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Happy Thanksgiving!
November 22
The store will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. 
We hope you enjoy the holiday!


Midwest Independent Booksellers Associastion 2018 Holiday Catalog

Shop our holiday catalog!

As always, our holiday catalog is packed with gift ideas for readers of all ages, covering many genres. Many of the books are already in the store, and more are on their way. This year, there are three ways to get a holiday catalog. Copies are available now in the store; catalogs will be mailed to households in the Park Rapids area between November 7th and 10th; and the catalog is available here.

And make sure you use the coupon on the back of the catalog—15% off a $100 purchase. (May not be combined with other offers.)


Yuletide Sampler
November 23

The holiday season begins in Park Rapids on November 23! We’ll be open from 8:30 to 8:00 and will offer a 20% discount on any in-store book listed in our holiday catalog. (May not be combined with other offers.)
Stop in any time after noon for hot apple cider and Christmas cookies (baked by Mark Bridge, the Cottage Baker!)

The traditional downtown Yuletide Sampler will be 5:00 to 6:00—share in the smorgasbord by stopping in at participating downtown business for nibbles. The lighting of the Christmas tree on Main and the arrival of Santa Claus follow, with the program beginning at 6. Need to warm up afterwards? The hot apple cider at Beagle and Wolf will have you feeling toasty.

Park Rapids from webcam

Going to be out of town? Follow the evening with the webcam. Go to and scroll down.

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Small Business Saturday
November 24

Small Business Saturday is a time to support your local community by patronizing local business and shopping small. At Beagle and Wolf, we’ll roll out the blue carpet for you! We’ll bag your purchase in a free tote (while supplies last), offer a free book with any purchase, and have refreshments.

These authors will be in the store:

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Frank Weber, 10:00

Murder Book, The I-94 Murders

Weber’s Murder Book was one of the most popular books at Author Fest last June. His new book, The I-94 Murders, was released in September. He’s a forensic psychologist, and uses that background in writing books about Jon Frederick, a fictional investigator with the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
Noel Allard

Minnesota Aviation History 1857-1945

This account of the growth and development of aviation in Minnesota embraces 88 years of Minnesota aviation history, from the time when Minnesotans flew in balloons, four years before the Civil War. Every aspect of the slow but gradual growth of Minnesota aviation is set out, including Charles Lindbergh The book captures the flavor of aviation's romance and adventure as Minnesota aviation has developed up to 1945, and you’ll be fascinated by it!

Wherever you are on November 24, we encourage you to shop small and support local, independent businesses!

Sally, Leif Enger, and Jen
Looking ahead: Leif Enger
December 1

Here Jen and I are pictured with Leif Enger and his wonderful new book, Virgil Wander.

Why do we all look so happy? Because Leif is coming to Beagle and Wolf!

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We’ll have a lunch at Bella Caffe at 11:30, “Lunch with Leif.” Tickets, which are $15, are on sale now. They include soup, sandwich, and coffee—plus a talk by Leif.

A signing will follow at the store at 1:00. Please note: Leif will only be signing books purchased from us.

Virgil Wander is one of this month's Midwest Connections Picks.

October Bestsellers

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Wild and Rare
Adam Arvidson


Virgil Wander
Leif Enger


Hush Hush, Forest
Mary Casanova


Wonky Donkey
Craig Smith


Adam Thielen
Lindsey Vonruden

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Mary Oliver


Girl Talk
Jen Hatmaker


Barbara Kingsolver


John Antony


The Great Minnesota Cookie Book, Lee Svitak Dean and Rick Nelson


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Midwest Connection Picks

  book coverVirgil Wander
Leif Enger

The first novel in ten years from award-winning, million-copy bestselling author Leif Enger, Virgil Wander is an enchanting and timeless all-American story that follows the inhabitants of a Midwestern town in their quest to revive its flagging heart.

Leif Enger is coming to Beagle and Wolf on December 1! 


book coverA Cloud in the Shape of a Girl
Jean Thompson

A Cloud in the Shape of a Girl is a poignant novel about three generations of the Wise family—Evelyn, Laura, and Grace—as they hunt for contentment amid chaos of their own making. Spanning from World War II to the present, we see these women and their trials, small and large, as they navigate the expectations for their lives and the dreams of everyone they love.


bookA Key to Treehouse Living
Elliot Reed

This is the adventure of William Tyce, a boy without parents. William grows up near a river in the rural Midwest, and—in a glossary-style list—he imparts his particular wisdom on subjects ranging from ASPHALT PATHS, BETA FISH, and MULLET to MORTAL BETRAYAL, NIHILISM, and REVELATION. ​Unlocking an earnest, clear-eyed way of thinking that might change your own, A Key to Treehouse Living is a story about keeping your own record straight and living life by a different code. 

bookEvergreen Tidings from the Baumgartners
Gretchen Anthony

An unmissable dramedy about an aging Midwestern matriarch, Violet, who goes to hilarious lengths to keep up her family’s perfect veneer. It’s a smart, funny Wes Anderson-esque sendup of Midwestern suburban life and a celebration of it, with powerful, timely themes of LGBT rights, class, and generational differences. 

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