Chris Hall has worked in the book industry at McNally Robinson Booksellers in Winnipeg since 1996. He started as a bookseller, got the opportunity to try many more aspects of running a bookstore, and, in 2015, officially took over as co-owner with Lori Baker, his business partner. They now own McNally Robinson Booksellers and Prairie Ink Restaurants in Winnipeg and Saskatoon, as well as Skylight Books, a library and school wholesaler based in Winnipeg. They have plans to open a new, small store at The Forks in Winnipeg in early 2018.