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About Turning the Tide
Turning the Tide - 615 Main Street, Saskatoon
Established in 2003 and recently relocated to 615 Main St, Turning the Tide is Saskatoon’s alternative bookstore, offering an excellent selection of fiction, and hand-picked non-fiction books on current events, sustainable living, and generally making the world a better place.

You might not guess it, but we also offer cookbooks, children’s books, graphic novels, and magazines. 

If you are a university or career college student, there is a good chance we are the off-campus bookstore your profs send you to for your texts. Book and DVD special orders are available by request.

Come on down and see why the George Strombolopolous Show named us one of "Ten Beloved Bookstores from Coast to Coast."

Support Turning the Tide and help sustain your projects

If you think Turning the Tide is a valuable resource in Saskatoon, there are ways to support it which can also support your event, reading choices, institutional learning resources, and your bottom line. Because we’re small and independent, sometimes people think that we’re not able to do things larger chain bookstores can. But check out these ways that supporting our shop can assist a project you’re doing!

Special Orders.  We can order most books in print.  If you are looking for a book that we don’t carry, give us a shot, we can probably order it for you. You can search for it on this webstore or send us an email to us with the book details.

Conferences. Is your organization planning a conference?  We can provide a book table of resources that will enhance the experience of the conference-goers.

Textbook Orders.  Are you an instructor or professor teaching a class?  We are experienced in providing textbooks to a range of different courses. We can even come to your classroom to sell to your students directly. Visit our textbook order page here.

Organizational Orders. 
 Did you know that we offer a 20% discount on orders for organizational orders for things like libraries or staff resources?

Book Clubs.  We can order your books and provide up to a 20% discount for book clubs of 5 members or more.

Consignment with Partner Businesses. Do you know of a related business that would be interested in hosting a shelf of selected books such as a coffee shop in a small community? We love getting our literature out there and can split the revenue with our partner businesses.