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March's Author of the Month: DON WINSLOW

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 at 5:12pm

Bestselling author Don Winslow has written twenty novels, including the highly acclaimed epics The Power of the DogThe Cartel, and The Force.

The son of a sailor and a librarian, Winslow grew up with a love of books and storytelling. At age seventeen, he left home to study journalism at the University of Nebraska.

Winslow’s travels have taken him around the world and into various jobs including movie theatre manager, tour guide, and private investigator. While travelling, Winslow wrote his first novel, A Cool Breeze On The Underground, which was nominated for an Edgar Award. With a wife and young son to support, Winslow went back to investigative work, mostly in California, where he and his family lived in hotels for almost three years as he worked cases and became a trial consultant.

In Winslow's latest novel, The Border, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America’s longest conflict: The War on Drugs, for over forty years. His obsession to defeat the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adán Barrera, has left him scarred and cost him the people he loves. Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there. Barrera’s final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson — there are no borders. (Softcover. $24.99. RRC Price $22.49. William Morrow. March)

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The Bookseller: March & April 2019

Thursday, Feb 28, 2019 at 2:30pm

It's shaping up to be another busy spring in the literary world — the Manitoba and Saskatchewan Book Awards are happening soon, there are plenty of titles remembering the Winnipeg General Strike on its 100th anniversary, our own photography collection on Manitoba is about to be released, Poetry Month is coming in April, plus so much more.

Read all about it in the March & April 2019 edition of our newsletter, The Bookseller.

Read it online now >>> 

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Rekonect Magnetic Journals

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2019 at 5:41pm

The Rekonect Magnetic Notebook wants to take a familiar friend and put a modern spin on it.

Rekonect is a family owned and operated company, located in Southern California, that got its start on Kickstarter.

A strip of iron ink printed on each page makes it connect to the notebook’s magnetic spine. This holds the pages firmly in place and makes them easy to remove, organize, and reattach exactly how you want them. Now things like daily lists, sketches, and notes are as moveable and shareable as your thoughts.

Notebooks $40.00. Paper Refills $12.00. RRC applies. Browse these items online »

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February's Author of the Month: MATT HAIG

Friday, Feb 01, 2019 at 4:30pm

Matt Haig is a British novelist and journalist. He suffered a breakdown in his early twenties, and after battling depression for many years he turned to writing, and he now believes that reading and writing books saved his life. He has written both fiction and non-fiction for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children’s book A Boy Called Christmas was a runaway hit and has been translated into over 25 languages. It is being made into a film by Studio Canal and The Guardian called it an ‘instant classic’. His novels for adults include the award-winning The Radleys, The Humans, and How to Stop Time. All of his novels for adults have been optioned for film.

Matt Haig's newest book, Notes on a Nervous Planet, posits that the societies we are part of are increasingly making our minds ill. It very often feels that the way we live is almost engineered to make us unhappy. Whether it is our attitudes toward sleep, the marketing messages that inundate us daily, the constant and hysterical news cycle, social media or even the way we educate our children, we are programming ourselves to put our bodies and minds at odds and setting ourselves up with expectations for our lives that prevent our happiness.

When Matt became ill with panic disorder, anxiety and depression, it took him a long time to work out the ways the external world could impact his mental health in positive and negative ways. Notes on a Nervous Planet shares his journey back to happiness and all of the lessons that Matt learned along the way. (Softcover. $19.99. RRC Price $17.99. HarperCollins. February)

Categories: Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month

Stick to Reading 2019

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2019 at 1:45pm

McNally Robinson Booksellers is again teaming up with the Manitoba Moose Hockey Club, in conjunction with "I Love to Read" Month, to present Stick to Reading, a program designed to encourage literacy among the youth in our community.

Enter to Win a School Visit from the Moose
Classrooms can qualify for the opportunity to have Manitoba Moose player(s) visit their classroom in early March to read children’s books, sign autographs, distribute prizes and answer questions. Students and teachers, grades 1 to 6, are invited to apply online and tell the Moose why they should visit your classroom to celebrate "I Love to Read" month. The contest runs from February 1 to February 22, 2019. Winning classrooms will be selected and contacted the week of February 25th to March 1st, 2019.

The "Stick to Reading" Game
All schools who enter will receive vouchers for all the students for BOGO to the Stick to Reading game on March 17th, 2019. Moose ticketing will contact each school that applies. The "Stick to Reading" game, sponsored by McNally Robinson Booksellers, is on Sunday, March 17, 2019, and pits the Manitoba Moose against the San Diego Gulls.

Book Donations
For the entire "I Love to Read" month of February, Moose fans can donate new or gently used books to both McNally Robinson locations (Grant Park and The Forks). These books will be donated to places and programs in need across our community on behalf of the Manitoba Moose Hockey Club and McNally Robinson Booksellers.

Love hockey! Love to read! For more information and to enter the school contest, visit

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