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Spring is in the air in Park Rapids!

The snow drift behind the store which once was over six feet tall is now a small patch of ice.
Snowbirds are making their way home, and cabin folks are venturing up as well.
We’re getting in the very best books which are being released this spring, stocking up on greeting cards, puzzles,
games, clothes, and other fun stuff, and making plans for book groups.

We’re ready for you!

bookThe Week of the Young Child™

This is an annual celebration of early learning, young children, their teachers, and families. Park Rapids businesses will host special activities for young children throughout the week of April 24 to 28. Our turn is  April 27, 10-10:30, when we’ll host an interactive storytime based on the new children’s book The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors. Space is limited so call now (218-237-2665) to reserve your child’s spot!

Taking the show on the road!


On April 22 we’ll be a vendor at the 16th annual United for Children Conference in Park Rapids. We’ll have the latest in games, toys, and books for young children.More information about the event. And do let us know if you’re interested in us coming to your event. We also visit book groups to do customized book talks.

Independent Bookstore Day logo Independent Bookstore Day

We LOVE the last Saturday in April—it’s a one-day national party that takes place at indie bookstores across the country.

Independent bookstores are not just stores, they’re community centers and local anchors run by passionate readers. They are entire universes of ideas that contain the possibility of real serendipity. They are lively performance spaces and quiet places where aimless perusal is a day well spent.

Independent Bookstore Day display11:00 to 1:00—Live music from Debbie Center—outside, weather permitting

11:00 to noon—bring the kids in to make slime with Dr. Bob!

Noon to 2:00—book signings by Michael Meuers (Road to Ponemah) and Barry Babcock (Teachers in the Forest)

All day:

Exclusive merchandise!

Door prizes!

Free coffee with purchase of a  Beagle and Wolf mug, handmade by a local artist!

Birthday cake (we’re celebrating 2 years as Beagle and Wolf)!

A free book with every purchase!

Free audiobooks!

If you’re in the area, join us for the fun! If you’re out of town, get yourself to the nearest independent bookstore!

National Poetry Month Poster
April is National Poetry Month!

It’s a great time to read poetry, write poetry, and browse our poetry display!

Here are 30 ways to celebrate poetry this month!

Sally’s review of a new book of poetry is below.

String on a finger

Amy Thielen’s second book, a memoir called Give A Girl a Knife, releases on May 16. We’re hosting the hometown launch of the book at the Nemeth Art Center on Saturday, May 27 at 2:00. There has been some confusion about the event. A ticket will NOT be required. However, Amy will only be signing books which were purchased from us. We’re currently taking pre-orders for the book. Help us give a hometown welcome to Amy and her new book!


See Jen's review of the book.

Now Out in Paperback!




Vinegar Girl
Anne Tyler

The Taming of the Shrew set in Baltimore? Yup, in Anne Tyler’s retelling, which is part of the Hogarth series of novels based on Shakespearean plays. This was one of the books Jen presented at Night In.




All the Light We Cannot See
Anthony Doerr

It’s been a l-o-o-o-ng wait, but the highly acclaimed novel of two young people in the midst of World War II will be out in paperback on April 4. Listen to Doerr talk about the book.

March Bestsellers

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Mike Revell


The Girl Who Drank the Moon
Kelly Barnhill


Toni Morrison


A Good Time for the Truth
Sun Yung Shin


Mothering Sunday
Graham Swift

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Lilac Girls
Martha Kelly


Trumpet of the Swan
E.B. White


The Conversation
Angelo Volandes


The Road to Ponemah
Michael Meuers


Let Go, Let the River
Bob Guelker


Midwest Connection Picks


bookWhat It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky
Stories by Lesley Nneka Arimah

A dazzlingly accomplished debut collection exploring the ties that bind parents and children, husbands and wives, lovers and friends to one another and to the places they call home. Evocative, playful, subversive, and incredibly human, What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky heralds the arrival of a prodigious talent with a remarkable career ahead of her. Akrimah lives in Minneapolis.

Girl in Disguise
A novel by Greer Macallister

Inspired by the real story of Kate Warne, this spirited novel follows America's first female detective and her rise during one of the nation's greatest times of crisis, bringing to life a fiercely independent woman whose forgotten triumphs helped sway the fate of the country. We highlighted Macallister’s earlier book, The Magician’s Lie, a few years ago at Night In.

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Jen had an opportunity to chat with Macallister at a recent event for booksellers.


Strangers Tend to Tell Me Things
A memoir by Amy Dickinson

When you are America's most-read advice columnist, people tend to tell you things, including what advice YOU should follow. Amy Dickinson's hilarious memoir of big-thinkers in small-town USA is as enjoyable as a cup of coffee with your closest friends. 

As she peels back the curtain of her syndicated advice column, Amy Dickinson reveals much of the inspiration and motivation that has fueled her calling. Through a series of linked essays, this moving narrative picks up where her earlier memoir left off.


bookNiko Draws a Feeling
A children's picture book by Bob Raczka

What does warmth look like? Or sadness? In this perfect picture book for young artists, readers learn that art can be a means of expressing oneself and interpreting the world.
Niko, unknowingly a budding abstract expressionist, illustrates his emotions while encountering inspirational moments in the world. His quest to find someone who understands his drawings is both tender and profound and serves as a reminder that art, like feelings themselves, is abstract.

We’re quite taken with this beautiful picture book!


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