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Lunch with Leif
May 18
Leif Enger
We gathered at the Good Life Café for a light lunch and an opportunity to meet Leif Enger. Leif talked about his new book, I Cheerfully Refuse, and signed copies.



Photo by Robin Enger.




Children's Book Week poster
Children’s Book Week

May 6 to 12

The theme of this year’s Children’s Book Week was "Reading is Magic," which celebrated the power of reading stories to transport minds. The week encouraged children to be curious about the world around them. There was even a jingle for it!

We gave away Children’s Book Week posters.



Kathy Thompson


Kathy Thompson
May 4

Kathy has written a fascinating book about homesteading on the Hubbard Prairie, based on journals kept by Mary Blunt. Mary was the great-grandmother of Kathy’s husband, John. We enjoyed talking to Kathy about the book; and she signed copies for our customers.



Independent Bookstore Day
April 27

We love Independent Bookstore Day! Indies across the country celebrated on the 27th, each in their own way.


Jen and Sally
Independent Bookstore Day
Here’s what you’ll find at
Beagle and Wolf:
  Jen and Sally on last year’s Independent Bookstore Day.  
All day

Our new addition was open! We served cupcakes in honor of the 9th birthday of Beagle and Wolf Books & Bindery. Yes, it’s really been nine years since we combined Beagle Books & Bindery and Sister Wolf Books!


Noon to 2:00

Two of our favorite authors were in the store, signing copies of their new books and chatting!

book cover Candace Simar   book cover Leif Enger
Jeanne Cooney   Candace Simar

Agates IndyBookStore Tour2:30 to 3:30

Six poets read their work! They are part of the Agates IndyBookStore Tour—from October ’23 to October ’24, more than 60 Minnesota poets reading in 30 bookstores across the state. Poets reading in our store were Charmaine Pappas Donovan, Dawn Loeffler, our friend Laura Hansen, Ann Marie Newman, Shawna Bullen-Fairbanks, and Marlys Guimares. For more information about the sponsor of the Agates tour, the Minnesota Poets League mnpoets.com.

Also going on throughout the day

Find the Golden Ticket and you'll win 12 free audiobook credits!Golden ticket Search for Golden Ticket hidden in the store and win 12 free audiobooks from Libro.fm!

Celebrate IndieBookstoreDay with this amazing opportunity—it's your lucky ticket to listen to some great stories!

All day there were drawings for prizes...

...and give aways, including 25 posters for Children’s Book Week!

Children's Book Week poster

 


There Are Worse Habits t-shirt

 

We offered additional sizes, styles, and colors of our popular new t-shirt!

 

Whew—there was a lot going on!



Week of the Young Child: Adventures Around the Town 2024
Storytime

April 12, 9:30

During the Week of the Young Child, businesses in town opened their doors to young children, offering special activities.

On Monday, April 8, we had a storytime/activity.




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Spring Retreat
April 6, 10:00 to 4:00

Our theme was Mothers and Daughters and we’ll each read the same two books, Daughters of the New Year and Nonfiction: A Novel, ahead of time. We moved beyond the sentimental mother daughter relationships often depicted on Mother’s Day cards and in Hallmark movies to grittier and more challenging relationships.book coverbook cover

 

 

 

 

See Sally’s staff picks for reviews of the books.

Northern Pines Retreat Center

 

 

 





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Chili Challenge
March 6

Friends and neighbors gathered for lunch at the American Legion: 22 varieties of chilis were available for $1 per serving. Dessert and water were also be available, and there was a quilt raffle.

The event benefits the Hubbard County Food Shelf. As you may have heard, food shelf use is up, and the Chili Challenge is a great—and tasty—way to support the Food Shelf. Donations during March are especially important.

The Hubbard County Food Shelf is a local non-profit close to our heart! Bob and Tom are volunteers there. We were at the Chili Challenge with a crock pot of chicken chili that Chef Tom calls “Snow White with a Bite.”



Stand up to dragons: Paper Bag Princess Day, March 2, 2024
Paper Bag Princess
March 1

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Saturday, March 2nd was the official Paper Bag Princess day, but it's never too early to start standing up to dragons, so we celebrated on March 1. We read The Paper Bag Princess and did a stand-up-to-dragons-themed activity.




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Friday, February 16

Children and the book readerEach child received a free copy of the book to take home! After the reading we watched a video, a Molly of Denali episode that corresponds with the book we read. Kids got stickers and PBS KIDS coloring pages and worksheets. Also, there was a 4-foot tall Molly Character Cut Out that kids could take pictures with.

The event was free and open to the public.



book coverMary Adams
February 10

Mary AdamsEmbracing it All: The Adventurous Life of a Rural Minnesota Woman is a new book about a local woman you may know: Mary Adams! Mary and the writer of the book, Carrie Hitchcock, were in the store for a reading and a signing. We loved celebrating the life of one of our own!





book coverThe Color Purple
February 2 to 8

The Color Purple  came to the Park Theater. We featured the motion picture editon of the Alice Walker book in celebration of the film.



RALLY YOUR COMUNITY: Small Business Saturday Is Nov 25, 2023


Night In: Afternoon Edition

Sunday afternoon, January 21

Our popular winter event for book lovers had everything you love about the event: Display of books

  • Recommendations of great books!
  • The company of other booklovers!
  • Prizes!
  • Goody bags filled with bookish swag!
  • Refreshments!
  • A 10% discount on the books we recommend!
  • A chance to be in the store after hours!

The books are reviewed starting in the February newsletter Staff Picks.


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