Bookstore

Welcome to our online bookstore. Your order will arrive within 2-4 weeks of being received; unfortunately, we cannot ship items outside of North America at this time.

Our bookstore is sorted by New Releases, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Children/Young Adult and Business/Technology.

New Releases

Spaces to Fill: And a Century To Do It
By Jack Boan
128 pages
$25 (plus shipping & taxes)

In December of 1917, the same year Canadians fought and won the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Jack Boan, the eldest son of Anglo-Scottish immigrants, was born on a small farm near Briercrest, Saskatchewan. In many respects, the intervening years have been both Boan’s and Canada’s century, as the man and the nation grew, matured and flourished together. In Spaces to Fill: And a Century To Do It, Boan shares the story of his life.

The Regina Indian Industrial School (1891-1910): Historical Overview and Chronological Narrative
By Douglas Stewart
166 pages
$20 (plus shipping & taxes)

Douglas Stewart draws on a wide expanse of archival material to present a history of a relatively large but little-known residential school that operated just outside Regina at the end of the 19th and into the early 20th Century. The book is separated into two parts. The first locates the Regina Indian Industrial School within the wider context of residential schooling in Canada. The second part depicts the manner in which this institution was operated.

Outlier: Life, Law and Politics in the West
By Garrett Wilson, QC
358 pages
$24.95 (plus shipping & taxes)

Outlier: Life, Law and Politics in the West is full of astute personal insights, intriguing anecdotes about growing up during the drought and depression of the 1930s and firsthand accounts of political and legal life. Garrett Wilson’s entertaining and intimate portrait of Saskatchewan, its politics and its people imbues a sense of place that speaks to anyone interested in the province.

Fiction

Accidentally on Purpose
By Louise Waronek
302 pages
$19.95 (plus shipping & taxes)

A revealing look at the issues and controversies of grassroots level hockey, including everything from children developing life skills to the thrill of playing for the love of the game to high financial obligations, the dangers of hazing rituals, “crazy” hockey parents, and the sometimes too-strong desire for kids to play in the NHL.

Can also be purchased by contacting author via phone at (306) 584-9706 or by email at l.waronek@sasktel.net.

Baggage
By Wes Funk
168 pages
$18.95 (plus shipping & taxes)

Sam Brown is a shy, nineteen-year-old farm kid fresh out of cooking school. Determined to make a life for himself in the city, he lands a job in a downtown Saskatoon diner. There, he meets Slash, the restaurant’s gruff middle-aged cook, and Bliss, an abrasive waitress. As the two men help Bliss struggle with her own demons, they are forced to face the truth of their own unlikely friendship.

The Crocodile Connection
By M. C. Conacher
392 pages
$12.95 (plus taxes)

Set in a small, fictitious country in Africa, a team of prairie technicians has left Canada to work with the Afrafros people on building and operating a new technical training centre. However, the Canadians are not prepared for some of the bigger challenges that face the Centre and its staff. Malaria outbreaks, marriage breakdowns, disgruntled employees, mounting threats from local chiefs and corrupt politicians, and even a military coup threaten to destroy the Centre’s future and the careers of several Canadians as well.

Non-Fiction

Badge #124 – Stories from the field: A revealing look at the work of a veteran Animal Protection Officer in Saskatchewan
By Janice Howden
130 pages
$14.99 (plus shipping & taxes)

“Badge #124 is an insightful, true depiction of the life of an Animal Protection Officer in Saskatchewan. It helps the reader understand not only the laws that protect animals but the passion one must have for animals to be able to enforce those laws….” Constance Roussel, President, Board of Directors, Saskatchewan SPCA

Pulse of International War
by Oscar Drumheller Seawell
378 pages
$29

Detailed, descriptive, in-depth and informative, the Pulse of International War describes and graphically illustrates repetitive international warfare level pulsation patterns. Patterns in warfare from the past seven centuries are projected into the 21st Century, as if repeating past history. Possible reasons for the existence of the pulse of international war are also suggested.

And I Think To Myself
By June Mitchell

June Mitchell’s and i think to myself is a virtual autobiography in verse, spanning the poet’s long, eventful life from birth to contemplation of a not-quite-so imminent death. Along the way, there are poems that evoke the exhilaration of childhood and first love, friendship and comfort, poems of loss and discovery, joy and grief – even the occasional political rant. As Socrates observed, “the unexamined life is not worth living.” Mitchell holds a wide array of facets of her own life up to the light, and finds it very much worth living – and celebrating.

To order, please contact June Mitchell at (306) 584-5094 or Benchmark Press at (306) 522-9326 or info@benchmarkpr.ca.

Children/Young Adult

The Dormouse Princess
By Michael McQuarrie
188 pages
$24.95 (plus shipping & taxes)

Princess Minerva of Dorr is a fiery princess determined to plot her own course in life. Useless lived his entire life in Dorr, studying under the tutelage of his master, Dorr’s Chief Alchemist. Now on the run from a deadly assassin and a mad sorcerer, Useless and Minerva must join with unexpected allies and venture to places they had never dreamed of to break the princess’s curse and stop a madman from making his horrible dream a reality.

Baggage
Ny Wes Funk
168 pages
$18.95 (plus shipping & taxes)

Sam Brown is a shy, nineteen-year-old farm kid fresh out of cooking school. Determined to make a life for himself in the city, he lands a job in a downtown Saskatoon diner. There, he meets Slash, the restaurant’s gruff middle-aged cook, and Bliss, an abrasive waitress. As the two men help Bliss struggle with her own demons, they are forced to face the truth of their own unlikely friendship.

Wonk
By Cathy Sali
156 pages
$14.95 (plus shipping & taxes)

Featuring an innovative and unique drawing style, Wonk by Cathy Sali offers a simple, refreshing and very entertaining look at family life through Sali’s eyes. The book has been a six year work in progress for Sali, who is a wife and mother of three children.

Business/Technology

2017 Saskatchewan Media Directory
By Benchmark Public Relations

With over 200 listings, the Saskatchewan Media Directory is the most comprehensive of its kind ever compiled of print, radio, television and specialty media in the province. It contains updated contact information, how media outlets prefer to receive news, and advertising information. The directory also includes Indigenous media to help you target campaigns to these important audiences.

(There are multiple purchasing options for this title. Please visit the Business/Technology page to view all options).

2017 Manitoba Media Directory
By Benchmark Public Relations

With over 200 listings, the Manitoba Media Directory is the most comprehensive ever compiled of print, radio, television and specialty media in the province. It contains updated contact information, how media outlets prefer to receive news, and advertising information. The directory also includes Indigenous media to help you target campaigns to these important audiences.

(There are multiple purchasing options for this title. Please visit the Business/Technology page to view all options).

Media Relations Training Guide
By Lynn Gidluck
32 pages
$12.95 (plus shipping; includes taxes)

Learn how the media works and how to make it work for you. This 32-page book is filled with helpful tips and advice, from how to dress for an interview to how to make the most of media opportunities. You’ll never have to worry about a media interview again.

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