About Turning the Tide

Open now for over ten years, Turning the Tide is Saskatoon's best-known and best-established independent bookstore, offering a selection of fiction and poetry, and a plethora of non-fiction books on current events, sustainable living, and generally making the world a better place. Read more about us…

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What's New at the Store

Turning the Tide Bookstore to Reopen! Crowdfunding Campaign Launched. 

April 17th, 2015

The Stand Community Organizing CentreDear friends: we are very pleased to finally spill the beans that Turning the Tide will reopen in conjunction with a new community organizing centre in Saskatoon! We are launching a partnership with The Stand – Community Organizing Centre to share a common space and resources.

Visit our Indiegogo crowdfunding page.

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Store Closure, Future Plans, & How to Reach Us

February 12th, 2015

20150131_143804_resizedOn January 27, 2015, we completed our last day of sales at Turning the Tide’s 525 11th St. East location. In December 2014, our building came under new ownership and we were given until the end of January to vacate. We want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped us pack and move. It was a huge effort and we couldn’t have done it without a lot of helping hands.

Please read on for info about how to do special book orders from us in the meantime, where else to buy books in Saskatoon, returning rented DVDs to us, and our future plans.

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Turning the Tide to Close Broadway Location, Determined to Carry On

December 31st, 2014

Public Notice of Protected TreeDear friends and supporters: after over 11 years of bringing books and resources focussed on social justice and environmental sustainability to Saskatoon, Turning the Tide Bookstore has received notice to vacate our location off Broadway by January 31, 2015. Our property, which includes both the small house currently housing Turning the Tide and the historic Farnam Block Building which was formerly home to Lydia’s Pub, was recently sold and the new owners have informed us that they have plans for the property which cannot accommodate our business in its current location.

Please read on for more information about our plans.

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Turning the Tide’s Holiday Gift Ideas

December 10th, 2014

ttt-holidaygifts-2014Every year about this time, we compile a list of some of our favourite titles that have come out over the past year to help you match up that person in your life who would appreciate a literary treat this holiday season. 2014 has truly been a stellar year for books with two ground-breaking books on economics and climate change becoming #1 international best sellers. Read more about our featured items here!

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On Sept 19-21, attend the Saskatchewan People’s Social Forum and Radical Bookfair 2014

September 9th, 2014

2014 Saskatchewan Radical BookfairRegina is the place to be from September 19-21: Saskatchewan People’s Social Forum and the 2014 Saskatchewan Radical Bookfair. We are really looking forward to this weekend. Please help spread the word. More on these two events after the “Read More” link.

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New Books

The Nest
Labour of Liberation, A
Zero K
And the Weak Suffer What They Must?
Mexican Hooker #1

New DVDs

The Price of Sugar
Star Wars: the Force Awakens
Meeting Resistance