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Once Upon a Time in Winnipeg ...

Monday, Oct 28, 2019 at 12:56pm

The Winnipeg Eaton's department store opened in 1905 and became a staple of Winnipeg's downtown until it closed its doors in 1999. But while it was open, a seasonal favourite of many in the city was the Santa's Village on the 9th floor, which included 15 animatronic fairytale stories—part of the store for almost 40 years. What happened to those vignettes when the store closed? For the past 20 years, they've been living at the Children's Museum!

Interested in hearing a bit more about these Winnipeg favourites? Allie Alsop, director of education and exhibits at the Manitoba Children's Museum, will be discussing Eaton's impact on Winnipeg, the creation and maintenance of the vignettes, and the background of the featured stories in the Community Classroom session, The Eaton's Fairytale Vignettes: A Winnipeg Holiday Tradition on November 1st. 

Register now for a festive look back at a piece of Winnipeg's recent past!

Categories: Winnipeg, Community Classroom, Holidays

Easter Weekend 2016

Wednesday, Mar 23, 2016 at 4:36pm

Please note that McNally Robinson observes both Good Friday (March 25th) and Easter Sunday (March 27th), meaning we will be closed both of those days. On the Saturday between (March 26th), we will be open our usual hours: 9 AM to 11 PM.

This applies to both our Winnipeg and Saskatoon bookstores.

Enjoy your long weekend, and happy Easter!

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays

Easter 2015 holiday hours

Wednesday, Apr 01, 2015 at 8:16pm

Happy Easter!

Please note our following hours and closures for the weekend, which apply to both our Winnipeg and Saskatoon stores:

Good Friday, April 3rd: CLOSED
Saturday, April 4th: Open regular hours (9 am to 11 pm)
Easter Sunday, April 5th: CLOSED
Easter Monday, April 6th: Open regular hours (9 am to 10 pm)

Enjoy the weekend!

And Happy Passover!

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays

Louis Riel Day & Family Day

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 2:46pm

Coming up on Monday, February 16th, is Louis Riel Day in Manitoba and Family Day in Saskatchewan. In observation of these holidays, please note the following:

In Winnipeg, our bookstore will be open from noon until 5 pm. Prairie Ink will be open the same hours with counter-service only.

Our Saskatoon store and restaurant will be closed all day.

Categories: Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Holidays

Happy Hanukkah

Wednesday, Dec 10, 2014 at 8:20pm

'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
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