May 27, 2015


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Building an audience: McNally Robinson through the years

November 9, 1998: Raffi signs his autobiography
November 1, 1998: Robert Jordan signing books at McNally Robinson Booksellers.
September 27, 2000: Randy Bachman was greeted by friends and fans at his book  launch along with coauthor John Einarson at McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park.
March 10, 2000: McNally Robinson Grant Park, during peak hours.
June 19, 2001: Carol Shields signs copies of her novel Larry's Party at McNally Robinson
June 29, 2001: Holly and Paul McNally in their Grant Park McNally Robinson Bookstore, are happy to be expanding their operations to Calgary.
May 9, 2002: McNally Robinson For Kids on Grant closed.
April 23, 2005: Miriam Toews (right) with Holly McNally during Brave New Words -- The Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards at Hotel Fort Garry. Toews won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for her book
2005: From left: The Walrus editor, Ken Alexander, R.B. Russell teacher, Brian MacKinnon and R.B. Russell principle, Gary Comack, at the McNally Robinson bookstore in Portage Place Shopping Centre with boxes of books to be given to students in the inner city.
February 25, 2006: Rene Huebener, a producer at radio station Power97 and aspiring poet, reads from the book New American and Canadian Poetry reading Milton Acorns'
2007: at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon, Albert L. Mewi, 88,
July 21, 2007, Calgary: thousands of people crowd Stephen Avenue for the Harry Potter book release party outside of McNally-Robinson Booksellers. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows went on sale at midnight.
Prairie Ink Restaurant and Bakery in McNally Robinson at Grant Park Mall begins carrying biodegradable takeout containers.
November 3, 2009:  A few hundred people turned up for the Theo Fleury book signing outside of McNally Robinson in Polo Park. Before the signing began, Fleury was interviewed by Randy Turner.
December 15, 2009: Bestselling author Neil Gaiman signs books at McNally Robinson Polo Park.
December 29, 2009: McNally Robinson Booksellers entered bankruptcy protection and announced it would be closing two of its four stores, including this one at Polo Park in Winnipeg.
January 3, 2010: Customers leave McNally Robinson at Polo Park shortly before it closed for the last time.
August 30, 2011: The old McNally Robinson bookstore at Polo Park is gutted to be built into a new store.
November 9, 1998: Raffi signs his autobiography "The Life of a Children's Troubadour" at McNally Robinson Grant Park. - Ruth Bonneville
November 1, 1998: Robert Jordan signing books at McNally Robinson Booksellers. - Marc Gallant / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
September 27, 2000: Randy Bachman was greeted by friends and fans at his book launch along with coauthor John Einarson at McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park. - WAYNE GLOWACKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Archives
March 10, 2000: McNally Robinson Grant Park, during peak hours. - Daniela Ciuffa/Winnipeg Free Press
June 19, 2001: Carol Shields signs copies of her novel Larry's Party at McNally Robinson -
June 29, 2001: Holly and Paul McNally in their Grant Park McNally Robinson Bookstore, are happy to be expanding their operations to Calgary. - Ruth Bonneville/Winnipeg Free Press Archives
May 9, 2002: McNally Robinson For Kids on Grant closed. - JEFF DE BOOY / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Archives
April 23, 2005: Miriam Toews (right) with Holly McNally during Brave New Words -- The Manitoba Writing and Publishing Awards at Hotel Fort Garry. Toews won the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for her book "A Complicated Kindness." - MIKE APORIUS/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Archives
2005: From left: The Walrus editor, Ken Alexander, R.B. Russell teacher, Brian MacKinnon and R.B. Russell principle, Gary Comack, at the McNally Robinson bookstore in Portage Place Shopping Centre with boxes of books to be given to students in the inner city. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Archives
February 25, 2006: Rene Huebener, a producer at radio station Power97 and aspiring poet, reads from the book New American and Canadian Poetry reading Milton Acorns' "A series of poems," during the 24-hour Freedom to Read Marathon at McNally Robinson Booksellers, Grant Park. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
2007: at McNally Robinson in Saskatoon, Albert L. Mewi, 88, "Saskatoon's oldest realtor" but the author of a new biography called "As I Recall." Mewis was on hand at McNally Robinson for a book signing and ran out of the first run of 75. At that point he started taking names for people wanting the book. - Richard Marjan / PoOstmedia News Archives
July 21, 2007, Calgary: thousands of people crowd Stephen Avenue for the Harry Potter book release party outside of McNally-Robinson Booksellers. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows went on sale at midnight. - Ted Rhodes / Postmedia News Archives
Prairie Ink Restaurant and Bakery in McNally Robinson at Grant Park Mall begins carrying biodegradable takeout containers. - Emma Turner / Winnipeg Free Press Archives
November 3, 2009: A few hundred people turned up for the Theo Fleury book signing outside of McNally Robinson in Polo Park. Before the signing began, Fleury was interviewed by Randy Turner. - TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
December 15, 2009: Bestselling author Neil Gaiman signs books at McNally Robinson Polo Park. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE Press Archives
December 29, 2009: McNally Robinson Booksellers entered bankruptcy protection and announced it would be closing two of its four stores, including this one at Polo Park in Winnipeg. - DAVID LIPNOWSKI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Archives
January 3, 2010: Customers leave McNally Robinson at Polo Park shortly before it closed for the last time. - TREVOR HAGAN / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS
August 30, 2011: The old McNally Robinson bookstore at Polo Park is gutted to be built into a new store. - BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Archives

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