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Ask for a Paws Points Event Card and be rewarded for attending events at the store!  Each card has room for 10 punches; punches are earned at events that are designated “Paws Points Events.” Such activities as readings, signings, Night In and book group discussions are eligible for punches. We’ll keep the cards at the store; you’ll ask for your card to be punched when you attend events, and once the punch card is full, you’ll get a free book or tote!

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Paws Points events will be identified by this Paws Points logo in our advertising and in the newsletter.


Amy Thielen
The hometown launch of Amy Thielen’s new book!
May 27, 2:00

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Join us at the Nemeth Art Center, 301 Court Ave, for the hometown launch of Amy Thielen’s new book, Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir!

The book releases May 16, and we’re currently taking pre-orders.Please note that at the event, Amy will only be signing books purchased from us.Independent Bookstore Day logo If you pre-order a book, you may pick it up ahead of time or at the event.Copies of both of Amy’s books will be available at the event.


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Join us for this celebration—and take a peek at the Nemeth Art Center!


Author Fest!
June 10, 11:00 to #:00

Jen with Lorna LandvikAuthor Fest, our annual celebration of Minnesota writers, will be June 10. It will be held at the American Legion, 900 Highway 34 E., Park Rapids. (Highway 34 is also known as 1st Street.) It will be a great time to meet authors, hear some of them read, and purchase signed copies of their books. Join us for a day of bookish fun!

Please don’t bring books with you to the event.
Authors’ appearances subject to change.

For more information, call 218-237-2665 and ask for Sally or Jen.

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Douglas Wood

Deep Woods Wild Waters:  A Memoir

Old Turtle: Questions of the Heart: From the Lessons of Old Turtle #2

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Lucie Amundsen

Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm—From Scratch 

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Kao Kalia Yang

The Song Poet: A Memoir of My Father

The winner of a Minnesota Book Award!

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Andrew DeYoung

The EXO Project
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If Words Could Kill: A First Ladies Mystery
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Teachers in the Forest  
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Betsy Nelson

Tasting Minnesota

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Bill Durbin

Dead Man’s Rapids

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Charlie Quimby


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Cheryl Wilke

The Cabin: In the Woods, by the Lake, Up

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Christopher Valen

The Darkness Hunter: A John Santana Novel

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Dana Chase

In Spite of Heroin

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Donna Salli

A Notion of Pelicans

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Bob Erickson

Alaska 2!
Erickson's Outdoor Adventures

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Jacob Appel

Topless Widow of Herkimer Street
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Josh Merchant

Murray the Mailmonkey

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Jeff Falkingham

Sherlock Holmes: In Search of the Source
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Kathleen Novak

Do Not Find Me

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Kiersten Hall

Corner Confessions

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Kimberlee Bastien

The Breedling and the City in the Garden

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Michael Meuers

Road to Ponemah

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Midge Bubany

Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em Dead

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Nora Murphy

White Birch, Red Hawthorn: A Memoir

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Patricia Linson

A Boy Called Allis

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Rebecca Kanner


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Julien Bradley

Beneath the Bedrock

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Bob Guelker

Let Go, Let the River

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David Bly

We All Do Better

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Cynthia Frank-Stupnik

Scruples and Drams


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Melissa Savage


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Barb Renner

Lonnie the Loon


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Lorna Landvik

June 17, 5:00

Lorna Landvik will be with us at Bella Caffe’ for a reading from her latest book, Once Upon a Blue Moon Lodge, and book signing. We don’t know if she’ll bring her ukulele, but we know she’ll bring her trademark wit! We’ll supply the hors d'oeuvres, Bella will have a cash bar. The new book is a sequel to Patty June’s House of Curl, and we’ll have that book as well. Join us for the fun!

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Tim Jollymore

June 24, 11:00 to 1:00

Tim Jollymore will be in the store, signing copies of his latest book, Lake Stories and Other Tales. This volume includes short stories, a travel memoir, seven short poems, and an essay. The book is full of the humor, pathos, and wisdom of the common man. The entertaining writing will tickle your funny bone as well as touch your heart and mind with warmth and sharp delight. Copies of Tim’s earlier books will be available as well.

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Shop Local: Find Waldo Here!
Find Waldo—Park Rapids

July 1-31

Sponsored by Beagle and Wolf, businesses in our community will come together to host a community wide Shop Local scavenger hunt. Get your passport at one of the participating businesses (they’ll have a window cling on the front door) and start looking for Waldo! You’ll be eligible for prizes throughout the month, and for the Grand Prize awarded in a party at Beagle and Wolf on July 31! It’s a fun event for the whole family!


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Keith Lesmeister
July 1, noon to 2:00

Keith Lesmeister will be reading from We Could’ve Been Happy Here, followed by a signing. In this collection of short fiction, he plows out a distinctive vision of the contemporary Midwest. These stories peer into the lives of those at the margins-the broken, the resigned, the misunderstood. Hopeful and humorous, tender and tragic, these stories illuminate how we are shaped and buoyed by our intimate connections. Keith will be coming from Iowa for the event—help us welcome him!


The 11th Annual July 4 Pie Baking Contest and Auction

Support the Park Rapids Library with pie! Beagle and Wolf Books will host the 11th annual pie baking contest and auction. All proceeds go to the Park Rapids Area Library.

To enPies!ter, bring your pie to Beagle and Wolf by noon on July 4. Entry fee is $5. Categories are: 

Double Crust
Single Crust
Custard or Cream
Juvenile (any pie by an 8-12 year old)

Prizes will be provided by the Friends of the Library.

Cherry PieThe pies will be auctioned off at 3:30ish at Pioneer Park in downtown Park Rapids. It’s a great way to have a yummy dessert without having to bake,
and all in support of a worthy cause!


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Facebook Live!

July 8

Our friends at Harper Collins are featuring a different independent bookstore each week. We don’t have all the details yet, but save the date—it’s a chance for your 15 minutes of fame!

Harper Collins Publishers


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Elisa Korenne
July 15, noon to 2:00

Singer-songwriter Elisa Korenne will give a book talk, sing and play her guitar, and sign copies of Hundred Miles to Nowhere: An Unlikely Love Story. The book recounts what what happened when she moved from New York City to rural Minnesota for love, and found there's more to life than music.


William Kent Krueger
William Kent Krueger

September 2

William Kent Krueger will be in the store at 1:00 to sign copies of the latest Cork O’Connor mystery, Sulfur Springs. Don’t miss it! Please note: Kent will only sign books purchased at Beagle and Wolf. The book releases August 22, and may be pre-ordered at Beagle and Wolf.

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Jess Lourey
Jess Lourey

September 16
(time to be announced)

Join Jess for a free, one-hour novel-writing workshop followed by a signing of Rewrite Your Life: Discover Your Truth Through the Healing Power of Fiction, a part-memoir, part-self-help, part-writing book that shows you how to turn your most vivid life experiences into a novel, and March of Crime, the 11th in her Murder-by-Month mysteries.

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