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Independent Bookstore Day logo Independent Bookstore Day!
April 28  

Independent Bookstore Day is a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country on the last Saturday in April. Every store is unique and independent, and every party is different. At our party we offered:

bookbookEric Bergeson signed copies of his book, Successful Gardening on the Northern Prairie—just in time to plan gardens.

The Hometown Launch of Stray City, by Chelsey Johnson!!! Chelsey read from the book, signed copies, and chatted with friends and well-wishers.

Exclusive books and literary items produced just for Independent Bookstore Day were for sale.

Free audiobooks on Independent Bookstore Day logoWe provided a free book with every purchase. Free audio books were given to encourage guests to try out Libro.fm.

Pianist Paige Leeseberg entertained.



 

bookInteractive Storytime
April 18

Businesses throughout Park Rapids supported the Week of the Young Child by opening their doors to children and their caregivers, offering special activities for them. We had an interactive storytime: we read My Pet Wants a Pet, shared some fun activities, and had a drawing for a copy of the book!

 




Our Spring Retreat

April 7Jewel of the Northwoods

We gathered at the Jewel of the Northwoods B&B between Hubbard and Menahga.

Our theme was “Dream Big: Reach for the Stars.” We pampered ourselves with a delicious lunch and lively conversation about See You in the Cosmos and The Stargazer’s Sister.

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bookChili Challenge
March 7

“Doggone Good Chili” was our entry in the annual Chili Challenge, an event to benefit the Hubbard County Food Shelf. Each “dollop” of chili at the American Legion was $1, and helped a great cause.

Our chili recipe, renamed to honor Tripod, the store dog, can be found in Stock the Crock, which is available in the store.




Open House

January 27

We were in the midst of making some fun changes at the store, and we wanted to show them off! So, we had an Open House with refreshments and a drawing for great door prizes!

Here are some of our changes:

Here’s a new section—graphic novels for young adults. The Poetry, Essays, and Writing sections are now in an expanded space at front of the store. Another new section—
Science Fiction and Fantasy.
graphic novels   writing   sci fi and fantasy



Night In logoNight In

Saturday, January 20 and Sunday, January 21

Our popular winter event for book lovers had with a twist! Night In was offered TWICE! The identical sessions included:

The company of other booklovers!
Recommendations of great books! 
Prizes!
Goody bags filled with bookish swag!
Refreshments!




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January 7

We make taking inventory an event for volunteers who help us. We provide lunch and give them the staff discount that day... We have fun while we count—

And yes, the store is open for business on inventory days.




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