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Our February Author of the Month: LOUISA MORGAN

Saturday, Jan 29, 2022 at 5:20pm

Louisa Morgan is a pseudonym for award-winning author Louise Marley. She lives in the Pacific Northwest where she and her Border Terrier, Oscar, ramble the beaches and paths of Washington state. A Secret History of Witches was her first book under this pseudonym, followed by The Witch’s Kind, and The Age of Witches.

The Great Witch of Brittany returns to the world of A Secret History of Witches with the bewitching tale of Ursule Orchière and her discovery of magical abilities that will not only change the course of her life but every generation that comes after her.

There hasn’t been a witch born in the Orchière clan for generations. According to the elders, that line is dead, leaving the clan vulnerable to the whims of superstitious villagers and the prejudices of fear mongering bishops. Ursule Orchière has been raised on stories of the great witches of the past. But the only magic she knows is the false spells her mother weaves over the gullible women who visit their fortune-telling caravan. Everything changes when Ursule comes of age and a spark of power flares to life. Thrilled to be chosen, she has no idea how magic will twist and shape her future. Guided by an ancient grimoire and the whispers of her ancestors, Ursule is destined to walk the same path as the great witches of old. But first, the Orchière magical lineage must survive. And danger hovers over her, whether it’s the bloodlust of the mob or the flames of the pyre.

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Gift Ideas & Holiday Hours

Tuesday, Dec 14, 2021 at 2:11pm

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 4:51pm

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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Our October Author of the Month: ELIZABETH STROUT

Tuesday, Sep 28, 2021 at 4:47pm

Elizabeth Strout is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Olive Kitteridge, winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Olive, Again, an Oprah’s Book Club pick; Anything Is Possible, winner of the Story Prize; My Name is Lucy Barton, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize; The Burgess Boys, named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post and NPR; Abide with Me, a national bestseller; and Amy and Isabelle, winner of the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize. She has also been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the International Dublin Literary Award, and the Orange Prize. Her short stories have been published in a number of magazines, including The New Yorker and O: The Oprah Magazine. Elizabeth Strout lives in New York City.

In her new novel, Oh William!, Strout explores the mysteries of marriage and the secrets we keep, as a former couple reckons with where they’ve come from — and what they’ve left behind. Lucy Barton is a writer, but her ex-husband, William, remains a hard man to read. William, she confesses, has always been a mystery to me. Another mystery is why the two have remained connected after all these years. They just are. At the heart of this story is the indomitable voice of Lucy Barton, who offers a profound, lasting reflection on the very nature of existence. “This is the way of life,” Lucy says: “the many things we do not know until it is too late.”

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

Our September Author of the Month: COLSON WHITEHEAD

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021 at 12:07pm

Colson Whitehead is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad, which in 2016 won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction and the National Book Award and was named one of the Ten Best Books of the Year by The New York Times Book Review. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction again in 2020 for The Nickel Boys, and is also the author of The Noble Hustle, Zone One, Sag Harbor, The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, and The Colossus of New York. He is a recipient of the MacArthur and Guggenheim Fellowships.

Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, is a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s. "Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked…" To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably priced furniture, making a decent life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver’s Row don’t approve of him or their cramped apartment across from the subway tracks, it’s still home. Few people know he descends from a line of uptown hoods and crooks, and that his façade of normalcy has more than a few cracks in it. Cracks that are getting bigger all the time. Harlem Shuffle’s ingenious story plays out in a beautifully recreated New York City of the early 1960s. It’s a family saga masquerading as a crime novel, a hilarious morality play, a social novel about race and power, and ultimately a love letter to Harlem.

• Please join us for Colson Whitehead #IndieEventsWith on September 29 at 7:00 pm (virtual via Zoom).

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