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Canadian Independent Bookstore Day 2022

Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022 at 3:19pm

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 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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