Introducing The Bookseller BoxWednesday, Aug 25, 2021 at 6:26pm
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.Categories: Site News, Store News, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
Our August Author of the Month: ZOE WHITTALLFriday, Jul 30, 2021 at 12:07pm
Zoe Whittall’s first novel, Bottle Rocket Hearts, was named a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year and one of the top ten essential Canadian novels of the decade by CBC’s Canada Reads. Holding Still For As Long As Possible, Whittall’s second novel, has been optioned for film, and was shortlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award, as well as winning a Lambda Literary Award. Her third novel, The Best Kind of People was shortlisted for The Scotiabank Giller Prize, and a best book of the year by Walrus Magazine, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Life, and The National Post and is currently being adapted for limited series by director Sarah Polley. Her poetry books include The Best Ten Minutes of Your Life, The Emily Valentine Poems, and Precordial Thump. Whittall has worked as a TV writer on the Emmy-Award winning comedy show Schitt’s Creek, and The Baroness Von Sketch Show, for which she won a 2018 Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing, Variety or Sketch Comedy, and was nominated again in 2019. She was born on a sheep farm in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, and has called Toronto home since 1997.
It’s taboo to regret motherhood. But what would happen if you did? Shifting perspectives and time periods, Whittall’s new novel The Spectacular is a multi-generational story exploring sexuality, gender and the weight of reproductive freedoms. By turns sharp and provocative, she captures three generations of very different women who struggle to build an authentic life in the absence of traditional familial and marital structures. Definitions of family, romance, gender and love will radically change as they seek out lives that are nothing less than spectacular.
• Zoe Whittall IndieBookFest Virtual Event. Tuesday, September 14, 2021. 6 PM CT (SASK) / 7 PM CDT (MB).Categories: Authors, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Author of the Month
The Booker Prize 2021 longlistTuesday, Jul 27, 2021 at 12:15pm
The 2021 Booker Prize longlist has been announced, and we are pleased to see two great Canadians made the list: Rachel Cusk for her novel Second Place and Mary Lawson for her novel A Town Called Solace.
The longlist includes:
- A Passage North, Anuk Arudpragasam (Granta Books, Granta Publications)
- Second Place, Rachel Cusk, (Faber)
- The Promise, Damon Galgut, (Chatto & Windus, Vintage, PRH)
- The Sweetness of Water, Nathan Harris (Tinder Press, Headline, Hachette Book Group)
- Klara and the Sun, Kazuo Ishiguro (Faber)
- An Island, Karen Jennings (Holland House Books)
- A Town Called Solace, Mary Lawson (Chatto & Windus, Vintage, PRH)
- No One is Talking About This, Patricia Lockwood (Bloomsbury Circus, Bloomsbury Publishing)
- The Fortune Men, Nadifa Mohamed (Viking, Penguin General, PRH)
- Bewilderment, Richard Powers (Hutchinson Heinemann, PRH)
- China Room, Sunjeev Sahota (Harvill Secker, Vintage, PRH)
- Great Circle, Maggie Shipstead (Doubleday, Transworld Publishers, PRH)
- Light Perpetual, Francis Spufford (Faber)
Congratulations to everyone who made the list!
The finalists will be announced September 14, 2021, and then the winner will be revealed November 3.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Literature
Saskatchewan Book Awards 2021 winnersTuesday, Jun 29, 2021 at 4:15pm
The winners of the 2021 Saskatchewan Book Awards were announced this week. These awards, which recognize and celebrate excellence and diversity in Saskatchewan writing and publishing, are presented in fourteen categories.
A full list of this year's winners can be found after the jump. Congratulations to all of them!
To see a virtual gala celebrating the winners and to get more information about the Saskatchewan Book Awards, please visit their website.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Prairie Writing, Canadian Lit
2021 Pulitzer Prize winnersSaturday, Jun 12, 2021 at 12:51pm
This week the winners of the 2021 Pulitzer Prizes were announced.
Started in 1917 by Joseph Pulitzer, a skilled and passionate newspaper publisher, the Pulitzer Prizes are awarded annually to honour excellence in journalism and the arts. Each year 22 prizes are awarded, with winners chosen by a board of members.
Of particular interest to us are the Book winners:
- Fiction - The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich
- History - Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America by Marcia Chatelain
- Biography - The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X by the late Les Payne and Tamara Payne
- Poetry - Postcolonial Love Poem by Natalie Diaz
- General Nonfiction - Wilmington’s Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy by David Zucchino
The full list of 2021 winners can be found on Pulitzer.org.Categories: Awards, Saskatoon, Winnipeg
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