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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The 10th Annual Turning the Tide Broadway Street Fair Blowout Sidewalk Sale

September 5th, 2014


The notice is a bit late, because we have been worked off our feet with textbook sales and prep for this huge annual sale this week. However, the weather forecast is looking excellent and we have so many great books on sale. Plus, Este from Beehive Design Collective will be hanging out all afternoon with a 9 foot tall, 16 foot long banner of Mesoamerica Resiste! depicting resistance to resource extraction and the neoliberal control of Indigneous lands in Mesoamerica. Not to be missed.

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Reserve your copy of This Changes Everything today and get 25% off the cover price

September 4th, 2014

book-this-changes-everythingNaomi Klein was interviewed in Vogue magazine of all places. Not a bad interview. Reserve your copy of This Changes Everything today and get 25% off the cover price. Release date: September 15.

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Need reading material in your waiting and gathering areas?

August 13th, 2014

Turning the Tide is looking for homes for our magazine back-issues. Do you know of places in Saskatoon and surround areas that would take a small box or selection of these magazines for distribution to the public free of charge? Great places would be waiting rooms, college dorms, coffee rooms in workplaces, or other spots that people frequent on a regular basis.

If you do, please get in touch by messaging us on Facebook or sending an email to inquiry@turning.ca and we will add you to our distribution list to receive these magazines (You can even choose which titles you would like to get in these free boxes of magazines).

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Make your requests now for affordable Marxist classics

August 12th, 2014

Turning the Tide is ordering in some books for a course through International Publishers who publish some great Marxist classics which are not distributed in Canada. Most of the titles are quite affordable. If anyone wants us to add titles in to the order for you, please let us know (message us here or send an email to inquiry@turning.ca). We will probably be making the order on Thursday (Aug 14).

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Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl released

July 8th, 2014

Just put Devil in Deerskins: My Life with Grey Owl on the shelves today. Anahario was the Mowhawk writer, environmentalist, and activist who married Grey Owl, a.k.a. Archie Belaney. What an intriguing first text to have access to. Thanks, University of Manitoba Press!

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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

I’m Not There
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
Show Me a Hero
I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK.
Racing Extinction