantastic personalized gifts! Just make sure to specify the recipient’s name and interests when signing up on their behalf.

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Canadian Independent Bookstore Day: April 24, 2021

Saturday, Apr 10, 2021 at 4:06pm

We are thrilled that Canadian Independent Bookstore Day is coming up on Saturday, April 24, 2021!

Canadian Independent Bookstore Day was started as a way for readers across Canada to celebrate their beloved local indie bookstores and the contributions these businesses make to their communities. By shopping locally for your books on April 24, you are advocating for independent businesses, supporting a flourishing bookselling community, and investing in Canadian culture.

As Canada's largest and most eventful indie bookstore, we are proudly taking part in this nationwide celebration. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are, sadly, unable to plan any special events for the big day, however the Canadian Independent Booksellers Association (CIBA) is running an online contest across Canada with a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

The contest is simple:

  1. Buy books. You may shop online, by phone, or in-store with us April 24-25, 2021. Be sure to keep your receipts and all emails we send you!
  2. Review the prizes. You can see the full list on CIBA's website. Be sure to read the conditions carefully and select your favourite prize(s).*
  3. Enter. Links to dedicated entry forms will be found on CIBA's website on April 24 and 25. Each prize will have its own entry form, and proof of purchase will be required (see below for more details**).
  4. Find out if you've won! CIBA staff will contact prospective winners with next steps on April 26 via email.

*One important thing to note: Each book you purchase on April 24/25 counts as one entry. So if you buy ten books, you can enter to win ten different prizes! Or you can pool your entries into select prizes.

**Proof of purchase is required for each entry. For orders made in person or by phone, you will need to include a photograph of your printed receipt. For orders made on our website, you will need to take a screenshot of the confirmation email you receive from us (which you will receive as soon as you've submitted your order).

For full contest details, please visit CIBA's website. Be sure to bookmark that page so that you can get back to it quickly when it's time to submit your contest entries.

Thank you for shopping with us and for supporting a locally-owned, Canadian independent company.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Contests and Giveaways
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