I love October! It’s always busy with out-of-store book displays and conferences, family birthdays, AND Prairie Sky’s anniversary!
Prairie Sky turns 41 this month, and we hope you’ll join us for our birthday party on Saturday, October 26 from 10-6!
We’re excited to announce a new venture at Prairie Sky Books; Prairie Sky Vintage!
As some of you may know, we’ve been carrying a selection of vintage decor pieces recently, and it’s been a hit!
Before I bought the store in October, we were carrying a few vintage items that I sourced, and I hosted a number of vintage pop-up sales at the shop. We always thought that the combination of vintage and our regular stock were a great combination, and I was in a unique position to get a feel for what Prairie Sky’s customers liked.
I’ve always loved vintage, (my first job at 15 was at a thrift store) and I come from a long line of collectors, who are always on the hunt. The items I love finding for Prairie Sky are bohemian, unique, colourful and unusual. I’m the kind of girl who gets excited about macrame plant hangers and fabrics, antique baskets and vintage wicker. My personal collections include midcentury-modern Cathrine Holm enamelware, Holt Howard vintage kitties (how did this happen?), embroidered art, Fiestaware and stacks of linens. I’m really drawn to ’60s and ’70s decor, and that’s what I tend to focus on when buying for our little boho-hippie store.
I hope you’ll follow along with us as we launch our new Instagram page, Prairie Sky Vintage! We’ll be posting some great vintage and one-of-a-kind items that will be for sale in the store and via Instagram.
Join us on Saturday, June 15th for a vintage sale at Prairie Sky! Take 20% off our regularly stocked vintage items and 20% off new vintage finds that haven’t even hit the shelves yet! We’ll even haul out some of our finest (read: weirdest) macrame for your enjoyment. 😉
Please note that the photos we’ll add to this post are indicative of the type of vintage items that we usually carry. Most of these items are in stock as of posting, but could have sold before the event. Not to worry, fresh vintage finds arrive weekly!
Hope to see you on June 15 for a blast from the past!
This Saturday (April 20th, 2019) is our annual Grown-Up’s Easter Egg Hunt, and this year it’s even better, because our neighbours at Tall Grass Prairie Bread, The Shoe Doctor, Wolseley Wool, Verde Juice Bar, and La Parfumerie are in on the fun. We’re hiding eggs with prizes throughout the store (see below for details) and we hope you’ll join us!
You could find a coupon good for 10-20% off your total purchase or 30% off one item of your choice at Prairie Sky.
4x $10 gift cards for Prairie Sky
2x $25 gift cards to Prairie Sky
2x $50 gift cards to Prairie Sky
2x $10 gift cards for La Parfumerie
1x dram of Levitation perfume (my favourite) from La Parfumerie
1x Enlighten Spiral pendant from La Parfumerie
2x $10 gift cards for Tall Grass Prairie Bread
1x $20 gift card to The Shoe Doctor
2x $10 gift cards to Wolseley Wool
1x $25 gift card to Wolseley Wool
3x $10 gift cards to Verde Juice Bar
*One egg/prize per customer
*Discounts don’t apply to special orders or consignment items
A customer recently asked what tarot decks we have in stock, so we thought we should keep a list here with things we regularly have in the store. If you don’t see the deck you’re looking for, please give us a call at (204) 774-6152, or email us at email@example.com. We’d be more than happy to look into ordering anything for you! We haven’t listed all the prices below, but as a guideline, decks without included books usually run between $30 and $40. Deck/book sets are usually between $35 and $50.
Book of Runes
Native Heart Healing Cards
Come by the shop this Saturday, February 9 for our Valentine’s Sale! Spoil yourself, your Gal-entine, Pal-entine, or your sweetheart with 25% off non-book items, and 10% off books!* (Non-book items include jewelry, scarves, socks, bath and body items, home decor and more!)
We hope to see you there!
For updates, please check our facebook event page!
(*Sale doesn’t apply to special orders or consignment items.)
Keep your calendars clear! On Saturday, October 20th, we’ll be celebrating our 40th Anniversary in the store. We hope you can join us for a party and sale. There’ll be snacks from our friends at Tall Grass Prairie, Organic Planet and Verde Juice Bar. We’ll have 40% off select items, a $5-sidewalk sale, and a Grand Prize draw, featuring a basket of some of our most popular gift items! Stay tuned, we’ll post a sneak-peek of the prize next week!
40th Anniversary for Winnipeg’s Prairie Sky Books!
Prairie Sky Books will celebrate its 40-year anniversary this month! The enchanting Winnipeg bookstore and boutique has been a cornerstone of the Wolseley neighbourhood since 1978.
October also signals the end of an era, as owner Grant Pastuck retires, and ownership transfers to longtime manager Aynsley Anderson, and her husband Campbell Martin.
“I’m excited and humbled to be the new owner of Prairie Sky,” says Anderson. “When I moved to this neighbourhood as a kid, this was the coolest place I’d ever seen! I always just knew I would work here, but could hardly allow myself to dream that I’d ever own it. I’ve been working here since my early twenties, and my friendship with Grant, and this store and all of its visitors and neighbours have shaped who I am as a person. It’s really an honour to be able to do this.”
The same incredible staff will remain at the shop, including 24-year employee Francine Martin, who will take over as manager. The store will also welcome back Ainsley MacDougall after a ten-year hiatus.
Prairie Sky will ring in their 40th anniversary on Saturday, October 20th from 10 am – 6 pm with an in-store celebration at 871 Westminster Avenue.
The festivities will include a $5 sidewalk sale, 40% off select items, snacks, and a gift basket draw.
In addition to books, Prairie Sky carries a great selection of unique giftware, jewelry, greeting cards, tarot and oracle decks, funky socks, eclectic home decor, specially selected vintage items, and beautiful imports from around the globe.
The store is especially well-known for its carefully curated books including titles on Buddhism, Meditation, Mindfulness, Yoga,
Self-Help, Teacher/Educator Resources, Indigenous Peoples, Children’s Books, and Fiction. The store also specializes in finding out-of-print books.
Visit Prairie Sky Books and see why it’s been a local favourite for 40 years!
Frequent visitors to our shop know that Prairie Sky Books is more than just books! We carry:
We’re always on the lookout for interesting items and our customers love that they can find unique pieces at Prairie Sky.
Of course we also carry many types of books at Prairie Sky. We are especially known for our carefully curated selection of books in the following categories:
Prairie Sky’s personal service, reasonable prices and commitment to interesting, unique products are key factors in how we’ve differentiated ourselves from other bookstores and boutiques.
In addition to our in-store operations, we also provide book displays at educational events.
We work closely with Winnipeg and surrounding area schools, helping teachers put together book lists, filling purchase orders for classrooms and libraries, and keep ourselves up to date on the curriculum considerations of The Winnipeg School Division.