So despite being very pretty, Saskatchewan hasn’t really been much help in the Wally department.  I think perhaps it’s a mountains vs prairies thing, but who can be sure.

I did manage to make three personal sales, which was nice.  I had a hotdog for breakfast on a street bench, and the man beside me started up a conversation, which lead to my mentioning the Wally project.  As it turns out, his daughter’s name is also Kelsey, and he has little people in his life, so I was very happy to sell him two copies.

I visited White Cat Books in downtown Saskatoon, which deals entirely in the second hand variety, but the owner was kind enough to purchase one for himself, and tell me how to get to another big bookstore.

I bussed out to McNally Robinson, a huge bookstore in the back and beyond (it felt like anyway) of Saskatoon.  Unfortunately, the book buyer is away until July, but i left a copy for consideration.  Hopefully they take a few so that Saskatoon isn’t a total loss.

I went to a couple other stores and tried, with no luck.  One independant bookstore owner said that it “Didn’t have enough of a theme of social justice” for them to consider it.  I guess next time I’ll scrap fun things like skiing and move onto “Wally Fights For Suri Rights” against the reign of the fascist Huacayas.

Maybe then buddy at Socially Justified Independant Books would be more interested.

Oh well.

Tonight, redeye bus to Winnipeg.  Perhaps the Manitobans will be more receptive.


  1. Nikolai June 18th, 2010 6:14 pm Reply

    Good luck in Manitoba Kelsey,
    The prairie people are probably just jealous that they can’t go skiing. Manitoba and Ontario should be much better as they do have some forms of large ski-able hills.

  2. Mommy June 20th, 2010 4:55 pm Reply

    Three personal sales could turn into many, many more. Way to go, Wally!!!

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